News
DOVER — Beginning Monday, , the Kent County Public Library, at 497 S. Red Haven Lane in Dover, will reopen to the public for browsing and computer use on a limited schedule: Monday – …
LEWES — Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice (SDARJ) will host a virtual Town Hall meeting featuring a special discussion; “Good Trouble: Still Marching, March 9 from 7 to 8:30 …
GEORGETOWN — On a day forecast to be wet and rainy, it still was a great day to whet your appetite for oysters. Platters stuffed with fried oysters, along with a raw option, and other …
Coronavirus
DOVER — No additional COVID-19-related deaths were reported in the Delaware Division of Public Health’s daily update Saturday, leaving the state’s total at 1,418 since March …
DOVER — Delaware’s COVID-19 hospitalizations set another low for 2021, according to Friday’s report by the Delaware Division of Public Health, falling to 156 as of Thursday at 6 …
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Kent
NEWARK — The Food Bank of Delaware will host more drive-thru mobile pantries in each Delaware county for families struggling to afford food. The Food Bank of Delaware requests that …
Sussex
MILFORD — Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus was named a Top Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group, which …
Dorchester
ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Feb. 26 highlighted ongoing COVID-19 recovery efforts on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with visits to Dorchester County’s vaccination site and Hoopers …
New Castle
WILMINGTON — Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County will be hosting four information sessions on their homeownership program in March. Habitat’s homeownership program gives …
Wicomico
There’s a big hole in the heart of Downtown Salisbury. Where an office building once crammed with law offices used to be, the historic facade is held in place by steel beams. In a vacant lot …
Somerset
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s wildland firefighters who served on interagency crews nationwide through the busy and challenging 2020 wildfire season were honored recently in a virtual …
Sports
Jasmine Dickey

Local college roundup: Blue Hen women clinch first place in CAA

The Delaware women’s basketball team clinched its first Colonial Athletic Association regular-season championship in eight years …
Emily Thode of Milford looks over at head coach Don Parsley during her 106-pound match against Chris Gandolfo in the DIAA individual wrestling tournament Saturday.  Thode won the consolation bout by decision in overtime.

Local high school roundup: 13 Henlopen grapplers reach individual state semifinal

LEWES — Thirteen Henlopen Conference wrestlers reached the semifinals of the DIAA individual state wrestling tournament on …
Smyrna’s Elijah Credle shoots as Seaford’s Brent Ricketts tries to block the shot in the first quarter at Dover High School on Saturday.

Smyrna captures Henlopen Conference boys' basketball championship, defeats Seaford 59-53

DOVER — When these guys were freshmen, Smyrna High was on top of the boys’ basketball world in Delaware. While the Eagles ended …
Cape’s Mehkia Applewhite and Julia Saleur celebrate their win against Woodbridge during the Henlopen Conference Championship game at Dover.

Cape edges Woodbridge 37-36 in Henlopen girls’ title game

DOVER — In a lot of ways, Cape Henlopen High’s girls’ basketball team had a great season last winter. The Vikings won 19 …
Esaias Guthrie races toward the end zone while returning an interception 41 yards during Delaware State's 17-10 win over Howard Saturday.

