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Sussex County unveiled its $143 million budget proposal for the 2018 fiscal year Tuesday.


It doesn’t call for raising property taxes or sewer fees, despite rising costs.

Sussex County officials hope new drainage standards will prevent flooding issues in newer residential developments.


Heavy rainstorms have shown the flooding risk some of these developments throughout the county face.

Gov. Jack Markell’s (D-Delaware) final budget plan released Thursday would decrease funding all three First State counties receive for paramedic services, and cut the income they receive from realty transfer taxes.


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People at Georgetown’s Caroling on the Circle event Monday night were carrying more than a tune. They were also carrying armfuls of canned goods for the less fortunate.

Courtesy of Delaware Technical Community College

Delaware Technical Community College is potentially severing ties with University of Delaware faculty who help run an accelerated learning program for Sussex County students.

Sussex County’s 2017 budget is officially in place.

Sussex County Council Tuesday unanimously approved a $119 million dollar spending plan for the coming year.

Sussex County unveiled its 2017 budget plan Tuesday. 

The overall proposed spending plan is down 3.1 percent or $3.8 million from the current year.  That’s largely due to a drop sewer construction in the coming year.

Photo courtesy: Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research

While officials continue to investigate the deaths of four bald eagles found this month in Sussex County, a couple injured birds found with them have been released from an area rehabilitation center.

A recent report has ranked Sussex County as the healthiest county in the state, while Kent is ranked the least healthy.

This overall finding is on par with previous population health reports from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

It appears pumpkins will fly again in Sussex County later this year.

World Championship Punkin Chunkin announced over social media Saturday that it plans to return in 2016, back at the site that was its most recent home until insurance issues put the pumpkin-hurling event on hiatus after the 2013 edition of the event.