A day after the Sussex County Council, by a 3-2 vote, approved construction of 200 apartments at the intersection of Railway and Old Mill roads near Millville and Ocean View, an opponent of the project said he and other adversaries will consider suing the council “for not following its own rules.”

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Causing too much traffic — and a comparison to clogging roadways the way cholesterol clogs a heart patients’ arteries — were among concerns expressed by opponents of a proposed 70-room hotel with restaurant during a Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission public hearing this week.

Citing an increase in traffic, and environmental and related concerns, Fenwick Island residents have formed the Fenwick Protection Project, in hopes of blocking construction of a new 70-room hotel with restaurant, proposed for construction near wetlands on Route 54.

The Sussex County Council is expected to vote next week on whether to approve construction of 200 apartments at the intersection of Railway and Old Mill roads near Millville and Ocean View — a proposed project that has met with considerable opposition.

Just as the clouds part on a year-long global health crisis, the sunnier skies that await for summer 2021 actually could fuel another threat — a super-charged Atlantic hurricane season. And coastal residents should be on guard now, warned Sussex County emergency officials.

Route 54 officially has a new traffic pattern. An all-way stop was activated on May 11 where Hudson Road intersects Lighthouse Road (Route 54). The change was made to improve safety and to reduce the likelihood of crashes there.

Dr. David Tam, president and CEO of Beebe Healthcare, this week provided an update to the Sussex County Council about hospital activities, making council members laugh when he recalled valuable advice given to him by his wife as he planned his trip from California, where he was living, to De…

Residents of the Bayside Community Association, which brings together residents of the Bayside community near Selbyville, will meet with Sussex County Councilman John Rieley on Saturday, May 8, concerning a request for an updated traffic study.

The Sussex County Council this week unanimously approved a request for a zoning amendment that will allow 23 more units to be built on 5 acres at Bay Forest Club, a planned residential community near Dagsboro.

The Sussex County Council this week, after hearing more than five hours of testimony overwhelming opposed to the construction of 200 new apartments on a site near Millville and Ocean View, deferred their decision to approve or deny the application.

Some nearby residents are expressing disappointment in the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission’s recommendation last week to approve construction of 200 new apartments on a parcel near Millville and Ocean View, despite nearly five hours of opposition at the March 25 public hearing…

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It wasn’t until all three Delaware counties were served with an education-related lawsuit — one they concluded they were unlikely to win — that county officials finally agreed to update their property-tax system. Now, for the first time in almost 50 years, Sussex County will reassess the val…

The Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission on Thursday, April 8, is expected to announce its recommendation about whether to allow 200 apartments to be built at the intersection of Railway and Old Mill roads near Millville.

Following nearly five hours of testimony last week — all from those opposed to a proposed project to build 200 apartments at the intersection of Railway and Old Mill roads near Ocean View and Millville, the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission deferred making a recommendation until…

The Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission was set this week to preside over a public hearing concerning property on the north corner of the intersection of Railway Road and Old Mill Road near Ocean View and Millville — the site of a proposed 200-unit apartment complex. The request i…

The Sussex County Council this week approved a memorandum-of-understanding among Sussex County Department of Libraries, state health department and Beebe Healthcare to use the County’s Bookmobile to provide COVID-19 vaccinations in several towns throughout Delaware, where vaccination opportu…

The Sussex County Council this week received an update about plans for a 20,000-square-foot Emergency Operations Complex addition in Georgetown — an estimated $12 million project that will be included in the proposed County 2022-fiscal-year budget.

There’s no question that Sussex County roads are congested. Although regular paving and safety projects are common, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials want to take a comprehensive look at life and travel in northern Sussex County. That’s why their first step is to colle…

The Sussex County Council this week unanimously approved a request from Pine Acres Inc. to build an 8-acre campground suitable for 58 recreational vehicle sites, at 25491 Dogwood Lane in Millsboro, in the Leisure Point RV Resort.

The director of Atlantic General Hospital (AGH) in Berlin, Md., along with other hospital officials, recently updated the Sussex County Council about services provided to Delaware residents and changes made during the coronavirus pandemic.

Roadwork is desperately needed on Route 24, and it will be a constant companion for the next three years. Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials presented a full slate of State Route 24 Corridor Improvement projects in a Feb. 25 virtual workshop.

