Delaware State Auditor-Elect Lydia York

Delaware’s new state auditor to take office Jan. 3

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

When Democrat Lydia York takes the oath of office on Jan. 3, she’ll be Delaware’s third auditor of accounts since October. She’ll take the reins from Dennis Greenhouse, who Gov. John Carney appointed after former Auditor Kathy McGuiness resigned following a misconduct scandal. For York, the gravity of the moment is still sinking in, she told Delaware LIVE News. “Each …

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McGuiness to be sentenced Wednesday

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness will be sentenced Wednesday on two misdemeanor charges. In July, McGuiness was found guilty of conflict of interest, official misconduct, and structuring to avoid compliance with procurement law. The structuring charge was later dismissed by the judge. Each conviction comes with a possible prison term of one year, though political observers believe her punishment will …

TSD Review Sept 29

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 29, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Grand Gala returns with ‘Hamilton’ star on stage Private schools go into overdrive with open houses Diocese of Wilmington to honor first responders, lawyers State seeks input on plan for Cooch’s Bridge site Food & Drink Dogfish, Dewey Beer, Fifer Orchards team up on autumn …

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Meet the candidates for Delaware state auditor

Charles Megginson Headlines, Government

In the race for state auditor, Delawareans have two choices: Democrat Lydia York, a career accountant and attorney, and Republican Janice Lorrah, an attorney who rose to prominence by suing Delaware’s governor over his COVID-era school mask mandate. Both say they’re running to restore integrity to the Office of the Auditor — a position that traditionally doesn’t get much attention, …

TSD Review Sept 15

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 15, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community How COVID turned Dolly Parton’s music into theater Business Delaware Symphony, musicians hail contract as ‘new chapter’ Government Who’s running in Delaware’s Nov. 8 general election? Goodbye Bonini, Hello Buckson McGuiness is McGone Delaware 2022 primary election results Primary election starts with uneven crowds, few …

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McGuiness is McGone

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness, who in July was convicted of three misdemeanor corruption charges, later reduced to two by the judge, has lost her primary election to Democratic Party-endorsed candidate Lydia York. York won in a landslide, carrying nearly 70% of the vote. The result brings an end to the speculation over how Gov. John Carney will go about removing …

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McGuiness, York both ‘cautiously optimistic’

Charles Megginson Headlines, Government

Many state and local candidates don’t have challengers from their own party, which means that in some precincts in Tuesday’s primary election, the only race on the ballot is the one between incumbent Auditor of Accounts Kathy McGuiness and her Democratic Party-endorsed opponent, Lydia York. It’s apparent the challenge is not mobilizing folks enough to come out to the ballot …

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Primary election starts with uneven crowds, few problems

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware’s primary election day seemed off to a slow start Tuesday, but with only a few problems reported. An early morning storm knocked power out to 1,500 people in Rehoboth Beach, including voting machines there, and machines wouldn’t work in Selbyville prompted poll officials to call for help. By 8:30, one machine was back online in Rehoboth Beach. Election officials …

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What to know before Tuesday’s primary election

Charles Megginson Headlines, Government

Just one statewide incumbent and eight sitting members of the Delaware General Assembly will have a primary opponent when the polls open Tuesday. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Incumbent Auditor of Accounts Kathy McGuiness will face off against attorney and accountant Lydia York.  Eight incumbent members of the General Assembly have primary opponents, including Sen. …

TSD Review Aug 4

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – August 4, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY Spark: Summer camp with something for all Sign up now to help with 2022 Coastal Cleanup BUSINESS Delaware judge sets date for Twitter, Elon Musk lawsuit DOJ: Buffett-owned mortgage firm guilty of redlining in NCCo FOOD & DINING State Fair competitors: Baking up a good …