Dino might: Newark students, state rep digging process of recognizing dryptosauridae

NEWARK — Shue-Medill Middle School students were given a task of Jurassic proportions last month: selecting an official state dinosaur.

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DOVER — Delaware State University wants the nation’s top law enforcement agency to investigate a sheriff’s office in Georgia for civil rights violations. The Dover-based …

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County is taking a step in its ongoing effort for development and the environment to harmoniously coexist. On Tuesday, County Council adopted an ordinance that overhauls safeguards for critical waterways and wetlands, as development springs up near them.
DOVER — There were no spiked footballs or end zone celebrations. But students at Fairview Elementary School were certainly excited when they took home state championship honors in the fifth annual READBowl global reading competition.
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Look but don’t touch — and even then, just have a quick glance and be on your way. That’s the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s message to Delawareans, who are likely to see young wildlife outdoors this time of year.
NEW CASTLE — The state met its health care spending benchmark in 2020, but saw increases in adult obesity and opioid-related overdose deaths, according to the Department of Health and Social …
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GEORGETOWN — Sussex County’s CHEER is receiving more than a quarter-million federal dollars to support COVID-19 recovery.
DOVER — The clock said 3:42 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and the hallways of the hospital were empty when James Frisa passed away due to complications from the COVID-19 virus. His wife, …
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Delaware's Carper advocates for formula production increase

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del, urged infant formula manufacturers to make changes to prevent formula shortages from occurring nationwide. In a letter from various U.S. senators to …

SEAFORD — A community-based renovation project at the historic Sussex Montessori School has landed a substantial financial boost from the Meoli Companies.
DAGSBORO — The cost to annex into the town of Dagsboro will increase, more than doubling in some instances on a sliding scale proposal that’s geared to put fees somewhat on par with most …
DOVER — Giving back and being of service are tenets that La’Reka Marshall lives by. So when she set out to start her own business, of course those principles led her entrepreneurial …
Sports
Dover’s Superia Clark has her eye on the goal as Caesar Rodney’s Chloe Hughes defends during the DIAA Girls Lacrosse playoff game at Dover on Wednesday.

Dover girls get past Riders for first lacrosse state tourney win

DOVER — Dover High had worked years for this opportunity. So, naturally, when the Senators put themselves in good position to …
Caesar Rodney’s Andrew Rigby pitches to a Dover batter the second inning at Dover on Thursday.

Local roundup: Rigby paces Riders past Archmere

Andrew Rigby allowed just one hit and struck out seven in six and a third innings as Caesar Rodney High downed Archmere, 10-2, in …
Smyrna’s Ryann Durnall slides into home safe as Indian River’s catcher Lily Hoban gets the late throw in the third inning at Indian River on Tuesday.

Local roundup: Smyrna topples IR in softball tourney

No. 18 Smyrna High scored four runs in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth to put away a 9-3 victory over No. 15 Indian River …
Caesar Rodney’s Shannon Dolt puts pressure on Dover’s Ashtyn Torbert in the first half at CR on Wednesday.

Caesar Rodney girls excited to be back in DIAA lacrosse state tournament

CAMDEN — A year ago, the Riders thought they were in. Caesar Rodney High’s girls’ lacrosse team even had a practice scheduled …
The Delaware Blue Hens men’s lacrosse team celebrates after upsetting No. 2 seeded Georgetown in Sunday’s NCAA Tournament game at Georgetown.

Delaware Blue Hens rally to stun No. 2 Hoyas in NCAA men's lacrosse tournament

WASHINGTON — Delaware’s men’s lacrosse program has made some noise in the NCAA Tournament before. It’s just been a …
MILFORD  - Downtown Milford Inc., and Wilmington -based Gable Music Ventures, will present e the third annual Milford Ladybug Music Festival, Saturday, July 30 with a scheduled rain date of …
SMYRNA — The Duck Creek Gardeners welcomes Jim Sutton, the lead display designer to Longwood Gardens for a presentation titled, “All About Roses” June 5 at the Smyrna Opera House …
Kent County
KENT COUNTY — The Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity raised $14,000 in their annual Hearts 4 Homes campaign this year. CDHFH held the fifth annual Hearts 4 Homes campaign from Feb. 17 to …
DOVER - Allen Durham, 30, of Dover was arrested on weapons and burglary charges following an incident early Monday morning, authorities said.
BOWERS BEACH — The National Weather Service said widespread minor to moderate coastal flooding is expected through Sunday night as a nor’easter continued to pound Delaware this …
New Castle County
MIDDLETOWN - An accidental residential fire in the Parkside neighborhood Friday caused $200,000 in damage, the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal said.
WILMINGTON - Nyashia Coryba, 59, of Middletown, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in federal court to failure to account for and pay over federal employment taxes, U.S. Attorney David Weiss announced.
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons said he “strongly” supports Gov. John Carney’s push to equip every officer in the First State with a body-worn camera by the end of the year.
Sussex County
GEORGETOWN — Sussex County’s exemption of fire-suppression systems for certain residential construction will continue in its update of international building construction standards.
GEORGETOWN — Pathways to Success and Delaware’s first lady Tracey Quillen Carney are on the same page when it comes to education. On Monday and Tuesday, Ms. Carney visited Pathways’ four high school sites — Seaford, Sussex Tech, Cape Henlopen and Milford — for tours and classroom sit-ins.
EASTERN SUSSEX — The nor’easter that began this weekend has already left beaches a mess for the state and local municipalities to clean up in the weeks ahead of Memorial Day weekend, and …