The Sussex County Council, at its Tuesday, March 9, meeting, approved a funding increase for its contribution to the state Office of Animal Welfare, from $768,000 to $853,422. The money will come from the County’s General Fund.

Sussex County officials this week announced that several of the county’s public libraries were resuming limited in-person services as Delaware moves past the winter surge in COVID-19 case numbers, which forced libraries late last fall to suspend patron visits for computer usage and other offerings.

It’s a lawsuit that’s been years in the making, but the class-action suit against Mountaire Farms may be approaching a $65 million resolution. Rather than face a prolonged jury trial, the poultry processing plant and the citizens who sued them have agreed to a $65 million settlement that cou…

Through an agreement approved by the Sussex County Council, Sussex has joined Kent and New Castle counties as participants in an agreement with Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility Inc., responsible for the Delaware Voluntary Clean Energy Financing Program.

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A group of citizens concerned about the impact of a proposed 200-unit apartment complex, set to be built at Railway and Old Mill roads near Ocean View, wants the County Council to delay the Feb. 18 hearing on the matter for a month or two, until they can get vaccinated against the coronaviru…

The Delaware Democratic Party is required to reorganize their leadership following a presidential election. As such, all Sussex County Representative Districts (RDs) have scheduled a reorganization caucus during January. The caucus for the 41st RD is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m…

A Sussex County resident who called in during the Public Comments portion of the Tuesday, Jan. 12, Sussex County Council meeting urged the county leaders to “discourage individuals and groups from transforming peaceful demonstrations in Dover, when President Biden is sworn in, like that that…

As a council year for the Sussex County Council began this week, three council members elected in November, as well as Clerk of the Peace Norman A. Jones Jr., were sworn in by a county judge on Jan. 5.

Sussex County small-business owner and farmer Ellen Magee was sworn in as Sussex County’s new Register of Wills on Monday, Jan. 4, following what outgoing Register of Wills Cynthia Green called “a peaceful transfer of power.”

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Gov. John Carney on Saturday, Jan. 2, announced that he had appointed small-business owner and farmer Ellen Magee to serve as Sussex County Register of Wills. Magee will replace Cynthia Green, who won the election in November to represent District 2 on the Sussex County Council. Under the De…

Members of the League of Women Voters throughout Delaware are mourning the death of state League President Carol Jones, of Rehoboth Beach, on Thursday, Dec. 17. Jones had a long history of commitment to the League of Women Voters of Sussex County (LWVSCDE,) as well as to the League of Women …

The Sussex County Council this week approved the Fast Track Fund with the Delaware Department of Transportation, agreeing that the County will pay in advance to expedite certain much-needed road improvements, then be reimbursed by DelDOT after work is complete.

Former Sussex County councilman George Cole drew laughter when he approached the council this week to reminisce a little about serving with outgoing Councilmen Samuel Wilson and Irwin G. “I.G” Burton, whose final meetings as part of the council were on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Wilson retired after …

A Georgetown woman and her husband, concerned about a next-door neighbor whose goats, chickens and other farm animals are emitting odors and attracting flies and whose dogs bark and whine for hours, they assert, is hoping to raise awareness about what is permitted under Sussex County Code an…

Sussex County Council President Mike Vincent easily won a fourth four-year term in the Tuesday, Nov. 3, election for the seat representing District 1, defeating Democratic challenger Hunter Hastings of Seaford, while, in District 3, candidate Mark Schaeffer was declaring victory as his chall…

The Sussex County, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, approved the Henlopen Transportation Improvement District (TID), a first-of-its-kind plan for the county that is designed to tie new development to infrastructure investment and enhance overall mobility in the region.

The Sussex County Council, at their Tuesday, Oct. 20, meeting, agreed to consider donating to the annual Delaware Goes Purple Awareness Campaign, to help those dealing with substance abuse.

Patti Drago, the write-in candidate for Sussex County Council representing District 3, this week issued an e-mail assuring voters they can write her name as either “Patti” or “Patricia” Drago on the ballot.

Delaware’s state election commissioner this week sent a short note to Sussex County Council write-in candidate Patti Drago, reminding her that she is required to report campaign contributions and expenditures; but Drago said she has been compliant all along and has been careful to run a tran…

The Sussex County Council, at its Tuesday, Sept. 22, meeting, unanimously approved the revised memorandum-of-understanding (MOU) for land development coordination with the Delaware Department of Transportation, making it effective immediately.