Sussex County Council grants support to ‘Purple’ effort

GEORGETOWN — From a governmental standpoint, it’s now official: Sussex County is a “Goes Purple” community. A community-driven, grass-roots effort to combat the national substance abuse and opioid epidemic that last year in Delaware claimed more than 300 lives and has devastated countless families has officially garnered Sussex County Council’s blessing and financial support. One […]

Board of adjustment: Sussex responds to coalition’s concerns

GEORGETOWN — In a seven-page letter, Sussex County has responded to the Delaware Coalition for Open Government’s questions, concerns and claims related to the Sussex County Board of Adjustment. Responses presented by Sussex County Administrator Todd Lawson at county council’s Sept. 18 meeting were in response to the DCOG letter submitted by email in mid-August. […]

Sussex council adopts amended ‘Special Events’ ordinance

GEORGETOWN — Often discussed and frequently debated for more than a year, an amended special events ordinance spiced with more clarity and enforcement teeth has won Sussex County Council’s majority approval. County council by a 3-2 vote at its Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting adopted the revised ordinance, which targets “special events” such as live concerts, […]

COMMENTARY: Delaware responding to needs of bus riders in Sussex County

Jennifer Cohan, secretary of the Delaware Department of Transportation sent the following letter dated Sept. 11, 2018 to the League of Women Voters regarding a letter sent to her regarding inadequate bus service in Sussex County. That letter appeared in the Delaware State News on Aug. 27. Dear League of Women Voters: I would like […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sussex waterways, air need to be cleaned

The poor condition of Delaware’s waters has been known for decades. The facts are simple to understand, however difficult to accept. We cannot eat the fish and crabs from our waters. We get sick from swimming in our waters. Ninety percent of Delaware’s waterways are polluted, 100 miles of Delaware’s waters have fish advisories. Delaware […]

Indian River showing commitment to season

DAGSBORO — The Indian River High football squad faced a couple of issues during its one-win campaign in 2017. The Indians won their first game of the season — a 21-20 upset of Glasgow — before dropping nine in a row to finish the campaign with a 1-9 record. IR battled through injuries and was […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Increased bus service needed in Sussex County

  Editor’s note: The following is a letter sent to Delaware Department of Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan signed by representatives of the League of Women Voters of Sussex County. Dear Secretary Cohan, In Chapter 13, “The Mobility Element” of Sussex’s 2018 Comprehensive Plan, under Public Transit, the current and pending service offered by the DART […]

Sussex gets better broadband access

SEAFORD — Southern Delaware is well known for its pristine beaches. It also has unwanted deserts — black holes in the internet world. The state of Delaware is taking an oasis approach through public/private partnership in providing accessible, affordable high-speed internet to underserved rural areas. Gov. John Carney on Tuesday announced $1.3 million appropriated by […]

Local roundup: Lower Sussex posts 2nd shutout in row, blanks N.Y. in Major League softball regional

Lower Sussex posted its second shutout in as many days as it blanked New York, 6-0, in the Major League softball Eastern Regional on Sunday afternoon. Camryn Ehlers pitched a five-hitter with six strikeouts and only one walk for the Delaware state champions (2-0) in the Little League tournament being played in Bristol, Conn. Including […]

Sussex County receives warning following spike in heroin deaths

NEW CASTLE — With more than half of the deaths from suspected overdoses occurring in Sussex County so far this month, Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker is urging the community to be aware of the uptick and also is warning people in active substance use in Sussex County and […]