Housing locator initiative seeks to reduce homelessness

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County government has cast five-digit financial support to a partnership structured to reduce homelessness in Delaware through housing “location.” County Council during its final meeting of 2018 on Dec. 12 committed upward of $35,000 as the county’s match for Home4Good, a housing locator program funded through partnership between the Federal Home Loan […]

Center for the Inland Bays applauds Sussex’s new wetlands ordinance

GEORGETOWN — An ordinance recently passed by the Sussex County Council that subtracts acreage from a development’s buildable area will protect the county’s tidal wetlands and tidal tributary streams, according to the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. Until now, Sussex County’s calculation for a development’s “gross buildable area” has been calculated using the total […]

Sussex County salutes outgoing councilmen

GEORGETOWN – With a mix of sincere sentiments and tempting teasers that serve as a prelude for a tribute/roast to come in late January, an historic era in Sussex County government ended Tuesday. Longtime Sussex County Councilman George B. Cole of Ocean View hammered the gavel, officially ending the Dec. 11 county council meeting, his […]

New Sussex County ordinance removes state wetlands from density equation

GEORGETOWN — With little fanfare and a minor language tweak, Sussex County Council unanimously approved an ordinance championed by councilman Irwin “I.G.” Burton that removes designated state tidal wetlands from density development calculations. “I introduced this ordinance, and like most ordinances, they’re made up of change. Change is not always welcome, but sometimes change is […]

Sussex County plants seeds for Economic Gardening initiative

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County government is planting seeds in an economic development initiative geared to help established businesses climb another rung on the ladder of success. By a 4-1 vote, Sussex County Council Dec. 4 agreed to move forward with Economic Gardening – an entrepreneurial approach which seeks to grow local economies from within. “It […]

Council adopts Sussex County’s comprehensive plan

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County has a blueprint to build its future. By a 4-1 vote, Sussex County Council at its Tuesday, Dec. 4 meeting adopted the county’s 2018 comprehensive plan update. Councilmen Rob Arlett, Irwin “I.G.” Burton, George Cole and Michael Vincent supported the adoption; councilman Samuel Wilson Jr. cast the ‘no’ vote. The 10-year […]

Sussex County’s Caroling on The Circle rings in food drive

GEORGETOWN — The holiday season took center-stage Monday night with Caroling on The Circle, a longstanding Sussex County tradition that is the signature event in county government’s seasonal food drive to help the needy. Hundreds of people gathered in The Circle in the heart of downtown Georgetown to sing carols in English and Spanish, share […]

Incumbents prevail in Dagsboro election

DAGSBORO — There will be no change for the next year in the makeup of Dagsboro’s town council. Incumbents Norwood Truitt and William Chandler III were winners Saturday in the town’s 2018 municipal election, outpolling challenger Jim Thompson in the race for two council seats. Mr. Truitt, who began serving on the town’s governing body […]

Indian River School District sets Feb. 5 for referendum

SELBYVILLE — The Indian River School District has circled early February 2019 for a major capital/current expense referendum seeking public approval for a new high school and classroom expansion at two other schools. IRSD’s board of education at its Nov. 26 meeting unanimously approved Tuesday, Feb. 5 as the date for the referendum, which school […]

Late-night shooting reported in Seaford

SEAFORD — A late-night shooting incident late Sunday north of Seaford is under investigation, Delaware State Police said. The incident occurred at approximately 11:57 p.m. when troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 11000 block of Park Drive for a report of shots fired. Further investigation revealed that a physical altercation occurred between two […]