Troopers continue engagement with out-of-state travelers

SUSSEX COUNTY — The Delaware State Police conducted multiple checkpoints this weekend throughout Sussex County, as a measure to enforce Gov. John Carney’s order restricting out of state travelers entry into Delaware. The checkpoints occurred between approximately 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. both days, and rotated between roadways which had been identified as having a […]

Sussex County, towns tell out-of-staters to stay home

“Stay home … or self-quarantine.” That was the order this week from Gov. John Carney and it’s the consensus from municipalities in downstate Delaware, whose leaders are echoing the governor’s mandate and Sussex County Council President Michael Vincent’s follow-up plea urging out-of-staters to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic. “To our out-of-state guests and second-home […]

DPH announces first coronavirus-related death of Delaware resident

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is confirming the first coronavirus disease (COVID-19) related fatality in the state of Delaware.  The deceased is an 66-year-old male from Sussex County who passed away while hospitalized out of state. DPH officials say the individual had underlying health conditions and was critically ill. The source of his […]

Georgetown defers remittance of accommodations tax

GEORGETOWN — The town of Georgetown on Friday announced that effective immediately it has deferred the remittance requirement for taxes collected on its recently enacted Accommodations Tax. “With ongoing uncertainty related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are looking for ways to lessen the financial burden on our local businesses,” said Georgetown Mayor Bill West. […]

Starboard repeats as world softball champion

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — They call themselves old timers, and some may have a shade or two of gray. But when it comes to softball and competition, they certainly are not softies. The Starboard, a 60-and-over men’s softball team hailing from Sussex County, recently achieved a repeat feat, reigning for the second consecutive year as […]

Trash talk in Sussex may focus on increased promotion, awareness

GEORGETOWN — Trash talk in Sussex County may precipitate discussion during the county’s annual budgetary process in an effort to boost promotion and awareness of partnerships to collect roadside litter. “It’s good program,” said Sussex County Councilman John Rieley. “It troubles me to see all the litter on the roadside.” Mr. Rieley asked if the […]

Sussex County Family Court Courthouse employee does not have coronavirus

GEORGETOWN — A court employee sickened by an illness believed to possibly be coronavirus has been found not to have the virus. The courts said the individual, who was transported to a medical facility in an ambulance Friday morning after feeling ill, was affected by an unrelated medical issue. The fear of coronavirus prompted the […]

In large-scale bulk, Food Bank helps feed the need

GEORGETOWN — The need to meet the public’s nutritional needs during the coronavirus crisis reached a crossroad in Sussex County Thursday with Food Bank of Delaware’s second of three large-scale bulk food distributions. Vehicles crept along Seashore Highway (Del. 404) at a snail’s pace headed for Crossroad Community Church, the distribution hub. Traffic backed up […]

Counties, municipalities take precautionary steps

Sussex County Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting this week, but the session will be condensed, and in-person public access will be limited, steps the county government is taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Kent County, officials closed the Administrative Complex at 555 South Bay Road in Dover to the public until […]

New Gordmans stores to open, but ribbon-cuttings cancelled

SUSSEX COUNTY — Gordmans on Monday announced that it is moving forward as planned with its previously announced March 17 new store openings in Seaford and Milford, but has cancelled its previously announced ribbon-cutting ceremonies. The cancellations are to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as part of an ongoing effort to comply with […]