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Sussex County could see its second public charter school by 2021 if one educator has her way.



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Two companies that haul nonhazardous liquid waste for Allen Harim Foods are seeking to change their permits as the poultry producer awaits approval to house a deboning operation in Millsboro.

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Poultry company Allen Harim says wastewater from its Harbeson processing plant has been fully compliant with discharge requirements in the year since upgrades were made there.

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Milton-area residents are pushing back on a plan that will stop poultry giant Allen Harim’s Harbeson chicken plant from discharging treated wastewater into a Sussex County creek. 


The plan calls for Allen Harim to pipe its treated wastewater eight miles to a facility northwest of Milton owned by water resources company Artesian Resources Corporation. The water will be stored at the facility and sprayed onto nearby land.

But some residents fear their wells will be contaminated, and they’re calling for more investigation as Artesian begins to construct its new facility.

State environmental officials have cited Mountaire Farms for polluting groundwater near its Millsboro plant.

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Artesian Water Company has received the state’s OK to amend a construction permit for a new wastewater storage facility north of Milton.

Milton offers GPS watches to track people with dementia

May 21, 2017
Care Predict

A new program in Milton is using GPS wrist watches to locate people with dementia who wander off.


Courtesy: Sarah Denison/Delaware Public Archives

Since 1930, state archivists have marked more than 570 places that left a mark on Delaware's history.


In the next week, they'll add a new home, building and school to that list. The sites slated to be marked are in Milton, Hockessin and Georgetown.