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Weather
GEORGETOWN – If the forecast is accurate, Sussex County and its coastal communities could be in for an active Atlantic hurricane season. With forecasters predicting an “above …
WESTOVER — Following interviews the Somerset County Board of Education has reached consensus on two candidate finalists identified in the search for the next Superintendent of Somerset County …
As indications of possible breakthroughs continued this week, Cambridge Waterfront Development, Inc. advertised bids for the federally funded Promenade Project, a key component of the group’s proposed Phase I Cambridge Harbor development. “We’re excited to move this important project from design to construction,” said CWDI Board President Angie Hengst. “This illustrates CWDI’s community-first approach to developing Cambridge Harbor by securing permanent, public access along the waterfront.”
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Opinion
OPINION
The flying of our U.S. flag upside down at the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is appalling. It suggests he is taking sides with those who felt the 2020 election was fraudulent and who attempted to halt the peaceful transfer of power in January 2021.
OPINION
Last weekend, we had the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of Dover Air Force Base at the First State Airshow.
OPINION
The Convention of States resolution, Senate Concurrent Resolution 100, will be voted on in the Delaware Senate this spring. Why is it so critical that we hold this convention? The reality is that Congress will never limit its own power or rein in its own spending.
OPINION
Delaware is seeking to eliminate the death penalty, and I generally agree with that move. The main reason is that there are numerous cases where an innocent person has been executed or nearly executed. Thankfully, we have groups like the Innocence Project that have successfully gotten individuals exonerated and saved their lives.
Sports
North Dorchester High School's April Athletes of the Month were, from the left, Alexus Myers, Jewels Vroman, and TJ Leonard.

North Dorchester High School names Athletes of the Month

SHILOH – North Dorchester High School has announced April Athletes of the Month. The school released the following statement: …
Cape Henlopen High's girls' lacrosse players celebrate with the DIAA trophy after they defeated Tatnall, 12-8, for the state championship.  SPECIAL TO THE DAILY STATE NEWS/GARY EMEIGH

Photo gallery: Cape Henlopen wins DIAA girls' lacrosse state title

CAMDEN - Cape Henlopen captured the DIAA girls' lacrosse state title with a 12-8 win over Tatnall on Thursday night at Caesar Rodney. …
Cape Henlopen High's girls' lacrosse team poses with its DIAA state championship trophy after downing Tatnall 12-8 on Thursday night. DIAA PHOTO.

Roundup: Cape Henlopen girls retake lacrosse state title; Dover wins baseball opener

CAMDEN — A year ago, Tatnall knocked Cape Henlopen High’s girls’ lacrosse team off its pedestal. But it didn’t take the …
Dover’s Kole Turner (4) is greeted by his teammates after he put the Senators on the board by scoring from third base on a wild pitch.  SPECIAL TO THE DAILY STATE NEWS/GARY EMEIGH

Downstate Delaware high school scores

BASEBALL DIAA state tournament Dover 6, Archmere 4 Caravel 1, Woodbridge 0 Laurel 8, Polytech 4 Saint Mark’s 12, Lake Forest 4 …
SPECIAL TO THE STATE NEWS/SARAH BOEKHOLDER

Delaware football team sets date with Maryland

NEWARK — The Delaware football team won’t have to go far to face its newest opponent. UD announced that it will play a 2028 …
Delaware
Education
WILMINGTON — Incarcerated students with disabilities have not received special education services for years in violation of federal and state law, a lawsuit filed Thursday alleged. The …
Health
TidalHealth Nanticoke’s Team Members of the Year have been chosen.
Community
Speak Out Against Hate will hold a community meeting at the Lewes Public Library from 5-7 p.m. June 6, concerning the flying of a Confederate flag outside of the Nutter D. Marvel Carriage Museum in Georgetown.
Maryland
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told U.S. Naval Academy graduates that they will be leading future sailors and Marines “through tension and uncertainty.” Austin noted in his speech Friday how two …
SALISBURY — Some 1,274 graduates received their degrees during Salisbury University’s annual Spring Commencement, Wednesday-Thursday, May 22-23, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. …
The Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore will cut the number of parishes in the city and nearby suburbs by about two-thirds. It's part of a realignment plan responding to falling attendance and aging …
Neighbors
When Jacob and Jackie Ferger purchased the Lindale house in Magnolia in 2015, it was unsafe to enter. Now, after a massive restoration, their six-person family lives inside the 24 S. Main St. residence.
CAMBRIDGE — Congratulations to Annual Young People’s Show Best in Show winner Mackenzie Clarke-Gainer, 8th grader at North Dorchester High School. Makenzie received the first "Greg's …
The song continues “fish are jumping and the cotton is high.” Today the song would go something like “Summertime and the living ain’t easy, food costs are rising and …
Business
DOVER — A State of Delaware program that helps small businesses start or grow during the first few years of operation reached 100 grants distributed Thursday, a news release said.
Just in time for warm weather and the unofficial start of summer, the North Pole Creamery in Milford is scooping for the season.
DOVER — Bally’s Dover Casino Resort recently donated $6,000 to the Delaware Council on Gambling Problems. Nick Polcino, vice president and general manager of Bally’s Dover, …
DOVER — The Delaware Restaurant Association will host Hospitality Ambassador Boot Camp for the local hospitality workforce June 3 at King’s Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach. …
Things to Do
American flags wave in Bicentennial Park in Milford in May. The flags were placed by the Milford Rotary Club for its annual Flags for Heroes program.

