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The Sassafras River, mid-May. Tulip poplars and black locusts in full and fragrant blossom. Local watermen offloading tons of catfish as hungry ospreys, eagles and herons soar close. The little …
DOVER — Delaware nonprofits, conservation districts, community organizations and homeowners associations are invited to submit proposals for grants to improve water quality.
DOVER — Starting in September, City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.
Coronavirus
NEW CASTLE — The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits to eligible households for July, as part of the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some mask guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing face coverings indoors in parts of the U.S. where COVID-19 is surging.
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DOVER — Ahead of her retirement, Traci McDowell was recognized by City Council for her 34 years of service to the city Monday.
Sussex
MILLSBORO — Two unidentified men are sought after a stabbing Tuesday, authorities said.
Dorchester
ANNAPOLIS — In 2020, the preliminary figure of 62,169 acres of underwater grasses was mapped in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries, achieving 48% of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s …
New Castle
MIDDLETOWN — Competition is fierce when it comes to attracting companies to Delaware. With Senate Bill 127, First State public entities and businesses can perhaps speed by the pack of …
Wicomico
Salisbury officials plan to issue more than $6.1 million in general obligation bonds to finance several projects, including infrastructure and fire department equipment. City Council members on …
Somerset
PRINCESS ANNE — The Somerset County Board of License Commissioners is inclined to restore an emergency measure that will allow on-sale license holders to sell alcoholic beverages to-go as part …
Sports
Ethan James of Lewes-Rehoboth goes after a pitch from Canal hurler Brody Fleming in Wednesday night’s game in Camden.

Local roundup: Canal tops Lewes-Rehoboth in Major League state tourney

Canal rolled to an 18-1 victory over Lewes-Rehoboth as the Major League baseball state tournament got underway on Wednesday …
Smyrna High senior running back Wayne Knight has 11 scholarship offers at the FCS Division I level right now.

Wayne Knight is making a name for himself

SMYRNA — Wayne Knight thinks he might like to be an architect. Architecture is definitely something the Smyrna High senior …
UD coach Danny Rocco talks with player Mateo Vandamia during Saturday’s game at South Dakota State.

Blue Hens have high hopes for the fall season

NEWARK — This shouldn’t have been a strange moment. With Delaware starting its second summer session, Blue Hen football coach …
Venerable 9-year-old Sicily, the 2019 Governor’s Cup champ owned by Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reginald Hazzard, is closing in on $800,000 in career earnings for trainer Wayne Givens.

Governor’s Day races Thursday feature four $100,000 DSBF final events

HARRINGTON — Harrington Raceway’s richest program of the season will commence Thursday (post time 7 p.m.) during the annual …
Camden-Wyoming’s Rhett Lancaster connects for a double against  Smyrna-Clayton in the second inning during the Junior All-Stars championship at Dover Little League on Wednesday.

Local Roundup: Camden-Wyoming makes Junior baseball state finals

Camden-Wyoming rolled to a 16-1 victory over Laurel-Nanticoke-Woodbridge in the Junior League baseball state tournament on Tuesday …
Delaware
MILFORD — A 33-year-old Lincoln woman died in a two-vehicle collision on Canterbury Road approaching Deer Valley Road Wednesday morning. The woman was driving northbound when her 2009 Toyota …
BRIDGEVILLE — A 43-year-old Greenwood man was arrested on a felony assault charge after allegedly striking a female acquaintance in the upper body multiple times with a firearm, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Cpl. Amina Ali said.
DOVER — Delaware’s Division of Natural Resources and Environmental Control detected West Nile Virus for the first time this year in a sample of sentinel chickens in northern New Castle …
Maryland
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged in federal court with sending emails that threatened to harm and kill Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis …
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Body camera videos released Tuesday show a 21-year-old man moving inside a parked car moments before police shot and killed him outside a McDonald's restaurant in …
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in federal prison for making death threats against U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris when they were …
Neighbors
Tuesday, July 29, 1997 -- Weather forecasters said today would be the final day of a heat wave that has extended through much of July. In Salisbury, temperatures have exceeded 90 degrees on each …
SALISBURY — The fight against cancer hasn’t stopped despite COVID-19 and 1 in 3 Americans will get cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society continues to fund research, …
POCOMOKE CITY — On Saturday, Aug. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Delmarva Discovery Museum visitors are invited to watch wildlife artist Nash Clark work her magic with acrylic paints. Nash has a …
Nation
U.S. regulators took action Wednesday that will make it easier to get a cheaper, near-copy of a brand-name insulin at the drugstore. Doctors now have to specifically prescribe what’s called a …
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday found probable cause to charge a police officer in the 2016 slaying of a Black man who was sitting in a parked car, taking the rare step of …
NEW YORK (AP) — Wait, we're supposed to wear masks again? Even if we are vaccinated? For a large part of the U.S., that's the latest advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …
Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street as traders grapple with a big batch of earnings reports from technology heavyweights and other companies. They’re also looking ahead to the latest …
Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising? Yes. In places where the virus is surging, the recommends that vaccinated people return to wearing masks in public indoor …
World
HONG KONG (AP) — A lawyer for the first person convicted under Hong Kong’s national security law asked Thursday for no more than 10 years in prison instead of the possible life sentence faced by …
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pedro Castillo, a leftist political novice who has promised to be a champion of his country’s poor, on Wednesday became Peru’s new president. The rural teacher who has …
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike on Wednesday urged younger people to cooperate with measures to bring down the high number of infections and get vaccinated, saying their activities are key to …
TOKYO (AP) — With the topic of athletes’ mental health and pressure being discussed at the Olympics, Novak Djokovic said “pressure is a privilege.” The top-ranked Serb was asked how he …
Business
SALISBURY — The Lower Shore American Job Center serving the tri-county area is now open at 31901 Tri-County Way, Suite 111, Salisbury, across U.S. 50 and west of Wor-Wic Community College …
PRINCESS ANNE – University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension, in partnership with Atlantic Tractor LLC, is hosting an Ag Showcase at the UMES Research and Education Farm on Stewart Neck Road …
DELMARVA — The Bridge, a Delmarva-based radio station serving Delaware, Maryland, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and South Jersey, has tapped Mandy Wallace to be community engagement specialist …
DOVER – The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Flyover Fun Park, LLC, to celebrate this brand-new family indoor playground.   The ceremony …
Things to Do
Logan Ruff, 3, left, eats crackers while Aden Ruff, 1, bites into a pig tail aka fried bacon with batter from food vendor Oink.

Octopus taco, gator bites among Delaware State Fair food finds

HARRINGTON — Corn dogs, funnel cakes, French fries and lemonade are some of the most popular and common fair foods. But the Delaware …

Rehoboth – Dewey Chamber  to hold movies, bonfires at the beach

DEWEY BEACH — The Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce will host weekly movies and bonfires. The movies and …

Bargains on the Broadkill returns with Great Duck Race

MILTON — Historic Milton’s Bargains on the Broadkill and the Great Duck Race will take place this year in …
Family Hauear of Dover takes a break from the heat under the umbrella with cool soft drinks.

Best Bets: The Delaware State Fair from A to Z

After a year when the Delaware State Fair went on last year albeit a bit stripped down due to COVID-19 precautions, the Downstate …
On Oct. 5, SCCA presents Bridge & Wolack, an accordion and clarinet duo who will bring a fusion of classical, jazz, and folk music.

Seaford Community Concerts to return in the fall

SEAFORD — The Seaford Community Concert Association will be returning this fall with a full lineup of nationally and …