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Sunday, June 23, 2019

State-owned DART Beach bus a hit over Memorial Day weekend

In its first weekend of operations, DART's Beach Bus ridership hit record highs, thanks in part to a transit center near Lewes. During Memorial Day weekend, 10,905 trips were taken, a 37 percent increase compared to...

Fire ants hitchhike their way from Florida to Sussex with palm...

The Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is alerting local businesses and purchasers of tropical nursery stock of the recent detection of fire ants in a shipment of palm trees imported from Florida. The red imported...

State and Bloosurf announce wireless broadband partnership for Kent, Sussex

The Delaware Department of Technology and Information announced a partnership with Bloosurf to provide wireless broadband in rural areas of Kent and Sussex counties. Last July, Governor John Carney and DTI issued a Request for...

Business owner gets 5 years in prison and is ordered to pay $4.2...

William Cook, 63, of Berlin, MD was sentenced Thursday  by Delaware  U.S. District Court Judge Colm F. Connolly to five years in prison  on federal bank fraud, false statement, and money laundering charges. After a...

Government units in Delaware form Anti-Litter Alliance

Gov.  John Carney,  joined by government officials,  formally announced the Delaware Anti-Litter Alliance – a coalition of local leaders seeking to reduce litter in Delaware. The coalition is an initiative of the Keep DE Litter Free...

Punkin Chunkin heads to Land of Lincoln

It had long been rumored  that Punkin' Chunkin' would be moving from its home in Sussex County to nearby Maryland. But in a surprise development, it was announced Tuesday that the event will move to...

Police issue warning about counterfeit bills as beach season gets underway

In a heads up to business owners and residents  in coastal Delaware and Maryland, the Ocean City Police Department say counterfeit bills are already making he rounds. In the past week,  Ocean City Police have...

Chesapeake rings Opening Bell on New York Stock Exchange

The New York Stock Exchange welcomed Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Dover in celebration of the contributions of the company's employees, its 12 straight years of earnings growth and total shareholder return, and more than  25...

Sussex County’s proposed budget totals nearly $186 million

Sussex County's proposed budget taps into a surplus but will not avoid a property tax increase. County officials on Tuesday, unveiled the proposed $185.8 million budget for Fiscal Year 2020 to fund various local services...

Rehoboth parkers can’t back into spaces as city adds plate scanning tech to...

The favored parking method of individuals and  safety conscious companies like Delmarva Power will not be an option in Rehoboth Beach as meter and permit season gets underway. As the peak season begins,   parking permits are needed in...