The death of a 57-year-old man jailed and charged with killing a man and dumping his body on Baywood Greens golf course last month is under investigation by Delaware State Police. The Delaware Department of Correction said in a release Tuesday that Michael A. Klein, who has a "past history of chronic...
Schell Brothers’ plan for the over 300-home Coral Lakes development on Robinsonville Road in Lewes, denied by the Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission in March, has been approved following an appeal to the county council. Coral Lakes was opposed by a vocal group of citizens, many associated with the group Sussex2030, who...
The suspect accused of murdering a man, whose body was found on the grounds of Baywood Greens golf course, is now dead. The Delaware Department of Corrections (DOC) said 57-year old Michael Klein was found unresponsive in his cell in the medical area of Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI) around 8:15 a.m., Monday, July 4, 2022.
Members of 100 Women Who Care Southern Delaware recently gathered with staff of What is Your Voice Inc. to support its mission of addressing domestic violence in Sussex County. Jacqueline Sterbach, What is Your Voice president and founder, and members of her team were presented with the group’s donation of...
A century ago, George J. Mecherle set out to provide protection for farmers and rural communities, tailoring insurance policies to meet their needs. Continuing in the tradition of looking out for the unique needs of the community, Lewes State Farm agent Jeanine O’Donnell exemplifies what it means to be a good neighbor. For her efforts, and as part of State Farm’s centennial celebration, the company asked O’Donnell to choose two local nonprofits to receive thousands of dollars in donations at a June 30 Customer Appreciation Day. O’Donnell, one of two Delaware agents selected, chose Sussex County Habitat for Humanity and Pathways to Success.
Stacker compiled a list of counties with the highest COVID-19 infection rates in Delaware using data from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
The owner of 22 acres of the former Howeth Farm property along Route 24 has plans to build a townhome project. J.G. Townsend Jr. & Company has filed three applications for School Lane, an 84-unit multifamily housing community, including a rezoning from AR-1, agricultural-residential, to MR, medium-density residential, a conditional use for multifamily housing and a requested change to the county's future land-use map designation to include all of the parcel in the coastal area.
The Daughters of the American Revolution Delaware State Regent Dr. Gloria Lester presented a check for $9,700 to Catholic Charities’ Casa San Francisco June 30, as part of her State Regent’s Project. A worthy charitable social service organization in Milton, Casa San Francisco provides a wide variety of...
Affordable housing agencies and the three healthcare systems in Sussex County are among those benefiting from county American Rescue Plan Act funds. At its June 28 meeting, Sussex County Council voted to distribute $7.5 million in federal ARPA funds awarded to the county. The funds, as required by the act, are aimed at assisting local healthcare providers, nonprofit groups and others in the ongoing coronavirus recovery.
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SUSSEX COUNTY, Del.- One non-profit is looking to bring more substance abuse resources to Delawareans. Sussex Pride is looking to set up a local SMART Recovery group which gives you tools to assist in your journey to sobriety. SMART Recovery is an international non-profit organization who takes a research based...
On July 12, public comments will be closed on the Sussex County workforce housing record. Then, county council will make recommendations to approve or change what planning & zoning has approved regarding workforce housing. What is workforce housing? Basically, it is discounted rental apartments for the workforce in the coastal areas. Builders of these apartment complexes have to meet certain criteria and have a percentage of units saved for affordable, discounted rents for the workforce. The map can be found by going to the county website, where you can also find the draft of the proposal approved by planning & zoning. First, this is a dialogue that I believe needs to continue, not close the file on public comments July 12. Next, creating apartments that are at a discounted rent for our workforce in the coastal area will create one thing – lifelong renters. While some residents enjoy living in a rental unit with no maintenance responsibilities and no lawn to maintain, my bet is that there are plenty of folks in the workforce housing market that would dream to become homeowners.
South Shore Marina plans to relocate its entrance channel to deeper water, an aggressive step to combat the sand deposits that have blocked boat traffic at the mouth of its existing channel into the Indian River. The project would improve navigation and water quality for the 92-slip boating community and...
For the better part of two centuries, grist mills were an important part of Sussex County's economy. Every town, village and crossroads had at least one where farmers would bring their corn, wheat and barley to be milled into flour. There were at least 40 mills in the county from the late 1600s into the 20th century.
The long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony took place June 28 in downtown Georgetown on the site of what will be the new Sussex County Family Court building at the corner of Race and Market streets, across from the Sussex County Courthouse. “This is a great day for the Family Court of the...
Autism Delaware is bringing back its annual Blue Jean Ball, one of the most popular events of Sussex County’s social scene. After a two-year hiatus necessitated by COVID restrictions, the event is set for 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. The fundraiser...
After 33 years of service, Dewey Beach Police Chief Sam Mackert is set to retire. Dewey Beach commissioners voted unanimously June 17 to name Lt. Billy Hocker as interim officer in charge of the police department upon Mackert’s retirement until a new chief is selected. Town Manager Bill Zolper...
More than 1 million Americans have died from COVID-19 – more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined. In the Salisbury metropolitan area, which covers parts of Maryland and Delaware, a total of 1,440 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 361 fatalities for […]