Coronavirus
WILMINGTON – Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement this week, Gov. John Carney will lift its requirement that Delawareans and visitors must wear face coverings …
DOVER — Fully vaccinated individuals can stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings, per new guidance announced Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and …
Government
MILFORD — City Council is moving through the annexation process for about 2 acres of land on the east side of South Rehoboth Boulevard.
DOVER — Legislation filed last week would ban Styrofoam containers and similar plastic items, including straws, used by food establishments up and down the state.
GEORGETOWN — The town’s public water supply remains under the microscope amid ongoing efforts to determine migration and a possible source of volatile organic compounds.
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Environment
DOVER — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Tuesday that its Division of Parks and Recreation has been named a finalist for the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration’s 2021 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.
Sights and sounds of one of nature’s most unusual life cycles and romantic serenades are now emerging in parts of the United States, including portions of the mid-Atlantic region.
Cops and Courts
MILLSBORO — The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating two fires determined to be arson that damaged separate unoccupied dwellings Wednesday and Thursday, authorities said.
MILLSBORO — A 21-year-old Ellendale man was charged with assault in connection with meeting with an acquaintance in a parking lot Monday night, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. …
Kent County
DOVER — A little more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic — and the COVID-19 vaccine becoming more readily available — some aspects of “normal” life are starting to …
LITTLE CREEK — For more than a year now, at all times of the day or night, there’s been a crew inside the Little Creek Volunteer Fire Co. ready to mobilize immediately. That’s 24 …
DOVER — Continuing his effort to ensure the city receives more money from the American Rescue Plan Act, Mayor Robin Christiansen might be filing a federal lawsuit.
Sussex County
LEWES — Beebe Healthcare has updated its visitor restrictions to allow inpatients to have one well visitor between 1 and 9 p.m. at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus. This includes …
REHOBOTH BEACH — The city’s Fourth of July fireworks display will launch as scheduled July 3.
DOVER — Legislation passed by the House on party lines Thursday would eliminate a separate lower minimum wage for youth workers and those in training. House Bill 88 would remove from state …
New Castle County
DOVER — An extended, affordable opportunity for in-state students to attend Delaware State University may be coming after the House Education Committee released proposed legislation on …
DOVER — CVS Health announced COVID-19 vaccine appointments for adolescents ages 12 to 15 are now available for scheduling at more than 5,600 pharmacy locations nationwide, including eight …
WILMINGTON — Loosened COVID-19 restrictions will allow more students to board school buses, which should allow more students to return to in-person instruction starting this summer, state …
Wicomico County
Graduation exercises returned to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s William P. Hytche Athletic Center on Friday after a year’s hiatus. The university awarded 284 degrees in a …
Wor-Wic Community College commencement ceremonies were held recently, outdoors at the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. Dr. Steven E. Leonard, President and CEO of TidalHealth, addressed the …
In the evening of Dec. 4, 1931, 23-year-old Matthew Williams was pulled from a bed in the old Negro Ward at Peninsula General Hospital by a mob that was angered by the shooting death of …
Dorchester County
ANNAPOLIS — Governors from Chesapeake Bay watershed states are urging Congress to spend an additional billion dollars on Bay restoration efforts.Their letter to leaders of the U.S. House and …
EASTON — On May 11, the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office reported an oil spill on the Tred Avon River near Easton Point. Later estimate put the amount at 1,286 gallons of red diesel spread …
CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Library branch fully reopened on May 3. The branch, known not only for books, but also as a resource and community center, had closed its interior to the public when …
Somerset County
Graduation exercises returned to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s William P. Hytche Athletic Center on Friday after a year’s hiatus. The university awarded 284 degrees in a …
PRINCESS ANNE — A Somerset County jury on May 12 found Princess Anne’s former town manager guilty of felony theft and theft scheme after more than $100,000 in cash was diverted from bank …
DOVER — After COVID-19 canceled last year’s Firefly, Billie Eilish is slated to make her appearance in Delaware this September.  The multi-Grammy award winning singer  …
News
SEAFORD — TidalHealth Nanticoke, a 99-bed hospital in Seaford, is the recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award. …
GEORGETOWN — Georgetown Public Library and the Division for the Visually Impaired have established a partnership in an effort to increase access to assistive technology training and support to …
GEORGETOWN — This year, May 9-15 marks the observance of National Police Week. In conjunction, on Monday, appreciation and support for law enforcement will be on display in Georgetown.
MILFORD — With the mission to make Milford the “best place to live, work and play,” Sara Pletcher has joined the city’s staff in the newly created role of economic-development and community-engagement administrator.
SMYRNA — Police have arrested the 55-year-old James T. Vaughn prisoner who allegedly killed his cellmate earlier this week.
LEWES — In 1916, Beebe Healthcare was founded by Dr. James Beebe and Dr. Richard Beebe, brothers who brought medical care to Sussex County, starting in Lewes, the First Town in the First State.
DOVER — With the Colonial Pipeline still reeling from the effects of a cyberattack that shut it down Friday, motorists in East Coast markets — including Delaware — are feeling pain at the pump.
DOVER — Legislation that would require a doctor to offer a patient ultrasound imaging of a fetus before performing an abortion was heard in committee Wednesday.
DOVER — In speaking with Adasia Hawkins, a sophomore at Dover High School, it is quickly apparent that she is an impressive young lady with extraordinary goals of attending Yale University and …
DOVER — When it comes to comfort food consumed during the COVID-19 pandemic, it appears as if the wing was king. However, the increased demand for chicken wings over the past 14 months has led to a nationwide shortage of the small but versatile pieces of poultry, which, when seasoned with hot sauce, teriyaki sauce, lemon pepper or a variety of dry rubs, are often the perfect companion to a night out or a sporting event.