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 […]

Angola convenience store proposal is an inconvenience

Soon our Sussex County Council will vote on a conditional use application, affectionately known in the Angola area as CU2176, that would allow a 7-Eleven franchise to be built on the corner of Angola Road and Route 24. Let’s be clear, this is not a 7-Eleven (problem), it is a 24-7-365 inconvenience that we do […]

Blades Superfund meeting Dec. 5: EPA seeks input on town’s water issues

BLADES — Public attendance and input are sought. State and federal officials will hold a public information meeting Thursday, Dec. 5 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to add the town of Blades to the national Superfund list for remediation of hazardous chemicals found in the town’s water supply last year. Department of Natural […]

Delaware Electric Co-op solar farm expanding

GEORGETOWN — Additional power generated by the sun’s energy through a collaborative solar farm expansion is expected to begin reaching Delaware Electric Cooperative customers before New Year 2020’s arrival. Construction and solar panel installation is underway to dramatically expand Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Bruce A. Henry Solar Farm, located at the intersection of East Trap Pond […]

Sussex Academy edges Newark Charter in penalty kicks

DOVER — Eighty minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods weren’t enough to decide a winner. It took a round of penalty kicks and, in the end, it was a pivotal save by Cole White and a clinching score by Kyle Berdini that saved the day for Sussex Academy. Knotted in a 0-0 game […]

Two New York men arrested in Sussex County cell phone fraud case

SUSSEX COUNTY — Two New York men were arrested after allegedly ordering cell phones via fraudulent accounts and then picking them up at homes upon delivery, authorities said. Once the phones arrived in Delaware via FedEx/UPS, Delaware State Police claimed, Jeison Canderlario, of New York, and Felix Villa-Candelario, of Bronx, would take them after monitoring […]

Proposed lodging tax ordinance introduced in Sussex

GEORGETOWN — Legislation that would create a lodging tax, bringing in an estimated $1 million-plus for Sussex County, has been introduced by County Council. Introduced at the Oct. 22 meeting by Councilman Irwin G. Burton III, the ordinance proposal stems from the General Assembly’s late June passage of House Bill 228. That measure authorizes Sussex […]

Lord Baltimore kindergarten teacher wins Presidential Award

OCEAN VIEW — Indian River School District once again has representation in the nation’s capital for a top-level honor in mathematics and sciences education. Jennah Truitt, a kindergarten teacher at Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View, is a 2018 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). This is […]

Speak Out: Sussex DUI court?

A Sunday story reported that while Sussex County has about 40 percent the population that New Castle does, it was the scene of more arrests in 2017-18. More than 84 percent of DUI dismissals came in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas. The Department of Justice believes a specialized DUI court is needed in Sussex, […]

Sussex Register of Wills offers safe, confidential storage of wills

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County Register of Wills Cindy Green reminds residents Sussex County is now on the same authorized ground as New Castle County for safe storage of wills. With unanimous Delaware General Assembly passage of Senate Bill 238, which amends Title 12 of Delaware Code, Sussex County now offers the same service provided upstate […]