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DOVER — Following a six-week break, the Delaware General Assembly will reconvene Tuesday. Despite some hopes at the start of the year lawmakers would be able to gather in the state capitol come …
As Delaware nears the one-year anniversary of COVID-19’s life-altering presence in the state, historians are looking a full century into the past to draw connections to the modern age. In …
DOVER — COVID-19 hospitalizations have reached their lowest mark this year. As of 6 p.m. Friday, 114 people were hospitalized here due to complications stemming from coronavirus, the fewest in …
DOVER — Navigating a balancing act of providing justice for all and courthouse safety due to COVID-19 concerns, the state’s legal system continues to operate under an officially declared …
MILFORD — KSI is selling tickets for its “Spring Raffle” giving one lucky person a chance to win a “Night on the Town” prize package valued at $309 while a second winner …
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Sports
Delaware’s men’s basketball team had waited a long time just get one more chance to play. But the Blue Hens competed like they wanted to extend their season. In the end, though, …
SEAFORD — Careen Bolden was not even born yet the last time the Seaford High boys’ basketball team reached the state quarterfinals. Bolden and the rest of this new generation of Blue …
SMYRNA — Caravel Academy’s offensive attack can put up a load of points in a hurry. That’s why, even when ahead by double digits with less than two minutes to play, Smyrna …
Business
With millions of dollars in assistance available for customers who may be struggling to pay their energy bills, Delmarva Power says customers need to act now to secure these essential funds while they last.
DOVER — Taking aim at greenhouse gases and accelerating the state’s engagement in working to curtail global warming, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Friday that a new hydrofluorocarbon regulation will be published Monday in the state's Register of Regulations, with requirements for reducing harmful HFCs that go into effect Sept. 1
Smyrna
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 …
SMYRNA — While most around the Smyrna area know Barbara Wright as a longtime teacher at Smyrna Middle School and a stalwart in the school district for 48 years, she can also be considered a …
SMYRNA — Residents in the Smyrna School District will cast their ballots on a school tax hike in March.
Neighbors

Lewes churches have long, rich history

Designed and built by Hurley Waples of Rehoboth Beach, a member of the current Faith United Methodist Church, the four churches represented above are, from left, Israel United Methodist Church; the …

FAME connects minorities to STEM

Don Baker, CEO of FAME, Inc., became head of the organization 11 years ago after being a student in the program years before. FAME, Inc. was established in 1976 and is one of the nation’s oldest …

Poor People’s Campaign defines priorities for Biden

MILFORD — Some activists from President Joe Biden’s home state outlined a list of policies Wednesday they would like him to enact in his first 100 days in office.“The Poor People’s …
Things to Do
Code Purple Kent County director Ennio Emmanuel recently released the song “Don’t Mean That I Don’t Love” as a streaming single and a video available on YouTube.

Code Purple Kent County director restarting music career

Ennio Emmanuel travels in seemingly two different worlds. For years, he was in the music business, living in Los Angeles but …
Jimmie Allen of Milton will perform a virtual concert on March 5 as part of the Do More 24 philanthropic campaign.  Anyone donating $50 or more will be able to view the concert.

Nonprofits join Do More 24 to raise funds

As the Do More 24 Delaware charity event approaches Thursday and Friday, a number of local nonprofits are asking the community to …
Local country musician Jimmie Allen will be part of a VIP concert for the "Do More 24 Delaware" fundraising event next week.

Daylong charity event hopes donors ‘Do More’ for Delaware

There’s more to the third month of the year than March Madness, brackets and NCAA hoop hopes. In the First State, there’s “Do …
Schools
WILMINGTON — Sage Sawhney took the stage with no expectations of winning the top trophy, but left as the 2021 Delaware State Spelling Bee champion Saturday at St. Mark’s High. The …
Recent audits of construction projects in the Brandywine and Colonial school districts showed that both districts spent funds they received for the projects appropriately, State Auditor Kathy McGuiness said in a press release Wednesday.
WILMINGTON — More than one-third of Delaware educators and school staff members who requested a COVID-19 vaccine through the Department of Education have been vaccinated, Secretary of Education …
Opinion
With the launch of the Delaware “clean slate” campaign Feb. 24, state lawmakers are now poised to automate the expungement of eligible criminal records this session. This move would build …
Along a country road in Felton, construction crews have been at work since November assembling a nearly quarter-mile-long metal footbridge over Killens Pond State Park’s eponymous body of …
Here is the Question of the Day: The Delaware Spelling Bee was held Saturday. What’s your favorite word to spell? Your least favorite?  Join the conversation below and see what …
Before spring 2018, I had little interest in the fight for racial justice or the inclusion of diversity work in institutions. My biggest concerns were getting to my gymnastics practices on time and …
The United States’ economy has absorbed a body blow from the COVID-19 pandemic. This virus has drained the financial resources of millions of our fellow Americans, who now can’t cover …
I’m a “senior” senior. I got my second vaccination shot at Dover International Speedway. I had gotten my first shot at the Division of Motor Vehicles in Delaware City in January, …