Third-quarter county employee ‘Pickle’ honorees recognized

GEORGETOWN – Helping to meet the needs of a young mother and her newborn and on-the-job persistence were among the good deeds of Sussex County employees recognized at the Sept. 11 county council meeting. Constables office employees Alan Shields and John Sapp and Sussex EMS paramedics Robin Marvel and Lorri Bradley were among 61 employees […]

Camera surveillance coming to downtown Millsboro

MILLSBORO – Smile, you’re on candid camera. Video surveillance is coming to a section of Millsboro’s downtown district through grant money allocated to the Millsboro Police Department through the Fund to Combat Violent Crimes. Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway, in a Sept. 4 presentation to town council, said Millsboro Police Department was approved for $35,016.45 […]

Hudson reigns in GOP’s 4th District county council primary

SUSSEX COUNTY – Sussex County Council candidate Douglas Hudson, a decisive winner in Thursday’s Republican primary, has no plans to rest on his laurels. “I just want to stay humble, and we’ve got to get right back to work,” said Mr. Hudson, who topped fellow Republican George Parish in the 4th District primary. “You never […]

Rieley takes the 5th in GOP county council primary

MILLSBORO – Republican voters spoke at the primary polls Thursday and John Rieley of Millsboro is bound for the Nov. 6 General Election ballot as a GOP candidate for Sussex County Council. Mr. Rieley, with longstanding family ties rooted to farming and the financial banking/investment world, topped Kevin Christophel of Laurel in the 5th District […]

Main Street makeover will change downtown face of Millsboro

MILLSBORO – East and west, north and south, Millsboro appears to be well-positioned for enhancement and development. By Memorial Day 2019, an extreme makeover of a good portion of the town’s downtown business district should be completed through the Main Street improvements project. The Main Street initiative includes new sidewalks most likely augmented by a […]

Millsboro: Conceptual plans next step in ‘park’ initiative near western limits

MILLSBORO – Rural property owned by the town of Millsboro could someday feature trails, an amphitheater or a dog park, as well as other amenities. It might also be part of a “gateway” welcome near the town’s western outskirts. Town council on Sept. 4 gave the go-ahead to contract a Dover-based landscaping architectural firm to […]

No Stopping, Standing, Parking: Sign change geared toward middle school student safety

MILLSBORO – Change in the name of student safety is in the works for signage along Wilson Highway within Millsboro’s town limits. Through code amendment, Millsboro’s town council plans to act on Millsboro Middle School’s request to replace two “No Parking This Side of Street” signs with “No Stopping, Standing, Parking” signage. Delaware State Police […]

After FY18 cuts, increases punctuate IRSD’s FY19 preliminary budget

SELBYVILLE – The all-important Sept. 30 unit count will finalize Indian River School District’s fiscal year 2019 budget, which in preliminary presentation form stands at nearly $158 million. IRSD Director of Business Jan Steele in a financial update at the Aug. 27 board of education meeting unveiled the preliminary budget, which includes approximately $48 million […]

Millsboro police: Forester, Moyer promoted to rank of sergeant

MILLSBORO – A double-barreled promotion to the rank of sergeant was held during Millsboro town council’s Sept. 4 meeting. Police officers Patrick Forester and David Moyer were promoted from the rank of corporal before an audience that included family, friends and police department colleagues. Their fathers, Joseph Forester and Jerry Moyer, had the honor of […]

IRSD: Student lunch, breakfast prices remain unchanged

GEORGETOWN – Student lunch and breakfast prices will remain unchanged for yet another year in the Indian River School District. Following a presentation Aug. 27 by IRSD Supervisor of Nutrition Services Clifton Toomey, Jr., the district’s board of education approved meal prices for the 2018-19 school year, which begins after Labor Day. Student meal prices […]