News
MILFORD - A fire that heavily damaged a residence Sunday afternoon was intentionally started inside the home, the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal has determined, spokesman Michael Chionchio …
DOVER — The number of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Delaware increased to 142, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s update Monday which reflects data as of …
MILLSBORO – The major annual golf outing fundraiser benefitting Clothing Our Kids is on the tee for early fall. The seventh annual event will be held Monday, Sept. 27 at The Peninsula Golf …
Beginning July 16, 2022, Americans will be able to simply dial 988 and be put through to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. But for 988 to work in Delaware’s 302 area code, every customer with seven-digit local dialing must be transitioned to 10-digit dialing.
Delaware State Police said Monday that they have seen an increase in identity-theft cases related to unemployment fraud claims across the state and want to warn citizens, so they can avoid becoming victims.
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Millsboro
MILLSBORO — A long-running golf cart debate is teed up on the back nine, heading for the clubhouse. Millsboro Town Council’s meeting May 3 is set to be decision time for the contentious issue of allowing golf carts on public streets, as has been requested by some homeowners in the Plantation Lakes residential development.
MILLSBORO – Excitement continues to “build” in the town of Millsboro. According to the state Office of State Planning Coordination, Millsboro led the way in 2019 in the number of …
Seaford
SEAFORD — The family of a Seaford woman fatally shot by police during a March 25 response expressed concern Tuesday about the circumstances of her death, while calling for more investigation into the incident.
SEAFORD — Cold, windy weather punctuated by snow flurries did not chill the Good Friday spirit in Seaford, as clergy and community members gathered for a cross-bearing crusade.
Georgetown
GEORGETOWN — At long last, the town has an Ethics Commission — a five-member body selected by Mayor Bill West that has spurred some concern.
GEORGETOWN — Spring has sprung. So has Sussex County officials’ hope that the bid season is near for a multimillion-dollar construction project that will put the Emergency Medical Services paramedic department and Emergency Operations Center under one roof at the county-owned Delaware Coastal Airport.
Sports
NEWARK — That game may have been played 17 months ago. But, for Delaware’s players, the bitter memory still stings like it was yesterday. “I remember I went to my parents …
Delaware State earned two victories over Coppin State in MEAC North baseball game on Saturday to run its winning streak to a season-high four straight games. The Hornets posted an 8-5 win over the …
HARRINGTON — Harrington Raceway’s 75th season of live harness racing will commence Monday with a 14-race program and 4:30 p.m. post time. Located 20 miles south of Delaware’s …
DOVER — Nolan Henderson may be a Kent County kid. But even the Smyrna High grad had to admit that he hadn’t set foot in Alumni Stadium before Saturday night. “I always ride by …
Milford
MILFORD — In 2021, the U.S. Postal Service hopes to relocate the retail elements of Milford’s post office.
SELBYVILLE — Delaware State Police have identified the woman struck and killed by a car on Friday as 56-year-old Laura Madara, of Selbyville. Police said the incident occurred around 12:59 …
Business
DOVER — Dover Pools recently announced it has been inducted into the AQUA 100, an exclusive honor bestowed to just 10 North American pool and spa retailers each year. The AQUA 100, presented …
MILFORD — The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford has announced its executive board for 2021. Angel Hodges had been named president, Jennie Hess has been named vice president, George …
Neighbors

Delaware's Oak Orchard Boys and Girls Club prep service projects

MILLSBORO — A group of volunteers led by Mountaire Farms transformed the Boys and Girls Club of Oak Orchard and the Growing Tree Preschool one weekend recently, including new bathrooms, new …

Retirement in the plans for Holland

DOVER — Connie Holland’s exit strategy from a nearly 50-year career formed through natural evolution. Delaware’s director of the Office of State Planning Coordination has spent …

Dixon named Special Olympics Delaware Torch Runner of the Year

DOVER — Glenn Dixon’s first volunteer experience with Special Olympics Delaware was three decades ago as a young state trooper, who was one of more than 100 runners participating in the …

Harrison’s nonprofit in Armory provides 'safe space' in Milford

MILFORD — Lillian Harrison wears a lot of different hats. Sometimes, she’s a real estate agent. Sometimes, she’s a community organizer. And sometimes, she’s a mom. The …
Things to Do
American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice to present poetry night

LEWES — The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice (SDARJ) will present “Black Poetry: from Black Love to Black Lives …
The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand will be back this summer with weekend concerts starting with Mike Hines and the Look in June. All shows are free.

Delaware events springing back after layoff

The news came down March 29 that one of the area’s most anticipated events would return one year after COVID-19 shut down almost …
Paul Cullen kicks off fundraising for Paul Kares on April 15 and 16 with a four-course dinner and concert at The Room at Cedar Grove in Lewes.

Cullen, Randolph team for charity dinner, cncert

LEWES — On Thursday, April 15, and Friday, April 16, The Room at Cedar Grove in Lewes, will welcome well-known Philadelphia chef …
Schools
DAGSBORO – Indian River School District’s overall Teacher of the Year for 2021-2022 will be announced April 29. The TOY ceremony will be held in the Indian River High School …
CHESWOLD — Four of six aerial practice areas in the skies above Delaware Airpark are closed each time President Joe Biden flies home to Delaware. During those times, fledgling pilots in the …
MILLSBORO — Mountaire Farms, the country’s fourth-largest chicken processer, has dozens of $2,500 scholarships available for the children and grandchildren of employees, poultry growers and grain producers.
Opinion
Great evil challenges us to become great human beings.   During World War II, the United States became the greatest military champion of the world, fending off the “axis of …
While the COVID-19 pandemic has created unforeseen challenges for the American health care system, it has also created innovative opportunities for long-overdue health care reform. Lifesaving …
Business leaders and lawmakers alike are always looking for Delaware’s next silver bullet. There is an ongoing constant search for Delaware’s next big “thing” — the …
As of April 2, the Delaware Division of Public Health had identified 24 cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated individuals. A person is fully vaccinated 14 or more days after the last dose in the …
Here is the Question of the Day: Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win Britain’s Grand National horse race on Saturday and Hideki Matsuyama became the …
A new Morning Consult poll found that by a 2-to-1 margin, U.S. citizens approve of tax hikes for individuals who make over $400,000 and corporations, evidence that people really want a better society …