News
DOVER — Plans are in place for the constitutionally mandated redrawing of state legislative districts — a U.S. Census-based redistricting process that has spurred a call for openness, …
GEORGETOWN — Sussex County issued a reminder to property owners on Thursday that Sept. 30 is the state-mandated deadline to pay annual property tax bills.
DOVER — Of Delaware’s COVID-19 hospitalizations for the week of Sept. 6 to Sept. 12, 78% were not fully vaccinated, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. In that time …
GEORGETOWN — Right before Cathy Gorman’s stirring delivery of the national anthem, several handbells rang out 13 times from within The Circle Friday afternoon. Sept. 17 is Constitution …
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Millsboro
MILLSBORO — The Sept. 8 spill of 30,000 gallons of diesel fuel at the NRG Indian River Power Plant has been lethal to waterfowl.
MILLSBORO — Six weeks and one day past the contract’s deadline, Millsboro’s White Farm elevated water-storage tank has been deemed substantially complete and operational.
Seaford
SEAFORD — A 35-year-old Seaford man and 38-year-old Greenwood woman were arrested on drug charges after a business property check early Wednesday, authorities said. According to Delaware …
SEAFORD — The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced that the Woodland Ferry will be closed for nearly a week later this month for annual maintenance.
Georgetown
GEORGETOWN — Two environmental watchdog groups are calling action by the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission “unlawful,” by allowing what they consider a “clearly lapsed” conditional-use permit for a proposed biogas facility to remain in effect.
GEORGETOWN — Wings & Wheels, the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce’s fall festival that provides attractions on land and in the air, is giving patrons a chance to take flight in a warbird.
Sports
HARRINGTON — The 14th edition of the $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial and 2-year-old eliminations for the 1st leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes action headline the Monday …
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — When Dejoun Lee got to the sidelines, he knew he still had big Bradly Anyanwu out in front of him. “I told him (during the week), ‘If you engage, I’m …
Sussex Central High bounced back from its first loss of the season to down Hodgson, 35-6, in non-conference football on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Knights are 2-1 after avenging a loss to the …
SMYRNA — For three quarters, it was either teams’ game to win. But the fourth quarter belonged to Middletown — and thus so did the win. Michael Pearson ran for a pair of …
Milford
On Tuesday, during Rail Safety Week, the Delaware State Police will join Amtrak police and more than 600 local, state, federal and railroad law enforcement departments for “Operation Clear Track,” which will raise awareness and enforce railroad grade crossing and trespassing laws in 48 states.
MILFORD — From the streets of downtown Milford to the shores of the Mispillion River, festival goers will flock to an annual patriotic celebration on Saturday.
Business
DOVER — The First State’s unemployment rate dropped for the fifth straight month, falling to 5.4% in August. The positive trend stood out to Tom Dougherty as he analyzed the Delaware …
DOVER — A steady downward trend over the past five years in the landowner discounts of permanent agricultural conservation easements selected for purchase in Delaware shows it’s a great …
Neighbors

Delaware Office of Highway Safety promotes National Child Passenger Safety Week

DOVER — As part of Child Passenger Safety Week, the Delaware Office of Highway Safety is hosting a free event to make sure children are safely secured in their car seats and booster seats, and …

Stars of Delaware contest celebrates stellar service

When it comes to picking a favorite restaurant, barber, cardiologist, homebuilder, tattoo parlor, music teacher — or practically anything else, the public has spoken! The results of the 2021 …

Meet Bishop Easterling in-person or by Zoom on Sept. 20

SALISBURY — Bishop LaTrelle Easterling, who now serves as the head of  the Peninsula-Delaware and Baltimore-Washington Annual conferences of The United Methodist Church, will meet with …
Things to Do

Art classes offered at Seaford Gallery

SEAFORD — The following are classes scheduled at Seaford Gallery 107 for the months of September and …

YMCA of Delaware celebrates Welcoming Week

WILMINGTON — This Welcoming Week, the YMCA of Delaware will join Welcoming America, other YMCAs and organizations nationwide to …

“Rods For Reading” car show Sept. 18 in Houston

HOUSTON — The public is invited to come out and enjoy a day of hot rides, vendors, food concessions and more to benefit the …
Schools
There were 130 in-person contagious cases of COVID-19 among students in Delaware public schools over a seven-day period, accounting for 0.09% of the total population of students in school this year, according to information released by the Delaware Division of Public Health on Thursday.
WILMINGTON — Sept. 19-25, will mark the annual Adult Education and Family Literacy week. In addition to reminding us all that reading, writing, and basic math remain an elusive target for 36 …
SELBYVILLE — Freeman Arts Pavilion will present The University of Delaware Music Spectacular on Thursday. This free event will feature a variety of musical offerings by the …
Opinion
Library cards are small enough to fit in your wallet, on your keychain or on your phone — and powerful enough to change your life! A library card is a symbol of lifelong learning and …
The Milford School District is asking that residents consider a referendum Oct. 27 to revitalize the former Milford Middle School site on Lakeview Avenue. The district wishes to build a new school …
Nearly 200 years ago, landowner Col. Benjamin Potter of Milford left the bulk of his wealth to the economically underprivileged in Kent County. Having grown since 1843, the endowed Potter Charity …
Jane Brady, I read your Letter to the Editor in the Delaware State News about the withdrawal from Afghanistan (“Delaware GOP head says recent events in Afghanistan did not need to …
Due to an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, Beebe Healthcare is pausing elective surgical procedures that require an overnight hospital stay. In a statement, Beebe said its leaders made the …
Here is the Question of the Day: A bankruptcy judge has conditionally approved a settlement in the suit against Oxy-Contin maker Purdue Pharma in a deal that left many unhappy. If …