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BRIDGEVILLE — Gov. John Carney, Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, members of the General Assembly and the Delaware Department of Technology and Information on Thursday announced a $110 million investment to cover every “last mile” of the state with high-speed broadband internet service.
DOVER — The Department of Transportation is prepared to welcome fans to the Firefly Music Festival, beginning Thursday.
DOVER — A steady downward trend over the past five years in the landowner discounts of permanent agricultural conservation easements selected for purchase in Delaware shows it’s a great …
Coronavirus
TidalHealth Peninsula Regional and the surgeons practicing there have placed a temporary pause in elective, non-emergency surgeries that require an overnight stay. For at least a two-week period …
DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health said the state has detected 18 cases of the newest COVID-19 variant, the mu variant. DPH added it is carefully tracking the mu variant, …
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DOVER — Making sure your blood pressure is in the normal range is an important part of managing your overall health and wellness. High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases your risk of …
Sussex
GEORGETOWN — The public and community at large voiced objections. And architects designing the new Sussex County Family Courthouse listened.
Dorchester
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland State Parks are completing 15 projects with the assistance of a new grant program of the Friends of Maryland State Parks, improving trails and habitats and enhancing …
New Castle
DOVER — For World Suicide Prevention Month, several organizations in the state have raised awareness of numerous resources and programs to help save lives. Suicide is the 10th-leading cause …
Wicomico
Salisbury once again welcomed the National Folk Festival to its Downtown, the third year the city has physically hosted the event. Big acts such as blues singer Shemekia Copeland, bluegrass group The …
Somerset
BALTIMORE — Phillip J. “Jamie” Harrington III, age 50, of Dorchester County, and his company, Capt. Phip’s Seafood Inc. pleaded guilty Sept. 15 to unlawful employment of …
Sports

Local roundup: Special Olympics Truck Convoy set for Sept. 25

Nearly 200 truck drivers from across the state and region will converge at the Delaware State Fairgrounds on Sept. 25, to take part in …
Lake Forest’s Hayden Parker, right, reaches for the ball as Polytech’s Jaeli McDuff defends in the third quarter at Poly on Tuesday.

Roundup: Lake Forest opens with 2-0 field hockey win over Panthers

Delaware State News Lake Forest High tallied a goal in the first quarter and another in the fourth to down Polytech, 2-0, in field …
Delaware QB Nolan Henderson hasn't thrown an interception in 52 pass attempts this season.

Henderson, Hens ready to take their shot at Rutgers

NEWARK — Nolan Henderson is still something of an underdog. He was never the biggest kid or the most-highly recruited …
Indian River's Dane Shuart, left, and Polytech's Kade Seip, battle for the ball on Monday in Woodside.

Roundup: Indian River pulls away to win over Panthers

Indian River High netted six unanswered goals in the second half to register a 7-1 victory at Polytech in boys’ soccer on Monday …
Delaware
MILFORD — From the streets of downtown Milford to the shores of the Mispillion River, festival goers will flock to an annual patriotic celebration on Saturday.
DOVER — The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles is offering a three-month amnesty program for toll violators to resolve their toll debt for a lesser cost. Senate Joint Resolution 5, passed …
DOVER — By potentially entering into an agreement with United Way of Delaware for consulting on diversity and inclusion, the city of Dover is looking at making its leadership and employees more …
Maryland
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man described by U.S. authorities as the world's most prolific purveyor of child pornography at the time of his arrest in Ireland was sentenced on Wednesday to 27 years in …
EASTON, Md. (AP) — A Confederate monument is set to be moved from a courthouse lawn on Maryland’s Eastern Shore after local officials voted Tuesday night to relocate it to a Virginia …
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — A police officer in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., fatally shot a man who had pointed guns at him that each turned out to be a “realistic replica," authorities said …
Neighbors
DOVER — As part of Child Passenger Safety Week, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety is hosting a free event to make sure children are safely secured in their car seats and booster seats, and …
DOVER — American Legion Walter L Fox Post 2, at is planning fundraising events at its location at 835 S. Bay Road, Dover. A Steak, Ribs and Shrimp Night will be Sept. 18 from 4-9 p.m. …
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1975 -- Its new pool is about to open and the YMCA in Salisbury is launching a membership drive to ensure it’s filled with people. According to YMCA President Thomas C. …
Nation
Stocks were mostly lower in Asia on Thursday after Japan and China released data that were weaker than expected. Shares fell in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul but rose in Sydney. Japan …
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will split “Jeopardy!” hosting duties for the remainder of 2021. Sony Pictures Television announced the plan Thursday, the . Richards, who , …
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyer Alex Murdaugh surrendered Thursday to face insurance fraud and other charges after state police said he arranged to have himself shot in the head so that his son would …
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — More firefighting resources were being brought in Thursday to battle two forest fires that have shut down California's Sequoia National Park and threaten its …
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The recall election that once threatened to derail California Gov. Gavin Newsom's political future has instead given it new life, offering a rare midterm vote of …
World
BERLIN (AP) — German security officials said Thursday they had detained four people, one of them a 16-year-old, in connection with a suspected plan to attack a synagogue in the western city of …
AL-AIN, Lebanon (AP) — A convoy of tanker trucks carrying Iranian diesel crossed the border from Syria into Lebanon early Thursday, a delivery organized by the militant Hezbollah group to ease …
BEIJING (AP) — An earthquake collapsed homes, killed at least two people and injured dozens Thursday in southwest China's Sichuan province, state media reported. Rescue work was underway …
PARIS (AP) — France killed the leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara because the group attacked French aid workers, African civilians and U.S. troops, French officials said Thursday, …
Business
PRINCESS ANNE — After much hard work Positive Reinforcement Inc. is ready to hold its grand opening noon Monday, Sept. 20, at its office 30260 Mt. Vernon Road, next to Spike’s Pub in the …
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Justin Maxson, United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, recently announced that USDA will begin accepting applications on Oct. 1 …
CAMDEN — The Delaware Department of Transportation is holding a workshop with a question and answer session to solicit public input on multiple Camden area projects. The workshop will be …
DOVER — Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse is asking farmers across Delaware to participate in an Agricultural Labor Survey. The survey is hosted by the United States Department of …
Things to Do

YMCA of Delaware celebrates Welcoming Week

WILMINGTON — This Welcoming Week, the YMCA of Delaware will join Welcoming America, other YMCAs and organizations nationwide to …
Weedstock, a community cannabis/music festival, is set for this weekend on private property in Townsend.

Weedstock festival in Townsend promotes cannabis legalization

TOWNSEND — It’s BYOW this weekend at the annual Weedstock festival. Previously hosted by Delaware NORML, a cannabis advocacy …

“Rods For Reading” car show Sept. 18 in Houston

HOUSTON — The public is invited to come out and enjoy a day of hot rides, vendors, food concessions and more to benefit the …
One of the 3-inch guns at Fort Miles is fired by reenactor John Kelly during an artillery demonstration in 2019. The fort's annual Delaware Defense Day is coming up Sept. 25.

Good morning: Fort Miles’ Delaware Defense Day coming up

LEWES — Military presence and World War II history will return to Fort Miles on Sept. 25 for Delaware Defense Day.
Bill Walton displays his Neptune Crown, created from cardboard!

Big Draw Festival Delaware switches gears

MILFORD - The 2021 Big Draw Festival Delaware, sponsored by Mispillion Art League, is pivoting to Plan B because of the leadership’s …