News
SALISBURY — Maryland State Police Homicide Unit arrested a Dorchester County man on Oct. 18 in connection with a shooting in Wicomico County that injured a woman and claimed the life of a …
PRESTON — Orders are being accepted for the spring 2022 planting season for shrubs and trees from the John S. Ayton State Tree Nursery, managed by the Maryland Department of Natural …
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced results of this year’s juvenile striped bass survey, which tracks the reproductive success of the iconic fish in the …
While everyone gained the “quarantine 15” during the pandemic lock down, Martaineous Allen, 52, a Navy and an Air Force Veteran lost 50 pounds, began walking to exercise more, and added …
LINKWOOD — Maryland State Police have arrested two people in connection to the fatal shooting of a man in Dorchester County. Douglas Lamont McKnight, 50, of Cambridge, is charged with …
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Sports
Salisbury-area runners will have two Thanksgiving Day events in which they can participate. On the trails of Pemberton Historical Park, the 13th annual Turkey Trek 5K, organized by Wicomico County …
FEDERALSBURG — Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Vikings’ 13-year streak as 1A East champions ended Friday in Caroline County, with a 16-14 Colonel Richardson win. The Vikings came …
The Wor-Wic Community College Foundation recently held its annual 5K Run/Walk for Wor-Wic, along with the 2021 Law Enforcement Team Cup Challenge, at the college campus in Salisbury. The Wicomico …
Business
DOVER – On Nov. 10, a Dover-based IT support firm will be recognized for its commitment to support military veterans.  The firm, Cloud Geeks, will be awarded the Platinum Medallion …
Kim Adams is the owner and president of Mountain Consulting.  Tell us about your business. Mountain Consulting Inc. is an engineering and design build firm, founded in 2003 by Kim and Troy …
Neighbors
BEAR — The passion to sit down and gather information, along with his thoughts, and then expressing them into words has been a creative outlet for John Riddle ever since he was a freshman in …
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 …
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 …
Things to Do

Kent County Sheriff’s Office to hold Trunk or Treat

DOVER — The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with First State Action for a Trunk or Treat event Thursday This …

Dover's Christ Church to hold craft fair, holiday shopping event

DOVER — Christ Church, located at 523 S. State St. in downtown Dover, will hold its annual Holly Fair Craft Show and Holiday …

Some marking Halloween in Delaware on different nights, but spirit remains

So far, this fall has seen its share of pumpkin-spiced treats, fun hayrides behind tractors on Delaware farms and Friday nights spent …
Schools
SMYRNA — A 14-year-old Smyrna Middle School student turned over a loaded firearm while “suffering a mental health crisis” Wednesday, authorities said.
MILFORD — Polls open at 7 a.m. Wednesday for Milford School District’s capital referendum, which, if passed, would mean the restoration and reopening of Milford Middle School on Lakeview Avenue. 
DOVER — Bobby L. Cummings will take the helm as chief of public safety and the Delaware State University police force, officials announced Monday.
Opinion
Opinion
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park is surrounded by the forests and marshes of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, which protects the habitat that Tubman herself likely traveled …
I read an article in The Star Democrat which reported Comptroller Peter Franchot’s comments during an interview on Aug. 18. To Comptroller Franchot, if elected as the governor of Maryland, …
The following is an open letter from Dorchester County Recreation & Parks Director Mike Diaz to the Dorchester County Council. COVID Mitigation Strategy for Recreation & ParksDorchester …
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is when all of us need to step up and do more to reach out to others who need help. We can do more to prevent suicides. The American …
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
When the requisite number of states ratified the Constitution, steps were taken to implement it. However, the combination of missing or vague language and the need for quick action made the first few …
Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This …