Sussex County to hold 2025 budget public hearing Tuesday

GEORGETOWN — By law, Sussex County must pass a budget by June 30, so as part of its Tuesday, June 18 meeting, it is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the proposed nearly $266 million budget …

GEORGETOWN — As part of its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 18, the Sussex County Council will review the amount it charges for a variety of services. The council is set to …
MILLSBORO — After about 75 years making a former one-room schoolhouse work as a cultural and community center, Chief Avery Leaving Tracks Johnson is eager for the improvements to the facility …
Some were deadly, others injurious or left nobody wounded. A spate of recent shootings and a stabbing in Kent and Sussex counties brought arrests in some cases, but not all.
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Millsboro
It’s back to square one for a redistricting and charter change request in Millsboro. During Town Council’s Monday meeting, a boundary-redrawing proposal mapped out by the University of Delaware’s Center for Applied Demography & Survey Research, which incorporates the 2020 census, was met with criticism from several members.
The new Millsboro Police Department building will be offering a training room free of charge to community groups.
Weis Markets, a mid-Atlantic food retailer with an existing presence in southern Delaware, is seeking an expansion into Millsboro.
MILLSBORO — This is a time of year that Laura Brittingham relishes, a chance to open her fourth-generation family farm to the public and welcome them to relax and experience a day on the farm. …
Georgetown
GEORGETOWN -- on June 12, Neighborly Home Care held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Georgetown location. This is the third Neighborly Home Care location with one in Wilmington and one in …
As she prepared to complete her second tenure on Georgetown Town Council on Monday, Angela Townsend shared her take on last month’s municipal election. On May 11, she lost a bid for the mayor’s seat to the five-term incumbent, Bill West, 380-345. But Ms. Townsend said there are “a lot of discrepancies” regarding the vote.
The approved site plan for the 226-lot development of Stratus Estates in Georgetown was granted an extension by Sussex County Council on Tuesday.
LEWES—Georgetown's Marvel Carriage Museum flies a confederate flag, much to the dismay of several community groups, including the NAACP, which spoke out about the display in 2022.   …
Sports
Delaware South advances in Carpenter Cup softball

PHILADELPHIA — Delaware South bounced back from an opening-game loss to win twice and advance to the second round of the Carpenter Cup softball tournament on Monday. As one of the top two …

 HARRINGTON - P T Stable's Beat Cop ($2.20, Tim Tetrick) was the fastest of three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) winners on Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:54.3 triumph. …
NEWARK — Marvin Dooley just grinned when asked what Jake Tiberi was like as a fifth-grader. “He was a nuisance,” joked the veteran football coach. Really, Dooley said, …
Harrington Raceway Entries Monday, Jun 17, 2024 Post time: 4:30 p.m.   1st  NW8001L5 $11,000 Pace 1. Ats Hanover (Ja Morand) 2-1 2. Amp It Up N (Pa Berry) 4-1 …
Business
The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce is set to host its highly anticipated annual Awards for Excellence Celebration on Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. in Dover.
GREENWOOD — Delaware Electric Cooperative’s lineworkers won two awards at the 20th annual Gaff-n-Go Lineworker’s Rodeo in Doswell, Virginia. Over 300 lineworkers from 11 states …
MILFORD — The Food Bank of Delaware’s president and CEO believes the state “is going backwards in terms of the number of Delawareans who are food-insecure.” Cathy …
On a property rich in history, catching up to modern times is important, as well. With financial help from the state, G&R Campground owners Yolanda and Leonard Young seek to do just that at their Houston location.
Neighbors
Honoring and Fundraising Banquet held June 2 in Dover

DOVER — Women and Children Transformation Ministry International, Inc., held its second annual Honoring and Fundraising Banquet on June 2 at the Correctional Officers’ Association Banquet …

The Mental Health Association in Delaware has extended its services south, adding a location at the Milford Wellness Center.
Certainly, the world needs a little more kindness every now and then. And, earlier this month, there was plenty of it being shared in the Spring Meadow 55-plus community in Smyrna.
Roses are criticized for being the “diva” or prima donna of the garden because they are delicate or temperamental. Many roses are highly susceptible to disease and insects but knowing how …
Schools
DOVER--The Capital School District Board of Education has appointed Victoir Cahoon, assistant superintendent, as the interim superintendent since the resignation of Vilicia Cade last week. The …
CAMDEN — The Caesar Rodney Class of 1974 held its 50th class reunion June 8 at Loblolly Acres. The reunion was attended by 80 classmates.
GEORGETOWN — The Vocational Technical School Districts, New Castle County Vo-Tech, Polytech, and Sussex Tech, are excited on behalf of students for the new Smart Transfer Enrollment Program …
Delmarva Chicken Association has granted scholarships totaling $25,000 to 12 students pursuing college and graduate studies connected to careers in Delmarva’s chicken industry through the …
Things To Do
Leap of Faith Events hosting craft show fundraiser in Milford for DJ's Alliance

MILFORD — Leap of Faith Events is hosting a fundraiser craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23 at the Carlisle Fire Company to benefit DJ's Alliance. DJ's Alliance, a non-profit …

While there may be different thoughts about when summer starts — those closer to the coast may consider Memorial Day to be the kickoff — the astronomical beginning is when one of the Earth’s poles is the closest it gets to the sun all year.
A longtime staple, the Positively Dover African American Festival is returning to Legislative Mall for its 34th year June 22.
GEORGETOWN — Sussex County Master Gardeners will host A Day in the Garden from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. June 22 at the University of Delaware’s Elbert N. And Ann V. Carvel Research and …
Opinion
Frank Daniels’ recent Opinion asks us to ignore Donald Trump’s “personality” because it is “policy” that is more important (“Will you vote based on personality or policy?”). But consider this old racket: Some guy slaps you on your back with one hand and picks your pocket with the other.
As the 2024 campaign cycle unfolds, strategists, pollsters and political scientists have been closely watching independent voters.
Independent voters who live in communities with lots of gun violence are very concerned about gun safety and gun regulations, our research has found. That should not be surprising. But what is surprising is our companion finding: Democrats and Republicans who live in those same communities have views on gun violence and gun regulations that line up more closely with their party leaders’ views than with the experiences of their daily lives.
About 1 in 6 Americans are ages 65 or older, and that percentage is projected to grow. Older adults often hold positions of power, have retirement savings accumulated over the course of their lifetimes and make important financial and health-related decisions — all of which makes them attractive targets for financial exploitation.
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