News
SMYRNA — A 14-year-old Smyrna Middle School student turned over a loaded firearm while “suffering a mental health crisis” Wednesday, authorities said.
DOVER — The Republican Party of Delaware is hosting a free rally from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 8 at 13 Nobles Pond Crossing in Dover. “This event is exactly one year from Election Day, …
NEW CASTLE — On Thursday, Delaware State Police in conjunction with the Office of Highway Safety and Delaware Department of Transportation, will conduct a joint event interacting with the …
WILMINGTON — A 67-year-old nature photographer was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to one year in federal prison for tax evasion, U.S. District Attorney David C. Weiss said. In a news …
CLAYTON — A 72-year-old Clayton man was indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges Tuesday, David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced. Rick …
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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 …
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 …
NCC Planning Board votes to deny entrance variance
Salisbury
SALISBURY, Md. — After taking a year off because of the pandemic, the National Folk Festival returns this week, Sept. 10-12. With a new surge in COVID-19 cases and low vaccination rates in …
Sports
WOODSIDE — Before they were friends, they were rivals. Matt Gatune was a top distance runner at Smyrna Middle School while Kenny Guy, running for Lake Forest’s Chipman Middle School, …
Caesar Rodney High netted the game’s first four goals before posting a 5-3 victory over Cape Henlopen in Henlopen North boys’ soccer on Tuesday night. The win clinched the North title …
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
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.
DOVER — The kids are getting a seat at the table, as police and community members attempt to improve relationships between law enforcement and the citizenry.
Opinion
Over one million U.S. military service members are members of the National Guard or reserves. These troops are being tested like never before, yet they do not receive the same physical and mental …
I remember hearing it all the time, it was half joking and half serious. My father was a pediatrician and he’d say: Take two pills and call me in the morning. People respected him so …
“Trial by jury shall be as heretofore” — Delaware Constitution. When charged with a crime, do Delawareans call upon fellow citizens, sitting as a jury, to decide their guilt or …
A recent letter contained pieces of misleading information (“America, do not spend money we don’t have,” Oct. 21). Connecting those pieces exclusively to Democrats and liberals may …
The kids are getting a seat at the table, as police and community members attempt to improve relationships between law enforcement and the citizenry. Through meetings monthly during the academic year …
Here is the Question of the Day: Some towns are scheduling Halloween on Saturday, some on the actual day, Sunday. Will you let your children attend both nights? How will you take advantage of …