News
DOVER — Though the pool of potential officers grows more shallow in the First State and nationwide, Delaware State Police isn’t lowering its hiring standards to attract more …
GREENWOOD – Incumbents held serve Saturday with a complete sweep in the town of Greenwood’s 2022 municipal election. Council members Donald Torbert, Norman Reed and Willard Russell all …
HARBESON — A 21-year-old Lewes man was arrested on Thursday afternoon by members of the First State Fugitive Task Force and Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T.), …
Coronavirus
WILMINGTON — A mass COVID-19 testing site will open Monday at the Delaware City Division of Motor Vehicles, the state announced Friday. The free testing site will remain open until Monday, …
As testing ramps up to gauge the presence and spread of COVID-19 driven by the omicron variant, demand is outweighing supply nationwide.
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Kent
FRANKFORD — Frankford Town Hall, closed since Jan. 9 because of COVID concerns, is scheduled to reopen next week. Council vice president Skip Ash on Friday said Cheryl Lynch, town clerk, is …
Sussex
SEAFORD — The city is gearing up to enter the electric vehicle-charging world, with hope that its service will draw business to the downtown district.
Dorchester
CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — A mayor on Maryland's Eastern Shore has resigned, weeks after he was charged with distributing revenge porn online. Andrew Bradshaw, 32, who was the youngest mayor in …
New Castle
WILMINGTON — There are at least 30 families in Wilmington still displaced, seeking help and rehabilitation, over four months after Hurricane Ida destroyed their homes. The Delaware Poor …
Wicomico
Wicomico State’s Attorney Jamie Dykes will seek a second term as the county’s top prosecutor. Appointed to succeed Matt Maciarello in 2017 and then elected in 2018, Dykes is a …
Somerset
ANNAPOLIS — Legislative maps now before the General Assembly drafted by the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission will only change district numbers for Somerset County voters as it …
Opinion
A simple language intervention could help boost vaccination rates, especially when presenting information to people in bilingual populations, according to a new study. The findings show that …
With a high school senior in the family, graduation has been on our calendar since the summer — and it’s now directly in our sights. But pomp and circumstance shouldn’t make us …
It’s just a place, after all. A short street lined with tiny shops in a city that’s more aptly called a town. So why do we think about you so often? Why does your presence linger, so …
“Let the World See,” airing on ABC’s network, is a docuseries surrounding the life and death of African American 14-year-old Emmett Till, a young man who traveled from Chicago to …
Sports
Dover’s Denim Perkins trying to work the ball around Caesar Rodney defender Craig Williams in the first quarter.

Slow start doesn’t stop Dover Senators from downing Caesar Rodney

DOVER — Eight minutes into Saturday’s game, the Dover High boys’ basketball team barely had anything to show for its …
Senior center Dylan Painter netted a team-high 15 points as five Delaware players scored in double figures against Hofstra.

Delaware Blue Hens’ rally falls short at Hofstra

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Delaware had just won in two arenas where it hasn’t had much success lately. But trying to add …
Jordan Allen, who began his college career at Rider University, averaged 15 points per game in his first four games in the G League.

Dover’s Allen living his hoop dream

DOVER — Jordan Allen never saw it coming. One minute the former Dover High basketball standout was visiting Florida. The next …
Gregory knows he has to step up into a bigger role this winter after the Eagles lost some top players to graduation.

Roundup: Smyrna earns 46-42 victory over Seaford

Smyrna High built a 10-point lead by halftime before downing Seaford, 46-42, in boys’ basketball on Saturday …
Ryan Allen

