Coronavirus
NEWARK — A new study, led by a University of Delaware professor, found many essential public health functions and tasks have been limited while the country’s public health workforce …
DOVER — Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccine providers can begin administering booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson to the populations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Delaware Division of Public Health announced Friday.
Government
GEORGETOWN — Totally disabled veterans meeting eligibility criteria will not only be exempt from paying school tax but also Sussex County property tax under a piggyback ordinance proposal introduced to County Council on Tuesday.
GEORGETOWN — By a unanimous decision, Sussex County Council on Tuesday affirmed the Planning & Zoning Commission’s July 8 approval of preliminary plans for Terrapin Island, a 42-lot subdivision on 32 acres near Lewes that spurred opposition and an appeal signed by more than 160.
Some New Castle County representatives are calling for Gov. John Carney and House and Senate leadership to remove indicted State Auditor Kathy McGuiness from office.
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Environment
DOVER — A North Carolina living shorelines application is the topic of a free webinar at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental …
Nearly two months after Delaware was hit by Hurricane Ida, President Joe Biden on Sunday declared that there is indeed an emergency need in the state and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the affected areas.
Cops and Courts
DOVER - On Tuesday, Delaware Department of Correction Commissioner Monroe B. Hudson Jr. announced that DOC Director of Reentry Jessica Cline has been promoted to deputy chief of the Planning, …
SEAFORD — Delaware State Police are investigating a Sunday morning homicide in Seaford which killed a 39-year-old victim. The Seaford Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire at a …
Kent County
CLAYTON — A 72-year-old Clayton man was indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges Tuesday, David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced. Rick …
All residents of Delaware will now have to let their fingers do some extra walking, dialing 10-digit phone numbers throughout the state, including the 302 area code, regardless of whether it is a …
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America will host a free virtual Alzheimer’s educational conference for Delaware residents Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., as part of its 2021 Educating America Tour.
Sussex County
CLARKSVILLE — A drinking-water advisory issued to residents of a small manufactured-home community Saturday will remain in effect until tests for contaminants determine that levels are below acceptable health standards.
DART has announced its 24th year of partnering with the Food Bank of Delaware for the annual “Stuff the Bus” Thanksgiving Food Drive, with a goal of collecting 20 tons of nonperishable food for Delawareans in need of food assistance.
REHOBOTH BEACH — On Aug. 19, Mispillion River Brewing of Milford sponsored a fundraiser for Walking for Blanche, a team formed for the Rehoboth Beach Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept 25.
New Castle County
ODESSA — There are traits that Sam Cannan can clearly identify in prospective new students who wish to attend the Odessa Veterans Watch School – focus, patience, passion and the desire to …
DOVER (AP) — The office of Delaware's embattled state auditor violated the state's Freedom of Information Act over a period of several years by failing to properly maintain logs of public …
WILMINGTON — Delaware’s congressional delegation welcomed U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough on Monday for a discussion on suicide prevention and mental health.
Wicomico County
UMES Extension is setting the stage for its 18th annual Small Farm Conference — a premier event for agricultural stakeholders in the Mid-Atlantic. This year’s production is slated for …
In a State of the City address that was more like a network TV talk show than the traditionally stiff podium-delivered address, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day on Tuesday reviewed the city …
PRESTON — Orders are being accepted for the spring 2022 planting season for shrubs and trees from the John S. Ayton State Tree Nursery, managed by the Maryland Department of Natural …
Dorchester County
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced results of this year’s juvenile striped bass survey, which tracks the reproductive success of the iconic fish in the …
While everyone gained the “quarantine 15” during the pandemic lock down, Martaineous Allen, 52, a Navy and an Air Force Veteran lost 50 pounds, began walking to exercise more, and added …
LINKWOOD — Maryland State Police have arrested two people in connection to the fatal shooting of a man in Dorchester County. Douglas Lamont McKnight, 50, of Cambridge, is charged with …
Somerset County
NEW YORK — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will host a free virtual Alzheimer’s educational conference for Maryland residents on Thursday, November 18, from 10:00 a.m. …
BALTIMORE — The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) on Monday announced an update on the top and bottom 10 skilled nursing facilities in the state ranked by percentage of staff with at least …
WESTOVER — Somerset County Technical High School students in the Criminal Justice program were promoted in rank during a pinning ceremony held at the school. Parents, school board members …
News
LEWES — One of the three vessels in the Cape May-Lewes Ferry fleet, the MV New Jersey, returned home following a yearlong, $20 million dry-docking, overhaul and repowering program, the Delaware …
GEORGETOWN — Rep. Ruth Briggs King, a Republican who has held the 37th District seat since winning a special election in 2009, confirmed Monday that she has initiated an exploratory committee amid rumors of a possible vacancy in the 19th Senatorial District.
WILMINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Mark A. Denney Jr. has requested that Superior Court deny a motion to sanction Attorney General Kathleen Jennings for comments made shortly after State Auditor Kathy McGuiness was indicted Oct. 11.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., announced a change to his leadership team Monday, naming a new chief of staff.
DOVER — A nonprofit group aimed at helping other organizations and communities through technology is turning its attention to Delaware’s workforce — and hoping to make a big …
DOVER — This past week, the public weighed in on redistricting draft map proposals produced by Democrats, Delaware’s majority party. Early this week, updated maps go online, possibly …
It’s a notion touted in America, often said by politicians and written on the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” …
LAUREL — Phase one of the Native American-themed Tidewater Park is complete and was marked by a ceremonial blessing Thursday.
MILLVILLE – Delaware’s Division of Public Health Saturday issued an advisory to residents of a manufactured home community in Sussex County to not drink their water. Out of an …