Sussex County Offices to Close Early on Dec 2


If you have any business to conduct at Sussex County facilities in the coming days, you’ll need to plan accordingly on one day in December. Sussex County government offices will close on December 2nd from 12 pm through the rest of the day due to an annual employee luncheon. They will be open for regular…

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GOP Lawmakers React To Gov. Carney’s Address


A few compliments, but also some concerns and criticisms, came Governor John Carney’s way Thursday as Republican legislative leaders reacted to his State of the State Address. State Senate Minority Leader Gerald Hocker, R-Ocean View, pointed out that he heard nothing mentioned about what would be done to help students make up for lost learning…

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Worcester County Hires Deputy CAO

etired U.S. Navy Commander Joseph E. Parker, III as the new deputy chief administrative officer

A recently-retired U.S. Navy Commander will become the new Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Worcester County later this month. The Commissioners have named Joseph E- Parker III to the position. He will oversee independent and broadly-defined missions with special projects. Parker will fill the position previously held by Worcester County Chief Administrative Officer Weston Young.…

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More Delawareans are in the Workforce Since July


Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was lower in August to 8.9% – down from 10.5% in July. The national unemployment rate was at 8.4% in August – down from 10.2% in July. However a year ago, the unemployment rate in Delaware was at 3.9%. In Delaware, there were 5100 more people employed last month than…

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Sussex County Council Approves Bruce Mears for Vacant P&Z Seat


The Sussex County Council has approved the nomination of builder Bruce Mears of Ocean View to the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission.  Mears, who has been a member of the County Board of Adjustment since 2017, was nominated for the P&Z seat by Doug Hudson, who vacated the seat when he was sworn in…

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UPDATED: Rehoboth Commissioners Meet with County Engineer on Sewer Treatment Plant


UPDATED – 12:30PM – Rehoboth Beach Commissioners this morning met with Sussex County Engineer, Hans Medlarz, to discuss a county sewer distribution system that would include the Rehoboth Beach wastewater treatment plant.   This month, Rehoboth’s consultants, the Abrahams Group – estimated a scenario of $934 per year for average user in FY 2020 only including…

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Public Hearing on Proposed FY 2019 Sussex County Budget Tuesday Morning


The Sussex County Council meets at 10 Tuesday morning.  On this week’s agenda is a series of public hearings beginning at 10:15 on the FY 2019 budget, Assessment rolls for sewer and water districts and establishing annual service charges and rates for County water and sewer districts.  The Council will also vote to amend the…

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