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Sussex P&Z approves natural gas facility next to elementary school

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Pending final site plan approval, a natural gas offloading station will be built right next to Phillis Wheatley Elementary School in Bridgeville. Photo/Google Maps. Sussex County’s Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday approved a Bridgeville project that will result in a natural gas offloading station being built 1,300 feet away from an elementary school.  The project will result in at …

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Seaford mayor pushes back against AG’s fetal remains lawsuit

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

Seaford Mayor David Genshaw says the ordinance has nothing to do with a woman’s right to get an abortion. Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Tuesday filed suit against the City of Seaford in the state’s Court of Chancery over an ordinance relating to the manner by which abortion clinics must dispose of fetal remains.  Now, Seaford’s mayor and city …

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‘Long overdue:’ Longtime Sussex Dem Greg Fuller switches party

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Greg Fuller Sr. Former Sussex County register of wills and longtime Democrat Greg Fuller Sr. announced Friday that he is switching parties and seeking the office he once held in the upcoming election. “It was long overdue,” Fuller tells Milford Live. “I’ve always been a conservative Democrat and the party has kind of left me behind. It was just time …

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Proposed House redistricting offers more changes than Senate

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Sussex County House districts will change a lot if proposed plan goes forward.   House Democratic leadership has released their proposed redistricting maps and Sussex County will pick up a seat — that of embattled Representative Gerald Brady, a Democrat from Wilmington. The House of Representatives will convene in a special session on Nov. 1 to finalize the maps that …

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You’re not the only one who thinks traffic to, around beaches is worse

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Dr. Beth Duncan says there are increasing numbers of accidents in front of her Lewes office. Delaware’s beaches have seen traffic return to pre-pandemic levels — and then some, according to people driving the roads.  With the resurgence of tourism and rapid development of the coastal region, some locals say the summer of 2021 traffic has become worse than ever. …

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State warns people not to forage in Sussex because of deadly hemlock

Terry Rogers Health

The stem of the poisonous hemlock plant, with purple spots     The Delaware Department of Agriculture has warned Sussex County residents that two species of poison hemlock have been discovered there. The spotted water hemlock, cicuta maculate, and another form of hemlock, conicum maculatum, were found in area wetlands. “Both hemlocks bloom from June through late August,” the Delaware …