News
DOVER — Of Delaware’s COVID-19 hospitalizations for the week of Sept. 6 to Sept. 12, 78% were not fully vaccinated, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. In that time …
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two Delaware women who confronted supporters of former President Donald Trump and took a “Make America Great Again” hat from them at the 2020 Democratic National …
MIDDLETOWN — An 18-year-old Middletown man was arrested on drug and firearm charges Thursday, authorities said.
On Tuesday, during Rail Safety Week, the Delaware State Police will join Amtrak police and more than 600 local, state, federal and railroad law enforcement departments for “Operation Clear Track,” which will raise awareness and enforce railroad grade crossing and trespassing laws in 48 states.
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Sports
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — When Dejoun Lee got to the sidelines, he knew he still had big Bradly Anyanwu out in front of him. “I told him (during the week), ‘If you engage, I’m …
Sussex Central High bounced back from its first loss of the season to down Hodgson, 35-6, in non-conference football on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Knights are 2-1 after avenging a loss to the …
MIDDLETOWN — The Dover High football team defeated a highly-touted tech school for the second straight week by knocking off St. Georges 21-14 on Saturday afternoon. In a game where most of …
Business
DOVER — The First State’s unemployment rate dropped for the fifth straight month, falling to 5.4% in August. The positive trend stood out to Tom Dougherty as he analyzed the Delaware …
DOVER — A steady downward trend over the past five years in the landowner discounts of permanent agricultural conservation easements selected for purchase in Delaware shows it’s a great …
Smyrna
DOVER — The trial date for a couple indicted following the discovery of their child’s remains nearly two years ago is set for Sept. 6, 2022. Brandon and Kristie L. Haas are each …
SMYRNA — Upon hearing that Fresh Start Resource Center was the recipient of a $20,000 donation from The Holly’s Club of Smyrna Managing Director Donna Carroll was feeling overwhelmed, but …
DOVER — Following a continued interest in recognizing Juneteenth, a holiday honored on June 19, municipalities around Delaware will be closing their offices on Friday. Offices for the state, …
DOVER — The odds were stacked against them from the very start of the season. That didn’t stop the Smyrna High girls’ soccer program from making history — over and over …
Neighbors

Delaware Office of Highway Safety promotes National Child Passenger Safety Week

DOVER — As part of Child Passenger Safety Week, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety is hosting a free event to make sure children are safely secured in their car seats and booster seats, and …

Delaware Public Archives unveils historical marker

WILMINGTON - The Delaware Public Archives formally dedicated a new Delaware Historical Marker on Tuesday, Aug. 31, that commemorates the community of Henry Clay Village in Wilmington. The marker …

Stars of Delaware contest celebrates stellar service

When it comes to picking a favorite restaurant, barber, cardiologist, homebuilder, tattoo parlor, music teacher — or practically anything else, the public has spoken! The results of the 2021 …
Things to Do

Exhibit honoring vets coming to Harrington, Middletown

Wreaths Across America announced Thursday that its Mobile Education Exhibit, which has been traveling the country to honor veterans, …

Lemurs & Lagers fundraiser at Brandywine Zoo

WILMINGTON — A very “chill” fundraising party is planned at the Brandywine Zoo called, Lemurs & Lagers, to be held on Friday, …

YMCA of Delaware celebrates Welcoming Week

WILMINGTON — This Welcoming Week, the YMCA of Delaware will join Welcoming America, other YMCAs and organizations nationwide to …
Schools
There were 130 in-person contagious cases of COVID-19 among students in Delaware public schools over a seven-day period, accounting for 0.09% of the total population of students in school this year, according to information released by the Delaware Division of Public Health on Thursday.
WILMINGTON — Sept. 19-25, will mark the annual Adult Education and Family Literacy week. In addition to reminding us all that reading, writing, and basic math remain an elusive target for 36 …
WILMINGTON — The Goldey-Beacom College Board of Trustees announced the retirement of Dr. Patricia M. Buhler following more than 30 years of service. Dr. Buhler began working for GBC under the …
Opinion
Library cards are small enough to fit in your wallet, on your keychain or on your phone — and powerful enough to change your life! A library card is a symbol of lifelong learning and …
The Milford School District is asking that residents consider a referendum Oct. 27 to revitalize the former Milford Middle School site on Lakeview Avenue. The district wishes to build a new school …
Jane Brady, I read your Letter to the Editor in the Delaware State News about the withdrawal from Afghanistan (“Delaware GOP head says recent events in Afghanistan did not need to …
Due to an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, Beebe Healthcare is pausing elective surgical procedures that require an overnight hospital stay. In a statement, Beebe said its leaders made the …
Here is the Question of the Day: A bankruptcy judge has conditionally approved a settlement in the suit against Oxy-Contin maker Purdue Pharma in a deal that left many unhappy. If …
Nearly 200 years ago, landowner Col. Benjamin Potter of Milford left the bulk of his wealth to the economically underprivileged in Kent County. Having grown since 1843, the endowed Potter Charity …