Cape Community Coalition helps Sussex deal with pandemic

LEWES — With COVID-19’s arrival, it began as a grassroots coalition rooted in community unity with a mission to connect organizations with the under-served in southern Delaware’s Cape region. Comprised of city officials, chambers of commerce, faith communities, educators, healthcare providers, public libraries and nonprofit organizations, Cape Community Coordination for COVID-19 Coalition’s primary aim is […]

New Sussex airport manager introduced

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County has landed its next manager of the Delaware Coastal Airport. Robert L. Bryant, whose three decades of airport/aviation experience includes 23 years as manager of the Salisbury Regional Airport in Maryland, was introduced as the new manager of the Georgetown-based airport during Tuesday’s Sussex County Council meeting. “I’m thrilled, and I […]

Son of departing Sussex County Councilman Wilson seeking father’s seat

GEORGETOWN – After 12 years as Sussex County Council’s District 2 representative, Samuel Wilson Jr., at 82, has decided to call it quits. But he hopes to pass the baton through family ties. His son, Robert Wilson, is one of three Republican candidates for District 2, which covers all or portions or all of Georgetown, […]

Sussex libraries, county form grant agreement

GEORGETOWN — Public libraries in Sussex County are a multimillion-dollar endeavor, and now, an agreement is in place to foster stewardship and accountability in the independent libraries. For the first time, Sussex County Council on Tuesday approved a grant agreement for the 11 independent libraries. The agreement capped a yearlong collaboration between the Sussex County […]

Sussex County names Murray as new EMS director

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County is turning to a longtime professional known for having his finger on the pulse of the latest medical training and trends to lead the county’s award-winning paramedic service. At its Tuesday meeting, Sussex County Council appointed Robert W. “Robbie” Murray Jr. as the next director of Sussex County Emergency Medical Services, […]

Sussex County’s FY2021 budget reflects the world of uncertainly

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County government officials say they have in place a budget for Fiscal Year 2021 — an ultra-conservative spending plan that reflects the economic uncertainty of the coronavirus crisis but still keeps all core services intact. Following a June 23 public hearing that drew one speaker via teleconference, county council gave its unanimous […]

Sussex register of wills running for county council

GREENWOOD — Current Sussex County Register of Wills Cindy Green is seeking to switch gears as a candidate for Sussex County Council. A lifelong Greenwood resident and self-proclaimed conservative Republican, Mrs. Green filed Tuesday for the District 2 council position. “Our citizens deserve protection from county, state and federal bureaucrats,” said Mrs. Green. “Sussex County […]

Sussex County facilities to remain closed in phase 2

GEORGETOWN — While phased, limited opening will be permitted, the Sussex County administration building and other county buildings will remain off-limits to the public during initial stages of Delaware’s Phase 2 reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic. During County Council’s teleconference session Tuesday, County Administrator Todd Lawson offered his recommendation that county facilities remain closed during […]

Georgetown unveils vision and values statement

GEORGETOWN – Georgetown, the geographic heart and governmental county seat of Sussex County, plans to publicly showcase its mission, vision and core values. Town council at its June 10 teleconference session unanimously supported Mayor Bill West’s promotional pitch for production and subsequent displaying in “all of our buildings, that this is the way we operate.” […]

Stepping up for seniors: CHEER teams with USDA to distribute food

GEORGETOWN — Got milk? There was an ample supply of “moo” juice and a lot of helping hands on hand Saturday as CHEER Inc. teamed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide supplemental nutritional items to several hundred CHEER senior clients hunkered down during the coronavirus crisis. Three hundred large food boxes were filled […]

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