More jobs for Sussex?

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County leaders have given the financial green light to apply to have the county-owned airport and its industrial and business parks designated a foreign trade zone, hoping duty and tariff incentives will increase lease clientele and spur economic development. County Council at its Feb. 19 meeting voted 5-0 to authorize Sussex County […]

Relay for Life kickoff readies Sussex to battle cancer

GEORGETOWN — The local, voluntary battle in the war on cancer is picking up steam in Sussex County. Teams have been formed, others are forming, and fundraising is ongoing as a prelude to the 2019 Relay for Life of Sussex County, set for Saturday, June 1 at Sussex Central High School in Georgetown. A Relay […]

Lewes resident among honorees of Boy Scouts award

LEWES — Lewes resident John Brady has landed a prestigious scout’s honor saluting his longtime service to scouting and the community. One of six 2019 recipients of Silver Beaver Awards from the Boy Scouts of America Del-Mar-Va Council, Mr. Brady and the other honorees will be recognized Wednesday, March 20 at an awards night event […]

Report: Nurse’s actions ‘incompetent’ in Sussex inmate’s death

GEORGETOWN — A registered nurse’s supposed “incompetent” response prior to the 2016 death of an inmate brought a year’s license probation, according to a report issued by the Delaware Board of Nursing. The incident occurred on April 10, 2016, at the Sussex Community Corrections Center as Lisa Roseanne Peace was working an overnight shift, an […]

Sussex: Partnership turning trash talk into roadside clean-up

SUSSEX COUNTY — Trash talk in Sussex County has hit the roads and is producing documented results in a partnership between Sussex County government and two state entities – the Department of Correction and Department of Transportation. In a Jan. 29 update to county council, Michael Costello, Governmental Affairs Manager for Sussex County, reported that […]

No injuries reported in school bus accident

ELLENDALE — No injuries were reported after a Milford School District bus was struck from behind by another vehicle Wednesday afternoon, Ellendale Police Chief Bruce E. Von Goerres said. Vanessa S. Lee, 64, of Seaford, the driver of a 2011 Hyundai Sonata, was charged with inattentive driving after the 4:09 accident on Main Street (Del. […]

Commentary: SEDAC was kept busy in 2018

Before I report to the people of Sussex County on Sussex Economic Development Action Committee activities in 2018, I would like to take a moment to thank all those who emailed and/or phoned me supporting the last editorial on affordable housing and economic development. Your comments and support were greatly appreciated. The Sussex Economic Development […]

Sussex council names builder to planning/zoning commission

SUSSEX COUNTY — Sussex County’s planning and zoning commission is at full strength with the appointment of Ocean View resident R. Bruce Mears during Tuesday’s county council meeting. Following a state-mandated public interview, county council cast unanimous 5-0 approval in appointing Mr. Mears to a District 4 seat on the five-member commission, which is a […]

Growth-driven Indian River referendum just over a week away

GEORGETOWN — With the vote just over one week away, the informational campaign continues in the Indian River School District for a growth-driven referendum that has spurred discussion, questions and concerns. The two-pronged major capital improvement/current expense referendum Tuesday, Feb. 5 seeks voter approval to fund construction of a new Sussex Central High School, an […]

Nomination aims to fill vacancy on Sussex planning and zoning panel

GEORGETOWN — A proposed shuffle could fill one vacancy and create another on leadership boards in Sussex County. Sussex County Councilman Douglas Hudson at his first meeting Jan. 8 nominated Millville resident J. Bruce Mears for appointment to the county’s planning and zoning commission. If approved by council, Mr. Mears would move from the county’s […]