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 […]

Demolition approval given for relocation of Sussex paramedic station

SEAFORD — Sussex County’s ongoing effort to migrate from lease arrangement to outright ownership of Emergency Medical Services paramedic stations has reached the demolition stage for one of its locations in Western Sussex. County council on Tuesday accepted the low bid in the project to relocate its leased-facility in Blades to a new county-owned base […]

120 county employees in Delaware top $100K in pay

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DOVER — One hundred twenty county employees are set to earn six-figure salaries this year, according to data from the three counties. Unsurprisingly, most of those individuals work in New Castle County, although just how lopsided the ratio is may raise some eyebrows. For the current fiscal year, which started July 1, six of Kent […]

Three Sussex generations renew marriage vows

MILLSBORO – Louise and Edward Dorey didn’t have a reception on their wedding day. That was 70 years ago. On Sunday, Sept. 29, they got that reception as the elder third of a three-generation wedding anniversary/vow renewal celebration with their adopted daughter and her husband, John and Lou Ann Rieley, and Mr. and Ms. Rieley’s […]

Perdue drops plan to move AgriBusiness headquarters to Delaware

DELMAR — Local, county and First State hopes that Perdue Farms would cross the border and relocate its global AgriBusiness base from Maryland to southern Delaware have hit a disappointing decision. Perdue this week announced that a proposed move to Delmar, Delaware is no longer in the works. “After much thought and deliberation, Perdue Farms […]

Sussex swaps lease for ownership of Georgetown’s fiber ring

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County is exchanging a leasing agreement to full ownership of the fiber communications ring that wraps around Georgetown. County council by a 4-1 vote Tuesday for just over a half million dollars approved the purchase of the Georgetown Fiber Ring — approximately 10 miles of fiber ring that serves several county facilities […]

Commentary: Fair housing no longer exists in Sussex

Please help me spread the word about the current housing crisis and the lack of fair housing opportunities for the working poor in Sussex County! I am seeing how those who are earning less than $21 an hour are being pushed out of Sussex County because of steadily increasing housing costs month after month as […]

Culture, food big part of Festival Hispano

GEORGETOWN — In any language, Festival Hispano unquestionably translates to one giant street party. Several blocked-off blocks of Race Street in Georgetown were pedestrian-traffic-only as the stage Sunday for this year’s annual event, an eight-hour mega-event celebrating rich Latino heritage, culture and food. “It’s a great street party and it’s everything we expected and more,” […]

Efforts to revamp Sussex’s buffers, wetlands rules move forward

GEORGETOWN — What is hailed as landmark code revision of buffers and wetlands in Sussex County is poised for ordinance creation. Nine three-hour meetings between February and August 2019 of the 13-member working group, four county staff members and two consultants have produced recommendations presented Sept. 10 to county council. “This is a landmark moment […]

Sussex County employees hitting the road to clean up litter

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County employees will soon be hitting the road in voluntary efforts to keep Delaware litter free. As a participant of Gov. John Carney’s “Keep DE Litter Free” initiative launched in late April, Sussex County government on Sept. 20 is giving county employees the chance to pick up litter and debris along roadways […]