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Open letter to Dorchester public school community
Feb. 16 marked the 100th day of the school year, the most unusual and challenging of my 32 years in education. However, it also began the week that we all hope is the turning point. By the end of …
Dorchester's Country Churches
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 …
Police briefs
On Feb. 17 at approximately 8:24 p.m., Cambridge Police responded to the 700 block of Washington Street in reference to a 19-year-old male who had sustained a gunshot wound to the face. The victim …
Coronavirus
DOVER – Individuals who received their first dose of COVID-19 28 or more days ago from a pharmacy, medical provider, clinic or other source in Delaware and have not yet obtained a second dose …
DOVER — An additional 23,230 doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Delaware on Tuesday, the Delaware Division of Public Health reported on Wednesday. Combined with the 29,250 doses delivered …
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Kent
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated three people to fill vacancies on the U.S. Postal Service’s Board of Governors.
Sussex
DAGSBORO — A new headquarters hub for the town’s police department is part of a conceptual plan that includes a separate conference room, improvements to the existing Town Hall and …
Dorchester
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 …
New Castle
WILMINGTON — The post office at 500 Delaware Ave. in Wilmington will be renamed the Mary Ann Shadd Cary Post Office in honor of the Black suffragist.
Wicomico
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 …
Somerset
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces applications are available through Feb. 28 for economic relief funds for the commercial seafood industry through the federal …
Sports
Referee slams the mat to signal CR’s Jackson Dean’s pin over Andre Currie of Cape Henlopen in the 138-pound match Saturday night..   The fall came in 1:10..  Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Local high school roundup: Seven get top seeds on mat

Seven Henlopen Conference wrestlers have been awarded the top seed in their weight class for this weekend’s DIAA wrestling state …
Delaware freshman Riley Gillin scored twice in the Blue Hens' women's lacrosse win over Delaware State on Wednesday.

Local college roundup: Delaware women roll past DSU in first meeting

Delaware tallied 12 first-half goals before posting a 20-3 victory over Delaware State in women’s lacrosse on Wednesday …
Blue Hen coach Danny Rocco said QB Nolan Henderson is "chomping at the bit" to start playing again.

Hens football team looks to be ready for anything

NEWARK — Danny Rocco thinks of his Delaware football roster as a “moving target.” The Blue Hens’ coach just means that, in …
Dover’s Myaja Bynum shoots against Polyech’s Lakiyah Hilliard in the second quarter at Dover.

Local Roundup: Polytech girls pick up North win over Dover

Polytech High sank five free throws in the final 2:19 to edge Dover, 48-46, in Henlopen North girls’ basketball on Tuesday …

Local College Notebook: Hen men’s Towson games are canceled

After going almost a month without playing a game, the Delaware men’s basketball team’s last chance to play in the regular …
Delaware
WILMINGTON — New Castle County executives are reminding residents that their annual residential sewer fee payments are due Monday.
MILFORD — The filing cutoff for candidates looking to run for Milford City Council was Tuesday at 4 p.m.
REHOBOTH BEACH — Work on the Rehoboth Beach extension of the Breakwater Pathway will begin March 8.
Maryland
City Council
CAMBRIDGE — Members of the City Council voted unanimously on  Feb. 23 to establish permanently the last week of February as “Cambridge Movement Remembrance Week.” It’s …
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own coronavirus aid packages, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to help residents and business …
Salisbury, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, has awarded $75,000 in grants for environmental projects within the city. Two local organizations are expected to receive funding for …
Neighbors
FELTON — The original Buffalo Soldiers may have been instrumental in the settlement of the American West, but they’re being commemorated back east in Delaware at the new Buffalo Soldiers …
Former Salisbury Fire Chief William Emerson Higgins, 82, of Salisbury, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury. Born in Seaford, he was the son of the late …
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1987 -- Tickets for next week’s concert by Three Dog Night -- featuring Cory Wells and Danny Hutton -- are selling briskly at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Also …
Nation
NEW YORK (AP) — The wattage in The Weeknd’s wasn’t strong enough to compete at the Grammys – but the song isn’t the only electrifying No. 1 hit that the Recording Academy snubbed. The …
NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched earlier this month, to help people struggling to …
How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants? By tweaking their vaccines, a process that should be easier than coming up with the original shots. Viruses constantly mutate as they …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County on Wednesday reported another 806 deaths from coronavirus during the winter surge, pushing California’s toll above 50,000, or about one-tenth of the U.S. …
World
JERUSALEM (AP) — When it comes to obtaining hard-to-get coronavirus vaccines, Israel’s friends are discovering the road appears to run through Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin …
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Caster Semenya is going to the European Court of Human Rights to challenge “discriminatory” rules that prohibit her from competing in certain track events because …
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A secretive Israeli nuclear facility at the center of the nation's undeclared atomic weapons program is undergoing what appears to be its biggest construction …
Business
The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009. Is it time for an increase? If so, what is an appropriate level? Should it be a living wage or something more modest? Those questions plague …
MILLSBORO — It’s a matter of balancing the scales of long-range progress versus temporary inconvenience. The major eastbound artery running through downtown Millsboro is undergoing an infrastructure upgrade and a face-lift, thanks to the town's Main Street Project, an approximate $750,000 initiative that includes new waterlines, stormwater upgrades and the replacement of sidewalks with brick pavers.
Because of concerns related to an uptick in Coronavirus cases, the 33rd annual Southern Delmarva Economic Forecast -- normally held in December --  has been rescheduled to spring. The event …
DOVER — Downtown Dover has long been viewed as a “food desert,” void of a wide variety of restaurants and culinary shopping destinations. Justin and Tara Brant, owners of Black …
Things to Do

Wor-Wic to host poet Meg Eden on March 4

In honor of Women’s History Month, Wor-Wic Community College is hosting a poetry reading with Meg Eden on Thursday, March 4, at …

Delmar VFW Auxiliary hosting March 6 drive-thru

The Delmar VFW Auxiliary invites the public to pre-order homemade chicken salad and soups before Saturday for pick up on Saturday, …

Mardela Springs Auxiliary fundraiser is Saturday

The Mardela Springs Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold a fundraiser carryout only soup and sandwich luncheon on …
Tom Welch as Allen McLane admires a portrait of George Washington.

'Remembering Washington' to be presented Saturday

DOVER — On Saturday at 10 a.m., Allen McLane will be “Remembering Washington” relating how the two men knew each …

Milford's Bug and Bud Festival, St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl canceled

MILFORD — City Council got official word Monday that, for the second time, Downtown Milford Inc.’s Bug & Bud Festival and its …