Frankford has been going through some things recently.
From arguments over citizens’ privilege at council meetings to debate over a pension plan for Town employees to water bill delays, there has been some tension between officials and residents. One topic that hasn’t been hotly debated is the Town’s police force.
Chief William Dudley was in charge. And there were no questions.
This Sunday, Dec. 7, many of us will be elbowing people at stores and fighting amongst family members over holiday decorating of the house. And that’s a good thing.
It’s Thanksgiving week, which means many people across these fruited plains are taking a moment to appreciate what they have around them, families are braving the crowds to get to one another for the holiday and the smart turkeys are all hiding out until the mad rush passes.
And, of course, there’s shopping.
The traditional season of giving thanks kicks off this week, and for those looking to pay their good fortune forward, there is no shortage of opportunities right in our back yard.
We’ve received a number of letters and a multitude of phone calls this week about the proposal for the Town of Bethany Beach to end its practice of bidding out beach equipment rental concessions and take over the business for itself.
So another election season has come and gone, the voters have had their say and life will go forth for those of us in Sussex County, with a few new faces in new places.
One of the msot anticipated election days we’ve had in quite some time will finally take place next Tuesday, Nov. 4.
No, there’s nothing as glamorous as a presidential or gubernatorial election during the mid-term balloting, but the ramifications of this year’s elections will be strongly felt, both locally and nationally.
Kami Banks has long been an influential voice in the community, somewhat belying her relatively-young age.
We are really big fans of community policing.
The heroin problem has been steadily growing throughout our community over the past year or so.
When Department of Natural Resource’s (DNREC) beach guru Tony Pratt visited the Fenwick Island Town Council last week to discuss dune maintenance, he uttered two words in particular that should carry a lot of weight.
“Sand blows,” he explained.
The community is preparing to bid a heartfelt farewell to one of its favorite sons.
Matt Haley — restaurateur, philanthropist, speaker and basic humanitarian — passed away on Aug. 19 from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in India while performing some of his humanitarian efforts. His loss was a shock to many in our area, not only because he was only 53 years old, but also because of the enthisiasm and zest for life he exhibited nearly every moment of his life.
There’s a fire in your home. Or an intruder breaking in the back door. Maybe you’ve been carjacked in your driveway.
Voters, you are on the clock.
After months of hearing from political candidates and their supporters, it is now officially time for the voters to take center stage in numerous elections that impact our area greatly.
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Well, there is plenty on tap as far as entertainment goes, so let’s narrow this down a little bit.
Looking for something to keep you busy from Friday through Monday, without ever leaving Bethany Beach? Oh, we have you covered.
When word filtered into our office earlier this week that popular restaurateur/philanthropist Matt Haley had been involved in a motorcycle accident in India, you could hear a collective gasp. When we learned Wednesday morning that he had succumbed to those injuries... we were an office in mourning.
Lower Sussex Little League and District III have now hosted Softball World Series events in Roxana for 11 consecutive years. And for 11 consecutive years, they have done an exemplary job.
Frankford officials recently met with financial mind Marty Presley, a resident of the town, concerning their efforts to put a pension plan in place for Town employees.
Roxana, the stage is yours.
Though the Pyle Center sees plenty of action throughout the spring and early summer, hosting Little League and other games, the lights are about to get a little brighter in Roxana.
For the second consecutive year, the Pyle Center will play host to both the Senior League and Big League World Series for softball, kicking off on Sunday, Aug. 3.
This has seemingly been a summer that everyone has been waiting for — and that is for a variety of reasons.
For starters, almost all of us were daydreaming of summer weather throughout our long, harsh winter. By the time we got hit with another snow storm on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone was just about fed up with the cold stuff and ready to feel sunshine meet faces.
The Town of Millsboro has been facing a few challenges.
One of the great traditions this area has to offer is the collection of celebrations that transpire throughout our community to commemorate Independence Day (see page A33 for descriptions). From parades to fireworks, we embrace July 4, and people plan these activities for months.
With Bill Carroll deciding to drop out of the Republican primary for the Sussex County Council District 4 race, the picture in that election gets much more clear. It will be local political heavyweights Shirley Price and George Cole battling for that seat.
The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation’s International Student Committee (QRCF-ISC), with a major hand from ResortQuest, is holding a free summer orientation for international workers at Sea Colony on Wednesday, June 25, at 11:30 a.m.
Schools are now closed throughout much of the region, so vacation time is nearly in full-effect in our little piece of paradise by the shore. So, for those of you who are down here for the first time this season, enjoying all that we have to offer, welcome, and please remember one thing:
Friday, June 6, marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most noted days in the history of our nation, D-Day. In fact, let’s change that thought for a second. It really marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most noted days in the history of the world.
In an attempt to clear up some confusion over borders, as well as generate a little more revenue, Ocean View officials are hoping some developments in unincorporated enclaves surrounding the town decide to join the Ocean View family.
All too often, particularly in our little slice of Heaven by the shore, the meaning of Memorial Day gets lost in the shuffle.
There are a few people around this beautiful community of ours who generate a smile whenever their names are brought up in conversation. One of those names is Neil Beahan.
The principal at the Southern Delaware School of the Arts (SDSA) since 2009, Beahan was recently recognized by the Delaware Association of School Administrators as the Middle Level Principal of the Year for 2014.