Dems win 5 local races in Kent County

Democrats swept five races for Kent County leadership positions, including three seats on Levy Court and the offices of the clerk of the peace and the register of wills. In Levy Court District 1, Democrat Joanne Masten beat out Republican Doug Chevernak in their race to replace Democrat P. Brooks Banta with 61.66% of the […]

Angel, Sweeney: Experience aided in Levy Court wins during COVID-challenged election

KITTS HUMMOCK — Kent County Levy Court Commissioners Allan Angel and George “Jody” Sweeney, both Democrats, are seasoned veterans at this election season stuff. However, with all the challenges that have come in regard to meeting voters face-to-face this year and other safety protocols set into place during the COVID-19 pandemic, even the two Levy […]

Kent County results

These unofficial results are final: Levy Court District 1Joanne H. Masten (Democrat) 10,589 62%Doug Chervenak (Republican) 6,583 38% Levy Court District 3Allan Angel (Democrat) 7,400 66%Welton Satchell (Republican) 3,836 34% Levy Court District 5George “Jody” Sweeney (Democrat) 7,256 57%Clint Brothers (Republican) 5,417 43% Clerk of the PeaceBrenda Wootten (Democrat) 44,009 53%Kimberly Petters (Republican) 37,760 45%William […]

Late-morning voting moving along in Kent County

By mid- to late morning Tuesday, election voters appeared to be moving quickly in and out of polling locations in Camden, Dover and Woodside. Waynenicka Cooper said she initially arrived at Polytech High School just after the polls opened and found a line stretching around the corner of the school. She estimated that several dozen […]

Positive test among Central Delaware Habitat staffer

Due to a positive COVID test within Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity staff, ReStore will be closed until further notice. Beginning Tuesday, it will not be accepting donations or allowing in-store shopping. The volunteer program is also suspended for the time being. Any customers or volunteers who were in the store last week and came […]

Election 2020: Kent County Levy Court District 5

Name: George “Jody” SweeneyParty: DemocratAge: 60Family: Married; four children, four grandchildrenResidence: WyomingOccupation: Supervisor of technology, Smyrna School District Name: Clint BrothersParty: RepublicanAge: 35Family: Wife; three childrenResidence: CamdenOccupation: Warranty service manager for a homebuilder Why are you running for this seat?GS: After 12 years on Levy Court, I have built a reputation as someone who helps […]

Kent County Economic Summit to be held virtually on Tuesday

DOVER — The 12th annual Kent County Economic Summit will be held virtually on Zoom Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Minus the opportunity for providing in-person mingling and synergy among attendees, organizers have adapted to compensate as so many others have. “There were some initial brief discussions about canceling the event, but everyone […]

Kent County Levy Court allocates up to $150K for storm cleanup efforts

DOVER — While its use was to be determined, Kent County Levy Court commissioners approved allocating up to $150,000 to support recovery efforts from the destructive effects of Tropical Storm Isaias last week. The funding, resulting from an emergency meeting on Monday night, will support the efforts of Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization set to […]

Kent sheriff deputies will not transport inmates, court confirms

DOVER — The Kent County Sheriff ’s Office hasn’t transported prisoners in nearly 10 years, and that’s set to continue after a recent good faith commitment. In a memorandum of understanding, Superior Court assured that “Kent County … judges would not now, or in the future, request that the Kent County Sheriff transport a prisoner. […]

Scenic Delaware: Golden fields

Ronald Roseborough of Dover photographed this view of golden fields in eastern Kent County April 26.