News
DOVER — Delaware residents, along with government agencies, New Castle, Kent and Sussex conservation districts, and non-profit organizations throughout the state, can help support …
DOVER — Leah Randall patiently waited, then shrugged and said it was “fine.” It was the first step for the 10-year-old from Dover to be vaccinated against COVID-19. She was one …
DOVER — As Delaware’s COVID-19 levels continue to rise, 80% of new COVID-19 hospitalizations are not fully vaccinated, according to data via the Delaware Division of Public Health. For …
Coronavirus
WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney on Friday formally extended the Public Health Emergency order another 30 days to allow the state and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing …
DAGSBORO — The Indian River School District is set to gauge the opinions of its parents and staff regarding the wearing of masks in school.
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Kent
DOVER — State Auditor Kathy McGuiness was mum about the ongoing official misconduct case against her Friday, but quite effusive when praising the ongoing work of her office staff. The …
Sussex
DEWEY BEACH – One step remains, but it looks like the tiny town of Dewey Beach has won the battle in the war against telecom Goliaths and towering beachfront eyesores. Settlement has been …
Dorchester
The divisive task of taking statues down has been occupying many communities. But in Cambridge, a unifying yearlong movement has centered around putting one up. The grassroots community …
New Castle
TOWNSEND — Three people died and a 40-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder connected to the incident Friday, New Castle County police said. According to police, at approximately …
Wicomico
On Saturday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. there will be a world premiere of the documentary film Hidden in Full View commemorating the 90-year anniversary of the lynching in Salisbury of 23-year-old …
Somerset
BALTIMORE — Maurice Antonio Bull, 43, of Seaford, Delaware, pleaded guilty Thursday to interstate travel in aid of racketeering and to possession with intent to distribute controlled …
Opinion
Here is the Question of the Day: On this date in 1787, Delaware became “The First State” with the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. It has been dubbed “Delaware Day” …
To slow the accelerating pace of climate change, America needs a comprehensive low-carbon transportation energy policy at the national level.
The late Paul Harvey Aurandt was an American radio broadcaster for ABC News Radio who was well-known for his broadcasts, which often concluded with a variation on the tag line, “And now you …
Every day except Sunday, we open our fridge and give out free “grab-and-go” meals to our community of homeless, hungry or lonely in Georgetown. We are hoping to build stronger bridges …
Sports
Smyrna’s quarterback Cameron Edge on a QB keeper against Appoquinimink in the second quarter at Smyrna on Friday.

Delaware All-State Football Teams

FOOTBALLDIFCA All-State teamsClass 3AFirst team OFFENSEQB – Cameron Edge, Jr. SmyrnaFB – Brock Conner, Sr. Caesar RodneyRB – …
Senior guard Kevin Anderson scored 20 points for Delaware in its win over UMBC on Sunday afternoon.

Anderson paces Delaware Blue Hens to third straight win

NEWARK — Delaware has needed a few different players to step and lead the way scoring this season. Luckily, the Blue Hens …
Abdullah Ahmad-Statts of Lake Forest controls Milford's    Hunter Durham enroute to a 7-2 decision in the 145-pound championship bout..

Middletown to meet Smyrna in Delaware 3A state football finals

Middletown High is headed to a DIAA football state championship game for the third straight year. The second-seeded Cavaliers …
Smyrna’s Devin DeMoe is forced out of bounds after a short pass reception by Dover’s Elijah Sessoms.

Smyrna heads to first title game in four years

SMYRNA — Smyrna High’s football team hasn’t exactly struggled over the last three seasons. But the Eagles also haven’t …
Kenny Newton (left) and Woodbridge teammate Jordan Evans trying to recover a loose kickoff in Friday night's game with Tower Hill.

