Coronavirus
DELAWARE CITY — The mass COVID-19 testing site at the Delaware City Division of Motor Vehicles is now accepting drive-ins, as the state continues its decline from the peak of a winter surge of the virus.
DOVER — Some have left the field, others elected to retire early and there’s even more who are on the sidelines for a week or two waiting to be cleared from quarantine or …
Government
PRINCESS ANNE — Somerset County Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism will begin streamlining its online marketing and promotional campaigns after receiving approval to run its internet …
DOVER — Recognizing that working Delawareans and businesses deserve a break for their sacrifice during challenging times, Republican lawmakers are renewing their push to return surplus revenue to taxpayers.
WILMINGTON — State Rep. Gerald Brady is resigning after 16 years of service in the House of Representatives, effective Feb. 4, he announced Friday.
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Environment
DOVER — The state’s sustainable-energy utility, DBA Energize Delaware, has been busy. This month, the nonprofit, established to save Delawareans money through clean and efficient energy practices, announced that it started 2022 with a bang.
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.
Cops and Courts
PRINCESS ANNE — Mark A. Tyler of Salisbury is the new magistrate of the First Judicial Circuit, succeeding Robert E. Laird Jr. who retired after 16 years of service. Magistrate Tyler will …
DOVER — Demetrius Wright, 29, of Dover, was arrested Sunday after fleeing from troopers in a stolen truck and crashing into another vehicle, Delaware State Police said.
Kent County
MILFORD — The deadline to file for the Milford office of mayor and/or city council is Feb. 222 at 4:30 p.m. Along with the office of mayor, four city council seats are up for vote. All …
DOVER — The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits for January to eligible households as part of the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 public health …
DOVER — Four arrests were made following a Saturday shooting at the Kent Budget Motel, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said.
Sussex County
DAGSBORO — No injuries were reported in a fire that heavily damaged a structure Monday.
GEORGETOWN — Delaware State Police on Monday identified Armando Vicente Chilel Lopez, 31, of Georgetown, and Honorio Velasquez, 28, of Bridgeville as the victims of a fatal double shooting over the weekend.
Two men were killed Saturday night after being shot inside a Georgetown restaurant. Delaware State Police said they are seeking two suspects who fled El Nopalito Restaurant, at 22095 DuPont …
New Castle County
DOVER — Ninety percent of Delaware’s new COVID-19 hospitalizations for the week of Jan. 10-16 occurred in individuals who have not received a booster dose of the vaccine. That’s 390 …
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 …
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 …
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
CRISFIELD — In celebration of Black History Month, the Somerset County Arts Council announces a group exhibition by talented faculty of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore who will be on …
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 …
News
DOVER — A 37-year-old man was shot in the leg Saturday in the 100 block of South New Street, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said.
MILFORD — By the end of 2023 or perhaps early 2024, construction of a Milford police station is expected to be complete. That’s according to City Manager Mark Whitfield, who said an …
DOVER — A robbery at the Kent Liquor Mart Friday night is under investigation by Dover Police Department. Dover Police Department spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said a 23-year-old employee at …
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 …
DOVER — A Felton man was arrested Thursday for burglaries at construction sites in Kent County, authorities said. During the last week of November, troopers began investigating burglaries to …
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware lawmaker who came under fire last year for using a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers is resigning, House Democratic officials said Friday. Rep. Gerald …
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. …
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.