Townsend to restart police department, with Milford man as chief

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Robert “Bob” Longo will help Townsend restart its own police department. After decades without a police force, the town of Townsend, Delaware will once again have its own officers patrolling its streets.  The town council authorized a measure to reactivate Townsend’s police department at a recent council meeting.  Even though the town is only in the preliminary stages of establishing …

Route 1 in Sussex County. DelDOT photo

Delaware clears up after wind, rain and high tide

Ken Mammarella Government

Route 1 in Sussex County on Friday. DelDOT photo By noon Saturday, it appears that the worst was over from the miserable conditions on Friday — high winds, heavy rain and tidal surges — that closed roads throughout Delaware. That said, “motorists are urged to drive with caution because standing water may still be present” on shoulders, Delaware State Police warned. …

Route 1 in Sussex County. DelDOT photo

Woodland Beach evacuated; Route 1 closed in coastal Sussex

Ken Mammarella Government

Route 1 in Sussex County. DelDOT photo Friday’s weather was as miserable as predicted, with strong winds, coastal flooding, a warning of flash floods and multiple roads closed or impassible. The flooding forced the evacuation of Woodland Beach in Kent County and closed part of Route 1 in Sussex County and other roads throughout the state, the Delaware Department of …

Delaware State Police seek help naming VW Beetle recruit

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Sgt. Dan has retired from his safety program duties, and State Troopers want fairgoers to help name his replacement.   After wearing out two Volkswagen Beetles as safety education vehicles, the Delaware State Police fleet has been joined by a turbo-charged 2019 Beetle that needs a name. You can submit your suggestion at the Delaware State Fair, which starts today. …