News
SMYRNA — After nearly 100 years, Delaware is building a new Hospital for the Chronically Ill. Delaware’s Hospital for the Chronically Ill originally opened in 1932. The new …
DOVER — A 22-year-old man was charged with drug and firearm offenses Tuesday following an investigation, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said.
The tiny Sussex County town of Slaughter Beach and southern Delaware’s LGBTQ gay community drew commentary Tuesday evening during the virtual hearing on Delaware Senate’s redistricting …
SMYRNA — Four schools were placed in a “modified” lockdown status for just over a half hour early Tuesday afternoon as nearby Smyrna police searched for a man suffering a mental …
DOVER — Earlier today, Dover High was placed on lockdown status after a student was found in possession of a handgun on campus, according to a Dover police Facebook post. A school …
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Dover
DOVER — Twenty-four artists from Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland painted 54 paintings on Loockerman Street and nearby downtown areas during the third annual Paint Dover! plein-air event, …
To celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month, the Delaware State News and BaytoBayNews.com are shining a light on female leaders in business. Who: Kristin M. Stonesifer What: The …
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE — Delaware’s only Air Force Reserve Command unit has a new leader.
Smyrna
SMYRNA — Peace Lutheran Church will host a pork-and-sauerkraut dinner Oct. 23.
SMYRNA — The Delaware Emergency Management Agency and Delaware State Police will conduct a quarterly test of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations Alert and Notification system …
DOVER — After hearing more than two hours of testimony about the potential environmental effects of a solar complex and the precedent its construction could set for the area, Kent County Levy Court denied plans for the proposed 230,000-panel Cedar Creek Solar facility.
Milford
MILFORD — Delaware State Police on Friday identified the child who died two days earlier in a crash on Slaughter Beach Road as Elridge D. Brundge, 2, of Dover.
MILFORD — A 2-year-old boy died after being struck by a vehicle while standing on Slaughter Beach Road on Wednesday night, authorities said.
MILFORD — Good deeds often go unnoticed — and that can be a shame. That’s what inspired Darel La Prade, publisher of the Delaware State News and former president of the Milford …
Sports
Three different players scored goals as Smyrna High downed Sussex Tech, 3-0, in Henlopen North field hockey on Tuesday afternoon. The victory was the sixth in a row for the Eagles (4-2 North, 10-2 …
DOVER — Robert Presbury was a football star at Delaware State in the 1980s. But the former defensive lineman says you have to step away from a place sometimes to realize how much it meant in …
Delmar High grad Morgan Bradford tallied her first collegiate goal in No. 20 Delaware’s 3-1 win over William & Mary in CAA field hockey on Sunday. The victory clinches a spot in the …
NEWARK — You can look at Delaware’s current football predicament in one of two ways. Either the Blue Hens’ current problems are about to get a whole lot worse or they can get …
Business
To celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month, the Delaware State News and BaytoBayNews.com are shining a light on female leaders in business. Who: Laura Garofoli What: Lean On Me …
DOVER — The Dover Downtown Rotary Club welcomed District Governor Hugh Dawkins at a recent club meeting. Governor Dawkins spoke to the club about his goals and objectives for the coming year …
DOVER — Revitalization is cool in New Castle County. Future development potential is the thing in Kent County. Investment in health care options is hot in Sussex.
Neighbors

Military Officers Association to meet Oct. 21

DOVER — The officers and their spouses of the Dover Chapter of MOAA will conduct their monthly dinner meeting at Roma’s in Dover on Oct 21. Social hour starts at 5 p.m.; dinner is at …

Donations now accepted for young children’s book drive in Dover

DOVER — A book drive is underway in Dover. The public are being asked to donate new and gently used books for young children, up to about age 6. The books will be given to Read Aloud …

Century Club supports People’s Place SAFE Program

DOVER — At a recent meeting highlighting Domestic Violence Awareness month, the Dover Century Club welcomed Stacy Mitchell, housing and employment coordinator, and Molly McElroy, hotline …
Things to Do
Australian singer/songwriter Peter Harper, with his band Midwest Kind, will play the Delaware Veterans Post No. 2 in Dover Thursday night.

Best Bets: Harper and Midwest Kind bring blues to Dover

The music of Australia meets the truly American art form of the blues next week as the Central Delaware Blues Society welcomes Harper …
The Sea Witch Festival in Rehoboth Beach, taking place this year Oct. 29-31, is one of many fall happenings across the state this month.

Fall events spring back: Farms, festivals, fun bountiful this month in Delaware

Autumn is the time of the year when a chill begins to fill the air, leaves change to present breathtaking foliage and trees show off …

'Mr. Moribund' takes the stage at Riverfront Theatre

MILFORD — The live show “Mr. Moribund’s Theatre of Terror” will hold its monthly show has announced their October show at the …
Schools
DOVER — Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services on Monday formally issued an emergency regulation that requires all individuals working in schools to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing.
DOVER — Delaware State University will host virtual town hall meetings next month as part of a two-year research project to determine ways the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and …
DOVER — Dr. Tony Allen, president of Delaware State University, and Samantha Power, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, signed a memorandum of understanding Monday — the first between a historically Black college/university and the agency.
Opinion
Here is the Question of the Day: The Division of Public Health recently released data that supports early detection as a way to improve the state’s cancer mortality …
Colin Powell knew where he fit in American history. The former secretary of state – who died on Oct. 18, 2021, at 84 as a result of COVID-19 complications – was a pioneer: the first …
As the mother of four and grandmother of five, I am writing in support of John Ogorzalek’s opinion regarding why there is a shortage of bus drivers and what could be done to resolve this …
Why are Republicans trying to kill the people of this country and destroy our economy? Let’s start with the pandemic. True leadership at the beginning would have saved at least 350,000 of …
Body art is commonly displayed in today’s world. But Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway admits he isn’t a fan of tattoos. But “at the end of the day, this is tough when you try …
Delaware formalized its vaccine or testing requirement for school workers, joining a number of employers mandating protections against the spread of COVID-19. What do you think of these …