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As COVID-19 has racked the country, food insecurity has become a difficult side effect nationwide. And Delaware is no exception. According to Feeding America’s 2020 study on the impact …
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Sports
MILFORD - Western Sussex blanked Canal, 13-0, to capture the Junior League softball state title on Thursday night. After going 3-0 in the tournament, Western Sussex moves on to the East Regional …
Camden-Wyoming posted an 11-9 victory over Mid-Sussex to win the state championship in Senior League baseball on Thursday night. The win avenged a seven-run loss to Mid-Sussex on Wednesday and …
WOODSIDE — Like so many athletes before him, Noah Walker’s ordeal began with an alarming sensation in his right knee. One minute the Polytech High running back was carrying the …
Business
COMMUNITY
DOVER—The City of Dover planning commission will be reviewing a site plan for a new 5,120 sq/ft warehouse next to an existing 10,000 sq/ft warehouse on College Park Drive.   College …
French Fry Day
DOVER — Salty sides of happiness were top of mind Friday, as restaurants throughout the country marked National French Fry Day, with several giving them away. It’s reported that, for …
Smyrna
DOVER — According to global wildlife tracking nonprofit OCEARCH, Marie, a 300lb. female loggerhead sea turtle tagged in Juno Beach Fla., in April 2024 as she laid eggs, has made her way …
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 …
REHOBOTH BEACH —Through threats of lawsuits and calls to resign the City of Rehoboth Beach Commissioners ratified an earlier decision to approve the contract and hire Taylour Tedder as city …
Thousands and thousands of people packed the Boardwalk, bandstand and beaches during Rehoboth Beach's July 6 Independence Day celebration. 
Neighbors
Health

The power of a heartbeat: Milford’s French family gets through transplant, chaotic times

MILFORD — With each heartbeat that thumps inside of Todd French’s chest, every day feels like a precious second chance at living. Mr. French, a 43-year-old native of Milford, …
Health

Transplant Games showcase the power of organ donation

MILFORD — Todd French is ready to take another swing at a huge step in his recovery from a heart transplant surgery nearly three years ago. The Milford native will join nine other athletes …
Things to Do

Wyoming musician Rezac keeps humming along

Wyoming musician Rezac keeps humming along By Craig Horleman Daily State News WYOMING — The beat doesn’t stop for Jim Rezac. After more than 30 years making music, the …
Things to Do
A visitor to “Thrive Dover-Senior Life After 55” in 2023 shows a gift bag.

Thrive Dover brings the buzz for 55-plus

Active seniors can find activities and information to enhance their lives at “Thrive Dover-Senior Life After 55” on July …
Laurel Public Library presented an exhibition from its Creative Aging: Whimsical Masterpieces class in spring 2024, funded by the Delaware Division of the Arts as a part of its Access Creative Aging program. From left to right: Donna Gordy, librarian Kristen Chelmow, Mary Soderholm, Cheryl Lopatofsky, Bill McGowan, Patricia Manna, Eric Teller and instructor, John Donato.

Library art classes bring curious creatives to the drawing board, Laurel and statewide

Sometimes even professional artists are intimidated by a blank page. “When I look at a piece of paper and say, ‘what am I gonna …
In celebration of Independence Day, fireworks light up the sky above Legislative Hall in Dover on Thursday.

Fourth of July sparkles with parade, fireworks in Dover

Thursday marked the 248th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and Delawareans flocked to the state’s capital to …
Schools
CHESTERTOWN — Cindy Gibson, associate professor of psychology, researches therapeutics to improve outcomes after traumatic brain injuries. People who have suffered these injuries can go on to …
More than 140 students and advisors from across Delaware joined more than 12,000 other members at the 47th annual HOSA-Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference in Houston June …
The Delaware Department of Education announces the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy for free and reduced-price meals for children unable to pay the full price for meals served under the National …
Opinion
I respect the opinion of Dover City Councilman Brian E. Lewis about needing solutions for Dover’s recent shootings (“Solutions needed after rash of shootings in Dover”). But I think we need to think outside the box and come up with solutions that are needed to end the gun violence not only in Dover but in our country.
I strongly agree with Dan Shortridge’s encouraging a photo history of Delaware (“We need a Delaware Photographers’ Project”).
We are all aware of the ridiculous amounts of money that the federal government was offering states during the pandemic. Many of those states, including Delaware, used the money to increase unemployment benefits, far exceeding any amounts paid in the past, and to continue those payments far longer.
OPINION
I think that, generally, a parking garage that is right in the midst of the downtown Dover shopping district is preferable to one that is blocks away. These days, folks don’t like to walk far. By utilizing a nonhistorical space on Loockerman Street that is currently occupied by a building with a vacant storefront, the city would kill two birds with one stone.
OPINION
Designing a new parking garage — which the Downtown Dover Partnership refers to as the “Downtown Mobility Center” — is a project that it and its partners are not taking lightly.
OPINION
Capital School District’s superintendent Dr. Vilicia Cade has resigned, according to Board of Education president Felecia Duggins. Her last day will be July 22.
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