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Wicomico County opens inclusive playground at Parker Complex

Wicomico County officials have opened a new inclusive playground at the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex in Salisbury. On Tuesday, a group gathered at the complex to cut the ribbon on the project, …

DOVER — A coalition formed in Kent County, with the goal of reaching minority communities with the COVID-19 vaccine, has helped about 6,000 individuals get vaccinated, the Rev. Rita Paige said …

DEWEY BEACH — Add country music star Jimmie Allen to the list of those seeking to help the family of the late Delmar Police Cpl. Keith Heacook. Mr. Allen, a Milton native who was named the …
News
LEWES — David A. Tam, president & CEO of Beebe Healthcare, will be the keynote speaker at the 2021 annual meeting of the Greater Lewes Foundation. Dr. Tam will address the new challenges …
ADELPHI — The University System of Maryland Board of Regents voted unanimously May 5 to increase tuition and dormitory fees for the 2021-22 academic year, following a freeze on tuition and fees …
MILLVILLE - A 41-year-old Millsboro man was arrested on a second-degree assault charge following an incident at Hooked Up Ale House Saturday night. Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. …
Coronavirus
CVS Health announced Wednesday that it is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations at CVS Pharmacy locations across the country, including 19 locations in Delaware, with no appointment necessary.
MAGNOLIA — Standing in line to receive food boxes with her kids and other families during the COVID-19 pandemic gave Jennifer Antonik a new perspective.
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Kent
CHESWOLD — Delaware State Police have identified Erick S. Dunfee, 42, of Clayton, as the pedestrian killed in a motor vehicle crash Sunday on Seven Hickories Road.
Sussex
DOVER — The memories of 24 fallen Delaware State Police troopers were honored at DSP’s annual Memorial Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony on Wednesday morning, an event that came with a promise to always remember the deceased officers’ collective sacrifice while protecting the public.
Dorchester
POPLAR ISLAND — In the Chesapeake Bay, the muskrat is a valuable partner in an ambitious project to restore a remote island under siege. It’s helping turn sediment scooped from Baltimore …
New Castle
For Carlos Estrada, a first-generation Mexican living Downstate, today’s Cinco de Mayo celebration is more than just drinking margaritas and eating the food that comes from the rich …
Wicomico
The Salisbury Police Department has been awarded national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The city’s recognition in the Tier 1 CALEA Law …
Somerset
PIKESVILLE — The Maryland Department of State Police and the Maryland Department of Labor are warning the public of an increase in unemployment insurance related fraud cases and other scams …
Sports

UMES Hawks have 12 representatives on the MEAC All-Time Team for indoor track

PRINCESS ANNE — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore had six women, four men and two women’s relay teams make the Mid-Eastern …
Senator Ashlyn Tolbert scores a first-period goal past goalie Peyton Hagy of Sussex Academy.

Local roundup: Fast start sends Dover girls past Seahawks

Superia Clark netted six goals and an assist as Dover High downed Sussex Academy, 13-8, in Henlopen Conference girls’ lacrosse on …
Viking leadoff batter Tim Hitchcock gets a close look at an outside pitch to take a walk against Polytech on Tuesday.

Local Roundup: Vikings get back on track as Joseph blanks Polytech

Gage Joseph pitched a complete-game four-hitter to earn the shutout as Cape Henlopen High blanked Polytech, 7-0, in Henlopen North …
Polytech’s goalie Delaney Dillion on a save against Caesar Rodney in the second half at Poly on Saturday.

Local roundup: Panthers get past Spartans

Jayda Marshall’s second-half goal lifted Polytech High to a 2-1 victory over Lake Forest in Henlopen Conference girls’ …
Senior receiver Gene Coleman had 10 catches at Jacksonville State on Sunday, one short of the Delaware playoff record.

