Coronavirus
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 …
Cases of COVID-19 are at an all-time high, putting tests in high demand and leading the Delaware Division of Public Health to say that anyone who is sick should assume it’s a case of the coronavirus and stay home except to test.
Government
WILMINGTON — State Rep. Gerald Brady is resigning after 16 years of service in the House of Representatives, effective Feb. 4, he announced Friday.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bill allowing doctor-assisted suicide in Delaware cleared a Democrat-led House committee by a single vote Wednesday, paving the way for possible consideration by the full …
DOVER — The Delaware State Senate on Thursday amended then approved a measure that would allow takeout alcohol sales and permit outdoor seating at restaurants and bars in the First State. …
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Environment
WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday that the Department of Agriculture is making up to $10 million available for people living in rural towns to develop renewable-energy projects to cut energy costs and contribute to efforts to reduce pollution that contributes to climate change.
Delaware’s Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries will meet virtually at 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss tidal finfish management issues.
Cops and Courts
CAMDEN — Jarrad Whitaker, 33, of Camden, was arrested Wednesday in connection with multiple thefts of catalytic converters in Kent and Sussex counties, Delaware State Police said.
DOVER — A 65-year-old male was arrested on drug and firearms charges while assisting Delaware Probation and Parole with an administrative search on Tuesday afternoon, Dover police spokesman …
Kent County
DOVER — The Delaware House of Representatives passed all five bills on the agenda on their second legislative session on Thursday. HB310, sponsored by Rep. Debra Heffernan, passed …
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.
DOVER — Gov. John Carney’s State Of The State address Thursday drew mixed reviews from state Republican leadership, attracting kudos for several initiatives that include support …
Sussex County
SELBYVILLE — Two men were arrested Friday in connection with the December robbery of a Selbyville convenience store. Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said …
MILLSBORO – Mountaire Farms has partnered with The Bridge radio station to create Feed Your Faith, a partnership that will help restock faith-based, nonprofit food pantries throughout Delmarva …
MILLSBORO — Reconfiguration of the traffic signal at the U.S. 113 and Del. 24 intersection Tuesday may cause delays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Delaware Department of Transportation said.
New Castle County
MIDDLETOWN — Because the town’s comprehensive plan is due for an update this year, mayor and Town Council held a special meeting Wednesday to look over recommendations from the University …
Lt. Governor Hall-Long, Mister Speaker, Mister President Pro Temp, Members of the 151st General Assembly, Members of the Cabinet, Distinguished members of the Judiciary, and my fellow …
DOVER — Two years ago, the word “coronavirus” meant nothing to most Delawareans, Gov. John Carney said in his State of the State address Thursday.
Wicomico County
TidalHealth’s Mobile Integrated Health/SWIFT team made history in December by administering the first home-based monoclonal antibody infusion in Maryland to Steven Webster of Mardela …
Wicomico County’s broadband-deprived homes might soon have a new Internet company to provide service. Acting County Executive John Psota has signed a letter of support backing Talkie …
A “significant surge” in Covid-19 cases continues in Wicomico County even as it begins to wane in other parts of the state, Lori Brewster, Health Officer for Wicomico County, told County …
Dorchester County
CAMBRIDGE – Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge announced Friday that its prescribed fire program will begin this month. Prescribed fires are used as a management tool to reduce wildfire risks …
To help Dorchester County grapple with the rapidly spreading COVID-19 omicron variant, the health department has expanded drive-thru testing hours and capabilities. The department’s …
CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — A mayor on Maryland's Eastern Shore has resigned, weeks after he was charged with distributing revenge porn online. Andrew Bradshaw, 32, who was the youngest mayor in …
Somerset County
CHICAGO — The American Library Association has selected John Paul Mahofski as one of its 10 “I Love My Librarian” award winners. “Mr. M” is the librarian at Eastern …
WESTOVER — A new science curriculum for students in kindergarten through the fifth grade is being considered by the Somerset County Board of Education and parents, guardians and community …
ANNAPOLIS — Legislative maps now before the General Assembly drafted by the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission will only change district numbers for Somerset County voters as it …
News
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.
DOVER — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced on Thursday that the sale of 2022 Delaware State Parks surf fishing permits will begin Tuesday, Feb. 1, …
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.
An all-female team of Delaware scientists from ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute arrived in North Carolina last week to teach gene editing with CRISPR in a Box at an all-girls high …
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 …
SEAFORD — Two men were arrested following a shots fired incident Tuesday night, which police said resulted in a vehicle pursuit, apprehension, and seizure of drugs and money. Seaford police …
HARRINGTON — After he has filled in as city manager three separate times since 2011, Norman Barlow is the one who needs to be replaced now. Mr. Barlow, 50, retired as the city’s police chief Dec. 31, 2021, leaving a void in the department and out in the community.
DOVER — Thirteen programs from nine Delaware nonprofit organizations were the recipients of Home4Good grant funding that will assist in their efforts to reduce homelessness.
WILMINGTON — Eighty-eight percent of Delaware’s positive COVID-19 cases for the week of Jan. 3-9 occurred in people who have not received a booster dose of vaccine, Delaware Division of …
DOVER — The Delaware Healthcare Association is asking for volunteers to sign up to provide staffing support for Delaware hospitals during the current COVID-19 surge. A new online sign-up …