A controversial New Castle County business deal that would've turned two politically connected farmers into millionaires--in the name of farmland preservation--is off the table.
With the primary election less than one month away, WDEL's farmland preservation series took center stage at a fiery debate between candidates for New Castle County Executive--including incumbent Tom Gordon.
A county councilman who's fed up with an alleged sweetheart deal being propped up by New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon that would turn two politically-connected farmers into millionaires is calling for change.
Farmers are crying foul over a proposed deal by New Castle County officials brokered for two politically-connected farmers in the Port Penn area which many say could jeopardize the future of farmland preservation forever.
A proposed deal by New Castle County government that would turn two politically-connected farmers into millionaires is tied to a legal settlement, but critics say it's being couched as a farmland preservation deal as a way to get taxpayers and county council members on-board.
For decades, Delaware's farmland preservation program has been the crown jewel of conservation, preserving thousands of acres of farmland at affordable, discounted prices.
A candidate running for New Castle County Executive pushes for ethics--something he claimed the incumbent lacks--as he appeared on WDEL to discuss his ethics reform plan.
A plan for New Castle County to purchase two farms near Middletown was withdrawn at Tuesday night's county council meeting.
Two farms in New Castle County are among 13 farms that are now part of Delaware's Farmland Preservation Program.