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TidalHealth Peninsula Regional will hold a Diabetes Support Group from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 11 in the auditorium of the Avery W. Hall Educational Center
BALTIMORE — Eligible payees (retirees and beneficiaries) of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System will notice a boost in their monthly allowance beginning in July as the 2024 …
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The Big College Basketball Tournament captures the hearts of millions, transcending beyond the thrill of March Basketball to impact workplace dynamics across the country. As employees  immerse …
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Opinion
As president of the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association, I would like to respond to the letter from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (“Permit-to-purchase bill backed by Moms Demand Action"). My group does not support the permit-to-purchase legislation that is pending in the House of Representatives.
In January, Delaware’s Senate Education Committee met for the first time in 2024. One of the bills members discussed was a proposed student loan bill, which would create a “bill of rights” for borrowers and create an “Office of the Student Loan Ombudsman” to handle disputes and report on data received, as the bill’s sponsors don’t believe the private student loan market is adequately regulated.
After about a monthlong fight with the city of Milford, Annette Billings will get to keep her property, which was in the process of being condemned through eminent domain for a bike path. City Council met Feb. 21 to vote on the next steps in the controversy. After hearing public comments and an executive meeting, a motion was made to terminate eminent domain on the property. It passed, and residents in attendance roared with cheer.
On Feb. 21, the Biden administration announced a new $1.2 billion round of student loan forgiveness, with President Joe Biden personally notifying the 153,000 beneficiaries by email.
Sports
From a distance, you cannot see the drivers behind these trotters heading toward the halfway point of the fourth race Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.

Dover Downs harness racing results/entries

Dover Downs Results Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024   1st - nw1 Pace $7,000 5-Captain Pete (Ba Dalious) 2.20 2.10 2.10 …
Darius Miller of the Spartans scores on a short jump shot defended by Asante Lofland of Laurel.  Miller finished with a game-high 26 points. SPECIAL TO THE DAILY STATE NEWS/GARY EMEIGH

Miller helps Lake Forest past Laurel for its first tourney win in six years

FELTON — Sometimes getting off to a fast start in a state tournament game can be difficult. But Darius Miller made sure that …
Deshawn Copes of Laurel blocks shot by Lake Forest sophomore Dameon Brewington on Tuesday night. SPECIAL TO THE DAILY STATE NEWS/GARY EMEIGH.

DIAA Boys' basketball state tournament update

BOYS’ BASKETBALL DIAA state tournament first round 15-Lake Forest 58, 18-Laurel 36 11-Appoquinimink 71, 22-Woodbridge 45 13-DMA …
Lulu Rishko of Cape Henlopen eyes the basket with Dover's Malya Milstead trying to block the shot during the regular season. Both teams made the DIAA state tournament. SPECIAL TO THE DAILY STATE NEWS/GARY EMEIGH

Downstate Delaware girls' basketball teams still face uphill climb in DIAA tourney

EDITOR'S NOTE: The first round of the DIAA girls' basketball state tournament is  being played on Wednesday night. Cape Henlopen …
DSU head football coach Lee Hull talking with a couple of his players during media day Tuesday. . GARY EMEIGH/SPECIAL TO THE DELAWARE STATE NEWS

Delaware State to open '24 football season at Hawaii

DOVER — The Delaware State football team is going to go a long way to open the 2024 season. The Hornets announced on social …
Delaware
FELTON—The annual Felton Town Council election will take place on March 6. The vote is for three council seats for the town. Five candidates are going to be on the ballot this year. The …
FREDERICA—The municipal elections will take place on March 2 with the mayor and one council seat up for election. Current mayor, William “Chick” Glanden is running for …
American-made semiconductors and other parts have been found in Russian weapons used against Ukraine, even with strict Biden administration sanctions, experts told a Senate panel Tuesday.
Maryland
In this U.S. election year, the Republican Party is aligning with some Latin American populists. It's a way of injecting star power and the political landscape of immigrants’ home countries into …
Member Exclusive
CAMBRIDGE – If Dorchester County had a Boat Builders Hall of Fame, Neck District natives Captain Jim Richardson and Harold Ruark could have been picked. These local legends’ legacies …
Nearly $25,000. That’s how much one ticket cost on Vivid Seats for Hozier’s upcoming Merriweather Post Pavilion show in May. The original price for a seat at the sold-out show was $99, according to I.M.P., the production company that owns Merriweather.
Neighbors
WESTOVER — While Sunday, March 24, may pass imperceptibly for many, millions around the world will gather at sundown to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ. Considered the most important …
PRINCESS ANNE — County residents who let their backyard chickens wander without restraint onto neighboring properties may find themselves cited by code enforcement if an amendment to the …
Laila Insley earned the title of Miss Outdoors 2024 thanks to her outstanding performance that showcased her skill in filleting a large snakehead fish, which also garnered her the Talent Award. …
Business
With City Council’s blessing and a financial pledge, a pilot program of homebuying incentives for first responders, education and health professionals, and military personnel is taking off.
Business is buzzing at family-owned and Dover-based Viva La Bee, which sells a variety of lotions made from bee products.
DOVER — Dover Federal has joined forces with GreenPath to provide its members with free individualized counseling, guidance, and educational resources to help members understand the importance …
SEAFORD — Kathy Farnell, broker of Callaway, Farnell and Moore Real Estate, announces the firm’s Top Producer for the month of January is Bobby Nibblett. Mr. Nibblett can be reached …
Things to Do
The Magnolia Barn at Loblolly Acres in Viola will host "'80s Rewind" by the Ovation Dinner Theatre on Saturday..

