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GEORGETOWN — Applicants who have been running a small, pre-existing grocery store within the County Seat subdivision and dealing primarily in packaged and dry goods for the neighborhood …
Bayhealth, in partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware, held a successful food drive aimed at addressing food insecurity within the community. The initiative, titled "Hunger Doesn't Stop After …
SALISBURY MAC’s March for Meals campaign seeks to raise awareness of the home-delivered meals (Meals on Wheels) program and how it delivers more than a meal to local seniors in need of this …
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Opinion
On Feb. 23, a Superior Court decision invalidated early in-person voting and permanent absentee voting in Delaware. This decision was yet another step designed to erode the democratic participation of Delawareans.
There has been a lot of discussion for years about the homelessness problem in Delaware and across the United States. While there are many ideas on how to resolve homelessness and tons of government funds have been made available to address the problem, homelessness is continuing to grow.
I have dedicated my life to public service. From being a life member of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, a city councilman and mayor, and now state representative in Dover, the safety and well-being of Delawareans has and always will be my top priority.
Delaware Superior Court recently struck down permanent absentee and early-voting laws for general elections, ruling on a complaint that the policies violate the state constitution. Judge Mark Conner’s decision was quickly appealed by the Department of Justice, though, with Attorney General Kathy Jennings calling the lawsuit “wrong on its merits and politically extreme on its face.” How do you feel about this case? How should voting move forward in this pivotal election year?
Sports
Sussex Central’s Malachi Stratton won his 120-pound bout against Kaeden Fleming of Wilmington Friends with a third-period pin Friday night.  SPECIAL TO THE DAILY STATE NEWS/GARY EMEIGH

Henlopen puts 25 wrestlers in DIAA state semifinals

LEWES - Sussex Central High’s Malachi Stratton began his quest for a third-straight state title with a quarterfinal pin as the DIAA …
Sara Benson of Dover trying to drive to the basket around Wilmington Charter defender Morgan Robinson.  SPECIAL TO THE DAILY STATE NEWS/GARY EMEIGH

Roundup: Dover girls top Delmarva Christian, Seaford falls to AI

Dover High, the No. 10 seed, knocked off seventh-seeded Delmarva Christian, 49-37, in the second round of the DIAA girls’ basketball …

Smyrna outlasts Appo, advances into quarterfinals

MIDDLETOWN — Smyrna High weathered a late comeback Friday night, topping host Appoquinimink 70-62 to advance to the DIAA Girls …
Smyrna’s Kai Burnette (11) in Monday night’s game with Dover.  SPECIAL TO THE DAILY STATE NEWS/GARY EMEIGH

Friday's girls' basketball update

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL DIAA state tournament second round 16-Odessa (16-5) at 1 Caravel (16-3) 24-Smyrna 70, 8-Appoquinimink 62 …
Adam Mudri of the Spartans got called for a foul when he tried to block shot by Dover's Dorell Little in the second quarter Thursday night.  SPECIAL TO THE DAILY STATE NEWS/GARY EMEIGH

Photo gallery: Dover vs. Lake Forest, DIAA boys' basketball state tournament

DOVER - Second-seeded Dover High advanced in the DIAA boys' basketball state tournament with a 71-48 win over No. 15 Lake Forest on …
Delaware
A Delaware judge has declared a mistrial in the latest lawsuit alleging that exposure to the popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. Friday's ruling came about two hours after jurors sent a note …
MILFORD—The Milford Municipal Election is set to take place on April 27. The mayor position, as well as a council member for each of the four wards is up for election. The seats are each for a …
The plan has changed for Oyster House Park, a multiphase project that city officials and the Chesapeake Conservancy hope becomes a jewel along the Nanticoke River.
Maryland
Maryland officials say the state recently signed a contract to create a text-message alert system for the state Capitol grounds. The announcement came a day after the statehouse was put on lockdown …
The Maryland State House is locked down for an undisclosed security threat. An aide to Maryland House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones told reporters with officers on the ground floor of the building to …
WASHINGTON — More than 300 people died of suicides, homicides, and accidents in federal prisons between 2014 and 2021 — numbers that drew fire from a Senate panel Wednesday.
Neighbors
Rental assistance for a family who lost a loved one in a vehicle crash. Clothing and more for another without supplies after a residential fire. Three scholarships for college-bound Smyrna High School seniors, totaling $1,600. The Smyrna Center for Diversity is focused on helping all sorts of people in all sorts of ways.
The Mar-Del Watermelon Association was well represented at the National Watermelon Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona, last week. It was there where 2023 Mar-Del Watermelon Queen Brielle Carter was voted runner-up for the National Watermelon Queen title.
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 …
Business
There’s still time to Register for Maryland Capital Enterprises’ Women’s Business Center’s...
LEWES — Logan Shuttleworth, occupational therapist, recently joined the Aquacare team and will be providing pelvic floor therapy at the Milford and Lewes. Ms. Shuttleworth earned her …
DOVER — The quaint Maple Dale Golf and Country Club has quite of history of hosting memorable events in the capital city, whether it be a golf tournament, a wedding, meeting, or a milestone …
DOVER – The lodging tax increase that was proposed at a Dover Committee of the Whole meeting in February reached City Council for its first reading Monday.   Currently, the City of …
Things to Do

