News
LEWES — Military life as it was during World War II along coastal Delaware came to life Saturday through re-enactment, demonstration, and education during Delaware Defense Day at Fort …
SMYRNA — He’s a violinist and poet, World War II veteran and great-grandfather. Randolph T. "Fred" Faulkner is a former printing business owner, too. And now he’ll become a …
Coronavirus
DOVER — Of Delaware’s COVID-19 hospitalizations for the week of Sept. 13-19, 79% were not fully vaccinated, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. In that time frame, the …
DOVER — Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccine providers can begin administering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to certain populations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state Division of Public Health announced Friday.
Live from Firefly

Food and drink options plentiful at Delaware's Firefly Music Festival

DOVER — The lineup of foods at the Firefly Music Festival may be just as anticipated as the artists’ performances. Pop-up vendors are staging more than just the usual fried goodies, …

'Wave of energy': Delaware nonprofits at the forefront at Firefly's Good Hub

DOVER – For Ennio Emmanuel, representing Code Purple at Firefly Music Festival makes sense: music and art are emotional, people are open for connection. That’s what landed them in Good …

Wilmington’s Eyebawl looks ahead despite initial Firefly cancellation

DOVER — It felt like a part of Wilmington-based band Eyebawl’s identity was taken away when live shows screeched to a halt during the pandemic, but Firefly Music Festival represented a …
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Kent
DOVER — An increase in mosquito-transmitted West Nile virus is occurring in many areas in Delaware, as indicated in sentinel chickens used by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to monitor for the disease.
Sussex
GEORGETOWN — The application deadline for the Delaware Department of Correction’s Citizens Academy has been extended until Sunday.
Dorchester
CAMBRIDGE — A man has been charged with murder in connection with the beating death Sept. 24 of Roshanda S. Willis, 39, also of Cambridge. On Sept. 24 at approximately 7:40 p.m., a male …
New Castle
LEWES — Beebe Healthcare will not require the COVID-19 vaccine for its employees, chief population health officer Dr. Bill Chasanov said during a virtual town hall Wednesday. Dr. Chasanov …
Wicomico
With Covid-19 cases surging locally, Wicomico County Board of Education members adopted the state mask mandate for public school classrooms in a 5-2 vote, despite vocal opposition from parents in the …
Somerset
WESTOVER — Before it even started Somerset County Board of Education Chair Penny Nicholson gaveled to close the regularly scheduled September meeting when some members of the public refused to …
Sports

Local roundup: Vikings roll past Hillers

Five different players scored goals as unbeaten Cape Henlopen High blanked Tower Hill, 5-0, in field hockey on Saturday …
DSU’s Sy’Veon Wilkerson drives through a pair of Merrimack defenders for a big gain Saturday.

Merrimack crushes Hornets 47-10

DOVER — The same script as last home game played out for Delaware State on Saturday. Except this time, the final score was more …
Seaford’s Jazonte Levan rushes against Polytech in the first quarter at Polytech on Friday.

Seaford tops Polytech: Levan leads Blue Jays to 34-18 victory

WOODSIDE — Seaford High’s football team hadn’t played a game in so long it was almost like the Blue Jays were …
The Spartans’ Calif Spencer dives into the end zone for a touchdown against Delcastle.

Local roundup: Unbeaten Spartans win 40-8

Lake Forest stayed unbeaten thanks to a 40-8 victory at home over Delcastle on Friday night. The Spartans led wire-to-wire after …

