Coronavirus
NEWARK — ChristianaCare announced Thursday that it will join a growing number of health care systems across the nation that are requiring all its caregivers to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
NEWARK — The Delaware Nurses Association released a policy statement Thursday supporting COVID-19 vaccinations for all individuals.
Government
MILFORD — Following a successful four months with a part-time behavioral health specialist, the Milford Police Department received approval from City Council to hire one full time.
GEORGETOWN — Heavy opposition is confronting a pitch from the Carl M. Freeman Companies to build a hotel and restaurant near Fenwick Island.
MIDDLETOWN — Competition is fierce when it comes to attracting companies to Delaware. With Senate Bill 127, First State public entities and businesses can perhaps speed by the pack of …
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Environment
DOVER — Delaware nonprofits, conservation districts, community organizations and homeowners associations are invited to submit proposals for grants to improve water quality.
LEWES — Annexation into the city of Lewes looms as the linchpin for a manufactured home community coping with raw sewage that poses public health concerns and potential groundwater …
Cops and Courts
WILMINGTON — As Delaware’s court system inches toward some sense of pre-COVID-19 normalcy, there’s a tremendous amount of backlogged cases to clear. For defendants accused of …
MILLSBORO — Two unidentified men are sought after a stabbing Tuesday, authorities said.
Kent County
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, on Thursday condemned graffiti depicting the symbol of …
DOVER — In partnership with Canine Companions, the Dover Police Department has added Roy, a Labrador-golden retriever mix, as its facility dog.
DOVER — A 20-year-old Dover man on probation was arrested Wednesday afternoon at a residence where a handgun, ammunition, multiple digital scales and drugs were found, authorities said.
Sussex County
MILLSBORO — Back home in Delaware after an adventure in California, Garrett Rogers is at it again, training for his next competition. With national and world powerlifting records in hand, the 15-year-old Millsboro resident — who suffered a brain injury in 2010 — is not about to stop now. There are other mountains to climb.
BRIDGEVILLE — A 43-year-old Greenwood man was arrested on a felony assault charge after allegedly striking a female acquaintance in the upper body multiple times with a firearm, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Cpl. Amina Ali said.
MILTON — Aug. 28, 2011, was the day hundreds of family members, friends, curious spectators and complete strangers beckoned to “move that bus!” Jusst Sooup, a soup kitchen ministry founded by the Rev. Dale Dunning, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its appearance on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” which brought the Jusst Sooup Ranch on Cool Spring Road to life.
New Castle County
NEW CASTLE — The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits to eligible households for July, as part of the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 crisis.
DOVER — Delaware’s Division of Natural Resources and Environmental Control detected West Nile Virus for the first time this year in a sample of sentinel chickens in northern New Castle …
HARRINGTON — Nobody could see Robert Stuverud sweat as he rode his unicycle, juggled and mingled with the crowd in sweltering 92-degree heat Tuesday afternoon at the 102nd annual Delaware State …
Wicomico County
The Sassafras River, mid-May. Tulip poplars and black locusts in full and fragrant blossom. Local watermen offloading tons of catfish as hungry ospreys, eagles and herons soar close. The little …
If initial votes on controversial legislation that would allow the county to approve tax abatements for large-scale residential projects in Downtown Salisbury, the Horizon program will receive …
Salisbury officials plan to issue more than $6.1 million in general obligation bonds to finance several projects, including infrastructure and fire department equipment. City Council members on …
Dorchester County
ANNAPOLIS — In 2020, the preliminary figure of 62,169 acres of underwater grasses was mapped in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries, achieving 48% of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s …
HURLOCK — Hurlock Council President the Rev. Charles Cephas is looking to lead the town as mayor after the November elections.Hurlock needs more businesses, he said, and must upgrade its water …
SALISBURY — The Lower Shore American Job Center serving the tri-county area is now open at 31901 Tri-County Way, Suite 111, Salisbury, across U.S. 50 and west of Wor-Wic Community College …
Somerset County
PRINCESS ANNE — The Somerset County Board of License Commissioners is inclined to restore an emergency measure that will allow on-sale license holders to sell alcoholic beverages to-go as part …
Two Somerset County organizations, the Deal Island-Chance Lions Club and Skipjack Heritage., are gearing up for the 62nd Deal Island Skipjack Race and Festival. Scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, …
SALISBURY — The fight against cancer hasn’t stopped despite COVID-19 and 1 in 3 Americans will get cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society continues to fund research, …
News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some mask guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing face coverings indoors in parts of the U.S. where COVID-19 is surging.
Lead was officially removed from paint and gasoline in 1978, but exposure to lead paint hazards is still a concern in Delaware.
LEWES — A 39-year-old Lewes man was charged with felony assault after allegedly striking a male acquaintance in the face multiple times Sunday morning, authorities said.
SEAFORD — Two July 20 shootings remained under investigation Monday, Seaford police said.
SELBYVILLE — Much-needed new playground equipment is earmarked for Phillip Showell Elementary School — one of 100 Hometowns impact projects selected nationwide in Lowe’s centennial …
DEWEY BEACH — A Dewey Beach police officer was in stable condition Sunday after being knocked unconscious on Saturday night, Dewey Beach police said. The incident began near the Starboard …
HARRINGTON — After a year away, the Delaware State Grange is back at the Delaware State Fair serving up its signature chicken and ham platters. Fairgoers are excited to see the return of …
For many residents within the First State, like Judy Govatos and her family, having the right to control one’s own final wishes is crucial. Ms. Govatos, of Wilmington, lost her daughter 17 …
This summer, many people are curing their pandemic blues with a relaxing day at the beach. And with the Delaware coastline busier than ever, businesses are finding it hard to keep up. Even …
DOVER – Delaware Cannabis Advocacy Network is hosting a series of free Know Your Rights Seminars, beginning on Wednesday, July 28, at 7 p.m., via Zoom and live streamed on Facebook …