Coronavirus
WILMINGTON — Delaware has received its first 8,000 doses of the newly-approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and has scheduled the first clinics of this one-dose vaccine for this …
NEWARK — COVID-19 case rates throughout the state are declining; however, the University of Delaware is seeing its first major outbreak since students returned to campus for the spring semester
Government
DOVER – The Delaware General Assembly will reconvene next week in a virtual format due to the ongoing public health risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The full legislature has not met …
DAGSBORO — Town Council granted approval to preliminary site plans for the Vines Creek Center, a proposed mix of office/retail space and apartments in the town center zoning district, on Feb. 23.
DOVER — Delaware Stonewall PAC, a group focused on supporting equality for the LGBTQ community, elected several new board members at its annual membership meeting.
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Environment
MILFORD — As the city begins its slow thaw into spring, the Delaware Nature Society is preparing to bring educational, nature-oriented programming to the Mispillion Riverwalk downtown.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Ørsted, the Danish clean-energy company seeking to land a suitable shore-based interconnect off Delmarva’s coast for its Skipjack Wind Farm, has delayed the time frame for the wind-power project until 2026 — some three years later than originally planned.
Cops and Courts
DAGSBORO — A drug investigation over several months resulted in three arrests Thursday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.
OCEAN VIEW — A 29-year-old Millsboro woman was arrested after checks were allegedly stolen and passed at area banks, Ocean View police spokesman Chief Kenneth McLaughlin said.
Kent County
DOVER — A 22-year-old Dover man was sought as a person of interest regarding a burglary of Whatcoat United Methodist Church on Feb. 13, police said Tuesday.
DOVER — When it comes to implementation of the goals and strategies gathered in a Diversity and Inclusion Assessment presented by the Bethesda, Maryland-based IVY Planning Group to members of …
CAMDEN — Firefighters worked for more than an hour to bring a residential blaze under control early Tuesday, a fire company spokesman said.
Sussex County
GEORGETOWN — It is the hope of the Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals that the big numbers of current adoptions will continue.
With millions of dollars in assistance available for customers who may be struggling to pay their energy bills, Delmarva Power says customers need to act now to secure these essential funds while they last.
MILTON — Milton Arts Guild will offer the following classes throughout the month of March, featuring techniques in both two- and three-dimensional art forms: •Techniques in Acrylics for …
New Castle County
MIDDLETOWN - Long-time Mayor Kenneth L. Branner Jr. was elected to another term and three incumbents retained their town council seats during the Town of Middletown’s election Monday. Mr. …
WILMINGTON — Jewish Federation of Delaware announced that it has been named a “2021 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and …
MILFORD — Both upstaters and downstaters looking to hone their musical skills don’t have to travel far. From several convenient locations, the Music School of Delaware has been providing …
Wicomico County
The war against Covid-19 ramped up this week with the announcements that a mass vaccination site will open soon at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center and that 49,600 doses of the new Johnson & …
Salisbury City Council members are considering a plan that would cap fees paid to food delivery companies such as UberEats, Door Dash, Grub Hub and Postmates a way to help restaurants struggling …
Seventy, 80 or 90 years ago – before the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, before the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. advocated for peaceful …
Dorchester County
GOLDSBORO — Environmental activists and artists were on the job over the weekend, from Goldsboro and Cambridge to Mexico and Colombia. WorldWide Hope, founded by Cambridge resident Gray …
Dorchester County
ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Feb. 26 highlighted ongoing COVID-19 recovery efforts on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with visits to Dorchester County’s vaccination site and Hoopers …
Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study
ANNAPOLIS — The state’s initial conclusion in a multi-year study on a possible new Chesapeake Bay crossing has led planners to the current site, Kent Island. The Tier I Draft …
Somerset County
to her alma mater which will be used for scholarships. Schools Superintendent Dr. John Gaddis said the proceeds from the estate of Pollyanna Ward McVicker will be placed in an account in her name …
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s wildland firefighters who served on interagency crews nationwide through the busy and challenging 2020 wildfire season were honored recently in a virtual …
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces applications are available through Feb. 28 for economic relief funds for the commercial seafood industry through the federal …
News
MILFORD — Each year the Milford Rotary Club sponsors the Flags for Heroes, a national program to honor the nation’s heroes and heroes in the local community. The proceeds from Flags for …
DOVER — Taking aim at greenhouse gases and accelerating the state’s engagement in working to curtail global warming, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Friday that a new hydrofluorocarbon regulation will be published Monday in the state's Register of Regulations, with requirements for reducing harmful HFCs that go into effect Sept. 1
DOVER — On Thursday, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn Garvin approved authorizing a temporary emergency variance to Mountaire Farms of Delaware Inc., providing relief from certain spray irrigation operational limitations.
GEORGETOWN – Brandywine Valley SPCA is scheduled to receive more dogs from winter-storm battered Texas Monday afternoon. Eighty-nine dogs from a shelter damaged by Winter Storm Uri will …
DOVER — Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health are preparing for a shipment as early as the end of this week of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Janssen COVID-19 vaccine that was …
DOVER — COVID-19-related hospitalizations fell by 17 to 142 as reported in the Delaware Division of Public Health’s daily update Sunday, while the number of critically ill patients …
DELMAR — Members of the Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be selling tickets for their Easter Cash Calendar the entire month of March, for cash drawings every day in …
SUSSEX COUNTY — Libraries in Sussex County are resuming limited in-person services as Delaware moves past the winter surge in COVID-19 case numbers, which forced libraries late last fall to …
2020 marked the first time legislators met remotely and the first time video of the proceedings was broadcast on the General Assembly’s website. Those practices have continued this year.
  DOVER — Every Friday Dr. Karyl Rattay receives a weekly flu report at the Delaware Division of Public Health. The DPH director has seen a lot of zeros this year. More often than …