Clock ticking on public input for county’s CTP submittal to DelDOT

GEORGETOWN – The suggestion submittal clock is ticking. Several more days remain for residents to submit online their input on road/transportation related issues and projects that could be packaged in Sussex County’s annual submittal to the Delaware Department of Transportation for consideration in DelDOT’s Capital Transportation Program. The county’s website features a rotating window banner […]

County council candidate Rappa aims to be a ‘different’ voice

MILLSBORO – With family roots planted deep in Sussex County, Paulette Rappa has deep passion for her local community. It makes senses, she says, to give back in an important decision-making way. In late June, Ms. Rappa filed as a Democratic Party candidate for the Sussex County Council District 4 seat. It is currently held […]

District 4 candidate Hudson aims to try to fill Cole’s big shoes

CLARKSVILLE – With election 2018, a new face will replace a very familiar face at the District 4 seat at Sussex County Council’s round-table. Clarksville resident Douglas Hudson is seeking that seat. Mr. Hudson, 58, is one of three major party candidates hoping to succeed longtime councilman George Cole in coastal District 4, which encompasses […]

County council approves county’s two sports foundation board appointees

GEORGETOWN – A week later than originally scheduled, Sussex County has official representation on the governing board of the Sussex Sports Center Foundation Inc. that is undertaking the Sandhill Fields multi-field sports complex project. County council at its Tuesday, July 24 meeting unanimously approved the appointment of Sussex County Administrator Todd Lawson and county councilman […]

Dagsboro’s Connor seeking 41st District Representative seat

DAGSBORO – Former town of Dagsboro Mayor S. Bradley “Brad” Connor is again seeking elected office in Delaware’s House of Representatives. Mr. Connor, a Democrat, has filed for 41st Representative District, setting up a rematch with Rich Collins, a Republican from Millsboro who defeated Mr. Connor in the 2016 election. The 41st District includes Millsboro, […]

Public/private partnership oasis sought to eliminate ‘broadband deserts’

SEAFORD – Southern Delaware is well known for its pristine beaches. It also has unwanted deserts – black holes in the internet world. The state of Delaware is taking an oasis approach through public/private partnership in providing accessible, affordable high-speed internet to under-served rural areas. Governor John Carney on Tuesday announced $1.3 million appropriated by […]

Water rate going up 48-percent in Frankford

FRANKFORD – Percentage-wise, water customers connected to the town of Frankford’s water system will be paying substantially more. A proposed 48-percent water rate hike hovering over the town for about two years is expected to be implemented with passage of the town’s fiscal year 2018-19 budget, set for July 26. Town council’s intention is to […]

Dagsboro council hires Dover firm for ‘as needed’ solicitor duties

DAGSBORO – As needed, a Dover-based law firm will be called upon to handle town of Dagsboro’s solicitor duties. Town council July 16 voted 4-0 to hire Liguori & Morris on an “as needed” basis. Attorney Gregory Morris of Liguori & Morris will represent the town in the solicitor role, according to Dagsboro Town Administrator […]

Chamber mixer christens Georgetown’s new administrative offices move

GEORGETOWN – Distance-wise, it isn’t much. In terms of customer service, employee work environment and progress, it’s huge. A well-attended Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce mixer July 18 publicly christened the town of Georgetown’s new Town Administrative Offices – a two-story complex based only a few yards from the town hall building on The Circle […]

Sussex County leaders receive update on ‘Sandhill Fields’

GEORGETOWN – There is the Beatles and Strawberry Fields. Rural Milton, Delaware has Hudson Fields. In September 2019, if all goes according to timeline plan, Sussex County will have Sandhill Fields – a pioneering public park/sports center initiative that has $1.5 million in loan backing from the county. “Hopefully, in 14 months we’ll be open,” […]