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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 …
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Sports
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 …
Dover Downs Results Tuesday Feb 20, 2024   1st - nw5001L5 Trot $5,500 5-Swan's Maid (Ja Morand) 2.80 2.10 2.10 2-Blue Cupertino (Ro Wolfenden)   2.80 2.20 …
Dover Downs Results Monday, Feb. 19, 2024   1st - nw2 Trot $8,000 2-Nina Hanover (Co Callahan) 41.20 6.40 3.60 5-Cocktails To Go (Vi Kirby)   2.60 2.20 …
Business
CAMBRIDGE – A Feb. 19 statement from the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) said, “Last week, several officers went to many local businesses throughout the city, including our downtown …
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.
Smyrna
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. …
A vote for the Smyrna School District’s referendum is a boost to the entire community. That’s according to superintendent Dr. Susan Brown, who led a public presentation Wednesday to make the case.
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 …
Neighbors
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Billings home creates controversy in Milford

MILFORD—The city of Milford has grown to know the name Annette Billings. She is a Milford native fighting to keep her property in a legal battle of eminent domain. The city is attempting …
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Delaware FFA president reflects on service

DOVER — Noah Dixon topped off his FFA journey with a once in a lifetime trip. He is the president for the Delaware FFA association and will be finishing up his final year of service in …

Dorchester Chapter 1278 AARP welcomes new officers

CAMBRIDGE – Dorchester Chapter 1278 AARP held elections in December 2023, with new officers installed at the January meeting for the 2024-2026. Outgoing President Bonnie McCollister …
Things to Do
Music fans watch the performance of Girl In Red on Thursday night during the Firefly Music Festival in Dover.

Promoter denies Firefly 2024 cancellation announcement

DOVER -- Contrary to reports circulating online, the official promoter of the Firefly Festival said the organization has not yet made …
2024 Miss Outdoors Contestants with reigning queen, from left, Madison Schuyler, 24, Katelyn Masden, 18, Karis Diggs, 18, Maggie Blake, 18, Skye Adshead, 21, Sydney Hughes, 19, Ashlee Kapela, 18, Nevaeh Cannon, 20, Laila Insley, 17.

Miss Outdoors Pageant prep underway in Dorchester

CAMBRIDGE – What some consider the National Outdoors Show’s crowning moment highlights the event’s opening night …
George Thorogood & The Destroyers return to Delaware, playing the Freeman Arts Pavillion in Selbyville on June 22.

Thorogood returns home for show at Freeman Arts Pavilion

SELBYVILLE — Delaware’s own George Thorogood comes back to his home state June 22 when he and The Destroyers will perform at the …
Schools
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, …
SHILOH – Students at North Dorchester Middle School will take part in the Maryland School Survey during regular school hours Friday. The survey will ask students about topics such as student …
The Redding Consortium and the Wilmington Learning Collaborative are two educational vehicles that prioritize equity and positive outcomes for students in Delaware’s largest city.
Opinion
Delaware secretary of education Dr. Mark Holodick penned on Opinion on Feb. 13 stating the importance of referendums for public schools.
They say the definition of “insanity” is doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different outcome each time. Well, I must be going insane.
Many people have compared the addictive nature of social media to cigarettes. Checking your likes, they say, is the new smoke break. Others say the unease over social media is just the next round of moral panic about new technologies.
During our last little snowstorm, I noticed something interesting: Why do state facilities contract snow removal with outside companies?
If you are an educator or a parent, you have likely already seen many ways in which “the kids are not all right.”
The city of Milford has grown to know the name Annette Billings. She is a Milford native fighting to keep her property in a legal battle of eminent domain. The city is attempting to use the land on …
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