Coronavirus
WILMINGTON — Delaware has received its first 8,000 doses of the newly-approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and has scheduled the first clinics of this one-dose vaccine for this …
NEWARK — COVID-19 case rates throughout the state are declining; however, the University of Delaware is seeing its first major outbreak since students returned to campus for the spring semester
Government
MIDDLETOWN - Long-time Mayor Kenneth L. Branner Jr. was elected to another term and three incumbents retained their town council seats during the Town of Middletown’s election Monday. Mr. …
DOVER — Delaware Stonewall PAC, a group focused on supporting equality for the LGBTQ community, elected several new board members at its annual membership meeting.
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.
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Environment
DOVER — The sunny skies that greeted Delawareans on Wednesday will be a thing of the past Thursday, as increasing clouds will bring a wintry mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet to the state, which is under a hazardous-weather outlook.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Natural gas is expected to flow from Eden to Westover as soon as September now that Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has a tidal wetlands permit to install an 8-inch pipeline …
Cops and Courts
DOVER — America, it’s often said, is the land of opportunity. But for far too many, that opportunity is more like a cruel joke, something snatched away at an early age — if indeed they ever really had it.
MIDDLETOWN — The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office determined that a Saturday afternoon fire heavily damaged a home was accidental, spokesman Michael Chionchio said. The Volunteer …
Kent County
DOVER — A 22-year-old Dover man was sought as a person of interest regarding a burglary of Whatcoat United Methodist Church on Feb. 13, police said Tuesday.
DOVER — When it comes to implementation of the goals and strategies gathered in a Diversity and Inclusion Assessment presented by the Bethesda, Maryland-based IVY Planning Group to members of …
CAMDEN — Firefighters worked for more than an hour to bring a residential blaze under control early Tuesday, a fire company spokesman said.
Sussex County
GEORGETOWN — Delaware State Police seek the public’s assistance with identifying a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run collision that left a pedestrian seriously injured.
DAGSBORO — Town Council granted approval to preliminary site plans for the Vines Creek Center, a proposed mix of office/retail space and apartments in the town center zoning district, on Feb. 23.
GEORGETOWN — It is the hope of the Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that the big numbers of current adoptions will continue.
New Castle County
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.
WILMINGTON — Jewish Federation of Delaware announced that it has been named a “2021 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and …
MILFORD — Both upstaters and downstaters looking to hone their musical skills don’t have to travel far. From several convenient locations, the Music School of Delaware has been providing …
Wicomico County
The war against Covid-19 ramped up this week with the announcements that a mass vaccination site will open soon at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center and that 49,600 doses of the new Johnson & …
Salisbury City Council members are considering a plan that would cap fees paid to food delivery companies such as UberEats, Door Dash, Grub Hub and Postmates a way to help restaurants struggling …
Seventy, 80 or 90 years ago – before the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, before the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. advocated for peaceful …
Dorchester County
GOLDSBORO — Environmental activists and artists were on the job over the weekend, from Goldsboro and Cambridge to Mexico and Colombia. WorldWide Hope, founded by Cambridge resident Gray …
Dorchester County
ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Feb. 26 highlighted ongoing COVID-19 recovery efforts on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with visits to Dorchester County’s vaccination site and Hoopers …
Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study
ANNAPOLIS — The state’s initial conclusion in a multi-year study on a possible new Chesapeake Bay crossing has led planners to the current site, Kent Island. The Tier I Draft …
Somerset County
to her alma mater which will be used for scholarships. Schools Superintendent Dr. John Gaddis said the proceeds from the estate of Pollyanna Ward McVicker will be placed in an account in her name …
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s wildland firefighters who served on interagency crews nationwide through the busy and challenging 2020 wildfire season were honored recently in a virtual …
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces applications are available through Feb. 28 for economic relief funds for the commercial seafood industry through the federal …
News
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
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 …
  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 …
DOVER — No additional COVID-19-related deaths were reported in the Delaware Division of Public Health’s daily update Saturday, leaving the state’s total at 1,418 since March …
WILMINGTON — Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County will be hosting four information sessions on their homeownership program in March. Habitat’s homeownership program gives …
CAMDEN — The Delaware Farm Bureau received national recognition in January for its support of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The Scholar Award was presented during the …
NEW CASTLE — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control on Thursday announced an agreement with Croda Inc. that requires the company to take actions protective of human health and the environment in addressing recent violations at Croda's Atlas Point facility, near New Castle.
DOVER — Delaware’s COVID-19 hospitalizations set another low for 2021, according to Friday’s report by the Delaware Division of Public Health, falling to 156 as of Thursday at 6 …