SPRING PROJECT ON U.S. 13 - Ben VanSciver, left, and Wayne Murphy, employees of the City of Seaford Parks and Recreation department, apply the finishing touches to new flower beds at the “Welcome to Seaford signs” in the median of U.S. 13. In cooperation with DelDOT, the department has taken on the beautification of the median as a project.

Photos by Ronald MacArthur

Area is buzzing after news of complex project surfaces



BROOKE BENEFIT - A local family learns a powerful lesson in love and care in the community. Page 4

ALLEN DONATION - The Allen legacy lives on with a $1.4 million donation to the Delaware Community Foundation. Page 8

STARTED IN 1865 - A local police department celebrates 140 years of serving the community. Page 9

SCHOOL ELECTION - Voters in the Woodbridge School District quiz the two candidates in the upcoming election. Page 11

VOTING CHANGE - Where do you stand on the at-large voting issue for county council seats? One local organization is supporting the idea. Page 13

SPRING GALA - It was a black-tie affair on Saturday night at Delaware Technical and Community College. Page 14

BB SHOOTING - Police are looking for two suspects who shot a young boy with a BB gun as he played in a school playground. Page 16

MOTHER’S DAY - Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Check out several pages in this edition just for mom. Pages 49-52

FAIR BREAKFAST - A prayer breakfast, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Seaford, will kick off the 12th annual Towne & Country Fair on May 21. Page 55

RELAY FOR LIFE - A cancer survivor will be celebrating a milestone during the annual Western Sussex Relay for Life May 20-21. Page 57