Coronavirus
NEWARK — ChristianaCare announced Thursday that it will join a growing number of health care systems across the nation that are requiring all its caregivers to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
NEWARK — The Delaware Nurses Association released a policy statement Thursday supporting COVID-19 vaccinations for all individuals.
Government
MIDDLETOWN — Competition is fierce when it comes to attracting companies to Delaware. With Senate Bill 127, First State public entities and businesses can perhaps speed by the pack of …
NEW CASTLE — The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits to eligible households for July, as part of the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 crisis.
For many residents within the First State, like Judy Govatos and her family, having the right to control one’s own final wishes is crucial. Ms. Govatos, of Wilmington, lost her daughter 17 …
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Environment
DOVER — Delaware nonprofits, conservation districts, community organizations and homeowners associations are invited to submit proposals for grants to improve water quality.
In its 25th consecutive round of easement selections, the Delaware AgLands Preservation Program has permanently preserved more than 143,000 acres of farmland.
Cops and Courts
WILMINGTON — As Delaware’s court system inches toward some sense of pre-COVID-19 normalcy, there’s a tremendous amount of backlogged cases to clear. For defendants accused of …
MIDDLETOWN — Shots were fired at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday on East Cole Boulevard, according to a news release from the Middletown Police Department. Upon arriving to the location of the …
Kent County
MILFORD — Due to staff vacancies and the hiring challenges many municipalities and businesses are presently facing, residents here may be experiencing delays in service, a news release from the …
DOVER — In partnership with Canine Companions, the Dover Police Department has added Roy, a Labrador-golden retriever mix, as its facility dog.
MILFORD — Following a successful four months with a part-time behavioral health specialist, the Milford Police Department received approval from City Council to hire one full time.
Sussex County
GEORGETOWN — Heavy opposition is confronting a pitch from the Carl M. Freeman Companies to build a hotel and restaurant near Fenwick Island.
MILLSBORO — Back home in Delaware after an adventure in California, Garrett Rogers is at it again, training for his next competition. With national and world powerlifting records in hand, the 15-year-old Millsboro resident — who suffered a brain injury in 2010 — is not about to stop now. There are other mountains to climb.
MILLSBORO — Two unidentified men are sought after a stabbing Tuesday, authorities said.
New Castle County
DOVER — Delaware’s Division of Natural Resources and Environmental Control detected West Nile Virus for the first time this year in a sample of sentinel chickens in northern New Castle …
HARRINGTON — Nobody could see Robert Stuverud sweat as he rode his unicycle, juggled and mingled with the crowd in sweltering 92-degree heat Tuesday afternoon at the 102nd annual Delaware State …
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some mask guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing face coverings indoors in parts of the U.S. where COVID-19 is surging.
Wicomico County
The Sassafras River, mid-May. Tulip poplars and black locusts in full and fragrant blossom. Local watermen offloading tons of catfish as hungry ospreys, eagles and herons soar close. The little …
If initial votes on controversial legislation that would allow the county to approve tax abatements for large-scale residential projects in Downtown Salisbury, the Horizon program will receive …
Salisbury officials plan to issue more than $6.1 million in general obligation bonds to finance several projects, including infrastructure and fire department equipment. City Council members on …
Dorchester County
ANNAPOLIS — In 2020, the preliminary figure of 62,169 acres of underwater grasses was mapped in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries, achieving 48% of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s …
HURLOCK — Hurlock Council President the Rev. Charles Cephas is looking to lead the town as mayor after the November elections.Hurlock needs more businesses, he said, and must upgrade its water …
SALISBURY — The Lower Shore American Job Center serving the tri-county area is now open at 31901 Tri-County Way, Suite 111, Salisbury, across U.S. 50 and west of Wor-Wic Community College …
Somerset County
PRINCESS ANNE — The Somerset County Board of License Commissioners is inclined to restore an emergency measure that will allow on-sale license holders to sell alcoholic beverages to-go as part …
Two Somerset County organizations, the Deal Island-Chance Lions Club and Skipjack Heritage., are gearing up for the 62nd Deal Island Skipjack Race and Festival. Scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, …
SALISBURY — The fight against cancer hasn’t stopped despite COVID-19 and 1 in 3 Americans will get cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society continues to fund research, …
News
Lead was officially removed from paint and gasoline in 1978, but exposure to lead paint hazards is still a concern in Delaware.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The United States is in an ``unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top …
HARRINGTON — After a year away, the Delaware State Grange is back at the Delaware State Fair serving up its signature chicken and ham platters. Fairgoers are excited to see the return of …
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 …
HARRINGTON — The Delaware State Fair has always been a magical week for Jarrett Butler, even from the seat of a wheelchair. However, it is the unique vantage point from that seat where …
WILMINGTON — Delaware reached a $26 billion settlement with the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors and one of its largest opioid manufacturers Thursday.  The …