Letter to the Editor: Puny county budget?

After reading Sunday’s article about the three county budgets, (“120 county employees in Delaware top $100K in pay,” Oct. 7) I could not believe you said and I quote that ‘’Kent County ends up at a comparatively PUNY $65 million budget.’’ Are you serious? You are so far off it isn’t funny. May I ask […]

Kent County Theatre Guild unveils historical marker

DOVER — The Kent County Theatre Guild has been staging award-winning productions for the Central Delaware community for more than 50 years. On Thursday, that history was formally recognized as dignitaries, members and local theater fans attended a ceremony in which an historical marker was unveiled in front of the guild’s Patchwork Playhouse in Dover. […]

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to Kent County sheriff

I would like to thank the Kent County Sheriff Brian Lewis and his staff for their professionalism and organization during a recent sale where I purchased a property in Smyrna. The sheriff and his staff were very helpful in answering the many questions I had about the property and gave me a better understanding of […]

120 county employees in Delaware top $100K in pay

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DOVER — One hundred twenty county employees are set to earn six-figure salaries this year, according to data from the three counties. Unsurprisingly, most of those individuals work in New Castle County, although just how lopsided the ratio is may raise some eyebrows. For the current fiscal year, which started July 1, six of Kent […]

Kent County Levy Court passes planning power to county administrator

DOVER — Despite a 5-2 recommendation from the Kent County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) to deny the proposal, Levy Court commissioners voted 6-1 Tuesday night to pass two ordinances that broaden the county administrator’s “decision-making authority” over the planning department and creates an extra layer of appeals. Earlier this month, the RPC’s motion stated “based […]

Kent County to match Delaware small business grants for locals

DOVER — Last week, Kent County Levy Court commissioners agreed unanimously (with one commissioner absent) to match the funds given to Kent County businesses through a state-level grant. The EDGE grant (Encouraging Development, Growth & Expansion) was established in May by the Delaware Division of Small Business to support “early stage businesses.” Through the program, […]

Letter to the Editor: Lodging tax another governmental overreach

State legislation recently gave Kent and Sussex counties the approval to enact a lodging tax of up to 3 percent lodging tax. This is another example of the government interfering with the free market via taxation. The tax will hurt the business owners who run hotels and motels. Demand for their services will go down […]

Letter to the Editor: A baffling proposal

The (proposed) Kent County hotel tax that will be provided to Delaware Turf baffles me. Why would the legislature enable a new tax that goes to a private entity? A new interchange was built for this venue then several hundred thousand to build a “Park and Ride” lot that can be used for “overflow” parking […]

Commentary: An economic engine worth supporting for Kent County

Nearly 10 years in the making, the Kent County Regional Sports Complex (DE Turf) has proven to be among the greatest economic generators that Kent County has ever experienced. In only 16 months of operation DE Turf has attracted 200,000-plus visitors from 33 states, Canada and New Zealand, resulting in more than 20,000 new hotel […]

Commentary: Dover/Kent MPO wants to have your voice heard

The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization is gearing up for the 2021 Metropolitan Transportation Plan. The MTP is a long-range plan that will outline a vision on how to invest and improve transportation in Kent County over the next 20 years. Updated every four years, this plan is also the catalyst for the state’s Capital […]

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