Smyrna Clayton Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Ceremony upcoming

The Smyrna Clayton Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday.
American flags wave in Bicentennial Park in Milford in May. The flags were placed by the Milford Rotary Club for its annual Flags for Heroes program.

Middletown Memorial Day Parade is Monday

Middletown's annual Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by Stone Square Lodge 22, will be held Monday at 10 a.m.
Classic-rock band Kansas plays the Freeman Arts Pavilion in Selbyville on July 31. It is one of 70 performances at the venue this summer.

Hot tunes and hot times this summer in downstate Delaware

As we enjoy Memorial Day weekend, thoughts turn to other fun to be had this summer. Along with getting out in the fresh air, the …

Kent County World War II Heroes Tour to take place on Memorial Day

Learn about the lives of local World War II and Korean War service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country on a …

Memorial Day ceremony at Wicomico Civic Center coming up Monday

Wicomico County’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Salisbury.
The Latest News Around The Globe
Nation

The Latest | Israel finds 3 hostages' bodies in Gaza as it braces for UN court ruling

Israel is bracing for the top United Nations court to rule Friday on whether it must halt its military operations and withdraw from Gaza. After seven brutal months of war with Israel, Hamas has …

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

May 16–23, 2024. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called the UK's national elections for July 4, months earlier than expected. Stars attended the Cannes Film Festival in France. Bayer …

AP Week in Pictures: Global

May 17-23, 2024 Iranians attended the funeral of the late President Ebrahim Raisi and others killed in a helicopter crash. Police tried to stop a pro-Palestinian rally in Berlin, and Buddhists …

Top Russian military officials are being arrested. Why is it happening?

The arrests began last month when a Russian deputy defense minister was detained. Then the head of the ministry’s personnel directorate was hauled into court. This week, two more senior military …

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

May 17-23, 2024 Taiwan’s new President Lai Ching-te and former President Tsai Ing-wen wave during Lai’s inauguration ceremonies in Taipei. A Shiite Muslim weeps as they hold photos of Iranian …
World

For Jewish soccer club on the verge of reaching German Cup again, there is fear as well as pride

BERLIN (AP) — When Makkabi Berlin became the first Jewish club to ever play in the German Cup last year, it was a moment of pure joy and pride for a team founded by Holocaust survivors. A year …

Sherpa guide Kami Rita who climbed Everest 30 times vows to return to the mountain next year

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Renowned Sherpa mountain guide Kami Rita was back from Mount Everest on Friday after his record 30th ascent of the world's highest peak, vowing to return to the mountain …

King Charles III won’t be out and about much over the next six weeks amid election campaign

King Charles III won’t be out and about much over the next six weeks. And it’s not because of his ongoing cancer treatments. U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called an early parliamentary election …

Israel’s army says the bodies of 3 more hostages killed on Oct 7. were recovered overnight from Gaza

Israel's army says the bodies of three more hostages killed on Oct 7. were recovered overnight from Gaza. The bodies of Hanan Yablonka, Michel Nisenbaum, and Orion Hernandez were found and their …

The top UN court is set to rule on a request for it to order Israel to halt its offensive in Gaza

The top United Nations court is set to rule on an urgent plea by South Africa for judges to order Israel to halt its military operations in Gaza and withdraw from the enclave. Israel is unlikely to …
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