Hornets top Howard 17-10 in DSU's first football game in two years

DOVER — Delaware State’s long wait came to an end, finally, on Saturday. The Hornet football had been sidelined since Nov. 23, …
Delaware
Black History Month
SMYRNA — While most around the Smyrna area know Barbara Wright as a longtime teacher at Smyrna Middle School and a stalwart in the school district for 48 years, she can also be considered a …
MILFORD — Milford Lions Club will hold their annual spaghetti dinner as a “takeout only” event this year. Dinners can be picked up at Milford High School on Saturday, March 6 …
DOVER — Delaware State Police on Friday identified Richard S. Peace, 33, of Dover, as the victim in a fatal dirt bike crash two days earlier.
Maryland
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man charged with planning an Islamic State-inspired attack at a shopping and entertainment complex near Washington, D.C., was diagnosed with delusional disorder and …
Stay active, stay well
For 21 years, I have led an overnight backpacking excursion to a different wild spot in Pennsylvania on a cold, preferably snowy, winter weekend.We don’t do it to prove our mettle but to …
'Living' Black History
CAMBRIDGE — What can I say about this man, Greg Meekins? He’s like a father, a big brother, and mentor to me and so many others:Gregory Meekins is a native of Cambridge. He is the third …
Neighbors
DOVER — The 14 or so individuals who are buried in an unmarked vacant lot off the south side of Sharon Hill Road, just east of Cahoon Branch Road, might still be gone — but they are no longer forgotten.
NECK DISTRICT — Beckwith United Methodist Church is one of the larger Methodist churches of Dorchester County. It is in the Neck District, in between Cambridge and Hudson, to the west.It …
VIENNA — Shirley Jackson joined an exclusive group last week, when she was inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizens’ Hall of Fame. The honor was achieved after many years of community …
Nation
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers gave final approval Saturday to a bill that will legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, but not until 2024, when retail sales of the drug would also …
NEW YORK (AP) — A second former aide has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who responded with a statement Saturday saying he never made advances …
A Louisiana State Police trooper has been suspended without pay for kicking and dragging a handcuffed Black man whose in-custody death remains unexplained and the subject of a federal civil rights …
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As many as 10 death row inmates in Oklahoma, more than one-fifth of the state’s prisoners condemned to die, could escape execution because of a recent U.S. Supreme Court …
World
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police on Sunday detained 47 pro-democracy activists on charges of conspiracy to commit subversion under the city's national security law. The former lawmakers and …
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police fired tear gas and water cannons and there were reports of gunfire Sunday in Myanmar's largest city where another anti-coup protest was underway with scores of …
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Infectious disease experts are expressing concern about Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Iraq, given a sharp rise in coronavirus infections there, a fragile health care system …
Business
MILLSBORO — Barring a change in plans, it will be a May day that steak lovers and town officials have been eagerly anticipating. A mid-May opening is the target for Millsboro's new Texas Roadhouse, a Western-themed sit-down restaurant famous for its hand-cut steaks, ribs and homemade fixings.
DOVER — Grotto Pizza hopes to be rolling in the dough when it comes to its new full-scale production facility that the Delaware pizza chain opened at 122 Rosemary Road in southeast Dover last …
DOVER — Through modern technology, commercial and residential building permit applications can now be submitted to Kent County government online through the MyGovernmentOnline system.
DOVER — The COVID-19 pandemic that has ravished many different sectors of the economy has bruised — but not beaten — the capital city since its arrival in March 2020.
Things to Do

Dorchester joins Chesapeake Country All-American Road

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced Feb. 16 the designation of 34 National Scenic Byways and …
Local country musician Jimmie Allen will be part of a VIP concert for the "Do More 24 Delaware" fundraising event next week.

Daylong charity event hopes donors ‘Do More’ for Delaware

There’s more to the third month of the year than March Madness, brackets and NCAA hoop hopes. In the First State, there’s “Do …
Mike Hines and The Look have played for Gov. John Carney’s inauguration, a 100th-birthday party, a bar mitzvah, a celebration of life and two Philadelphia Easter parades.

Mike Hines & The Look toast 35 years of making music

The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for popular local band Mike Hines & The Look. The band’s members were supposed to …
Join the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on March 18 and 20 for a hybrid workshop designed to teach you how to successfully grow oysters off your own dock. For details and to register, visit cbmm.org/oystergarden.

Learn to start your own oyster garden

ST. MICHAELS — This spring, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be hosting a hybrid virtual and in-person workshop designed …
Fort Frederick offers self-guided activity booklets, historical information, self-guided walking tours, hikes and more. There’s stuff to do at home or at the beautiful park in scenic western Maryland.

Try some good food and a bad movie!

Cooking lessonsOnline: umd.zoom.usMarch 5 at 11-11:30 a.m.Join a free adult 30-minute cooking lesson from the kitchen with healthy …