Vikings football falls to Kent Island, 48-7

STEVENSVILLE — The Cambridge-South Dorchester High School (1A) football Vikings traveled to Kent Island to play the Buccaneers (2A) …
Delaware
There once was a country with no borders, free trade and inherent hospitality. A clear path was laid for those heading to markets or traveling through communities. Neighbors housed travelers and fed …
DOVER — A burglary at the Red Lobster restaurant at 271 N. DuPont Highway on Thursday is under investigation, Dover police said.
A multiweek drug investigation brought four arrests Tuesday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.
Maryland
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Media calls to Fort Meade on Thursday were mistaken for callers portraying members of the media during an exercise, setting off false reports of a mass shooting at the base …
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — National Public Radio can air audio recordings from the trial of the gunman who killed five Capital Gazette newspaper employees in 2018, a federal judge has ruled in a case …
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Dustin Hopkins made a 43-yard field goal on an untimed down — after a penalty negated his miss seconds earlier — and Washington beat the New York Giants 30-29 on Thursday …
Neighbors
CRISFIELD — The Asbury United Methodist Women will be holding their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. UMW members are bringing back customer favorites, including …
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1953 -- Salisbury held a prolonged air raid test on Tuesday afternoon, with complete compliance from city residents being reported. Capt. William L. Goetz of Salisbury, an …
PRINCESS ANNE — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church continues a longstanding tradition with Blessing of the Animals 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 in the churchyard. This is in commemoration of the …
Nation
JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — At least three people were killed Saturday afternoon when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed in north-central Montana, toppling several cars onto …
HOLBROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Mourners began arriving at a Long Island funeral home viewing on Sunday for Gabby Petito, whose death on a cross-country trip has for her boyfriend. A line had formed …
CIUDAD ACUÑA, México (AP) — Some of the thousands of Haitian migrants who briefly formed a camp in the Texas border town of Del Rio have found a helping hand across the river in Mexico's Ciudad …
It's been little more than a month since Kalashnikov-toting Taliban fighters in their signature heavy beards, hightop sneakers and shalwar kameezes descended on the Afghan capital and cemented their …
NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars, Grammys, Emmys and Golden Globes have all held their ceremonies during the pandemic. Now it's , celebrating an art form that really needs the boost — live …
World
JERUSALEM (AP) — At least four Palestinian gunmen were killed in shootouts with Israeli security forces during a sweeping West Bank arrest operation cracking down on the Islamic militant group …
SAN MARINO (AP) — Residents in the tiny republic of San Marino voted overwhelmingly Sunday to legalize abortion, rejecting a 150-year-old law that had criminalized it and becoming the latest …
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Deported from the United States, Pierre Charles landed a week ago in Port-au-Prince, a capital more dangerous and dystopian than the one he’d left four years …
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Sunday urged North Korea to restore dormant communication hotlines, a day after the North repeated an offer to open conditional talks. The North might be …
Business
REHOBOTH BEACH — With rising sea levels in mind, Alex Papajohn, who is seeking to build a four-story hotel at 2 Rehoboth Ave., is hearing from multiple state agencies cautioning against its construction.
DOVER — After its business license was pulled and liquor license suspended two weeks ago, Irish Mike’s Olde Towne Pub will be able to open its doors again — given the establishment meets certain conditions.
DOVER — As Firefly Music Festival attendees began to migrate into the city Wednesday, Earl Taylor was hopeful of cashing in. The Speedway Cafe owner stocked up on extra breakfast and lunch …
GEORGETOWN — Enough is enough. That was the common theme around The Circle on Tuesday, as residents with signs and calls for horn honks protested what they deem uncontrolled overdevelopment in Sussex County.
Things to Do
Wilmington band Eyebawl from left: guitarist Andrew Benenati, singer and guitarist Erin Silva,  drummer Brian Bruce, and bass guitarist Jillian Willis take center stage on Sunday during the final day of the Firefly Music Festival in Dover.

Photos: Sunday at Delaware's Firefly Music Festival

Sunday wrapped up four days of music, food, fun and festivities at the Firefly Music Festival at the Woodlands of Dover. A reported …
The band SHAED perform for their faithul fans on Saturday during the FireFly Music Festival in Dover. They are from Washington D.C.

Photos: Saturday at Firefly Music Festival

It was another sunny day for Firefly Musical Festivalgoers Saturday as more bands took the stage.
Festivalgoers enjoy the new roller rink at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover on Friday.

Skaters enjoy the whimsy of new activities at Delaware's Firefly Music Festival

DOVER — On the heels of a day of bad weather and after a year-and-a-half spent mostly inside, the thought circling at Firefly Music …
Delmar Fire Department members salute the procession along Pennsylvania Avenue as thousands watched the dignified police escort of fallen Delmar Police Cpl. Keith Heacook Sunday from Baltimore to Short’s Funeral Home in Delmar.

D.C.’s law enforcement museum honors police lost on 9/11 in new exhibit

WASHINGTON — The 72 law enforcement officers who were among the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks are being honored at a …
Nicole Skurchak, of New Windsor, N.Y., flies like a butterfly on Friday during the Firefly Music Festival in Dover.

Photos: Friday at Delaware's Firefly Music Festival

Unlike Thursday, it was a beautiful sunshine-filled day at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover on Friday. Bands played from noon right …