Western Sussex eyes development: Several communities have major plans in store for 2021

WESTERN SUSSEX — Coastal and Central Sussex County do not have a monopoly on progress and growth in Southern Delaware. Things are already happening on the western side of the county with more plans in store for 2021. In Greenwood, two separate subdivisions that would bring 55 new dwellings accommodating home-owning senior citizens as well […]

Environmental groups: Seaford poultry digester project needs public input

SEAFORD — Environmental watchdogs are sounding alarm over plans of a biogas renewable energy developer that partnered with Perdue Farms a year ago, claiming the planned anaerobic digester project south of Seaford will pose a public health threat. Additionally, Food & Water Watch and the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project claim to have knowledge of “backroom […]

TidalHealth earmarks grant for second mobile van for use in Sussex

SEAFORD — Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware has awarded TidalHealth a $150,000 grant from BluePrints for the Community for the purchase of a second mobile wellness van, this one earmarked for use in Southern Delaware. This vehicle will be used to expand the Wagner Wellness Van program, currently in Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties […]

Seaford works with county, state, developer to build business park

SEAFORD — The city is partnering with Sussex County, the state of Delaware and a private developer to plant seeds of economic potential in a swath of open land on Seaford’s northern edge. The four entities are coming together to create a business campus that could bring dozens of new jobs to the local economy. […]

Two wounded in Seaford shooting

SEAFORD – Two persons suffered non-life-threatening injuries in connection with a Thursday night shooting in the 400 block of North Street, Seaford police spokesman Master Cpl. Eric Chambers said. Police were initially called to the scene of a shots-fired report at approximately 7:19 p.m., Cpl. Chambers said. Officers were then alerted that two wounded individuals […]

Ground broken on first phase of Seaford’s Oyster House Park along the Nanticoke

SEAFORD — Project partners broke ground Tuesday on Phase 1 of the revitalization of the old J.B. Robinson Oyster House site along the Seaford River Walk, a multifaceted initiative that links the city’s past, present and future. Seaford Mayor David Genshaw and Chesapeake Conservancy Board Chair Randall Larrimore were on hand to mark the groundbreaking. […]

Seaford Christmas parade called off

SEAFORD — There has been an abrupt reversal in Downtown Seaford Association’s plans for a “reverse” Christmas parade, as the event slated for Dec. 5 has been canceled. Earlier this fall, the DSA announced plans to hold a reverse parade in the downtown High Street district, where parade entries would be stationery and spectators would […]

Seaford historians complete newspaper archiving project

SEAFORD — Since the late 1800s, there have been plenty of stories, newsmakers and journalists in the Seaford area. Now, there’s something new for the old news: Scores of archived newspaper editions from various publications are at your fingertips through technology and the click of a mouse. The Seaford Historical Society recently announced the opening […]

Seaford proposes business park, asks county for help

GEORGETOWN — Seaford officials say interest in undeveloped city-owned land has spurred an initiative that includes a partnership pitch to Sussex County. “Seaford has always been a draw for jobs for western Sussex dating all the way back to the river and then the railroad and then DuPont. We have great belief that this opportunity […]

Sussex Montessori School hailed as trailblazer

SEAFORD — Scientific, researched-based education initially planted in Italy at the turn of the 20th century is occurring at Sussex Montessori School — a public charter elementary school that opened its doors in September with free education in grades K-3. Having navigated challenges during COVID-19, the Seaford school opened on schedule with 260 students. Enrollment […]