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Wicomico County has sold $58.235 million in general obligation and tax-exempt bonds to finance several major projects in the county. The bonds carry a true interest cost of 1.63 percent and drew a … more
BALTIMORE — Residential property tax assessments in the middle of Somerset County are going up by an average of 15.1% over the next three years. That’s according to the The Maryland … more
PRINCESS ANNE — If your property suffered major damage during the tidal flooding event of Oct. 28-29 Somerset County officials want to hear from you because as it stands now there will be no … more
SEAFORD – Facing the threat of litigation on several fronts, Seaford City Council will meet in special session Thursday to consider a proposal to “stay enforcement” of the … more
WILMINGTON — Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., has tested positive for COVID-19. “In recent weeks I have been tested for COVID-19 regularly, both with rapid tests and PCR tests, and last … more
WASHINGTON — On Dec. 17, President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint four U.S. Department of Agriculture regional positions, including four Farm Service Agency state executive directors … more
DOVER — The decision to form a committee to address issues — including staffing and leadership concerns — at the Delaware Veterans Home was well-received by at least two elected officials with personal ties there Tuesday. more
DAGSBORO — The town’s leadership reins remain with Brian Baull, as he was selected to be mayor for the sixth consecutive year during Town Council’s annual reorganization Monday. more
A 15-member panel appointed to recommend any needed changes to Wicomico County’s charter has issued some stiff advice for the government’s legislative and executive branches: Stay. In. … more
Salisbury City Council members agreed to move forward with selling the Mitchell Landing Apartments, a housing complex on the city’s West Side for low-income residents. more
The city’s annual audit report, prepared by Barbacane Thornton & Co., shows that Salisbury’s government continues to maintain a favorable financial position. It is the city’s … more
PRINCESS ANNE — Legislation to raise the salaries of local elected officials will be introduced in the next regular General Assembly session at the request of the County Commissioners. It … more
Former state senator Robert Venables has passed away at the age of 88.  Sen. Venables was a Democrat who represented District 21, Laurel, in the Senate from 1989 to 2015. He served as … more
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, both D-Del., on Saturday applauded Senate confirmation of former Delaware governor Jack Markell as U.S. ambassador to the Organization for … more
REHOBOTH BEACH — The city has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for the first time. Recognized for its fiscal year 2021-22 … more
GEORGETOWN — Substantial change looms across Sussex County’s representation landscape in proposed draft mapping for the five County Council districts. more
SEAFORD — The state of Delaware has vowed to take legal action against the city of Seaford following City Council’s narrow passage Dec. 14 of a divisive ordinance that will require … more
NEW CASTLE — New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer joined mayors, county and tribal leaders, and governors Wednesday in a national partnership to use American Rescue Plan investments to address the crisis of homelessness through the Housing First approach. more
GEORGETOWN — The page is turning for Sussex County’s top recordkeeping post. On Tuesday, County Council voted to appoint Tracy N. Torbert of Delmar as the next clerk of the council. more
NEW CASTLE — A resolution for the first step to create neighborhood improvement districts in New Castle County was passed by County Council on Tuesday. more
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