News
NEWARK — COVID-19 case rates throughout the state are declining; however, the University of Delaware is seeing its first major outbreak since students returned to campus for the spring semester
HARRINGTON — A 37-year-old Georgetown man was charged with motor vehicle theft Saturday following an incident that ended with a crash south of Farmington, authorities said.
DOVER — It’s been several years since the city has had to experience a wintry weather event like the one that froze over the area just two weeks ago.
MILFORD — Each year the Milford Rotary Club sponsors the Flags for Heroes, a national program to honor the nation’s heroes and heroes in the local community. The proceeds from Flags for …
DOVER — Taking aim at greenhouse gases and accelerating the state’s engagement in working to curtail global warming, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Friday that a new hydrofluorocarbon regulation will be published Monday in the state's Register of Regulations, with requirements for reducing harmful HFCs that go into effect Sept. 1
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Dover
DOVER — Beginning Monday, , the Kent County Public Library, at 497 S. Red Haven Lane in Dover, will reopen to the public for browsing and computer use on a limited schedule: Monday – …
NEWARK — The Food Bank of Delaware will host more drive-thru mobile pantries in each Delaware county for families struggling to afford food. The Food Bank of Delaware requests that …
DOVER — Delaware State Police on Friday identified Richard S. Peace, 33, of Dover, as the victim in a fatal dirt bike crash two days earlier.
Smyrna
SMYRNA — A decade from now, Smyrna’s population could perhaps be double from the current 11,000 or so residents situated in the northern Kent County town. A host of residential and …
Black History Month
SMYRNA — While most around the Smyrna area know Barbara Wright as a longtime teacher at Smyrna Middle School and a stalwart in the school district for 48 years, she can also be considered a …
SMYRNA — The 14-28 Democratic Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. Meeting will be held at the American Legion in Smyrna.
Milford
MILFORD — Milford Lions Club will hold their annual spaghetti dinner as a “takeout only” event this year. Dinners can be picked up at Milford High School on Saturday, March 6 …
MILFORD — The filing cutoff for candidates looking to run for Milford City Council was Tuesday at 4 p.m.
MILFORD — City Council has approved the Parks & Recreation department’s memorandum of understanding with the Delaware Nature Society, paving the way for educational programming along the Riverwalk.
Sports
The Delaware women’s basketball team closed the regular season with a perfect home record, beating Towson 86-55 on Sunday afternoon at the Carpenter Center. After collecting their seventh …
LEWES — Another 12 Henlopen Conference wrestlers — including six from host Cape Henlopen High — advanced to the DIAA wrestling state semifinals after the second day of the …
The Delaware women’s basketball team clinched its first Colonial Athletic Association regular-season championship in eight years with an emphatic 80-54 win over Towson on Saturday afternoon at …
Business
DOVER — Grotto Pizza hopes to be rolling in the dough when it comes to its new full-scale production facility that the Delaware pizza chain opened at 122 Rosemary Road in southeast Dover last …
DOVER — Through modern technology, commercial and residential building permit applications can now be submitted to Kent County government online through the MyGovernmentOnline system.
DOVER — The COVID-19 pandemic that has ravished many different sectors of the economy has bruised — but not beaten — the capital city since its arrival in March 2020.
Neighbors

Delaware's newest historic marker erected at former Carlisle AME Church

DOVER — The 14 or so individuals who are buried in an unmarked vacant lot off the south side of Sharon Hill Road, just east of Cahoon Branch Road, might still be gone — but they are no longer forgotten.
Black History Month

Felton museum spotlights Buffalo Soldiers

FELTON — The original Buffalo Soldiers may have been instrumental in the settlement of the American West, but they’re being commemorated back east in Delaware at the new Buffalo Soldiers …

Lewes churches have long, rich history

Designed and built by Hurley Waples of Rehoboth Beach, a member of the current Faith United Methodist Church, the four churches represented above are, from left, Israel United Methodist Church; the …
Things to Do
Local country musician Jimmie Allen will be part of a VIP concert for the "Do More 24 Delaware" fundraising event next week.

Daylong charity event hopes donors ‘Do More’ for Delaware

There’s more to the third month of the year than March Madness, brackets and NCAA hoop hopes. In the First State, there’s “Do …
Mike Hines and The Look have played for Gov. John Carney’s inauguration, a 100th-birthday party, a bar mitzvah, a celebration of life and two Philadelphia Easter parades.

Mike Hines & The Look toast 35 years of making music

The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for popular local band Mike Hines & The Look. The band’s members were supposed to …
Tom Welch as Allen McLane admires a portrait of George Washington.

'Remembering Washington' to be presented Saturday

DOVER — On Saturday at 10 a.m., Allen McLane will be “Remembering Washington” relating how the two men knew each …
Schools
CAMDEN — Officials in the Caesar Rodney School District are investigating an “unacceptable” Black History Month lesson taught at an early childhood center circulating online. In …
DOVER — William Henry Middle School students were able to research the origins of the school, with a culminating drive-thru luncheon Wednesday.  While the students are currently …
NEWARK — Give Something Back, a mentorship program that helps high schoolers achieve their post-graduation goals, has partnered with the Delaware Restaurant Association Educational Foundations ProStart Program.
Opinion
The reason that there is inequity in the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is that there is not a solid plan. It is left up to the abilities of those who need the vaccine to try and find out how …
I want to let everyone know about how very hard Karen Crouse and her team at the Harrington Senior Center worked to make sure that its members got the vaccines.   Through her efforts, many …
The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009. Is it time for an increase? If so, what is an appropriate level? Should it be a living wage or something more modest? Those questions plague …
This is a response to Gerald Cohen’s letter (“Senator, what are you thinking?” Feb. 6).   Mr. Cohen opines that he finds it difficult to understand why a number of …
Perhaps because he passed within three years of leaving office, George Washington’s post-presidential activities are often ignored. However, it is clear that Washington’s final few years …
The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009. Is it time for an increase? If so, what is an appropriate level? Should it be a living wage or something more modest? Those questions plague …