Phillie Phanatic’s rant gives Kent a gritty reply

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Dave Raymond, the man who brought life to the Phillie Phanatic 40 years ago and more recently ushered in the Flyers’ wild-eyed, orange Gritty, was in Dover on Friday. Speaking to guests of the annual Kent County tourism luncheon and awards ceremony, he […]

Potter Trust brings aid to Kent County nonprofits

DOVER — The Potter Trust has worked magic for numerous nonprofit organizations in Kent County over the past 175 years. The magic wand that is waved annually toward helping the economically underprivileged in Kent County is due to the generosity and foresight of Col. Benjamin Potter (1769-1843), former owner of the Parson Thorne Mansion and […]

New cases of West Nile Virus are found in Kent

DOVER — They can’t afford to vaccinate or don’t think it matters. Either way horse owners may suffer a precious loss of life or hefty veterinarian’s bill if ignoring the threat of West Nile Virus. That’s according to the Office of the State Veterinarian, which on Tuesday announced Delaware’s fourth and fifth horses recently with […]

Q&A: Kent County Sheriff candidates address issues

Name: Jason Mollohan Party: Republican Office Sought: Kent County Sheriff Age: 43 Occupation: Retired New Castle County Police/current Kent County Sheriff Family: Wife Melissa and son Jacob Elective Experience: Current Kent County Sheriff Name: Brian E. Lewis Party: Democrat Office Sought: Kent County Sheriff Age: 51 Occupation: Delaware Department of Correction instructor; prior police officer […]

Q&A: Kent County Recorder of Deeds candidates respond to issues

Name: Betty Lou McKenna Party: Democrat Office sought: Kent County Recorder of Deeds Age: 80 Occupation: Kent County Recorder of Deeds Family: Widow, two children (one deceased), six step children, five grandchildren (one deceased) and nine great-grandchildren Elective experience: 16 years as elected Recorder of Deeds Name: Eugenia Thornton Party: Republican Office sought: Kent County […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hosfelt deserves re-election

I write this letter as a show of support for Jim Hosfelt who is running for re-election to Levy Court. I’ve known Jim personally for many years and have witnessed firsthand his positive leadership while serving as a commissioner. Jim Hosfelt has distinguished himself through a lifetime of public service, joining the United States Air […]

Key DelDOT projects updated

DOVER — The Department of Transportation is set to spend just over $700 million on projects in Kent County over the next seven years. The spending plan for the fiscal year started July 1 totals almost $137 million for Kent, and the proposed Capital Transportation Program that runs from July 1, 2019, through June 30, […]

Q&A: Kent County Levy Court At-large candidates respond to issues

Name: Terry L. Pepper Party: Democrat Office Sought: Kent County Levy Court at-large commissioner Age: 62 Occupation: Retired Delaware state trooper, current Delaware Homeland Security Advisor, Office of the Secretary Family: Married 40 years to Valarie Coyle Pepper. Daughters: Lauren Cusick (Brian), Heather Pepper-Imhof. Grandchildren: Mackenzie, Brooklyn and Brielle Cusick and Colton and Quinn Pepper-Imhof […]

Q&A: Kent County Levy Court 2nd District candidates address issues

Name: Jim Hosfelt Party: Republican Office Sought: 2nd District Levy Court commissioner Age: 57 Occupation: Director Public Safety & Track Operations, Dover International Speedway and (retired) Chief of Police, Dover Police Department Family: Married 36 years to Sherry Hosfelt. Daughter: Jenna (Hosfelt) Starke and son-in-law Dale Starke. Son: Jake Hosfelt and daughter-in-law Michelle (Kimmick) Hosfelt […]

Kent County needs updated software

I’m writing as a candidate for Kent County Recorder of Deeds in response to a letter from David Mazur who asserted that the current system of maintaining Kent County property records is good enough because we don’t need to fix “what ain’t broke.” He misunderstands how thieves manipulate public records by filing false documents using […]