Kent, Sussex counties see spate of shootings

Some were deadly, others injurious or left nobody wounded. A spate of recent shootings and a stabbing in Kent and Sussex counties brought arrests in some cases, but not all.

LEWES — The stands at Legends Stadium were full to bursting, while hundreds of others surrounded the track, played in the band, provided security, took videos and photos and did all the jobs …
HARRINGTON — They arrive in a variety of life conditions, but they’re all in need of food. In the past seven years at the Lake Forest Church Association Food Pantry, executive …
WILMINGTON — Caesar Rodney High’s baseball team didn’t have the best record or the highest ranking. But the Riders are headed to the DIAA state championship game anyway. …
Local News
The Delaware Choral Society  hosted an Ice Cream Social fundraiser on Wednesday, June 19 from 5-8 p.m. at Tre Sorelle Dolce in Wyoming. Members of the choir provided the entertainment for the …
Toward the rear of the Delaware State Fair, at the corner of Holloway Avenue and East Rider Road, lies a building with a rustic wooden entrance. For 10 days each July, it houses exhibits from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
WILMINGTON — The Arsht-Cannon Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation announces over $619,000 in program grants to 24 Latino-serving nonprofit organizations in Delaware. The mission of …
Delaware 4-H is staying on the move at the Delaware State Fair, hosting its third annual Get Walking challenge.
Sports
Delaware All-State Boys' Lacrosse team

The Delaware All-State boys' lacrosse team as chosen by the Delaware Interscholastic Boys Lacrosse Coaches Association. First team Attack Rowyn Nurry Salesianum 12 Drew Duncan Archmere …

The rosters for the Blue-Gold All-Star Lacrosse Games being played on June 11 at DE Turf in Magnolia. The girls’ game start at 5 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow. GIRLS WHITE …
WOODSIDE — There was really no warning, said Alex Szell. He had been playing long-pole defense as a freshman on Polytech High’s boys’ lacrosse team at the time. Then one …
 HARRINGTON - Breakaway Racing and Yorwollohan Racing's Speed Away ($5.20, Corey Callahan) notched his third win of the meet with a 1:55.2 win in the featured $22,500 Free-For-All Trot at …
Business
DOVER — A State of Delaware program that helps small businesses start or grow during the first few years of operation reached 100 grants distributed Thursday, a news release said.
LONG NECK — If you’ve got a corporate, nonprofit or personal event, you’ve got a canvas for friends and collaborators Kyra Elmer and Julie Sammons to help make that event shine. …
DOVER — Sue Harris and the Rev. Dr. G. Derrick Hodge are attending to the needs of the Dover homeless, while also assisting other individuals in need of life services. The two are …
LEWES — To address the challenges of and provide clarity on a key retirement tool — annuities — InFocus Financial Advisors is hosting a class titled "Understanding Annuities" on May …
Neighbors
Former Milford resident shares story through literature

MILFORD – Long time Milford resident is coming back to town to share her story through a newly published book. Tommye Staley lived in Milford for 41 years where she was a teacher a Milford High …

Felton guitarist and singer Quade Gannon is ready to make his dreams come true on a famous stage adjacent to his hometown. He will round out the final night of the Delaware State Fair, as one of the opening acts for the Turnpike Troubadours. The concert is July 27 at 7 p.m. at the M&T Bank Grandstand.
MILFORD — During the height of the pandemic, health professionals saw a tremendous uptick in gifts from community members — everything from discounted services to free lunches. …
Marleena Scott is entering a new chapter in her career. As the director of the Harrington Public Library for 18 years, she was recognized as the city’s Employee of the Year on April 15.
Schools
LEWES — Though the result was much narrower with a margin of only 497 votes, the Cape Henlopen School District’s second referendum of 2024 has failed. Unofficially, almost 4,130 …
Delawareans throughout the state elected school board members from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
DOVER — Delaware Technical Community College’s Charles L. Terry Jr. Campus celebrated its 56th commencement ceremony in front of an overflow crowd underneath a tent on campus on Monday …
CAMDEN — Kent County has become somewhat of a bookstore desert over the past several years. The Camden-Wyoming Lions Club is hoping to fill that void — at least for nine days — …
Things To Do
Birding walks on fourth Wednesday at Janes Island State Park

CRISFIELD — Janes Island State Park’s monthly birding walk is this Wednesday, July 24 at 9 a.m. These hikes are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month in partnership with the Maryland …

SALISBURY — Make a splash at Poplar Hill Mansion’s first-ever Bring Your Own Pool Party, set for Saturday, July 20. At this family-friendly event, people can bring their own inflatable …
LEWES — The Nassau School Coalition, comprised of the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice, the Greater Lewes Foundation and the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs …
SALISBURY — Celebrate “Urban Artscapes” during July’s 3rd Friday event, which is slated to begin at 5 p.m. Third Friday, a free arts event held in Downtown Salisbury on the …
Opinion
I respect the opinion of Dover City Councilman Brian E. Lewis about needing solutions for Dover’s recent shootings (“Solutions needed after rash of shootings in Dover”). But I think we need to think outside the box and come up with solutions that are needed to end the gun violence not only in Dover but in our country.
I strongly agree with Dan Shortridge’s encouraging a photo history of Delaware (“We need a Delaware Photographers’ Project”).
Matt Meyer has a clear vision for Delaware (mattmeyer.org/vision-of-delaware) Throughout his career, he has shown that he can implement his ideas.
Elisa Diller, Mary Graham, Karen Peterson and Robert Hall of Retirees Investing in Social Equity Delaware wrote an Opinion on July 17 to share the group’s thanks after its extensive battle with the state regarding retiree health care benefits.
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Milford Chronicle
Cape Henlopen schools to discuss referendum proposal

The Cape Henlopen School District board of education will address an update to a certificate of necessity regarding Cape Henlopen High School on Thursday.

Sussex Post
Rehoboth Beach commissioner candidate forum on Saturday

REHOBOTH BEACH — The Rehoboth Beach Homeowners’ Association has scheduled a candidate forum on Saturday, July 20 between 10 a.m.-noon at the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company, 219 …

Smyrna Extra
DNREC, Citizens’ Hose install life rings at Woodland Beach

SMYRNA — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control teamed up with the Citizens’ Hose Co. to install buoyant life rings at the Woodland Beach fishing pier and …

Salisbury Independent
Jeffrey Mueller named to Spring 2024 Dean’s List at York College of PA

Jeffrey Mueller of Salisbury, Maryland, a Mechanical Engineering major and member of the...

Dorchester Banner
Islamic group files federal complaint on behalf of Cambridge student

CAMBRIDGE - The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said it has filed an online complaint with the U.S. Board of Education's Office of Civil Rights on behalf of a 12-year-old Cambridge girl.

Crisfield-Somerset County Times
EPA has information session about Crisfield flooding on June 22

CRISFIELD — Flooding has been a problem in Crisfield and the surrounding area for decades, and it keeps getting worse, affecting businesses, residences, tourism, and transportation. While …

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