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…
The Sussex County Council this week agreed to consider increasing funding for the Sussex Conservation District as they discuss the 2022-fiscal-year budget, following a presentation by David Baird, district coordinator.
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.
The Sussex County Council approved leasing two hangars to Schell Aviation LLC, based in Rehoboth Beach, at their Tuesday, Feb. 9, meeting.
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.
Kristin Cooper, assistant director of South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, was honored as Sussex County’s Employee of the Year at the Tuesday, Jan. 5, Sussex County Council meeting.
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.”
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 …
In the middle of the Great Cypress Swamp, restoration of 80 acres of former farmland to freshwater wetlands is being called a boon to migratory shorebirds and waterfowl as well as rare and declining reptiles and native wildlife.
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…
Sussex County’s annual Caroling on The Circle will strike a much different chord this holiday season because of the global coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Sussex County continues to reap the rewards of sound financial management, pulling down its 18th award for outstanding auditing and budgeting practices recently, just weeks after winning its second AAA bond rating ever.
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.
Although Sussex County Council primary election results remained unofficial Wednesday morning, Sept. 16, in the tentative tally, candidate Mark Schaeffer received 44 more votes than his opponent, incumbent Councilman I.G. Burton, a fellow Republican representing District 3. The margin of vic…
Sussex County Councilman Irwin G. “I.G.” Burton III, who is running for a second four-year term representing District 3, has heard all of the comments his opponent has made about him and, disputing them, sighed, “The guy is just confused.”
When he talks about efforts and successes of the Sussex County Council, Council President Mike Vincent is careful to use the word “we,” not “I.”
As he continues his campaign for a seat on the Sussex County Council, Mark Schaeffer is focusing on specific goals, with more funding for first-responders, better control of traffic congestion and avoiding tax increases among those goals.
Declaring that she is running on her record as Sussex County Register of Wills, Cindy Green, candidate for the Sussex County Council representing District 2, serving as a council member would be “an expansion of my service to the county,” the first-time contender said.
A portion of the $5,000 requested by the Millsboro Little League to help pay for a new $20,000 speaker system at the ballpark, was approved by the Sussex County Council during their Tuesday, Aug. 11, meeting.
Employing the campaign slogan “Change begins with action,” 26-year-old Hunter Hastings is running for a seat on the Sussex County Council, representing District 1 and challenging incumbent Council President Michael Vincent, who is seeking a fourth term.
The Sussex County Council, at their Tuesday, July 28, meeting, discussed the July revision of the memorandum-of-understanding between the County and the Delaware Department of Transportation, and announced that public comments on the document would be accepted until the end of that day.
At first, Robert Wilson wasn’t particularly interested in running for the seat on the Sussex County Council that his father, Councilman Samuel Wilson Jr., is retiring from after three four-year terms.
Citing benefits of full-grown trees — from absorbing stormwater to providing habitats for wildlife — Sussex County Councilman Douglas Hudson is calling for them to be preserved when land is cleared for new developments.
In this year’s Sussex County Council election, there are challengers in two of the three districts on this year’s ballot. The primary will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Sussex County is turning to a longtime professional who officials said is known for having his finger on the pulse of the latest medical training and trends to helm the County’s award-winning paramedic service.
Beginning on Tuesday, June 30, Sussex County Council chambers will reopen for meetings and public hearings, although those who prefer not to attend can still participate by conference call.
Sussex County officials announced on Thursday, June 18, that County government offices would be closed Friday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth. The announcement came on the heels of Gov. John Carney’s announcement of the closure of State offices on Friday in honor of the holiday celebra…
At the suggestion of Sussex County Councilman John Rieley, County Administrator Todd Lawson and his staff will gather details about how other counties are conducting business during coronavirus restrictions and report back to the council.
Taxes won’t increase in Sussex County again this year, and there won’t be any unnecessary expenditures in the County’s 2021-fiscal-year budget, a document influenced by the financial impact of the coronavirus.