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GEORGETOWN — The town’s decision whether to recognize Juneteenth 2021 as a holiday, which included email polling of council members, triggered a Freedom of Information Act complaint …
New Castle County is now a substantial transmission area for COVID-19. Sussex County is also a substantial transmission area and Kent County is moderate, according to Centers for Disease Control …
DOVER — A 48-year-old Dover man died in a single-vehicle crash on Wyoming Road Friday afternoon. Delaware State Police spokeswoman Cpl. Amina Ali said the man was driving a 2020 Nissan …
Coronavirus
HARRINGTON — Sussex County was recently flagged as a substantial COVID-19 transmission area by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means that, per its guidelines, everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should wear a mask indoors in public.
NEWARK — ChristianaCare announced Thursday that it will join a growing number of health care systems across the nation that are requiring all its caregivers to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
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Kent
MILFORD — Due to staff vacancies and the hiring challenges many municipalities and businesses are presently facing, residents here may be experiencing delays in service, a news release from the …
Sussex
MILLSBORO — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control recently served Mountaire Farms of Delaware Inc. a notice of violation after an excavation contractor damaged piping, enabling treated effluent to make its way into Swan Creek.
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
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, on Thursday condemned graffiti depicting the symbol of …
Wicomico
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 …
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
C-W pitcher Steven Donigan sends a fastball to a Naamans batter in the first inning.

Local roundup: Camden-Wyoming captures Junior League state title

Camden-Wyoming posted an 8-2 victory over Naamans to win the state championship in Junior League baseball on Friday evening. The …
Rod Milstead

Local college notebook: DSU sees MEAC poll as progress

Jawain Granger was happy he and his teammates got to play football this past spring. But the Delaware State defensive back …
Camden-Wyoming manager Ken Powell talks to his players during their 5-1 win over M.O.T. in the Major League baseball District I championship game.

Local roundup: Canal tops Camden in state Majors

Canal edged Camden-Wyoming, 2-0, on Thursday night to advance to the finals in the Major League baseball state tournament. District …
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 …
Delaware
HARRINGTON — For Christy Gustafson Brown and her daughter, showing their miniature horses is a family affair. “I’ve never missed a fair and I’m 38,” Ms. Brown said …
MILLSBORO — A 47-year-old Millsboro man was arrested on multiple traffic, drug and weapons charges following a Friday pursuit, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Cpl. Amina Ali said.
DOVER — In partnership with Canine Companions, the Dover Police Department has added Roy, a Labrador-golden retriever mix, as its facility dog.
Maryland
BALTIMORE (AP) — The family of a Maryland woman who unwittingly spurred a research bonanza when her cancer cells were taken without her knowledge in 1951 has hired a prominent civil rights lawyer …
BALTIMORE (AP) — Investigators in Maryland's Baltimore County have arrested and charged a 33-year-old woman in connection to the deaths of her young niece and nephew who were found dead in a car …
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 …
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
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With U.S. health officials recommending that children mask up in school this fall, parents and policy makers across the nation have been plunged anew into a debate over …
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden wagered his campaign and now his presidency on the premise that government itself could still work, even at a time of fractious political division. When the Senate …
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week, the state Health Department reported Friday, continuing a six-week surge that has seen it responsible for 1 in 5 new …
New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox and may be more dangerous than other versions has prompted U.S. health officials to consider changing advice on how the nation …
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A video recording of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men allegedly engaging in massage parlor sex will be returned to prosecutors for destruction, a …
World
TOKYO (AP) — Elaine Thompson-Herah broke Florence Griffith Joyner’s 33-year-old Olympic record in the women’s 100 meters, pointing at the scoreboard even before crossing the line in 10.61 …
TOKYO (AP) — Novak Djokovic came to the Tokyo Olympics aiming for a Golden Slam. He’ll leave without a medal and will need some time to recover from a draining performance in extreme conditions …
TOKYO (AP) — From the darkness, hands emerge, reaching for the volleyball. They belong to Kenya’s Sharon Chepchumba Kiprono, blocking the ball during the women’s volleyball preliminary round …
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested a man Friday on suspicion of insulting the national anthem, after he was allegedly caught booing the Chinese national anthem while watching an …
Business
WILMINGTON — The General Assembly has approved allocating an additional $10 million to its lab grant program, designed to spur private sector-led projects that will boost science and tech companies who choose Delaware with increased capacity for lab space.
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 …
Things to Do

Zach Williams' Delaware State Fair concert canceled

HARRINGTON —  Zach Williams's Delaware State Fair concert has been canceled after the performer contracted COVID-19 and must …
The Wyoming Peach Festival Band marches down Camden-Wyoming Avenue in 2019.

Best Bets: Plenty ahead for Delaware festival fans

Now that the Delaware State Fair is winding down, with its final days today and Saturday in Harrington, it’s time to turn to the …
Smokey Joe, a miniature steam train, provides rides for kids of all ages.

Threshermen to hold Maryland show Aug. 6-8

DENTON, Md. — The Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Association will be holding its 61st annual Wheat Threshing, Steam …
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 …