Coronavirus
SEAFORD — Sussex County’s hospitals have never seen anything like this. With record-setting admissions, spurred on by the current COVID-19 surge and the highly transmissible omicron …
WILMINGTON — A mass COVID-19 testing site will open Monday at the Delaware City Division of Motor Vehicles, the state announced Friday. The free testing site will remain open until Monday, …
Government
SEAFORD — The city is gearing up to enter the electric vehicle-charging world, with hope that its service will draw business to the downtown district.
GEORGETOWN — Once again, there’s good news on Sussex County’s financial front. And local municipalities may reap some of the dividends.
FRANKFORD — Frankford Town Hall, closed since Jan. 9 because of COVID concerns, is scheduled to reopen next week. Council vice president Skip Ash on Friday said Cheryl Lynch, town clerk, is …
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Environment
Delaware’s Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries will meet virtually at 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss tidal finfish management issues.
The Food and Drug Administration published a proposal Dec. 6, 2021, to amend the agricultural water requirements of the Produce Safety Rule.
Cops and Courts
HARBESON — A 21-year-old Lewes man was arrested on Thursday afternoon by members of the First State Fugitive Task Force and Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team (S.O.R.T.), …
Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Thursday that Navient, one of the nation’s largest student loan services, will provide $1.85 billion in relief to student borrowers under a multistate settlement stemming from allegations of unfair, deceptive and predatory practices.
Kent County
DOVER — A string of recent accidental residential fires in Kent and Sussex counties were severe but not unusual for this time of the year, Delaware Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael …
DOVER — Local school districts say they are committed to in-person learning during the latest COVID-19 surge, but have alternative plans at the ready in case a shift to virtual learning is …
As testing ramps up to gauge the presence and spread of COVID-19 driven by the omicron variant, demand is outweighing supply nationwide.
Sussex County
GREENWOOD – Incumbents held serve Saturday with a complete sweep in the town of Greenwood’s 2022 municipal election. Council members Donald Torbert, Norman Reed and Willard Russell all …
GEORGETOWN — The answer was a silent “no.” The request for public funding to support a proposed indoor facility at Sandhill Fields came up empty during Georgetown’s Town Council meeting Wednesday.
DOVER — In an effort to support the ongoing mission of Dover Air Force Base, federal, state and local leaders plan to collaborate to ensure that civilian development doesn’t interfere …
New Castle County
WILMINGTON — There are at least 30 families in Wilmington still displaced, seeking help and rehabilitation, over four months after Hurricane Ida destroyed their homes. The Delaware Poor …
DOVER — The state House of Representatives Thursday nearly unanimously passed bills relating to certified nursing assistant certification for the National Guard and to-go alcohol sales. HB …
DOVER — There have been a little more than 2,100 breakthrough COVID-19 cases in Delaware since Dec. 1, 2021, among individuals who received a booster/additional dose of vaccine, the Delaware Division of Public Health said.
Wicomico County
Wicomico State’s Attorney Jamie Dykes will seek a second term as the county’s top prosecutor. Appointed to succeed Matt Maciarello in 2017 and then elected in 2018, Dykes is a …
The trustees of The Salisbury Award presented Salisbury’s top honor to Marty Neat at his retirement event, held in December at the Wicomico Civic Center. In addition to presenting a plaque …
The newest surge in Covid-19 cases on the Lower Shore has prompted TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury to elevate itself to crisis status.  As a result of significant increases in …
Dorchester County
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 …
CAMBRIDGE – Andrew Bradshaw stepped down as mayor of Cambridge on Monday. “Today, I announce my resignation as Mayor of the City of Cambridge. I make this decision after a period of …
More than 15 employees with Earth Data, Inc. in Centreville recently supported the Oyster Recovery Partnership’s Marylanders Grow Oysters program, building more than 70 oyster cages. MGO …
Somerset County
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 …
CRISFIELD — Crisfield High School was again ranked in the top 25% of schools in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.   “This is three years in a row of gold …
NEW CARROLLTON — Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Secretary Kenneth C. Holt has announced that $1.58 million in operating assistance grants have been awarded to …
News
HARRINGTON — The Harrington Police Department on Thursday announced the upcoming retirement of Chief Norman Barlow, who has spent 28 years with the law enforcement agency. Chief Barlow was …
DOVER — Reassessment data collectors will start obtaining property information in the city Friday.
DOVER — The Dover Police Department arrested a 16-year-old male fugitive and charged him with additional drug and weapons offenses Wednesday.
NEW CASTLE — In its first meeting of the new year, the New Castle County Council approved a slew of new ordinances, including several with six- and seven-figure funding for the Department of …
DOVER — Proposed legislation to eliminate the need for a permit for a concealed carry deadly weapon drew widespread reactions during the Delaware Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on …
DOVER — Gov. John Carney’s nominees to head the departments of Education and Human Resources were confirmed by the state Senate Wednesday. Former Brandywine School District …
DOVER — Two Kent County men were arrested Tuesday on drug charges. Delaware State Police said Eljere M. Ingram, 41, of Dover, and Donald W. Demby, 44, of Magnolia, were taken into custody at …
MILFORD — Carlisle Fire Company is on the scene of a structure fire  in the 800-block of Dixie Avenue. The Carlisle Fire Company was called to the fire at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, according …
LEWES — Beebe Healthcare will be postponing all non-emergency surgeries effective Thursday. However, the health system said in a press release it is not yet at the stage where it would be …
WILMINGTON — A mass COVID-19 testing site will be coming to Delaware in the coming weeks with help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.