Above, a bus rolls down Stein Highway in Seaford on Tuesday morning and below, Debbie Aaron, a Laurel area bus contractor, gets ready to open her bus door for another busy day on her route.

Photos by Ronald MacArthur

Small bus contractors facing uncertain future fed up with state contract

FAIR TIME COMING - Itís almost time for the annual Towne & Country Fair. See a schedule of events. Page 19

THANKS LEON - Leon Trivits will receive recognition for his support of a building project at the Gov. Ross Mansion Plantation. Page 6

SCHOOL CHANGES - Seafordís Middle School will undergo administrative changes during the next school year. Page 4

CLICK IT CAMPAIGN - Some Seaford High School students receive top honors in a statewide media campaign contest. Page 10

ON THE JOB - The City of Seafordís newest employee has some strong feelings about her ďadoptedĒ home. Page 13

TOP SCHOLARS - The stateís top officials gather to honor the stateís top seniors. Several local students are among the best of the best. Page 16

IS IT WORTH SOMETHING? - The local version of the Antiques Roadshow is taking center stage this Saturday at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford. Page 19

SMART STUDENTS - Hundreds of area schoolís honor students are included in this edition. Pages 28 - 34

THE CHAMPS - The Seaford High School girlsí tennis team finishes the conference season unbeaten for the second straight year. The team heads off as the top contender for the tournament title this weekend. Page 36

CRUNCH TIME - Local baseball and softball teams are looking ahead to post-season play as the regular winds down over the next week. Page