News
MILFORD - A fire that heavily damaged a residence Sunday afternoon was intentionally started inside the home, the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal has determined, spokesman Michael Chionchio …
DOVER — The number of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Delaware increased to 142, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s update Monday which reflects data as of …
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Monday that they plan to file a new reorganization plan after gaining little support for a previous …
Beginning July 16, 2022, Americans will be able to simply dial 988 and be put through to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. But for 988 to work in Delaware’s 302 area code, every customer with seven-digit local dialing must be transitioned to 10-digit dialing.
Delaware State Police said Monday that they have seen an increase in identity-theft cases related to unemployment fraud claims across the state and want to warn citizens, so they can avoid becoming victims.
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Dover
CHESWOLD — Four of six aerial practice areas in the skies above Delaware Airpark are closed each time President Joe Biden flies home to Delaware. During those times, fledgling pilots in the …
DOVER — The city of Dover successfully released its first free electronic newsletter, “The Dover Dispatch,” via email March 30.
DOVER — Two Dover residents were arrested on multiple drug charges Thursday, after heroin and paraphernalia were located during a traffic stop near Rodney Village, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.
Smyrna
SMYRNA — The Duck Creek Regional Library is moving forward with the construction of a new facility.
If convicted on all charges, Brandon Haas could face a prison sentence of 45 years. Kristie Haas – who is further charged with assault second degree, abusing a corpse and reckless burning – faces a maximum sentence of 55 years.
SMYRNA — A new elementary school, expansions and operating funds are on the ballot for those in the Smyrna School District on Tuesday.
Milford
MILFORD — In 2021, the U.S. Postal Service hopes to relocate the retail elements of Milford’s post office.
MILFORD — Of the 500-plus people employed by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, one is singled out annually for the Joseph H. Dulin Staff of the Year Award. This year, Paul Dorey, executive director of the organization’s Milford branch, was recognized for his 14 years of service.
HARRINGTON — Delaware State Police on Monday identified Maricruz Sanchez, 20, of Milford, as the victim in a roadway shooting March 31.
Sports
NEWARK — That game may have been played 17 months ago. But, for Delaware’s players, the bitter memory still stings like it was yesterday. “I remember I went to my parents …
Local Roundup
Delaware State earned two victories over Coppin State in MEAC North baseball game on Saturday to run its winning streak to a season-high four straight games. The Hornets posted an 8-5 win over the …
HARRINGTON — Harrington Raceway’s 75th season of live harness racing will commence Monday with a 14-race program and 4:30 p.m. post time. Located 20 miles south of Delaware’s …
DOVER — Nolan Henderson may be a Kent County kid. But even the Smyrna High grad had to admit that he hadn’t set foot in Alumni Stadium before Saturday night. “I always ride by …
Business
DOVER — Dover Pools recently announced it has been inducted into the AQUA 100, an exclusive honor bestowed to just 10 North American pool and spa retailers each year. The AQUA 100, presented …
MILFORD — The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford has announced its executive board for 2021. Angel Hodges had been named president, Jennie Hess has been named vice president, George …
From the time we experience the childhood game “Follow the Leader” or the honor that accompanies the assignment of “Line Leader,” we begin to learn the importance of …
Neighbors

Retirement in the plans for Holland

DOVER — Connie Holland’s exit strategy from a nearly 50-year career formed through natural evolution. Delaware’s director of the Office of State Planning Coordination has spent …

Dixon named Special Olympics Delaware Torch Runner of the Year

DOVER — Glenn Dixon’s first volunteer experience with Special Olympics Delaware was three decades ago as a young state trooper, who was one of more than 100 runners participating in the …

Interfaith Procession marks Good Friday in Dover

DOVER — Jesse Williamson had a challenging role at the start of the Way of the Cross Interfaith Procession on Friday. As a group of Dover’s faith leaders set out from the parking lot of Church of the Holy Cross and headed north on the sidewalk, 10-year-old Jesse portrayed Jesus, wearing a white robe and carrying a cross to commemorate Good Friday and to mark the beginning of Easter weekend.
Things to Do
The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand will be back this summer with weekend concerts starting with Mike Hines and the Look in June. All shows are free.

Delaware events springing back after layoff

The news came down March 29 that one of the area’s most anticipated events would return one year after COVID-19 shut down almost …
Melissa Etheridge will play the Freeman Arts Pavilion Aug. 28.

Earth, Wind and Fire, Etheridge, Owen headline 2021 season at Freeman Arts Pavilion

SELBYVILLE — More than a year after COVID-19 forced the Freeman Arts Pavilion to pause its plan on its 13th season — the arts …
Singer/songwriter Cathy Jane, of Ocean View, will perform at the Delaware Friends of Folk’s Old State House concert on The Green in Dover April 9 at 7:30 p.m. Banjo player Adam Clifton will also perform at the free show.

Cathy Jane brings songs of country life to Old State House concert

For Cathy Jane, music was always a family affair. “My mother and father had their own country band. And so they would go out and …
Schools
MILLSBORO — Mountaire Farms, the country’s fourth-largest chicken processer, has dozens of $2,500 scholarships available for the children and grandchildren of employees, poultry growers and grain producers.
DOVER — United Airlines announced Tuesday an initiative to train 5,000 new pilots, at least half of them women and people of color, by 2030.
DOVER — Sydney Fail, a nursing student at Delaware Technical Community College, has been named a 2021 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The …
Opinion
Great evil challenges us to become great human beings.   During World War II, the United States became the greatest military champion of the world, fending off the “axis of …
As of April 2, the Delaware Division of Public Health had identified 24 cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated individuals. A person is fully vaccinated 14 or more days after the last dose in the …
Here is the Question of the Day: Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win Britain’s Grand National horse race on Saturday and Hideki Matsuyama became the …
While the COVID-19 pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for the American health care system, it has also created innovative opportunities for long-overdue health care reform. Lifesaving …
Business leaders and lawmakers alike are always looking for Delaware’s next silver bullet. There is an ongoing constant search for Delaware’s next big “thing” — the …
A new Morning Consult poll found that by a 2-to-1 margin, U.S. citizens approve of tax hikes for individuals who make over $400,000 and corporations, evidence that people really want a better society …