News
MILFORD — The deadline to file for the Milford office of mayor and/or city council is Feb. 222 at 4:30 p.m. Along with the office of mayor, four city council seats are up for vote. All …
DOVER — The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits for January to eligible households as part of the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 public health …
DOVER — Demetrius Wright, 29, of Dover, was arrested Sunday after fleeing from troopers in a stolen truck and crashing into another vehicle, Delaware State Police said.
DOVER — Four arrests were made following a Saturday shooting at the Kent Budget Motel, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said.
DOVER — A 37-year-old man was shot in the leg Saturday in the 100 block of South New Street, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said.
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Dover
DOVER — Add another credit to the long list of acting jobs for Dover’s Wayne Lopez. The Caesar Rodney High class of 1980 member was featured last week on the CBS comedy, “The Neighborhood.”
DOVER — A robbery at the Kent Liquor Mart Friday night is under investigation by Dover Police Department. Dover Police Department spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said a 23-year-old employee at …
DOVER — The Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing may be feeling like one of its tenants lately — practically homeless and wondering what the future might hold. But Dover City Councilman Ralph Taylor Jr. believes he has identified a possible location for the agency, just south of the Dover Police Department — a spot he said will perfectly suit the nonprofit shelter and transitional facility for homeless men, as well as its resource center.
Smyrna
SMYRNA — Elisha Gregory has no interest in being that guy who takes too many shots. But he also realizes, as a senior, it’s sometimes his job to shoot first and pass …
CLAYTON — There are numerous interests and life goals that keep Reaghan King constantly on the move and busier than many other teenagers. Two of her interests — the Smyrna High School …
SMYRNA — Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died during a fatal two-vehicle collision on Thursday, as John “Tony” Estus, 82, of Smyrna. Officials say he was …
Milford
MILFORD — A bridge over the Mispillion River remains open to vehicles after a dump truck struck its overhead portion late last year, but the structure will likely remain closed to boats for 12 months or more, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation.
MILFORD — When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and closed the doors for many two years ago, it surprisingly opened up a new opportunity for Milford filmmaker Mike Fox and his family. Mike and wife …
MILFORD — A portion of Del. 36 (Cedar Beach Road), between Marina Lane and Beach Plum Drive, will be closed from 7 a.m. Monday until 11 p.m. Jan. 21 for the replacement of a failing crossroad pipe, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation.
Sports
RICHMOND, Va. — Delaware’s athletic teams are getting some new conference-mates. The Colonial Athletic Association announced this morning that Hampton, Monmouth and Stony Brook are all …
Lake Forest High collected six pins in posting a 58-18 victory over Seaford in Henlopen South wrestling on Monday evening. The win kept the Spartans (3-0 South, 6-2 overall) unbeaten in the …
NEWARK — There’s always been something slightly mysterious about three-point shooting. When they’re going in, they can make a team look unbeatable. But when those outside …
READING, Pa. — Steve Azzanesi is going to back to his small-college football roots. The former Wesley College quarterback and longtime Wolverine assistant has been named the head coach at …
Business
DOVER — Delaware ended 2021 with a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate close to pre-pandemic levels. According to the state Department of Labor’s monthly labor report, published on Jan. …
DOVER — The state’s sustainable-energy utility, DBA Energize Delaware, has been busy. This month, the nonprofit, established to save Delawareans money through clean and efficient energy practices, announced that it started 2022 with a bang.
DOVER — NCALL is hosting “A Vision Board Party” as a part of the A New Vision - Financial Empowerment Workshops for Single Moms.  Attendees can select to attend this party …
Neighbors

Legion Auxiliary national president visits Delaware

MILLSBORO — When Kathy Daudistel speaks of family, it encompasses her immediate kin in northern Kentucky, as well as her American Legion colleagues at home and abroad.

Good morning: Stevenson House residents give back with holiday book project

MILFORD — Anytime Katie Joseph can offer the residents of the Stevenson House Detention Center a chance to read, she is more than happy to do so. That’s why Ms. Joseph, the school …

Delaware Master Gardeners celebrate 35 years and a new class

Thirty-five years ago, Sue Barton, then a University of Delaware extension specialist in ornamental horticulture and a new mother, was asked to organize and coordinate the training of …
Things to Do
A jazz concert to benefit Beebe Hospital Oncology in Lewes was held at Bally’s Dover Casino Resort on Jan. 16, sponsored by the Rehoboth Jazz Festival. Many people turned out despite the weather conditions to enjoy the music by Grammy nominee saxophonist Boney James and jazz guitarist Jonathon Butler.

Photo gallery: Jazz benefit concert at Bally's Dover Casino Resort

A jazz concert to benefit Beebe Hospital Oncology in Lewes was held at Bally’s Dover Casino Resort on Jan. 16, sponsored by the …
Mark Phillips, left, Ryan Phillips will participate in The Magic Duel tonight at the Milton Theatre. The show starts at 8 p.m.

Best Bets: 'Magic Duel' is on at Milton Theatre

While it won’t quite be a duel to the death tonight at the Milton Theatre, you may see a few things disappear. Mark Phillips …
MLKRemembrance1 John Moore speaks during a Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance at the Delaware Archives on Saturday. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

MLK Day continues to bring message of hope on 36th anniversary in Delaware

DOVER — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s push for racial equality and his legacy of peace remain relevant today, amid turbulent times …
Schools
CAMDEN – After first joining Caesar Rodney School District more than 30 years ago, Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald will retire from his role as superintendent. His next step: University of …
DOVER — While addressing state legislators on Wednesday, a victim of sexual abuse by a public-school teacher said every Delaware public school should have a warning sign urging parents to …
DOVER — Delaware’s public schools posted their highest weekly total of in-person contagious COVID-19 cases among students so far this school year, according to the Delaware Division of …
Opinion
Delaware Gov. John Carney unveiled in early November the state’s most comprehensive plan yet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow the effects of climate change. One of its top …
Local school districts say they are committed to in-person learning during the latest COVID-19 surge but have alternative plans at the ready in case a shift to virtual learning is needed due to staff …
Here is the Question of the Day: Due to the surge in COVID 19 cases, the Delaware teacher’s union has called for school districts to assess their operational capacity for safe …
We’ve all seen it — after a winter storm moves through the area, we clear off our car to head to work, school or the grocery store to find ourselves behind that driver who has a big pile …
The League of Women Voters of Sussex County applauds the Delaware Department of Justice for filing a lawsuit against the city of Seaford over its fetal-remains disposal ordinance, which was scheduled …
The Delaware General Assembly has returned, with the House and Senate meeting in person on Thursdays and committees meeting virtually in January. What would you like legislators to consider this …