As COVID-19 has racked the country, food insecurity has become a difficult side effect nationwide. And Delaware is no exception. According to Feeding America’s 2020 study on the impact …

View this issue of The Delaware State News or browse other issues.

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 …
The Board of Directors of Cambridge Waterfront Development, Inc. (CWDI) announced that it “regretfully” accepted the resignation of founding board member Rich Zeidman, effective at the …
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 …
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.
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 …

Crisfield celebrates Memorial Day

CRISFIELD — With the threat of rain the American Legion Stanley Cochrane Post 16 held an abbreviated Memorial Day ceremony at the American Legion section of the Crisfield Cemetery. Members …

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 author provides health and wellness for children

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. …
Things to Do
License Free Fishing Days in Maryland are June 1, June 8 and July 4, 2024 or fish without a license at designated locations.

Maryland's License Free Fishing Days June 1, 8 and July 4

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will offer license-free fishing days for all state residents and visitors on June 1, June …
American flags wave in Bicentennial Park in Milford in May. The flags were placed by the Milford Rotary Club for its annual Flags for Heroes program.

Middletown Memorial Day Parade is Monday

Middletown's annual Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by Stone Square Lodge 22, will be held Monday at 10 a.m.
Classic-rock band Kansas plays the Freeman Arts Pavilion in Selbyville on July 31. It is one of 70 performances at the venue this summer.

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 …
Delaware State University announced last week that it will increase tuition by $250 per semester for the upcoming academic year.
PRINCESS ANNE — “I’m on a boat off Deal Island evaluating a site for my master’s degree research,” Glen Collins Jr. warned of spotty cellphone reception. It’s late …
HURLOCK — At a recent meeting, members of the Hurlock Lions Club presented North Dorchester High School seniors Ava Gomez and Harvey Williamson with Bill Brown Memorial Scholarships valued at …
I respect the opinion of Dover City Councilman Brian E. Lewis about needing solutions for Dover’s recent shootings (“Solutions needed after rash of shootings in Dover”). But I think we need to think outside the box and come up with solutions that are needed to end the gun violence not only in Dover but in our country.
I strongly agree with Dan Shortridge’s encouraging a photo history of Delaware (“We need a Delaware Photographers’ Project”).
We are all aware of the ridiculous amounts of money that the federal government was offering states during the pandemic. Many of those states, including Delaware, used the money to increase unemployment benefits, far exceeding any amounts paid in the past, and to continue those payments far longer.
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.