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.
GEORGETOWN — While a straight approval for Northstar Property’s subdivision wasn’t in the cards, conversation about the proposed development is far from over, as there are several …
Cambridge
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 …
Gene Edmonds sat in a side room, one or two hallways from the main action. He shot the breeze with a handful of acquaintances who had come to chat.
Neighbors
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. …
Marleena Scott is entering a new chapter in her career. As the director of the Harrington Public Library for 18 years, she was recognized as the city’s Employee of the Year on April 15.
Things to Do
Drummer Pete Best brings his band to the Weekend at Bertha's music and arts festival in Townsend July 26. Mr. Best was the original drummer for The Beatles from 1960-62.

'Fifth Beatle' Pete Best discusses Fab Four, upcoming show in Delaware

TOWNSEND — For the first time since Paul McCartney played Dover’s Firefly Music Festival in 2015, a former member of The Beatles …
The Book Bingo event will be held at Paul S. Sarbanes Branch.

Wicomico Public Library to host Book Bingo Fundraiser

SALISBURY — The Wicomico Public Library is excited to host Book Bingo, a family night of fun and fundraising! Join us on Saturday, …

Beebe, Nemours bring back World Breastfeeding Week in Lewes

LEWES — Beebe Healthcare and Nemours Children’s Health are partnering to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with a free …
Schools
CAMDEN — The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware will be hosting its first iCan Swim camp for individuals with Down syndrome this week. The program will take place Monday through Friday …
The Smyrna School District is introducing a policy for the 2024-25 year requiring students to place their cellphones and other personal electronic devices in designated areas during instruction.
SALISBURY — Students who earn degrees are more likely to have better economic well-being and job satisfaction, many studies have shown. But too often, personal barriers prevent students from …
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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