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Milford School District lowers tax rate for 8th year

Terry RogersGovernment, Headlines

Milford School District this week voted to lower  the school tax rate in both Kent and Sussex counties for the eighth year in a row. The Kent County school tax rate from $1.6593 per $100 of assessed property value to $0.2807 per $100 value after receiving reassessed property values from that county. The rate in Sussex also dropped from $4.6503 …

Animal Partners Sussex vaccine clinic

Animal Partners to host free vaccine clinic for Sussex pets

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

An animal welfare group will host two free wellness and vaccine clinics for Sussex County pet owners, the first Thursday, June 27, at the Bridgeville Goodwill. Humane Animal Partners, which has adoption centers in Rehoboth Beach, Wilmington  and Stanton/Christiana, is sponsoring the clinics because it can be difficult for people in Sussex County to find accessible, affordable veterinary care. The …

James Farm Center for Inland Bays

James Farm education building construction starts

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays has broken ground for a three-season education building at the James Farm Ecological Preserve in Ocean View. The preserve, managed by the Center on behalf of Sussex County since 1998, is a 150-acre nature preserve located along the Indian River Bay. t’s open to the public 365 days a year and last year …

The Senior Roll Call Lifeline calls the homes of seniors and disabled New Castle County residents. (Andrea Piaqcuadio studio from Pexels)

Another ‘save’ by NCCo Senior Roll Call Lifeline

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines, Health

Every morning, the New Castle County Police Senior Roll Call Lifeline calls the homes of seniors and disabled county residents. On Sept. 20, one call led to finding a 76-year-old woman who’d fallen and couldn’t contact help. The woman, who lives in Heritage Park, off Kirkwood Highway, was sent to Christiana Hospital. That moment was called a “save,” and it …

New Castle County is moving forward with a plan to require fire sprinklers in new home. (Pixabay photo from Pexels)

NCCo working to require fire sprinklers in new homes

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

New Castle County is moving forward with a plan to require fire sprinklers in new townhouses and one- and two-family dwellings. Its planing document cites lots of support, including the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office, the New Castle County Fire Chiefs Association, the New Castle County Firefighter’s Association, the New Castle County Fire and Ambulance Advisory Board, the Fire Sprinkler …

prevailing wage

Contractors: Prevailing wages bill will raise state costs

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A bill that would increase the prevailing wage for contractors making products offsite is unlikely to be heard in the House after the legislature passed the 2024 fiscal year’s budget on Wednesday. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 102, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Bryan Townsend, D-Newark, would require laborers making products away from a building site to be paid …

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State campaign to encourage use of library privacy kiosks

Sam HautHeadlines, Government

The state plans a marketing campaign to encourage more residents to use Social Service Kiosks that now exist in some libraries to access medical and other private services. The soundproof booths are located in 13 different libraries across the state.  Health and library officials hoped they would help some of Delaware’s more disadvantaged populations get the help they needed to …

RISE Against Hunger meals packing

Sussex community event hopes to pack, donate 150,000 meals

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

A Sussex County community-wide program aimed at feeding the hungry plans to pack and donate as many as 150,000 meals March 4. It already knows it has the money and manpower to pack 100,000 and is hoping for more donations between now and March 2 to help hit their goal.  “I am really kind of ecstatic about where we are, …

Return Day

From politics to parties, this tradition dates back to 1812

Ken Mammarella, Delaware Journalism CollaborativeHeadlines, Culture

Delaware LIVE News is part of the Delaware Journalism Collaborative, a partnership of local news and community organizations working to bridge divides statewide. Learn more here. This is the story of cockfighting and barbecued chicken, of oxcarts and ox roasts, of political parties and alcohol-fueled parties and of at least one death. This is the story of Delaware’s Return Day, an …

RD 4 Candidates

4 seek House seat moved from Wilmington to Sussex 

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Now that the Route 24 corridor from Millsboro to Angola has its own state House District, four candidates have emerged to represent the area. The legislative seat was moved from Wilmington to Sussex County during last year’s redistricting process, reflecting population growth in the southern end of Delaware. Republican candidates include Dr. Jeff Hilovsky, co-founder of Sussex Eye Center, and …