News
REHOBOTH BEACH — A fin whale, or a finback whale, that beached on Sunday morning south of the Indian River Life-Saving Station in Delaware Seashore State Park did not survive, Nikki LaVoie, …
LEWES — In the last week, there have been 83 suspected overdoses from a yet-to-be-confirmed drug mixture in Sussex County, with concentrations of cases in the …
District 37B State Delegate Tom Hutchinson had planned a relaxing respite, a Miami cruise, to unwind after the busy legislative session concluded.
Come for an evening with the stars. The 2024 Stars of the Banner Celebration returns to Cambridge with live music, good food and fun. This free, public celebration is presented by the Dorchester Banner …
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Jake Day visited several state-sponsored projects in Dorchester County on Wednesday as part of the agency’s Day Trips tour across Maryland.
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Sports
NEWARK — The Delaware football team won’t have to go far to face its newest opponent. UD announced that it will play a 2028 game at Maryland as it begins to play as a Division I FBS …
CAMBRIDGE – The tradition of boat racing on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is deep. In the early 1900s, Lou Barrett Jr. and Alfred I. DuPont talked on DuPont’s yacht, the Alicia, after …
CAMBRIDGE – At Cambridge-South Dorchester High School’s home meet April 10, the men earned a win, with a score of 160.5 points. They were followed by Parkside, 67; James M. Bennett, 55.5; …
Business
The Delaware State Fair, continuing through Saturday, is filled with people, animals, food and more. That combination could make for a big mess, but the fairgrounds’ maintenance staffers work hard to keep all areas clean, according to George Scuse, the fair’s facilities manager.
While an approval for the Northstar subdivision, near Lewes, isn’t yet in the cards, conversation about the proposed development is far from over.
Cambridge
SALISBURY — Due to the worldwide Microsoft outage, all Maryland courts, offices and facilities will be closed to the public today but will remain open for emergency matters. All clerks’ …
The wide-open Cambridge city election set for Oct. 19 is just over three months away, and candidate filing forms are available now. All five City Council seats and the at-large mayor position …
DOVER — The National Weather Service warns heat index, or “feels like” temperatures in Kent and inland Sussex counties in Delaware, and Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot and Caroline …
During an emergency, people dial 911 or a trusted friend or family member. But what if you can’t even reach a phone in those moments? Emergency monitoring services like TidalHealth …
Neighbors
MILFORD – Long time Milford resident is coming back to town to share her story through a newly published book. Tommye Staley lived in Milford for 41 years where she was a teacher a Milford High …
Felton guitarist and singer Quade Gannon is ready to make his dreams come true on a famous stage adjacent to his hometown. He will round out the final night of the Delaware State Fair, as one of the opening acts for the Turnpike Troubadours. The concert is July 27 at 7 p.m. at the M&T Bank Grandstand.
MILFORD — During the height of the pandemic, health professionals saw a tremendous uptick in gifts from community members — everything from discounted services to free lunches. …
Things to Do
Members of the ensemble sing. From left, Brenda Morris, Edwin Ruskjer, Paul Unruh, Jim Bryne, Dione Farquharson, Debbie Pauley, Heidi Mercado-Littles, Carrie Knapp, Judy McNamire.

Delaware Choral Society hosts Ice Cream Social Fundraiser

The Delaware Choral Society  hosted an Ice Cream Social fundraiser on Wednesday, June 19 from 5-8 p.m. at Tre Sorelle Dolce in …
A taxidermy eagle on display in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Building at the Delaware State Fair. The taxidermy section is new this year.

DNREC upgrades Delaware State Fair showing

Toward the rear of the Delaware State Fair, at the corner of Holloway Avenue and East Rider Road, lies a building with a rustic wooden …
The Get Walking With Delaware 4-H contest awards gift cards to those who log the most steps at the Delaware State Fair.

Stepping it up: Delaware 4-H urges healthy lifestyle at fair with walking contest

Delaware 4-H is staying on the move at the Delaware State Fair, hosting its third annual Get Walking challenge.
Schools
The Cape Henlopen School District board of education will address an update to a certificate of necessity regarding Cape Henlopen High School on Thursday.
WILMINGTON — The Delaware Community Foundation has awarded 151 scholarships to 191 students for the 2023-2024 school year. The scholarships totaled a record $652,000.  “We …
WASHINGTON, D.C. – MaKinley Stuart, of Caesar Rodney High School, and Melinda Gillespie, of Mount Pleasant High School, were selected to attend American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation July 20-27 …
Opinion
Opinion
The members of the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association are deeply concerned about the potential consequences of Maryland House Bill 1258 on local journalism.
I am a concerned Ocean Pines, Maryland, citizen who is appalled by the unsightly litter along our roads and waterways in our otherwise beautiful Eastern Shore. It’s time to actually do something to deal with this issue.
The Alabama Supreme Court, citing Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, has ruled that the frozen embryos used in IVF (in vitro fertilization) are children and entitled to all the protections …
Last week's Viewpoint page featured an open letter submitted by the Maryland House Republican Caucus expressing their concerns that a juvenile sex offender convicted of second-degree rape …
As Cambridge Waterfront Development, Inc. (CWDI) advances its mission to develop Cambridge Harbor, we plan to keep the public informed on our progress and what you can look forward to in the coming …
When the opening day of the 2024 Maryland General Assembly session was called to order, Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes was the speaker pro tempore in the Maryland House of Delegates, the second-highest position for a member of the House Democratic Caucus.
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