One student at a time: Lincoln teen says allergy awareness, new tools could save lives

Public school students coping from life-threatening allergies in Delaware could be in danger — and a high school student from Lincoln wants to make their time away from home safer. Lake Vasey, an 11th grader homeschooled at WaterGirl Farms in Lincoln, knows how scary an allergy can be for students and their families as she […]

Speak Out: Maintenance violations

Kent County Levy Court commissioners voted unanimously to support draft legislation that would give county staff the ability to issue and enforce fines for “property maintenance” violations. • The county should remove the rubbish then fine them to make sure it’s disposed of properly and all that trash doesn’t land on the back roads. — […]

Kent County Regional Planning Commission chairman replaced

DOVER — Albert W. “Bill” Holmes Jr. was replaced on Kent County’s Regional Planning Commission (RPC) last week after 24 years of service. Newly- elected 2nd district Kent County Levy Court Commissioner Jeffery Hall (D) decided to appoint Colonial School District teacher and Dover resident Peter Servon on the RPC rather than keep Mr. Holmes […]

New chapter: Kent County introduces ‘Linus’ bookmobile

  DOVER — Linus, Kent County’s new mobile library, or bookmobile, was unveiled on Saturday morning to much fanfare. Local and state-level politicians, delegates and well-wishers all turned out to the Kent County Public Library for the ribbon-cutting and walk-though. The announcement came after a year-long hiatus to the county’s bookmobile service. The now-retired Lucy […]

Suspected large-scale drug organization busted in Kent

KENT COUNTY — Twenty arrests or indictments with more than 200 felony charges capped a two-year investigation into alleged illegal drug trafficking within Kent County, Delaware State Police said Monday. Multiple law enforcement agencies took part in “Operation Old School” which concluded Jan. 3, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. “This investigation demonstrates that the […]

Winter storm: Seven inches of snow possible in Delaware’s forecast

DOWNSTATE – Delawareans are bracing for the arrival of what is expected be the first winter weather event of the season, one that forecasters say might bring a half foot of snow or more to downstate Delaware and other parts of Delmarva. Sussex County and portions of Kent County are in the accumulative cross-hairs of […]

Kent County commissioners, row officers sworn in

DOVER — Kent County Levy Court held its swearing-in ceremony on Thursday for county commissioners and row officers who won seats in the November elections — a ceremony nearly three centuries old here. Nine oaths were sworn by incumbents reassuming their positions and newcomers assuming theirs, along with selected deputies. The ceremony bookmarked two of […]

Kent County Levy Court bids Commissioner Hosfelt farewell

DOVER — Kent County Levy Court presented a tribute to second district commissioner James Hosfelt last Tuesday night to formally recognize his term of service. Commissioner Hosfelt, a Republican, was defeated by Democrat challenger Jeffery Hall for the second district seat in November. In a tight race, Mr. Hosfelt took 4,391 votes to Mr. Hall’s […]

Scuse named 2018 Kent Distinguished Citizen by Boy Scouts

DOVER — When it came time for John Carney to pick a secretary of agriculture two years ago, the then-governor-elect picked someone he knew quite well. He selected Michael Scuse, making him the first person to hold the position under two governors. Few people are more qualified for the job, which Mr. Scuse previously held […]

Touching base: Annual ‘State of the Base’ briefing praises the bond between DAFB and Dover community

DOVER — Col. Joel W. Safranek has served as the commander of the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base for almost half a year. However, even in that brief of a time frame, he has learned first-hand that there is a special bond between the airmen at DAFB — also known as “Team […]