Coronavirus
The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits to eligible households for September, as part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 emergency.
Gov. John Carney formally extended Delaware’s public health emergency order another 30 days Thursday.
Government
MILLSBORO — Beginning with its June 2023 municipal election, the town will likely allow absentee voting.
DOVER - The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service is encouraging all Delaware agricultural producers to apply today for conservation resources to improve the health and productivity of their agricultural land, a news release said.
DOVER - The City of Dover, with a recommendation from the Silver Lake Commission, will be performing a draw down of Silver Lake beginning Oct. 10, a news release said.
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Environment
Member Exclusive
The remnants of Hurricane Ian continued to churn off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic to keep things wet and windy throughout Delaware all day long on Monday. The lingering storm also kept emergency …
Member Exclusive
BLADES — Various environmental groups are opposing Bioenergy Devco’s planned expansion of its composting operation to include anaerobic digestion, byproducts of which include pipeline-grade, renewable natural gas.
Cops and Courts
MILLSBORO — In coming weeks and through the holiday season, town police officers might be sporting Santa-level beards or mustaches. With Town Council’s waiver of the Millsboro Police Department’s grooming standards Monday, Whiskers for Wishes, an initiative launched by the agency in 2016, has the green light for 2022, following an “unbelievable” campaign last year.
DOVER — Two 15-year-old Dover males were arrested after a stolen-vehicle investigation Monday, authorities said.
Kent County
WILMINGTON — Frank R. Bucklew, 57, of Bridgeville, was sentenced to 235 months in prison Sept. 28 for soliciting pornographic photos from a minor, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware announced.
SMYRNA — Two 53-year-old Wilmington residents died after a motorcycle they were riding was struck by another vehicle on DuPont Parkway on Sunday, authorities said.
WILMINGTON – Delaware’s congressional delegation of Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (all D) on Monday announced an $8 million grant from the U.S. …
Sussex County
A transition to clean, zero-emission vehicles would have a dramatic impact on the air quality and health of Delaware residents, according to a report by the American Lung Association released Wednesday.
The state has lowered hurdles to entice participation in solar.
WILMINGTON — The American Cancer Society is proud to announce that Michael Marquardt, CEO of Global Kompass Strategies Inc., has been named the chairman of the American Cancer Society’s …
New Castle County
SUN Behavioral Delaware will host its next virtual Professional Education Series seminar April 14 from 10-11 a.m.
LAUREL — Faedra Parker, 36, of Laurel, was arrested on burglary and related charges following an incident on Sunday, authorities said. According to Delaware State Police spokesman Senior …
DOVER — Delaware State Police have identified Bruce E. Wright, 33, of Dover, as the person who died as a result of a shooting incident March 24 in the Capitol Park community. Authorities …
Wicomico County
Member Exclusive
DOVER — Hurricane Ian, which delivered absolute devastation to Florida before hitting the Carolina’s with heavy blows on Friday, received a new name as it churned up the Mid-Atlantic …
CRISFIELD — The first annual Paddlefest at Janes Island State Park that was scheduled for Oct. 1-2 has been cancelled due to the weather forecast. Registrants were advised that “Due to …
Salisbury city employees are now able to organize and engage in collective bargaining after City Council members gave their approval to a charter amendment that establishes the practice for current …
Dorchester County
COLLEGE PARK - Councilmember Lenny Pfeffer of the Dorchester County Council has graduated from the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance at the University of Maryland. The ceremony took place …
CAMBRIDGE - On Sept. 21 at 7:19 p.m., Cambridge Police responded to the 800 block of Mace’s Lane in reference to a male subject operating a white pick-up truck waving a gun at another …
CAMBRIDGE - Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred last Tuesday afternoon in Cambridge. At about 3:05 p.m. Tuesday, officers from the Cambridge Police Department …
Somerset County
WESTOVER — Snow days may be a thing of the past after the Somerset County Board of Education moved through first reader a virtual instruction plan that would allow teaching to occur online when …
PRINCESS ANNE — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore reports that it reached its highest freshman and new student enrollment since 2015. Latoya Jenkins, vice president for enrollment …
CRISFIELD — Leaders of TidalHealth, which acquired the former McCready Memorial Hospital in 2020, are on a “listening tour” to determine what services work best for the fiscal …
News
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SMYRNA — A hearing to discuss allowing dwellings in the town’s corridor commercial district is scheduled for Oct. 17 at Town Hall.
LONG NECK — Given Hurricane Ian’s catastrophic blow to Florida, the consensus is it could have been much worse here over the last few days.
As the fate of the state’s vote-by-mail and same-day voter registration laws await the Delaware Supreme Court, oral arguments are scheduled to take place this Thursday.
DOVER - The Delaware Department of Correction announced on Monday a $10,000 signing bonus for new correctional officer recruits, effective immediately, a news release said.
SEAFORD—Gov. John Carney and First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney announced the implementation of a new school registration system on Monday. The registration system, authorized by Senate Bill …
WILMINGTON - Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Monday announced that Delaware, along with New Jersey and the District of Columbia, is leading a coalition of attorneys general from across the nation in support of the world’s largest credit card companies’ adoption of a new merchant category code for the sale of firearms and ammunition, a news release said.
WILMINGTON - Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware announced its third quarter BluePrints for the Community grantees, which will collectively receive more than $3 million funding, a news release said.
DOVER – Kent County Levy Court announced on Monday that it has partnered with the National Cybersecurity Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the U.S. Department …
CRISFIELD — For the second time in less than three weeks the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the intentional burning of a pickup truck parked outside a residential …