Blue Hens Notebook: Coleman catches fire in Blue Hens’ playoff win

NEWARK — It’s sort of become Gene Coleman’s trademark. If the Delaware receiver catches the football face-up to a defender, …
Delaware
DOVER — Kent County Levy Court commissioners talked in their committee meeting this week about utilizing county funds to support local law enforcement through a grant program, developing a paramedic-recruitment incentive initiative and implementing a remote work policy.
MILFORD — The Second Friday of Milford program for Friday, May 14 at 7 p.m. will be about maritime archaeology in the area.Stephanie Soder, a cultural preservation specialist with …
MILLSBORO — The contentious issue of legally allowing privately owned golf carts to travel the public streets of Plantation Lakes has hit a roadblock.
Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Civil rights advocates sued a Maryland county on Wednesday to seek the court-ordered removal of a Confederate monument from a courthouse lawn on the state's Eastern Shore, …
BALTIMORE (AP) — The owner of a Maryland physical therapy business is facing up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to not paying more than $258,000 in federal employment taxes. Harshe …
COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Sifting through a shovel load of dirt in a suburban backyard, Michael Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury find their quarry: a cicada nymph. And then another. And another. And four …
Neighbors
LEWES — The Historic Lewes Farmers Market will open Saturday with lots of potted plants, wreaths, and flowers to help celebrate moms on their special day. The Farmers Market will be held …
--Thursday, May 6, 1999 Each of the five candidates for Salisbury Police Chief told their City Council interviewers that they would reduce the number of department leadership positions in favor of …
Dr. Clara Small will always remember the day she thought she would end up behind bars. She was teaching a Black History class at Salisbury University when a student, on a Friday afternoon – …
Nation
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening flat on Wall Street Thursday. Losses by healthcare stocks such as Cardinal Health are holding back gains by consumer staples such as Kellogg, leaving indexes …
India's large diaspora — long a boon to India's economy — is tapping its wealth, political clout and expertise to help its home country combat the catastrophic coronavirus surge that has left …
President Joe Biden has met his goal of having most elementary and middle schools open for full, in-person learning in his first 100 days, according to new survey data, but the share of students …
ATLANTA (AP) — The firing of the former Atlanta police officer who's charged with murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks was reversed after a review panel found the city failed to follow …
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police officer traveled thousands of miles to Homer, Alaska, for an FBI raid on a woman's home, looking for something stolen during the Jan. 6 insurrection …
World
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Vaccine developers Pfizer and BioNTech will donate doses to inoculate athletes and officials preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, the IOC said Thursday. Delivery of …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen killed a former Afghan TV presenter on Thursday as he was travelling in the southern city of Kandahar, a provincial official said, adding to fears for press freedom …
NEW DELHI (AP) — Infections in India hit another grim daily record on Thursday as demand for medical oxygen jumped seven-fold and the government denied reports that it was slow in distributing …
TOKYO (AP) — An online petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be canceled has gained ten of thousands of signatures since being launched in Japan just days ago. The rollout of the petition …
Business
WILMINGTON — Ann Rudolph has joined Artisans’ Bank as senior vice president in the Commercial Banking Division located at Red Clay Center at Little Falls corporate offices. Ms. …
WILMINGTON — Kathleen Rutherford will serve as executive director for A Better Delaware, a political advocacy organization which supports “pro-growth, pro-jobs policies and overall …
NASSAU — The Local Campaign Organization of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation has appointed James “Jim” DeMartino as their new coordinator. Mr. DeMartino will replace Bob …
MILFORD — The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fur Baby Pet Resort last week, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the business and its new location in Milford.
Things to Do
Bryce, 8, studies the steamed crabs sold by Anthony Ross of Ross Crabs at the Riverwalk Farmers Market.

May days in Milford

The Riverwalk Farmers Market kicked off its season May 1. Downtown Milford Inc. President Peggy Reilly said she was excited about …

Walter L. Fox Post 2 to host Fourth of July Parade

DOVER — The American Legion, Walter L. Fox Post 2 will hold its annual Fourth of July Parade on Sunday, July 4 Participants …
Paul Donovan, singer-songwriter and guitarist, will be performing covers and originals near Loockerman Way Plaza at this week’s First Friday activities in downtown Dover.

First Friday set to bloom with several new eateries on way to downtown Dover

DOVER — The flowers are in full bloom, and the pace is about to pick up in downtown Dover, as First Friday activities are set to …
Tim Yoder is a true "mudder" as he navigates a Delmarva Dirt Dash obstacle challenge at a past event. After a pandemic-related absence in 2020, this year's dash will be held June 5.

Hit the dirt: Fundraiser for Greenwood Mennonite School back after year’s absence

GREENWOOD — It’s an adventurous opportunity to get down, dirty and muddy. Although it was a pandemic cancellation in 2020, the …
Caezar Falu as young Simba and Lily Truitt as young Nala in the Children's Theatre production of "The Lion King Jr.".

Children's Theatre comes roaring back with 'The Lion King Jr.'

The circle of life continues for the Children’s Theatre with Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” The return to the Schwartz Center …