SB 61 would increase the number of personal sick days for teachers and other school employees from 3 to 5. (Pexels)

Education leaders fight bills adding days off for teachers

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Bills that would expand the reasons and days for teachers to take days off from work divided legislators and public commenters in the Senate Education Committee Wednesday. Senate Bill 60, sponsored by Sen. Laura Sturgeon, D-Hockessin, who is chair of the committee, would give teachers and other school employees the same protection to be absent without a loss of pay …

Bridgeville natural gas facility would put kids at risk, opponents say

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Sussex County’s Planning and Zoning Commission will decide Thursday night whether to allow a Bridgeville project to proceed that would put a natural gas offloading station within 1,300 feet of an elementary school.  The commission deferred action on Eastern Shore Natural Gas’ conditional use request during a Feb. 10 meeting after numerous members of the public objected to the proposal.  …