Woodbridge wins 2A semifinal game over Wilmington Friends

GREENWOOD — The Woodbridge High football players gathered in a circle around midfield and started to dance. That’s when the …
Delaware
The Seaford Christmas Parade began at Nylon Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue and ended at Market St. near Seaford Middle School on Saturday.
DOVER — Crowds observed at the Dover Mall were among nearly 180 million Americans that shopped during the traditional five-day holiday purchasing period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber …
Downtown Dover celebrated its traditional Capital Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting event on Friday. The First Friday event featured caroling led by local dignitaries at The Plaza in front of …
Maryland
BALTIMORE (AP) — A trial has begun for a man accused of killing his wife and blaming her death on a Baltimore panhandler. Keith Smith told police that his wife, Jacquelyn, an engineer at an …
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — With rising numbers of COVID-19 cases predicted this winter, President Joe Biden on Thursday appealed for Americans to get their boosters and get behind his plan to tackle the …
Cambridge’s groundbreaking RAR brewery is off to a spirited start as the holiday season launches. The homegrown miracle on Poplar Street is making fresh headway welcoming its third expansion …
Neighbors
MIDDLETOWN — Bill Hart has always loved Christmas, particularly the way the town is suddenly illuminated. In fact, he told his wife, Sharon, that one day he would make his own light show in …
Every year, Abbie Lobley scours stores in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach for Hanukkah items, usually leaving empty-handed. The gifts she gives her children are often covered with snowflakes or snowmen — it’s nearly impossible to find paper without Santa Claus, she said.
DOVER — Code Purple Kent County ushered in its 2021-22 overnight program Wednesday, armed with a sufficient volunteer core and precautionary coronavirus testing.
Nation
OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The prosecutor overseeing the case against the student accused in last week's deadly Michigan school shooting and who took the rare step of charging his parents left …
If a year can be accused of bait-and-switch, 2021 is fair game. It was reasonable to believe, or hope, that the pandemic would steadily recede in the rear-view mirror, that a White House …
NEW YORK (AP) — A British woman testified Monday that Ghislaine Maxwell pressured her into giving Jeffrey Epstein sexual massages when she was still a teenager, assuring her she would have …
Stocks are opening mostly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in airlines and other travel-related companies that would benefit from more reopening of the economy. The S&P 500 edged up 0.1% in …
ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. David Perdue will challenge Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for governor, he announced Monday, setting up a bitter 2022 Republican primary fight while Democrat Stacey Abrams …
World
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The national security adviser of the United Arab Emirates met Monday with his Iranian counterpart and the country's hard-line president in Tehran, a major visit for the Gulf …
DAJABON, Dominican Republic (AP) — Bien-Aimé St. Clair frowned as the stream of older Haitian migrants pushed past him. Accused of living in the Dominican Republic illegally, they knew they had no …
BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s environmentalist Greens say their members have approved a deal to form a new coalition government with two other parties, clearing the way for parliament to elect Olaf …
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Pope Francis ended his visit to Greece Monday by encouraging its young people to follow their dreams and not be tempted by the consumerist “sirens” of today that promise …
Business
WILMINGTON — Sports tourism has been an MVP in economic terms in the state of Delaware and across the country, but potential COVID-19-related drops in youth participation may throw a flag on …
DOVER — After more than three decades as an educator, Dr. Dina Carol Vendetti’s love of central Delaware took her life on a different path. And on Jan. 3, the journey to share her passion for the Kent County region will continue down that path.
WILMINGTON — In 2020, the tourism industry was one of the hardest hit during the country’s battle with a global pandemic, especially in the Northeast. But, while painful, according to the …
DOVER — The Downtown Dover Partnership announced Friday that it has created a last-minute opportunity for a small business wanting to try out a brick-and-mortar location to reach customers this …
Things to Do

72nd Cambridge-Dorchester Christmas Parade draws large crowd

CAMBRIDGE - The Cambridge-Dorchester County Christmas Parade is held annually on the first Saturday in December each year. Once hailed …
With front row seats on The Circle, Ann Taylor and Janet Hutchins enjoy the Dec. 2 Georgetown Christmas Parade, which featured 95 entries and drew one of the largest crowds ever.

Photo gallery: Georgetown Christmas Parade

The town of Georgetown kicked off the holidays with its annual  Christmas on Thursday. The parade is a partnership between the …
The 2021 Maryland State Fair hit the jackpot earlier this week when it won nine awards at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions Grow Fair Strong Convention in San Antonio, Texas. From left to right: Maryland State Fair Assistant General Manager David Gordon; MSF Board Member Mary Amoss; MSF President Donna Myers; and MSF General Manager Andy Cashman.

Maryland State Fair earns nine awards

TIMONIUM – The 2021 Maryland State Fair hit the jackpot earlier this week when it won nine awards at the International …
Children’s Theater cast of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

Best Bets: Children's Theatre brings 'Best Christmas Pageant Ever' to Dover

Art imitates life for The Children’s Theatre this weekend as the troupe presents the musical comedy, “The Best Christmas …
The 20th Annual Care and Share Fund Santa Swim is set for Dec. 11 this year, to raise money for the county's needy families. Brave participants are seen above heading into the Choptank during the 2018 event.

Cambridge Hyatt to host 20th Annual Santa Swim

CAMBRIDGE - The 2021 Care and Share Santa Swim will once again be hosted by the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Marina and …