News
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
MILTON — Milton Arts Guild will offer the following classes throughout the month of March, featuring techniques in both two- and three-dimensional art forms: •Techniques in Acrylics for …
MILFORD — Each year the Milford Rotary Club sponsors the Flags for Heroes, a national program to honor the nation’s heroes and heroes in the local community. The proceeds from Flags for …
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 — On Thursday, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn Garvin approved authorizing a temporary emergency variance to Mountaire Farms of Delaware Inc., providing relief from certain spray irrigation operational limitations.
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Millsboro
MILLSBORO — Barring a change in plans, it will be a May day that steak lovers and town officials have been eagerly anticipating. A mid-May opening is the target for Millsboro's new Texas Roadhouse, a Western-themed sit-down restaurant famous for its hand-cut steaks, ribs and homemade fixings.
MILLSBORO — In our current uncertain environment amid a pandemic, Garrett Rogers is pulling rank and raising eyebrows in the powerlifting world. While crossing a road to fetch baseballs in mid-May 2016, Garrett was critically injured from head to toe when struck by a van. But the now-14-year-old Millsboro resident is on a miraculous comeback, one that is apparently far from over.
Seaford
SEAFORD — The Delaware Department of Transportation’s Traffic Signal Construction Section, along with Kriss Contracting, is scheduled to install an all-way stop control at the intersection of Alternate U.S. 13/Seaford Road and Oneals Road to improve intersection safety.
SEAFORD – Seaford School District students will start the 2020-21 year Sept. 8 under a hybrid model - with a switch to full-remote instruction at some point more than a remote possibility. …
Georgetown
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 …
GEORGETOWN — Sussex Vocational Technical School District violated the Freedom of Information Act in hiring its superintendent in November, the attorney general’s office has ruled. The …
Sports
The Delaware women’s basketball team closed the regular season with a perfect home record, beating Towson 86-55 on Sunday afternoon at the Carpenter Center. After collecting their seventh …
LEWES — Another 12 Henlopen Conference wrestlers — including six from host Cape Henlopen High — advanced to the DIAA wrestling state semifinals after the second day of the …
The Delaware women’s basketball team clinched its first Colonial Athletic Association regular-season championship in eight years with an emphatic 80-54 win over Towson on Saturday afternoon at …
Milford
GEORGETOWN – Brandywine Valley SPCA is scheduled to receive more dogs from winter-storm battered Texas Monday afternoon. Eighty-nine dogs from a shelter damaged by Winter Storm Uri will …
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 …
Business
DOVER — Grotto Pizza hopes to be rolling in the dough when it comes to its new full-scale production facility that the Delaware pizza chain opened at 122 Rosemary Road in southeast Dover last …
The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009. Is it time for an increase? If so, what is an appropriate level? Should it be a living wage or something more modest? Those questions plague …
Neighbors

Lewes churches have long, rich history

Designed and built by Hurley Waples of Rehoboth Beach, a member of the current Faith United Methodist Church, the four churches represented above are, from left, Israel United Methodist Church; the …

FAME connects minorities to STEM

Don Baker, CEO of FAME, Inc., became head of the organization 11 years ago after being a student in the program years before. FAME, Inc. was established in 1976 and is one of the nation’s oldest …

Poor People’s Campaign defines priorities for Biden

MILFORD — Some activists from President Joe Biden’s home state outlined a list of policies Wednesday they would like him to enact in his first 100 days in office.“The Poor People’s …

Virtual Polar Bear Plunge makes splash, raises $700,000 so far

With support of the Camden-Wyoming Fire Co., Caesar Rodney High School's wrestling team was among the many participants in the virtual version of the 2021 Lewes Polar Bear Plunge for Special …
Things to Do
Local country musician Jimmie Allen will be part of a VIP concert for the "Do More 24 Delaware" fundraising event next week.

Daylong charity event hopes donors ‘Do More’ for Delaware

There’s more to the third month of the year than March Madness, brackets and NCAA hoop hopes. In the First State, there’s “Do …
Mike Hines and The Look have played for Gov. John Carney’s inauguration, a 100th-birthday party, a bar mitzvah, a celebration of life and two Philadelphia Easter parades.

Mike Hines & The Look toast 35 years of making music

The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for popular local band Mike Hines & The Look. The band’s members were supposed to …
Tom Welch as Allen McLane admires a portrait of George Washington.

'Remembering Washington' to be presented Saturday

DOVER — On Saturday at 10 a.m., Allen McLane will be “Remembering Washington” relating how the two men knew each …
Schools
SELBYVILLE - The ongoing pandemic has created a need in the Indian River School District for temporary employees in several categories. Long-term COVID support substitute employees are needed for …
GEORGETOWN — Sussex Technical School District will continue remote learning through next week after recent positive COVID-19 tests, officials said  Friday.
NEWARK — Give Something Back, a mentorship program that helps high schoolers achieve their post-graduation goals, has partnered with the Delaware Restaurant Association Educational Foundations ProStart Program.
Opinion
A timeline of sacrifice and survival
During February, champions of Black history are heralded in student essays, recitations and public presentations. Information resides abundantly online to whet appetites about this aspect of …
By Dr. Greg Williams and Ken Abraham   Whatever your political persuasion, every American should be appalled by the brazen efforts of conservatives to curb, restrict or block your right to …
I learned early on that recreational fishing businesses not only depend on a healthy environment but also a long-term, sustainable population of fish. Upon moving back to this region, I became acutely aware of the problems facing marine fisheries, particularly striped bass. ...
I want to let everyone know about how very hard Karen Crouse and her team at the Harrington Senior Center worked to make sure that its members got the vaccines.   Through her efforts, many …
The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009. Is it time for an increase? If so, what is an appropriate level? Should it be a living wage or something more modest? Those questions plague …
This is a response to Gerald Cohen’s letter (“Senator, what are you thinking?” Feb. 6).   Mr. Cohen opines that he finds it difficult to understand why a number of …