Next Smyrna School District referendum set June 6

After being rebuffed by voters March 9, the Smyrna School District has pared down its ask for taxpayers and will attempt another referendum next week.

Memorial Day Parade makes its way through Middletown

MIDDLETOWN — Continuing a long-running tradition, the annual Memorial Day Parade departed from Louis L. Middle School Monday morning.

The Smyrna Clayton Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday.
SMYRNA — The Smyrna School District will host town hall style meetings regarding its referendum set for a vote on June 6.
DOVER — Delaware Technical Community College’s Charles L. Terry Jr. Campus celebrated its 56th commencement ceremony in front of an overflow crowd underneath a tent on campus on Monday …
Middletown's annual Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by Stone Square Lodge 22, will be held Monday at 10 a.m.
A 29-year-old Elkton man was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony following investigation into a shots fired investigation Tuesday, Middletown Police said.
ODESSA — The Tony J. Marchio Administration Building will be temporarily closed for maintenance.
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Local News
Lindsay Powell-Conley hosted some special guests Friday to show off her childhood home and the menu that comes with it. The host of “America’s Best Restaurants,” Theo Williams, along with videographer Michael Dick, visited the Elizabeth Esther Café in Smyrna for an upcoming episode of the online show.
SMYRNA — Pop-rock band Smash Mouth will headline this year’s 10th anniversary of Smyrna at Night. In the late ‘90s, Smash Mouth embarked on a relentless touring spree, …
Some lighthearted Delaware electric workers energized four homes in Arizona’s Navajo Nation in late April. There was a lot of ground to cover on the reservation, but the municipal staffers were up to the task.
With spring in full bloom and strawberry season right around the corner, many Delawareans are starting to think about shopping for locally fresh fruits and vegetables. Fresh food fanatics will …
Sports
W.B. Simpson shapes up with physical education grant

WYOMING — W.B. Simpson Elementary School joined some exclusive company last week as it became just the second school in Delaware to receive a $10,000 grant in support of innovative physical …

CAMDEN — It had been two years since the Caesar Rodney High girls’ soccer team had a chance to win a state tournament game again. The Riders didn’t squander the opportunity. …
WILMINGTON — On a night of perfect weather, Elijah Williams ran the most perfect race ever run by a Delaware hurdler. The Smyrna High senior smashed the state record in the 110-meter high …
SMYRNA — Smyrna High’s Elijah Williams was voted this week’s State News Athlete of the Week. The senior won the Division I state title in both the 110-meter hurdles and the …
Business
DOVER – The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 850 held a ceremony Monday in honor of Memorial Day. It was originally planned to take place in Veterans Memorial Park but was later moved to …
Where are you in the process of owning and operating a business? Is it still a vivid dream that keeps you awake at night or are you facing obstacles in registering, staffing or paperwork?
A unique, flavorful experience is awaiting Delawareans and visitors to the First State. The 2024 Delaware Grown Road Trip is underway, an effort launched Friday by the Delaware Department of Agriculture in collaboration with tourism agencies, farms and markets.
Even in May, there is a chance of Blizzards. That’s because the Dairy Queen at 17040 S. Dupont Highway opened its doors May 16, selling its famous Blizzard milkshake blends, as well as other sweet treats and hamburgers.
Neighbors
104 years down, more to go: Long Neck church marks centenarian’s birthday

Herb Faulls doesn't have major plans to celebrate his 104th birthday Sunday, other than attending service at East Gate Presbyterian Church in Long Neck.

MILFORD – Literature can plant the seeds of knowledge. Andrew Scott, of Milford, became an author about two years ago after resigned from Milford High School as a life skills teacher. …
DOVER — Nancy Quinn and five members of the historic Christ Episcopal Church’s History and Cemetery Committee came armed with American flags on Friday afternoon in preparation for …
When Jacob and Jackie Ferger purchased the Lindale house in Magnolia in 2015, it was unsafe to enter. Now, after a massive restoration, their six-person family lives inside the 24 S. Main St. residence.
Schools
Delaware State University announced last week that it will increase tuition by $250 per semester for the upcoming academic year.
The University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean & Environment and Delaware Sea Grant will host free tours of the Lewes campus this summer, under the guidance of a team of docents.
First State Educate is holding a virtual meeting on June 10 designed to unite community leaders, families and educators in a crucial conversation about the future of Delaware public schools. …
The Latin American Community Center has announced the recipients of the 2024 Minerva Marrero Hispanic Scholarship Program.
Things To Do
Hot tunes and hot times this summer in downstate Delaware

As we enjoy Memorial Day weekend, thoughts turn to other fun to be had this summer. Along with getting out in the fresh air, the next few months bring a slew of outdoor concerts, festivals and …

Learn about the lives of local World War II and Korean War service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country on a self-guided tour at Lakeside Cemetery on North State Street in Dover on Monday.
Wicomico County’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Salisbury.
Greenwood Day is planned for Sept. 21, with a rain date of Sept. 22.
Opinion
Some residents of Fairmount, an upper-middle-income neighborhood of Philadelphia, are irate that a nearby homeless shelter is being turned into an addiction “triage” center without input from the surrounding community.
On Dec. 7, 2000, the worst thing imaginable happened to my family: My older brother, Yusuf Dixon, was tragically murdered by an acquaintance of his. The loss for my family was unspeakable. Every day, I think about my brother, what his life would have been like and how much I miss him in my own life.
When the U.S. Supreme Court issues opinions, you may hear that the nine justices reached a 6-3 or a 5-4 decision. You may also hear that certain justices wrote a concurrence or that there were multiple dissents. Those concurrences and dissents are where Supreme Court justices express disagreement with the majority opinion.
David T. Stevenson’s Opinion in the Daily State News gave a small history of Delaware legislature bills and power grid billings, budgets and planning (“Offshore wind bill disastrous for ratepayers”). The part that might be useful is the tiny bit in the last one-third, dealing with getting more electricity with less emissions and with little or no increase in your electric bill.
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