News
DOVER — Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health are preparing for a shipment as early as the end of this week of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Janssen COVID-19 vaccine that was …
DOVER — COVID-19-related hospitalizations fell by 17 to 142 as reported in the Delaware Division of Public Health’s daily update Sunday, while the number of critically ill patients …
2020 marked the first time legislators met remotely and the first time video of the proceedings was broadcast on the General Assembly’s website. Those practices have continued this year.
  DOVER — Every Friday Dr. Karyl Rattay receives a weekly flu report at the Delaware Division of Public Health. The DPH director has seen a lot of zeros this year. More often than …
NEWARK — The Food Bank of Delaware will host more drive-thru mobile pantries in each Delaware county for families struggling to afford food. The Food Bank of Delaware requests that …
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Sports
The Delaware women’s basketball team closed the regular season with a perfect home record, beating Towson 86-55 on Sunday afternoon at the Carpenter Center. After collecting their seventh …
LEWES — Another 12 Henlopen Conference wrestlers — including six from host Cape Henlopen High — advanced to the DIAA wrestling state semifinals after the second day of the …
The Delaware women’s basketball team clinched its first Colonial Athletic Association regular-season championship in eight years with an emphatic 80-54 win over Towson on Saturday afternoon at …
Business
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 …
DOVER — Grotto Pizza hopes to be rolling in the dough when it comes to its new full-scale production facility that the Delaware pizza chain opened at 122 Rosemary Road in southeast Dover last …
Smyrna
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.
DOVER — With an increased demand for medical marijuana during the COVID-19 pandemic, additional compassion centers are set to open throughout the state in the coming months. Three …
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
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 …
Mike Hines and The Look have played for Gov. John Carney’s inauguration, a 100th-birthday party, a bar mitzvah, a celebration of life and two Philadelphia Easter parades.

Mike Hines & The Look toast 35 years of making music

The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for popular local band Mike Hines & The Look. The band’s members were supposed to …
Tom Welch as Allen McLane admires a portrait of George Washington.

'Remembering Washington' to be presented Saturday

DOVER — On Saturday at 10 a.m., Allen McLane will be “Remembering Washington” relating how the two men knew each …
Schools
NEWARK — Give Something Back, a mentorship program that helps high schoolers achieve their post-graduation goals, has partnered with the Delaware Restaurant Association Educational Foundations ProStart Program.
DOVER — About 2,500 Delaware child care providers will have the opportunity to be vaccinated this Saturday in a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination event at Dover International Speedway, officials …
In an effort to target  increasing media coverage of the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color in southern Delaware, the DCF Journalism Internship Program will place interns in several …
Opinion
This is a response to Gerald Cohen’s letter (“Senator, what are you thinking?” Feb. 6).   Mr. Cohen opines that he finds it difficult to understand why a number of …
Perhaps because he passed within three years of leaving office, George Washington’s post-presidential activities are often ignored. However, it is clear that Washington’s final few years …
The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009. Is it time for an increase? If so, what is an appropriate level? Should it be a living wage or something more modest? Those questions plague …
The anniversary of the first positive coronavirus case announced in Delaware is 3/11. Could it be a day that we come together as a community and honor those we have lost and those who did so much to …
A timeline of sacrifice and survival
During February, champions of Black history are heralded in student essays, recitations and public presentations. Information resides abundantly online to whet appetites about this aspect of …
Main Street in Millsboro is in the midst of work that includes new waterlines, stormwater upgrades and sidewalks replaced with brick pavers. What sort of upgrade does the …