Rescue from water turns acquaintance into a hero

Gay Kern and Muffin sit in the boat that dumped them both into Williams Pond. Kern believes that Lester Stagg probably saved her from drowning.

Photo by April Durham

Seaford raises taxes - Seaford's tax rate increases this year for the first time in a decade, but residents are paying less for electric. Page 2
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Story of a fast learner - Six years ago, Anh-Tuan Huynh couldn't speak English. This year he was valedictorian in Laurel. Page 28
Traffic death - A Seaford woman dies in a single-car crash. Page 33