Ovation Dinner Theatre helps Loblolly Acres kick off new season

VIOLA — Loblolly Acres is going back for its future Saturday, as the Ovation Dinner Theatre presents “’80s Rewind,” billed as …
Wicomico Library sent staffers Rubab Azeem, right, and Deirdre Burns, center, to chat with guests about library services at Thrive Salisbury, May 2023.

Active adults countdown to Thrive Salisbury 55+ lifestyle event

Are you an active senior who enjoys fun activities and is looking for resources and information to enhance your lifestyle? Thrive …

Celebrate Read Across America Day in Downtown Salisbury

SALISBURY -- The Salisbury Jaycees have announced Read Across America Day will be Saturday, March 2, at the Paul S. Sarbanes Branch of …
Robin Agar, also known as “Miss Robin,” is well-known by children in Kent County. The storyteller leads Kent County Public Library’s well-attended weekly preschool story time every Thursday at 10 a.m.

Kent County Public Library pen program connects with New Zealand

DOVER — Robin Agar has done the unthinkable. The longtime Kent County Library clerk has gotten children and adults to put aside …
Fifer's Head Chef James Kaiser teaches one of the Orchards' classes.

Fifer Orchards cooking classes get students in the kitchen

CAMDEN-WYOMING – Fifer Orchards, a mainstay in Kent County, has begun offering cooking classes alongside its many other offerings …
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Nation

Private US moon lander still working but not for long

The first U.S. spacecraft to land on the moon since the Apollo era is still working — but not for long. Intuitive Machines, the company that built the lander, said it was still generating solar …

Social media influencer says Dolphins' Tyreek Hill broke her leg during football drill at his home

A social media influencer is suing Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill over an alleged incident that happened at the star’s South Florida home last summer. In a lawsuit that Sophie Hall’s …

Ryan Gosling, Billie Eilish, Jon Batiste set to perform at the Oscars

The Oscars just got an infusion of Kenergy. Ryan Gosling will sing the pop power ballad “I’m Just Ken” at the show on March 10. The show's producers said Wednesday that others set to perform …

Shohei Ohtani won't pitch this season after major elbow surgery, but he can still hit. Here's why

PHOENIX (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is unique in Major League Baseball history, a two-way Japanese superstar who can excel as a hitter and a pitcher, sometimes in the same game. But for the 2024 …

Tornadoes in February? In the Great Lakes? Storms leave a trail of destruction

Severe thunderstorms that may have spawned a rare February tornado outbreak have toppled trees, cut power and damaged homes in parts of the Great Lakes. At least two suspected tornadoes caused damage …
World

French Senate approves a bill to make abortion a constitutional right

France’s Senate has adopted a bill meant to enshrine a woman’s right to an abortion in the French Constitution, clearing a major hurdle. The measure was promised by President Emmanuel Macron …

Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano erupts 13 times in past day, prompting airport delays

Mexico’s National Disaster Prevention Center says the Popocatépetl volcano, located just 50 miles from the country’s capital, has erupted 13 times in the past day and is urging people to not try …

Pope Francis is taken briefly to a Rome hospital for tests after his weekly audience

Pope Francis was taken briefly to a hospital in central Rome after the papal audience on Wednesday. The Vatican said it was for diagnostic testing without elaborating. The 86-year-old pope, who has …

Funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to be held on Friday, spokesperson says

The funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died earlier this month in a remote Arctic penal colony, will take place on Friday in Moscow, his spokesperson says. His funeral will be …

Rocket fire reported off Yemen in Red Sea in a new suspected attack by Houthi rebels

A rocket has exploded off the side of a ship traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. It's the latest suspected attack to be carried out by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. The attack Tuesday …
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