News
SMYRNA — The Duck Creek Regional Library is moving forward with the construction of a new facility.
DOVER — COVID-19-related hospitalizations hit the lowest total in almost two weeks in the latest update. As of 6 p.m. Saturday, 129 Delawareans were hospitalized with coronavirus, a decline of …
DOVER — We all love Delaware, but let’s face it — it’s one of the more forgettable states. Ranking 45th in population and above only Rhode Island in area, the First State …
WILMINGTON — Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County will be hosting four orientation sessions in April on their homeownership program. Habitat’s homeownership program is a partnership …
DOVER — The number of COVID-related hospitalizations declined by eight in the latest update. As of 6 p.m. Friday, 146 Delawareans were hospitalized with coronavirus. There have been 89,203 …
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Sports
NEWARK — That game may have been played 17 months ago. But, for Delaware’s players, the bitter memory still stings like it was yesterday. “I remember I went to my parents …
Local Roundup
Delaware State earned two victories over Coppin State in MEAC North baseball game on Saturday to run its winning streak to a season-high four straight games. The Hornets posted an 8-5 win over the …
DOVER — Nolan Henderson may be a Kent County kid. But even the Smyrna High grad had to admit that he hadn’t set foot in Alumni Stadium before Saturday night. “I always ride by …
Business
DOVER — Dover Pools recently announced it has been inducted into the AQUA 100, an exclusive honor bestowed to just 10 North American pool and spa retailers each year. The AQUA 100, presented …
In spite of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Delaware was able to maintain its AAA bond rating.
Smyrna
If convicted on all charges, Brandon Haas could face a prison sentence of 45 years. Kristie Haas – who is further charged with assault second degree, abusing a corpse and reckless burning – faces a maximum sentence of 55 years.
SMYRNA — A new elementary school, expansions and operating funds are on the ballot for those in the Smyrna School District on Tuesday.
WILMINGTON — In all three of its DIAA state tournament games, the Smyrna High boys’ basketball team has trailed in the first half. The Eagles have developed a knack for overcoming …
SMYRNA — A decade from now, Smyrna’s population could perhaps be double from the current 11,000 or so residents situated in the northern Kent County town. A host of residential and …
Neighbors

Retirement in the plans for Holland

DOVER — Connie Holland’s exit strategy from a nearly 50-year career formed through natural evolution. Delaware’s director of the Office of State Planning Coordination has spent …

Dixon named Special Olympics Delaware Torch Runner of the Year

DOVER — Glenn Dixon’s first volunteer experience with Special Olympics Delaware was three decades ago as a young state trooper, who was one of more than 100 runners participating in the …

Kent County Master Gardeners to start monthly column

Hello from the Kent County Master Gardener volunteers! We will be featuring articles in the Delaware State News and its monthly publications beginning in April. Each month we will share helpful …
Things to Do
The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand will be back this summer with weekend concerts starting with Mike Hines and the Look in June. All shows are free.

Delaware events springing back after layoff

The news came down March 29 that one of the area’s most anticipated events would return one year after COVID-19 shut down almost …

Historic Odessa Foundation hosts Middletown Art Class Show

ODESSA — The Historic Odessa Foundation will showcase the creative talents of students from the Appoquinimink School District’s …
Melissa Etheridge will play the Freeman Arts Pavilion Aug. 28.

Earth, Wind and Fire, Etheridge, Owen headline 2021 season at Freeman Arts Pavilion

SELBYVILLE — More than a year after COVID-19 forced the Freeman Arts Pavilion to pause its plan on its 13th season — the arts …
Schools
CHESWOLD — Four of six aerial practice areas in the skies above Delaware Airpark are closed each time President Joe Biden flies home to Delaware. During those times, fledgling pilots in the …
DOVER — Delaware State University held its first COVID-19 vaccination event on campus Wednesday in its hopes to have all students, faculty and staff members to be fully vaccinated by the …
DOVER — United Airlines announced Tuesday an initiative to train 5,000 new pilots, at least half of them women and people of color, by 2030.
Opinion
Great evil challenges us to become great human beings.   During World War II, the United States became the greatest military champion of the world, fending off the “axis of …
As of April 2, the Delaware Division of Public Health had identified 24 cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated individuals. A person is fully vaccinated 14 or more days after the last dose in the …
Here is the Question of the Day: Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win Britain’s Grand National horse race on Saturday and Hideki Matsuyama became the …
While the COVID-19 pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for the American health care system, it has also created innovative opportunities for long-overdue health care reform. Lifesaving …
Business leaders and lawmakers alike are always looking for Delaware’s next silver bullet. There is an ongoing constant search for Delaware’s next big “thing” — the …
A new Morning Consult poll found that by a 2-to-1 margin, U.S. citizens approve of tax hikes for individuals who make over $400,000 and corporations, evidence that people really want a better society …