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

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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

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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 …

Sussex County provides information on property reassessment

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In November 2020, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster ordered all three counties in Delaware to reassess property by 2024 as part of a lawsuit settlement. In May, Laster ruled that the outdated assessments in the three counties violate a constitutional requirement that properties be taxed uniformly. New Castle County last assessed property in 1983, Kent in 1987 and Sussex in …

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

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  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 …

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

Headlines, 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 …

Sussex County agrees to reassess property to settle lawsuit

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Following New Castle and Kent Counties, Sussex County agreed on April 13 to reassess the value of all real property, the first assessment that has been done in the county since 1974. The decision was in response to a Chancery Court decision that all three Delaware counties violated the law by assessing property far below the market value. The lawsuit …

Governor Carney Appoints Ellen Magee as Sussex County Register of Wills

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Governor John Carney on Saturday announced that he has appointed small business owner and farmer Ellen Magee to serve as Sussex County Register of Wills. Magee will replace Cynthia Green, who won the election in November to represent District 2 on Sussex County Council. Under the Delaware Constitution, the governor must appoint a replacement until January 2023. An election will …