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DOVER — Judges, cabinet secretaries and elected officials are set to receive pay increases after a state panel recommended them and the Senate shot down a resolution rejecting those hikes. Every … more
DOVER — Legislation filed this week would raise the minimum wage for tipped workers. Currently, tipped employees such as waiters make $2.23 an hour from their employers, plus tips. Should the … more
The city of Salisbury has won a significant victory in a lawsuit filed by a group of volunteer firefighters who broke away from Salisbury’s Station 1 in 2017. Judge Paul M. Bowman ruled this … more
GEORGETOWN — Town officials will dip into savings in an effort to expedite a major waterline upgrade after the low bid for the project came in much higher than anticipated.Teal Construction’s low … more
Shown is a rendering of the planned Kent County Family Court building at the intersection of South Governors Avenue and Water Street in Dover. The design is tentative and may change. (Submitted … more
DOVER — Gov. John Carney’s proposed spending plan contains the largest operating and largest capital budgets in state history. It contains a $500 pay raise for most state employees, allocates $30 … more
GEORGETOWN — It’s official: Laurel-area farmer John Travis Hastings is onboard as a member of the Sussex County Board of Adjustment. At its Tuesday meeting, County Council voted 5-0 to … more
MILFORD — Milford’s City Council had a short agenda for their meeting this week, but they did manage to highlight the Riverwalk. The council voted unanimously to accept and match a … more
DOVER — Legislation approved by the House of Representatives Wednesday would allow Delaware restaurants to continue to-go alcohol sales and outdoor dining for another year. House Bill 1 … more
DOVER — The $500 that comes with the award is a nice bonus, of course, but 2020 Kent County Levy Court Employee of the Year KrisAnne Miley said she’s also blessed to pull from a wealth of … more
DOVER — It’s time to legalize marijuana consumption in Delaware, said state Auditor Kathy McGuiness, who touted a supposed economic benefit of more than $43 million in tax revenue to … more
DOVER — The tornado that blew through Dover on Aug. 4 left many homes and properties throughout the area with significant damage. While most have underwent or are still going through … more
MIDDLETOWN (AP) — A local NAACP chapter in Delaware wants a Middletown town councilman to step down because he attended the rally for former President Donald Trump that preceded the Capitol riot.A … more
DOVER — Gov. John Carney’s State of the State Address Tuesday avoided making many bold proclamations, focusing instead on the challenges Delaware has seen over the past year and what it … more
GEORGETOWN — It’s official: Laurel-area farmer John Travis Hastings is onboard as a member of the Sussex County Board of Adjustment.At its Tuesday meeting, County Council voted 5-0 to approve … more
This article has been updated to correct information about New Castle County fire companies. MILFORD — City Council members heard a presentation about the state of Carlisle Fire Co. prior to … more
MILFORD — Milford’s city government is expecting a big turnout at Tuesday’s police station referendum. “If there’s any indication from the last two to three weeks of activity we’ve had … more
DOVER — Gov. John Carney will deliver the annual State of the State Address Tuesday. For the first time, the message will be presented virtually, a result of the pandemic. The event will be … more
DOVER — While the number of COVID-19 deaths and cases remain elevated throughout Delaware, city officials are eyeing the future a little more optimistically. Matt Harline, Dover’s … more
DOVER — Kent County residents who are 65 or older (or 65 by May 31) and individuals who are 100% disabled are encouraged to apply or reapply for the annual elderly/disability tax exemption.To … more
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