News
DOVER — Delaware residents, along with government agencies, New Castle, Kent and Sussex conservation districts, and non-profit organizations throughout the state, can help support …
DOVER — As Delaware’s COVID-19 levels continue to rise, 80% of new COVID-19 hospitalizations are not fully vaccinated, according to data via the Delaware Division of Public Health. For …
GEORGETOWN — For most people, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But not all, especially senior citizens living in isolation with no close family ties. CHEER Inc.’s …
DOVER — State Auditor Kathy McGuiness was mum about the ongoing official misconduct case against her Friday, but quite effusive when praising the ongoing work of her office staff. The …
BALTIMORE — Maurice Antonio Bull, 43, of Seaford, Delaware, pleaded guilty Thursday to interstate travel in aid of racketeering and to possession with intent to distribute controlled …
E-Edition

View this issue of The Delaware State News or browse other issues.

Millsboro
MILLSBORO — If all goes according to plan, the town’s first fire substation will be operational very soon, enhancing response time for members who live west of busy DuPont Boulevard.
MILLSBORO — A 29-year-old Lewes man was arrested on multiple criminal charges after drugs and a loaded handgun were found in his vehicle during a Tuesday traffic stop, Delaware State Police said.
Seaford
The Seaford Christmas Parade began at Nylon Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue and ended at Market St. near Seaford Middle School on Saturday.
SEAFORD - Community Bank donates to Seaford Middle .Community Bank Delaware presented Seaford Middle School with $500 in support of Seaford Middle School Builder’s Club, which benefits their …
Georgetown
The town of Georgetown kicked off the holidays with its annual  Christmas on Thursday. The parade is a partnership between the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and the town of …
GEORGETOWN — It’s said that the early bird gets the worm. But the first visitors to Sandhill Fields on Tuesday also got a bird — a Mountaire roaster — along with fixings, just in time for a Thanksgiving feast.
Sports
NEWARK — Delaware has needed a few different players to step and lead the way scoring this season. Luckily, the Blue Hens have more than a few players capable of the job. On Sunday, it …
Middletown High is headed to a DIAA football state championship game for the third straight year. The second-seeded Cavaliers earned a spot in the state finals after downing No. 3 Salesianum, …
SMYRNA — Smyrna High’s football team hasn’t exactly struggled over the last three seasons. But the Eagles also haven’t reached a DIAA state championship game in that …
GREENWOOD — The Woodbridge High football players gathered in a circle around midfield and started to dance. That’s when the chant broke out — “We’re going to the …
Milford
MILFORD — An alleged incident in a Milford Central Academy girls’ bathroom on Nov. 22 left one student injured and another facing a felony assault charge, authorities said Monday. A …
MILFORD — If serving in local government is where you can make the most difference, then Nirmala Samaroo is in the right place. During City Council’s Nov. 8 meeting, Ms. Samaroo was sworn into office to represent Milford’s 3rd Ward.
Business
DOVER — Crowds observed at the Dover Mall were among nearly 180 million Americans that shopped during the traditional five-day holiday purchasing period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber …
WILMINGTON — In 2020, the tourism industry was one of the hardest hit during the country’s battle with a global pandemic, especially in the Northeast. But, while painful, according to the …
Neighbors

'It deserves its own respect': Jewish Delawareans celebrate Hanukkah

Every year, Abbie Lobley scours stores in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach for Hanukkah items, usually leaving empty-handed. The gifts she gives her children are often covered with snowflakes or snowmen — it’s nearly impossible to find paper without Santa Claus, she said.

Code Purple’s Sussex sites open Wednesday

Despite facing a severe shortage of volunteers, five of six Code Purple shelters in Sussex County are committed to opening their doors Wednesday for those seeking overnight refuge from the cold.

Good morning: Ross wins Delaware's ‘Best in State’ for raising nearly 10-pound cabbage

CLAYTON — Almost 10 pounds … now that’s a lot of cabbage. It was enough green to help Hailey Ross, now a fourth grader at Clayton Elementary School, recently win the “Best …

Milford Conversations meeting to focus on Delaware State News' civility project

MILFORD - The monthly Milford Conversations meeting will focus on the Delaware State News' new Civility Project. The meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 2, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the First …
Things to Do
Children’s Theater cast of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

Best Bets: Children's Theatre brings 'Best Christmas Pageant Ever' to Dover

Art imitates life for The Children’s Theatre this weekend as the troupe presents the musical comedy, “The Best Christmas …
The live Nativity portrayed on The Circle in Georgetown returns for the third holiday season with four performance dates.

Delaware churches mark reason for the season with events

While Santa and the Sugar Plum Fairy are prominent parts of the Christmas season, area churches are bringing home the religious …
Youngsters join Santa on stage during Envision Frankford's tree lighting extrvaganza at Frankford Town Park, held Nov. 27.

Photos: Frankford tree lighting

Envision Frankford’s Christmas in the Park/Tree Lighting event was held Saturday night. Music was provided by Indian River High …
Schools
DAGSBORO — The Indian River School District is set to gauge the opinions of its parents and staff regarding the wearing of masks in school.
DOVER — As a parent, you always want what is best for your child. And you want to help them in any way possible to ensure their happiness and success.
DOVER — As the winter season approaches, the Delaware Department of Transportation is launching its inaugural Name That Plow contest for elementary school (K-5) students across the …
Opinion
Research shows Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant aren’t equal in providing answers to our health questions.
As the days grow shorter and cooler, the skies fill with birds migrating to warmer climates for the winter. The Chesapeake Bay watershed lies in a major migration path known as the Atlantic Flyway. Mountain chains to the west and the Atlantic Coast to the east channel millions of migrating birds through the Bay region. Among these fall travelers are eagles, hawks and falcons, commonly known as raptors.
In 2018, Jose Antonio Vargas wrote, “Most Americans are trapped in a history that they do not understand.” I used to consider myself so trapped, but I am on a journey to grow my …
The mission of the Plantation Stories project is to share the stories of the people who lived, worked and died at the site of the John Dickinson Plantation, with emphasis on the stories of people who …
U.S. Small Business Administration and Delaware Small Business Development Center officials traveled the state to highlight businesses prior to Small Business Saturday. And Democrat business …
Here is the Question of the Day: Visits with Santa are a go! Many municipalities in central and southern Delaware have scheduled “business as usual” visits with the jolly man with …