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Unread 04-19-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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I think a thread about the State Fair would be great!
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Unread 04-19-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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I think a thread about the State Fair would be great!
Yes, it would. We've touched on it quite a few times in various threads. I remember posting often about the Fair, but there was no separate thread that I can remember.
It was the Harrington Fair, then it was called the Kent-Sussex Fair, now the Delaware State Fair.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 04:15 PM
 
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OK, the title of this thread is deliberately provocative and a parody of the similarly titled Wilmington thread. However, what I want to discuss is the socio-economic problems of the portion of DE that includes places like Seaford, Laurel and Greenwood, and what the future of that part of the state may be. Today yet again I read a piece in the News-Journal regarding three young men charged in a shooting incident in Seaford, a couple of whom were apprehended during a traffic violation stop in Greenwood. These types of crime reports from southwestern DE are pretty routine fare, being reported very frequently in the newspaper.

There is, of course, no place anywhere that isn't afflicted with at least some crime of some sort, but when you think of the relatively low population density of southwestern DE, it might seem that area of the state has a quite high crime rate relative to the more densely populated coastal and northern regions.

My perception is that there isn't a lot going on economically in southwestern DE, the area has lost industry, and it's a backwater with little opportunity for youths whose families aren't agricultural land-owners. I wonder what efforts are being made to bring in more industry and jobs, and to rectify social problems there. I also wonder what future the area may have in terms of housing development for people who want to move to a more rural/small town environment -- the sort of folks who presently are moving to new developments in southern New Castle County or more central/easterly Kent County.

Any insights?
Bear, Glasgow area was the same 30yrs ago. Traveling over the St. Georges bridge was nicknamed 'Slower Delaware', and a different world. Middletown certainly isn't the same as it was 10yrs ago.

Where else is will there be to build new housing developments below Symrna and Dover? I have no doubt this area holds a better future.
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Unread 04-20-2012, 09:07 AM
 
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I think a thread about the State Fair would be great!
Ok, lets get it going then...
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