College Notebook: Allen giving Delaware Blue Hens a big spark

NEWARK — It’s not every team that has the program’s fourth-leading all-time scorer coming in off the bench. But …
Delaware
MILFORD — When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and closed the doors for many two years ago, it surprisingly opened up a new opportunity for Milford filmmaker Mike Fox and his family. Mike and wife …
DOVER — Local school districts say they are committed to in-person learning during the latest COVID-19 surge, but have alternative plans at the ready in case a shift to virtual learning is …
GEORGETOWN — The answer was a silent “no.” The request for public funding to support a proposed indoor facility at Sandhill Fields came up empty during Georgetown’s Town Council meeting Wednesday.
Maryland
ANNAPOLIS - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced Dec. 20 that hunters harvested 26,569 deer during the two-week firearms season from Nov. 27 through Dec. 11. The harvest …
BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted Baltimore’s top prosecutor Thursday on charges of perjury and making false mortgage applications in the purchase of two Florida vacation homes, the …
CAMBRIDGE – Increasingly frustrated city residents and business owners are looking for a resolution to the condition of a structure in the heart of downtown. After standing vacant for many …
Neighbors
Saturday, Jan. 13, 1990 -- Operating Room nurses were refused a pay raise at a meeting Friday with Peninsula General Hospital Medical Center administrators and were told committees will be set up …
MILFORD — Anytime Katie Joseph can offer the residents of the Stevenson House Detention Center a chance to read, she is more than happy to do so. That’s why Ms. Joseph, the school …
The cold snap that put the First State in a deep freeze this week drew a Code Purple declaration. But in Kent and Sussex counties, it has been business as usual.
Nation
NEW YORK (AP) — In just two weeks, the cost of pecans for the pies at Peggy Jean’s Pies in Columbia, Missouri, has surged nearly 40%, perplexing co-owner Rebecca Miller and adding to the cost of …
COVID-19 infections are soaring again at U.S. nursing homes because of the omicron wave, and deaths are climbing too, leading to new restrictions on family visits and a renewed push to get more …
Novak Djokovic’s attempt to play in the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated against COVID-19 came to an end when a court upheld a government minister's rejection of his visa. The …
COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a man apparently took hostages Saturday during services at a synagogue near Fort Worth, Texas. The Colleyville Police Department tweeted Saturday …
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin has surrendered his cellphone to authorities as part of the investigation into a fatal shooting on a New Mexico film set last fall, a law enforcement official …
World
BEIRUT (AP) — Internet services were disrupted in Lebanon on Sunday because of diesel shortages, according to the state provider, adding another essential service to the list of casualties of the …
HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing has reported its first local omicron infection, according to state media, weeks before the Winter Olympic Games are due to start. The infected person lives and works in …
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was scheduled to play his first-round Australian Open match on Monday night on a Day 1 program announced while he was still in legal limbo. A court …
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is negotiating a plea deal in his corruption case, a person involved in the talks said Sunday. The deal, which could be …
Business
DOVER — In an effort to support the ongoing mission of Dover Air Force Base, federal, state and local leaders plan to collaborate to ensure that civilian development doesn’t interfere …
COLLEGE PARK — Estate planning for farms is a difficult subject to navigate — families must create a plan of succession for the business, understand the legalities of property …
Dashiell, Gillis join NAI Coastal NAI Coastal is growing its specialized brokerage team with the addition of associate advisors Doug Dashiell and Shelby Gillis. Both Dashiell and Gillis have a …
Lower Shore businesses and organizations are deeply concerned about proposed new state-imposed employer mandates in the upcoming Maryland General Assembly session. In addition to onerous employer …
Things to Do
MLKRemembrance1 John Moore speaks during a Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance at the Delaware Archives on Saturday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

MLK Day continues to bring message of hope on 36th anniversary in Delaware

DOVER — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s push for racial equality and his legacy of peace remain relevant today, amid turbulent times …
Diana Evans

Winter in the studios at DCA

CAMBRIDGE - The winter session at Dorchester Center for the Arts is filled with several new instructional arts offerings. For complete …
Paul Cullen, of Millsboro, formerly of the band Bad Company, stands in his Room at Cedar Creek in Lewes. The venue hosts concerts and a dinner once a week. He also owns the adjoining Paul’s Kitchen Italian market and brunch spot as well as offering home dinner events, which feature a concert at the end of the night.

Best Bets: Millsboro's Cullen has a taste for tunes

After years as a touring musician, most notably in the classic rock band Bad Company, Paul Cullen is now getting standing ovations for …
Members of the Collins family of Selbyville head for dry land and warmth after jumping in chilly waters during a previous Lewes Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics. This year's event, scheduled for Feb. 6, will offer both in-person and virtual opportunities.

The chill is back: Polar Bear Plunge returning to Rehoboth Beach Feb. 6

REHOBOTH BEACH — The time is drawing near for “polar bears” to emerge from hibernation and head into the Atlantic Ocean. For …
Harrington-based indie rock band Dutchman combines indie rock with a host of different influences.

Best Bets: Harrington indie rock group Dutchman flying high with new EP

Recently relocated to Harrington from New Jersey, when Connor Johnson answered Jake Dutcher’s online ad for a musician back in 2017, …