News
DOVER – Delaware Cannabis Advocacy Network is hosting a series of free Know Your Rights Seminars, beginning on Wednesday, July 28, at 7 p.m., via Zoom and live streamed on Facebook …
DOVER — Delaware’s COVID-19 percent-positive rate increased for the fourth consecutive week. The state’s seven-day rolling average for percentage of positive tests is at 2.5%, …
WILMINGTON — While state Rep. Gerald Brady, D-Wilmington, apologized for using a racial slur, Delaware Republicans are calling for him to resign. In a statement, Jane Brady, president of the …
HARRINGTON — For 15-year-old Ainsley West, of Milton, being a 4-H volunteer at the Delaware State Fair after facing such uncertainty last year is beyond thrilling. “Everybody’s …
DOVER — Now that the first installment of the $350 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding allocated to governments across the nation has been delivered, the challenge locally is …
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Sports
The Lower Sussex Major League softball all-stars weren’t ready to come home just yet. The Delaware state champions scored the last three runs of the game to put away a 5-2 victory over Maine …
Zack Gelof has officially started his pro baseball career with the Oakland Athletics. The Cape Henlopen High grad, who was a second-round pick of the A’s in the amateur draft earlier this …
Dover’s Fox Post 2 scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning to take the lead for good before posting an 11-4 victory over Nanticoke Post 6 in the first round of the American Legion …
Business
DELMARVA — The Bridge, a Delmarva-based radio station serving Delaware, Maryland, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and South Jersey, has tapped Mandy Wallace to be community engagement specialist …
DOVER — The Delaware Division of Small Business and Office of Management and Budget has launched a Market Pressure Relief Fund designed to assist state contractors facing increased costs for …
Smyrna
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 …
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Justin Nash — a writer and poet from Delaware — has been named the recipient of the 2021 Sophie Kerr Prize, the largest undergraduate literary prize in the …
Neighbors

Delaware State Police Beetle needs a name

HARRINGTON — The Delaware State Police is requesting help from the community to name its new recruit, the third in a proud lineage of Volkswagen Beetles. Officers, along with the nameless …

Ronald McDonald House of Delaware receives donation

WILMINGTON — Ronald McDonald House of Delaware has received $1250 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation. Ronald McDonald House of Delaware will use this gift to support their meals …

Low-income assistance program funds available for help with energy bills in Delaware, Maryland

NEWARK — Delmarva Power customers facing challenges paying their energy bills can take advantage of the millions of dollars now available as the annual Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program …
Things to Do
Family Hauear of Dover takes a break from the heat under the umbrella with cool soft drinks.

Best Bets: The Delaware State Fair from A to Z

After a year when the Delaware State Fair went on last year albeit a bit stripped down due to COVID-19 precautions, the Downstate …
Regan Nacrelli with her cow before dairy cattle judging at the Quillen Arena during the opening day of the Delaware State Fair in Harrington on Thursday.

Happy faces return: Delaware State Fair gets taste of pre-COVID normalcy

HARRINGTON — With most of the attendees not wearing facemasks, it was easy to see the broad smiles of the families and individuals …
Janet Bobola-Butler, left, stands next to her son Jarrett Butler, center, as he was honored by the Delaware legislators and by the Delaware State Fair board members for his efforts with help getting ADA compliant bathrooms and a handicapped trolley bus for the disabled during the opening day of the Delaware State Fair in Harrington on Thursday.

Butler honored as Delaware State Fair opens improved facilities for disabled

HARRINGTON — The Delaware State Fair has always been a magical week for Jarrett Butler, even from the seat of a …
Schools
  To prepare for the approaching academic year, many school districts are using this summer for enrichment, allowing students to receive help on subjects ranging from mathematics and English …
DOVER — Thirty nonprofit programs that work to improve the lives of Latinos and all Delawareans have received a total of $554,050 in 2021-22 grants, awarded by the Arsht-Cannon Fund of the Delaware Community Foundation.
DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health announced a $15 million partnership Monday with the Delaware Department of Education and Quidel Corp. to provide comprehensive COVID-19 testing, processing and reporting in the state’s schools.
Opinion
Whether you were listening for the melodious, flute-like songs of the wood thrush in the upland forests of the Kittatinny Ridge and Appalachian Highlands, or scouting for the stocky, salmon-orange …
The idea of leaving a legacy is part of being human. Our earliest ancestors left their marks on cave walls. Neil Armstrong left his on the moon. We all have a desire to be remembered and to make an …
More than 100,000 families in Delaware will get checks in July, as the federal government doles out child tax credit monies. That will invest more than $42 million to help 169,000 children in the …
Here is the Question of the Day: France’s Johanne Defay is headed to the Tokyo Olympics for for surfing’s debut at the Summer Games. After years of industry preference for the …
Delaware continues to grapple with two historic challenges when it comes to its teacher workforce. First, there are simply not enough teachers to keep pace with projected student growth. And second, …
In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson famously declared war on poverty. “The richest nation on Earth can afford to win it,” he told Congress in his first State of the Union …