Police recruit numbers are down half, but Dover continues to find top candidates

DOVER — They arrive at the Dover Police Department at 6 or 7 in the morning to begin a 10- to 12-hour training session. That’s every weekday for 20 weeks until …

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SEAFORD — Sussex County’s hospitals have never seen anything like this. With record-setting admissions, spurred on by the current COVID-19 surge and the highly transmissible omicron …

DOVER — A string of recent accidental residential fires in Kent and Sussex counties were severe but not unusual for this time of the year, Delaware Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael …
DOVER — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s push for racial equality and his legacy of peace remain relevant today, amid turbulent times that have seen protests — some of which turned into riots.
Local News
DOVER — Though the pool of potential officers grows more shallow in the First State and nationwide, Delaware State Police isn’t lowering its hiring standards to attract more …
GREENWOOD – Incumbents held serve Saturday with a complete sweep in the town of Greenwood’s 2022 municipal election. Council members Donald Torbert, Norman Reed and Willard Russell all …
Coronavirus
WILMINGTON — A mass COVID-19 testing site will open Monday at the Delaware City Division of Motor Vehicles, the state announced Friday. The free testing site will remain open until Monday, …
As testing ramps up to gauge the presence and spread of COVID-19 driven by the omicron variant, demand is outweighing supply nationwide.
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Study initiated to assure coordination between Dover Air Force Base, municipalities

DOVER — In an effort to support the ongoing mission of Dover Air Force Base, federal, state and local leaders plan to collaborate to ensure that civilian development doesn’t interfere …

DOVER — A measure created to help restaurants and bars during the COVID-19 pandemic may become a permanent law as a result of Tuesday morning’s General Assembly House Administration …
MIDDLETOWN — Meeting for the first time this year Monday, the mayor and Town Council moved on COVID-19 regulations, approved a jiujitsu facility and heard concept plans for an apartment/town home complex on Garden Gate Drive.
About a year-and-a-half ago, the heart of America’s broiler industry was in the national spotlight. COVID-19 had hit home nationwide and regionally, and Delmarva’s poultry industry emerged as a hot spot for positive tests. Now, amid the spread of the omicron variant, production and processing continue, in efforts to keep grocery stores — and family refrigerators — stocked.
Sports
Dover’s Denim Perkins trying to work the ball around Caesar Rodney defender Craig Williams in the first quarter.

Slow start doesn’t stop Dover Senators from downing Caesar Rodney

DOVER — Eight minutes into Saturday’s game, the Dover High boys’ basketball team barely had anything to show for its …
Senior center Dylan Painter netted a team-high 15 points as five Delaware players scored in double figures against Hofstra.

Delaware Blue Hens’ rally falls short at Hofstra

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Delaware had just won in two arenas where it hasn’t had much success lately. But trying to add …
Jordan Allen, who began his college career at Rider University, averaged 15 points per game in his first four games in the G League.

Dover’s Allen living his hoop dream

DOVER — Jordan Allen never saw it coming. One minute the former Dover High basketball standout was visiting Florida. The next …
Gregory knows he has to step up into a bigger role this winter after the Eagles lost some top players to graduation.

Roundup: Smyrna earns 46-42 victory over Seaford

Smyrna High built a 10-point lead by halftime before downing Seaford, 46-42, in boys’ basketball on Saturday …
Ryan Allen

College Notebook: Allen giving Delaware Blue Hens a big spark

NEWARK — It’s not every team that has the program’s fourth-leading all-time scorer coming in off the bench. But …
Recently relocated to Harrington from New Jersey, when Connor Johnson answered Jake Dutcher’s online ad for a musician back in 2017, he knew there was a musical match. But he could never dream …
DOVER — The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will sponsor a virtual program on the blizzard of 1888 Thursday at 4 p.m. In “The Great White Hurricane.” virtual …
Kent County
FRANKFORD — Frankford Town Hall, closed since Jan. 9 because of COVID concerns, is scheduled to reopen next week. Council vice president Skip Ash on Friday said Cheryl Lynch, town clerk, is …
DOVER — Local school districts say they are committed to in-person learning during the latest COVID-19 surge, but have alternative plans at the ready in case a shift to virtual learning is …
DOVER — The state House of Representatives Thursday nearly unanimously passed bills relating to certified nursing assistant certification for the National Guard and to-go alcohol sales. HB …
New Castle County
WILMINGTON — There are at least 30 families in Wilmington still displaced, seeking help and rehabilitation, over four months after Hurricane Ida destroyed their homes. The Delaware Poor …
Delaware’s Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries will meet virtually at 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss tidal finfish management issues.
DOVER — There have been a little more than 2,100 breakthrough COVID-19 cases in Delaware since Dec. 1, 2021, among individuals who received a booster/additional dose of vaccine, the Delaware Division of Public Health said.
Sussex County
HARBESON — A 21-year-old Lewes man was arrested on Thursday afternoon by members of the First State Fugitive Task Force and Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T.), …
SEAFORD — The city is gearing up to enter the electric vehicle-charging world, with hope that its service will draw business to the downtown district.
GEORGETOWN — Once again, there’s good news on Sussex County’s financial front. And local municipalities may reap some of the dividends.