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Dover's Hope Medical and Dental Clinic celebrates 20th year

DOVER — In 2003, four Filipino doctors came together to provide quality medical care for low-income and uninsured patients out of a small clinic in two rooms of Dover’s Modern Maturity …

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Councilmembers discussed steps the city could take to address homelessness in the area in a meeting last week that saw councilmembers wrestle with how — and to what extent — the city could help.

DOVER — City officials agreed in June to pay $125,000 to settle a federal lawsuit claiming racial discrimination during a police promotion process in 2017, Dover Mayor Robin R. Christiansen …
The state’s first flu case of the season was announced Wednesday by the Division of Public Health.
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WILMINGTON — The Delaware Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding the state’s vote-by-mail and same-day voter registration laws Thursday. Following expedited appeals from the …
NEW CASTLE - Delaware families receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits will get emergency food assistance through the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer program for children under the age of 6 living in their households, a news release said.
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The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits to eligible households for September, as part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 emergency.
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Gov. John Carney formally extended Delaware’s public health emergency order another 30 days Thursday.
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Spare Room at Lefty’s Alley & Eats holds ribbon cutting

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration for the Spare Room at Lefty’s Alley & Eats on Oct. 5. 

Nick Polcino, Bally's Dover Casino Resort vice president and general manager, was joined by the male executives at Bally’s wearing their finest pink on Tuesday, Oct. 4 as part of the Real Men …
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DOVER — The CenDel Foundation works to improve central Delaware by helping groups and organizations that work to support others; one way it does that is by giving nonprofit organizations the …
On Sept. 12, local business owner and educator Dr. Esosa Iriowen was recognized by the city of Dover for his work championing Childhood Cancer Awareness in the Kent County. Dr. Iriowen, is an …
Sports
Dover receiver John Parker gets a block from teammate Jakwon Kilby and enough yards for a first down late in the 2nd quarter.  The play was key to setting up a touchdown for the Senators.   Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

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As the calendar turns to the first full weekend of October, the games on the local high school and college football schedule seem to …
Delaware State punter Matt Noll was named the MEAC Special Teams Player of the Week. DSU sports information photo.

DSU's Noll putting best foot forward

DOVER — Matt Noll always wanted to play sports in college. But for most of his life, he always had the thought of playing soccer …
Cape’s #14 Mackenzie Brown stops the bay from going out of bounds as Delmar’s #10 Brook Morris gives chase.

Delmar ready to put long hockey winning streak on the line vs. Cape Henlopen

DELMAR — The fact that Delmar High’s field hockey team is really good on defense shouldn’t come as a surprise. That’s …
Jakwon Kilby of Dover is hit in the backfield by CR’s Parker Smith late in the second quarter Saturday. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh.

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Don't miss your chance to vote for this week's State News Athlete of the Week. There's three different downstate schools …
Alexis Hutson of Lake Forest goes low to dig out a Milford serve. Special To The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Local roundup: Lake tops Milford in volleyball; Dover edges Bucs in boys' soccer

Lake Forest High downed Milford, 3-0, in a girls’ volleyball match on Tuesday evening. The Spartans won by scores of 25-21, …
GEORGETOWN — Three well-known regional bands will entertain on The Circle the night before Sussex County Return Day.
MILLSBORO — Grace United Methodist Church will hold its second annual Street Fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kent County
DOVER – Kent County Levy Court announced on Monday that it has partnered with the National Cybersecurity Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the U.S. Department …
DOVER – The Kent County Tax Office will extend business hours this Thursday and Friday to allow property owners to meet the upcoming tax deadline. Hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. until 6 …
GEORGETOWN – A pandemic cancellation casualty in 2020, Return Day returns to Georgetown this November. Sussex County’s more than two-centuries-old, post-election tradition will be …
New Castle County
WILMINGTON – Delaware’s congressional delegation of Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D) on Monday announced an $8 million grant from the U.S. …
GEORGETOWN – Hurricane Ian’s remnants grounded Saturday’s portion of 2022 Wings & Wheels, with cancellation of the popular early fall festival. Friday morning, youthful …
GEORGETOWN – Remnants of Hurricane Ian red-flagged Saturday’s Camp Barnes Benefit Stock Car Race scheduled at Georgetown Speedway. The postponement means the Camp Barnes event, a major …
Sussex County
LEWES — One hundred physicians on Beebe Healthcare’s Medical Staff were named “Top Docs” by the annual Delaware Today peer-voted poll. Beebe also earned honors in “First …
LONG NECK – In its fire district assessment Sunday afternoon, Indian River Volunteer Fire Company encountered tidal flooding conditions in the Long Neck and Oak Orchard, as the region continues …
OAK ORCHARD – Historically, areas of Oak Orchard along the Indian River Bay experience flooding during storms and high tide events. The weekend forecast as remnants of Hurricane Ian passed …