Celebrating Delaware’s trailblazers at Women’s Hall of Fame Art Exhibition

DOVER — The Office of Women’s Advancement and Advocacy, in collaboration with the University of Delaware, announces the opening of …
The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s annual Elizabeth Loker International Concerto Competition will take place at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills on March 24.

International Concerto Competition attracts worldwide entries

EASTON – The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s annual Elizabeth Loker International Concerto Competition has attracted a …

Dine & Donate, oyster shell drop off to benefit the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays

LEWES — The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays and Big Oyster Brewery are teaming up to host Dine & Donate from 3-8:30 p.m. March …
Fifteen to sixteen antique coin and currency dealers will be on hand March 2 at the Salisbury Coin Show's new Cambridge location at American Legion Post 91 at 98 Sunburst Highway.

Salisbury Coin Show comes to Cambridge

In danger of disappearing, Salisbury’s coin show has found a new home in Cambridge. With an assist from Dorchester County coin …
Turnpike Troubadours will take to the stage of the Delaware State Fair with their signature blend of country, rock and folk music July 27.

Turnpike Troubadours to play Delaware State Fair July 27

The Delaware State Fair announced Wednesday that Turnpike Troubadours, the renowned Americana band, will headline as the final act of …
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Firefighters face difficult weather conditions as they battle the largest wildfire in Texas history

Firefighters battling the largest wildfire in Texas history face increasingly difficult weather conditions. The National Weather Service says warm temperatures, strong winds and low humidity are …

Navalny's mother brings flowers to his grave a day after thousands attended his funeral in Moscow

The mother and mother-in-law of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny were among mourners who brought flowers to his grave in Moscow a day after thousands turned his funeral into one of the …

The Latest | US will airdrop aid to Gaza after Israeli forces opened fire as crowd sought food

The United States military will airdrop humanitarian assistance into Gaza. President Joe Biden made the announcement Friday, a day after witnesses say Israeli forces shot desperately hungry …

Woman convicted of murder conspiracy, coverup, in 2019 disappearance of Connecticut mother

A Connecticut jury has convicted a woman of conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the presumed death of mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos in 2019. Michelle Troconis, the girlfriend of Dulos’ …

COVID-19 no longer means five days in isolation, CDC says

U.S. health officials say Americans with COVID-19 no longer need to stay in isolation for five days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its longstanding guidance on Friday. People …
World

Hard-liners are leading in Iran’s parliamentary election which may have witnessed record-low turnout

A day after parliamentary election concluded in Iran, hard-liners are leading in initial vote counting in the capital of Tehran, state media reported. State-run IRNA news agency and state TV said …

A party like no other? Asia's richest man celebrates son's prenuptials with a star-studded bash

Tycoons from around the world, heads of state, as well as Hollywood and Bollywood stars have descended on the small western Indian city of Jamnagar where billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani is …

As Sweden joins NATO, it bids farewell to more than two centuries of neutrality

Sweden’s last war ended in 1814. When the rifles and cannons it aimed at Norway fell silent, the once-warring power would not take up arms again. For the next two centuries, Sweden embraced a …

'They wanted to humiliate us.' Palestinian women detained by Israel allege abuse in Israeli custody

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Dengue cases in Peru are surging, fueled by mosquitoes and high temperatures brought by El Niño

Peru is suffering a growing problem of dengue cases. One of the most affected cities is Piura, in the country's north. With 5,275 dengue cases, Piura was by Friday the second most affected Peruvian …
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