Councilman Burton spurs action on density, buffer issues in Sussex

GEORGETOWN – When it comes to simmering topics of density and buffers, first-term Sussex County Councilman Irwin “I.G.” Burton, R-Lewes, says it’s time to do more than talk. “It’s been something for the 11 years I served on planning and zoning, we always discussed it,” said Mr. Burton during a 40-minute presentation at council’s June […]

First-year break on Prince George’s Chapel’s new lease on life

DAGSBORO – Historic Prince George’s Chapel has a new lease on life. And with it is a $250 break on year one of the new two-year lease with the state of Delaware approved at Dagsboro Town Council’s June 18 meeting. Council members William Chandler and Patrick Miller joined Mayor Brian Baull is approving the lease […]

Paramedic Callaway remembered on 10-year anniversary of tragedy

GEORGETOWN – June 17, 2018 marked the 10-year anniversary of the death of Sussex County paramedic Stephanie Callaway. Ms. Callaway, a wife and mother of two, died along with an 82-year patient when an ambulance crashed into a row of trees on SR 24 near Lewes in the early morning hours of June 17, 2008. […]

Sussex County adopts $177.5 million budget for FY19

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County has a budget in place for fiscal year 2019. Following a public hearing, Sussex County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the proposed $177.5 million budget for the FY19 that begins July 1. By law, Sussex County must adopt a balanced budget by June 30 each year. The adopted budget limits fee […]

Project coordinator, former town official appointed to county P&Z commission

GEORGETOWN – Grilled by Sussex County Council, Millville resident Holly J. Wingate says she is thrilled to be an appointee to the county’s planning and zoning commission, effective July 1. County Council on Tuesday appointed Ms. Wingate to a three-year seat on the five-member, council-appointed commission that reviews and gives consideration toward subdivision applications and […]

Frankford seeking solicitor with municipal law experience

FRANKFORD – The town of Frankford is seeking a new town solicitor – with expertise in municipal law. Town council in May voted to sever ties with attorney Chad Lingenfelder, who had served as the town’s solicitor since the fall of 2015. The termination was made public at council’s June 4 meeting. Frankford councilwoman Velicia […]

Seaford promotes 19-year employee to Director of Economic Development & Community Relations

SEAFORD – The city of Seaford mayor and council Tuesday evening voted to promote Economic Development and Information Technology Manager Trisha Newcomer to the position of Director of Economic Development & Community Relations, effective July 1. Ms. Newcomer, a 19-year employee, was hired by the city as a dispatcher in the 911 Center at the […]

Millville woman nominated for District 5 planning and zoning commissioner

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County Council is moving forward in addressing a District 5 planning and zoning commission vacancy with the impending retirement of longtime commissioner Marty Ross of Delmar. District 5 county councilman Rob Arlett, R-Frankford, announced at the June 12 council meeting that his nomination to fill that position is Millville resident Holly Wingate. […]

Sussex County salutes second-quarter Give’em the Pickle honorees

GEORGETOWN – Forty-one employees of Sussex County have been recognized for exceptional customer service as second-quarter honorees in the county’s Give’em the Pickle recognition initiative. Second-quarter employees were announced by Sussex County Finance Director Gina Jennings and honored at the June 5 county council meeting. Joel Marshall, who works in the county’s GIS/mapping department, received […]

Sussex County teams with Delaware agriculture program to preserve farmland

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County is helping plant the seeds of preservation in a deal that will protect Delaware’s agricultural past for future generations. County officials on Tuesday, June 5 announced that Sussex County will take part in the latest round of easement purchases through the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Program, a state-led initiative to protect […]