Letter to the Editor: Trashed Kent County

I have been living in Kent County since 1966 and it is a great county to live in, however the county has become one huge landfill. Most people are pigs as they litter the county roadside and in some cases even their own yards. Junk cars seem to have become the lawn ornament of choice […]

Kent Economic Partnership launches ‘Choose Central Delaware’ website

DOVER — To coincide with National Economic Development Week (next week), the Kent Economic Partnership (KEP) has launched its new Choose Central Delaware website, the agency announced on Thursday. Now in its fourth year, National Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council, the largest professional membership organization for economic developers, in […]

Suspects identified in chicken farm burglaries

KENT COUNTY — One suspect was arrested and another awaiting extradition in alleged connection with multiple burglaries to chicken farms in southern Kent County, Delaware State Police said. Beginning in February and continuing through April the Troop 3 Property Crimes Unit began investigating numerous burglaries in southern Kent County, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. […]

Most of Delaware under Flash Flood Watch until Saturday

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – The National Weather Service has expanded its Flash Flood Watch to include portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland and southern New Jersey, including the following areas, in Delaware: Delaware beaches, Inland Sussex, Kent and New Castle Counties. The Flash Flood Watch is from 2 this afternoon through Saturday morning. The NWS said […]

‘Choose Central Delaware’ campaign unveiled

DOVER — What’s to like about Central Delaware? Plenty. Thanks to continuing collaboration between private and public entities, the future looks promising too. In the conclusion of a 45-minute presentation at host Chesapeake Utilities Thursday morning, a glossy 42-page economic profile was unveiled to tout the benefits of bringing companies to the area and advantages […]

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 […]