Community workday set for Monday as Lewes Code Purple shelter prepares to open

LEWES — With the state’s formal blessing, work is underway in earnest to transform the former Delaware State Police Troop 7 barracks into a temporary shelter for the homeless in the Cape Region. On Wednesday, the Commission on State Surplus Real Property unanimously voted to allow the now vacated police barracks on Del. 1 to […]

Tango Lewes offers weekend workshop and performance

LEWES — Tango Lewes invites the public to warm up with a weekend of workshops, brunch, dancing plus a special performance by world-class tango artist and four-time U.S. National finalists, Roberto Pena and Jacklyn Shapiro. The event begins today, Friday, January 17 and runs through Sunday. Open-level classes will be held at 7:30 and 9 […]

‘Black Footprints’ talk at Zwaanendael Museum

LEWES — On Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m., the Zwaanendael Museum, located at 102 Kings Highway in Lewes, will host “Black Footprints on White Sands: Historic African American Beaches and Resorts,” a presentation by Chase Jackson, program and grants manager at New Jersey’s Bayshore Center at Bivalve. The program will take place on the […]

Scenic Delaware: On Red Mill Pond

Jody Franklin of Lewes took this photo on Red Mill Pond in Lewes on Christmas Eve.

Commentary: Change versus inconvenience in Lewes

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way”. He also said, “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but come through continuous struggle.” It has always been understood that change never comes without pressure or opposition. Nevertheless, change […]

Sussex council denies conditional use for proposed 7-Eleven

GEORGETOWN — It’s one battle won, but there will be others. That’s the consensus of Judy Kane, Eul Lee and other Angola-area residents following Tuesday’s decision by Sussex County Council, which by a 4-1 vote went against planning and zoning commission’s recommendation for approval and in turn denied a conditional use application for a 7-Eleven […]

Scenic Delaware: Dropping anchor

Teresa Golden of Frederica took this photo of the Lightship Overfalls’ anchor drop on New Year’s Eve in Lewes.

Bear woman, Lewes man face assault charges in separate incidents

LEWES — Two Delaware State Police troopers suffered minor injuries while arresting a 35-year-old Bear woman at her mother’s residence on Wednesday morning, authorities. A homeowner in the 30000 block of Regatta Bay Boulevard told arriving police that her daughter — Megan R. Barczak — had allegedly forced her way inside before damaging items, spokeswoman […]

Lewes wastewater treatment plant back online after malfunction

LEWES — The Lewes wastewater treatment plant is back online and has resumed normal treatment following a malfunction from earlier this month, authorities said. The Dec. 18 malfunction was caused by an automated backwashing process. Tidewater Utilities informed the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control that treatment membranes contaminated during the backwashing process had […]

Commentary: Convenience store, fueling station must not be allowed to operate

Sussex County’s zoning/conditional use (CU) laws are about to be tested as early as Dec. 17. In 2018, a zoning change (from AR-1 to C-3 Heavy Commercial) application for a convenience store with fueling station was denied by Sussex Council. In 2019, essentially the same application, but this time with more details, was resubmitted for […]