Sweets for the season at Middletown bakery

MIDDLETOWN — There is something extra special about sharing time with your loved ones during the holidays — and it’s doubly enjoyable when you also get to bring home some yummy …

Police: Investigation into alleged misconduct in Smyrna classroom ongoing

An investigation into possible misconduct inside a Smyrna School District classroom is ongoing, Smyrna Police spokesman Lt. Brian Donner said Wednesday.

Middletown musician rock ‘n’ roll royalty

MIDDLETOWN — He thought it was a prank call at first when the notification came. Eventually Richard Di Blassio realized he and his Bob Miller and the Flashback Band mates were actually …

It’s an event venue and creative space that’s nestled in the heart of downtown Smyrna. At the intersection of well-traveled Main and Commerce streets sits Social at Main, a new venture in a historic area.
Just over a year into owning Baybird Orthodontics, Dr. Sita Patel believes it’s time to update her practice a bit. Funded by a roughly $40,000 state grant, now she can do just that. …
Four candidates are vying for three spots on Middletown Town Council during an election that will be held Monday, March 4.
MIDDLETOWN — Jim Reynolds, 74, said he’s burned out and opted not  to run for a seat on Middletown town council in election on March 4.
The 52nd annual Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce Gala was held Feb. 2 at the Executive Banquet & Conference Center.
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SMYRNA — Paula Wolkind is finally ready to call in some favors. “A whole lot of people have said to me, ‘As soon as you guys have a place for things, I have …
DOVER — There is a greatly underrepresented history of Black slaves making their way through Kent County in the 1800s as part of Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad. Barbara …
A mystery behind at least 28 burials from centuries ago has developed, and the Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs seeks the public’s help in solving it.
DOVER – The Kent County Levy Court held a workshop on Tuesday, where Levy Court members spoke on several topics that will be voted on in the future.   Most discussions were brief, …
Sports
DIAA opts to table NIL vote, wants more discussion

DOVER — NIL may indeed still be coming to high school sports in Delaware. But the DIAA board of directors decided not to vote on the issue at its monthly meeting today. Instead, the …

BOYS’ BASKETBALL Dover 81, Sussex Central 55 Appoquinimink 60, Cape Henlopen 53 Smyrna 54, St. Georges 48 Delmarva Christian 69, ASPIRA 50 Seaford 68, Newark Charter 48  …
Dover Downs Results Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024   1st - fmnw1 Pace $7,000 1-Cheddar Shredder (Si Allard) 4.60 3.40 2.20 8-Jks Knockin'rocks (Ja Morand)   6.80 …
BOYS’ BASKETBALL Early College 57, Laurel 40 Caesar Rodney 66, Sussex Tech 55 Lake Forest 53, Delmar 18 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Delmar 37, Lake Forest 22 Appoquinimink 71, Smyrna …
Business
A number of Americans are dealing with cellular outages on AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Verizon, T-Mobile and other service providers, according to data from Downdetector. AT&T had more than …
GEORGETOWN — While the whereases and the wherebys are still being worked out — the exact letter of the law — the ordinance governing perimeter buffer zones between every major …
If the projections remain true, the Long Neck and Millsboro areas won’t have long to wait before they’re year-round economies. But, right now, one of the locale’s key performance indicators may be the growth of Paradise Grill and its five related businesses, two of which are open all year.
DOVER — A lodging tax in the city has been voted on by members of the city’s Legislative, Finance and Administration Committee to increase by 1.5% for a rate of 3% on hotel/motel rooms. …
Neighbors
Public outcry credited in reversing Milford’s eminent domain pursuit

MILFORD—Citizen’s outcry turned into allowing Annette Billings to keep her property. Many people were left confused and did not know what the facts of the case were. It all …

For many, the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have always come out of a TV or radio. There’s one man, though, that can bring Dr. King almost back to life.
Born in March 1952, Cliffonia Gaines has no recollection of her father’s pioneering two-year tenure with the Seaford Police Department more than 70 years ago.
MILFORD—After about a month-long fight with the city of Milford, Annette Billings will get to keep her property that was in the process of being condemned through eminent domain for a bike …
Schools
GEORGETOWN — Sussex Technical High School served as the host location for the American Welding Society (AWS) Delmarva Section Student Competition Feb. 10 with 11 student competitors from …
The Indian River School District board of education Monday will consider appointing two of three candidates to fill both vacant District 1 terms through June 30.
A Dover High student sustained a non-life-threatening laceration after another student swung a pocket knife at him Tuesday, authorities said.
Woodsmoke drifted through the Green on a cold Saturday afternoon in Dover. Gathered around a small fire was the First State Club, a group of teenagers interested in Delaware history. Today, …
Things To Do
Dover Parks & Rec director shares skate news, other updates

Big things are in the works this spring and summer for fans of outdoor activity. Robin Eaton, director of Dover Parks & Recreation, touched on several of his department’s ongoing projects and their timelines at the Council Committee of the Whole meeting at City Hall this week.

Freedom fighter Harriet Tubman was born and raised in Dorchester County, Maryland, so Cambridge has become a hub for her legacy.
Laughs come to the adventurous with shows put on by Don’t Tell Comedy. For about a year in Delaware, Don’t Tell Comedy has been producing stand-up sets in unique, nontraditional …
DOVER -- Contrary to reports circulating online, the official promoter of the Firefly Festival said the organization has not yet made a determination on the  event's fate. "We haven't made …
Opinion
A recent PEW Research Center report showed a strong relationship between college completion, life earnings and wealth accumulation.
Mr. George “Jody” Sweeney: Not sure what you mean by “put up blocks for every possible plan, suggestion, idea or law” (“Gun rights advocates should offer ideas to curb shootings"). If you are referring to my organization’s opposition to such proposals as permit-to-purchase, I would submit that the opposition is not to trying to reduce violent crime; it is to the infringing on constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens to do so.
At the Frederica Town Council meeting Feb. 7, during the open-floor session, two residents asked about the latest brown-water events, one from Waters Edge and the other from South Market Street.
As residents of Kent County and members of the Dover group of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, we support Senate Bill 2 (permit to purchase).
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