Coronavirus
WILMINGTON – Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement this week, Gov. John Carney will lift its requirement that Delawareans and visitors must wear face coverings …
DOVER — Fully vaccinated individuals can stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings, per new guidance announced Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and …
Government
DOVER — Legislation filed last week would ban Styrofoam containers and similar plastic items, including straws, used by food establishments up and down the state.
DOVER — Legislation passed by the House on party lines Thursday would eliminate a separate lower minimum wage for youth workers and those in training. House Bill 88 would remove from state …
DOVER — An extended, affordable opportunity for in-state students to attend Delaware State University may be coming after the House Education Committee released proposed legislation on …
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Environment
DOVER — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Tuesday that its Division of Parks and Recreation has been named a finalist for the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration’s 2021 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.
Sights and sounds of one of nature’s most unusual life cycles and romantic serenades are now emerging in parts of the United States, including portions of the mid-Atlantic region.
Cops and Courts
SMYRNA — Police have arrested the 55-year-old James T. Vaughn prisoner who allegedly killed his cellmate earlier this week.
DOVER — The Delaware Department of Correction said that, as of Tuesday, more than 50% of the state’s inmates have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, nearly 60% of officers, medical personnel and professional staff are vaccinated.
Kent County
DOVER — A little more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic — and the COVID-19 vaccine becoming more readily available — some aspects of “normal” life are starting to …
LITTLE CREEK — For more than a year now, at all times of the day or night, there’s been a crew inside the Little Creek Volunteer Fire Co. ready to mobilize immediately. That’s 24 …
MILFORD — City Council is moving through the annexation process for about 2 acres of land on the east side of South Rehoboth Boulevard.
Sussex County
LEWES — Beebe Healthcare has updated its visitor restrictions to allow inpatients to have one well visitor between 1 and 9 p.m. at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus. This includes …
REHOBOTH BEACH — The city’s Fourth of July fireworks display will launch as scheduled July 3.
GEORGETOWN — The town’s public water supply remains under the microscope amid ongoing efforts to determine migration and a possible source of volatile organic compounds.
New Castle County
DOVER — CVS Health announced COVID-19 vaccine appointments for adolescents ages 12 to 15 are now available for scheduling at more than 5,600 pharmacy locations nationwide, including eight …
WILMINGTON — Loosened COVID-19 restrictions will allow more students to board school buses, which should allow more students to return to in-person instruction starting this summer, state …
DOVER — With the Colonial Pipeline still reeling from the effects of a cyberattack that shut it down Friday, motorists in East Coast markets — including Delaware — are feeling pain at the pump.
Wicomico County
Graduation exercises returned to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s William P. Hytche Athletic Center on Friday after a year’s hiatus. The university awarded 284 degrees in a …
Wor-Wic Community College commencement ceremonies were held recently, outdoors at the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. Dr. Steven E. Leonard, President and CEO of TidalHealth, addressed the …
In the evening of Dec. 4, 1931, 23-year-old Matthew Williams was pulled from a bed in the old Negro Ward at Peninsula General Hospital by a mob that was angered by the shooting death of …
Dorchester County
ANNAPOLIS — Governors from Chesapeake Bay watershed states are urging Congress to spend an additional billion dollars on Bay restoration efforts.Their letter to leaders of the U.S. House and …
EASTON — On May 11, the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office reported an oil spill on the Tred Avon River near Easton Point. Later estimate put the amount at 1,286 gallons of red diesel spread …
CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Library branch fully reopened on May 3. The branch, known not only for books, but also as a resource and community center, had closed its interior to the public when …
Somerset County
Graduation exercises returned to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s William P. Hytche Athletic Center on Friday after a year’s hiatus. The university awarded 284 degrees in a …
PRINCESS ANNE — A Somerset County jury on May 12 found Princess Anne’s former town manager guilty of felony theft and theft scheme after more than $100,000 in cash was diverted from bank …
DOVER — After COVID-19 canceled last year’s Firefly, Billie Eilish is slated to make her appearance in Delaware this September.  The multi-Grammy award winning singer  …
News
DOVER — Legislation that would require a doctor to offer a patient ultrasound imaging of a fetus before performing an abortion was heard in committee Wednesday.
DOVER — In speaking with Adasia Hawkins, a sophomore at Dover High School, it is quickly apparent that she is an impressive young lady with extraordinary goals of attending Yale University and …
DOVER — When it comes to comfort food consumed during the COVID-19 pandemic, it appears as if the wing was king. However, the increased demand for chicken wings over the past 14 months has led to a nationwide shortage of the small but versatile pieces of poultry, which, when seasoned with hot sauce, teriyaki sauce, lemon pepper or a variety of dry rubs, are often the perfect companion to a night out or a sporting event.
DOVER — A House committee approved legislation Tuesday that would require a permit to purchase a handgun after a lengthy and sometimes-fiery hearing. Following a four-hour meeting, the House …
WILMINGTON — The Delaware Division of Public Health has opened four standalone COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week, including those for the newly eligible 12-and-older age group starting Tuesday.
DOVER — Gov. John Carney on Monday nominated Kevin O’Connell as the next chief defender for Delaware, replacing the retiring Brendan O’Neill. The chief defender helps …
DOVER — Delaware’s seven-day rolling average for new daily positive COVID-19 cases is down to 170.6 new cases per day — the lowest since Nov. 3 of last year. The Delaware …
DOVER — Currently, when someone goes to the Delaware General Assembly’s website at legis.delaware.gov, he or she is greeted by an array of information. Tabs, search boxes, calendars and more are available on the homepage, enabling visitors to find their legislators, view every bill or contact any member of the General Assembly.
DOVER — No more COVID-19-related deaths were reported in the Delaware Division of Public Health’s daily update, while the number of hospitalizations dropped by 17 and critically ill …
Delaware State University honored its 2021 graduating class during commencement exercises Saturday at Tubman Laws Hall on campus in Dover .