Delaware agriculture secretary promotes industry at chamber luncheon in Fruitland

FRUITLAND — Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse touted the importance of agriculture to the Delmarva peninsula during a recent chamber luncheon at Adams Taphouse in Fruitland. …

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Wes Moore has vetoed a bill that could have impacted Maryland’s local journalism industry in the future. House Bill 1258, if signed, would have ended a requirement …
CAMBRIDGE — A series of championship wins this spring by the Cambridge-South Dorchester High School men’s track and field team – North Bayside, Bayside, and Region 1A East – …
SALISBURY — Some 1,274 graduates received their degrees during Salisbury University’s annual Spring Commencement, Wednesday-Thursday, May 22-23, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. …
News
POLICE
An occupied home in Dover was struck by gunfire on Tuesday, Delaware State Police said.
GOVERNMENT
DOVER — It’s been just over a year since marijuana legalization and regulation became law in the First State. Now, the champion of those initiatives – Rep. Ed Osienski, …
SCHOOLS
DOVER – Capital School District shared much to celebrate at its second annual ‘State of Our Schools’ event Wednesday evening.   At the top of the list was the announcement …
Schools
The state’s recently named 2024 Behavioral Health Professional of the Year, a counselor at Mispillion Elementary School in Milford, says it’s a “wonderful experience to have my work appreciated.”
POLICE
WOODSIDE — A 33-year-old Maryland man died in a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday, Delaware State Police said.
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Wicomico County voters could decide form of county government for second time

SALISBURY — Wicomico County voters could be tasked this November with deciding what form of county government will exist in the future, nearly 20 years after a similar vote created the current …
COMMUNITY

Memorial Day ceremony at Wicomico Civic Center coming up Monday

Wicomico County’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Salisbury.

Salisbury officials open Unity Square to the public with ribbon-cutting ceremony

SALISBURY — Downtown Salisbury’s new community gathering spot recently held its first official event. City of Salisbury officials and other dignitaries marked the opening of Unity …
Neighbors

Memory of patriot who served Somerset Militia to be honored during ceremonies June 8

SALISBURY — On April 19, 1775, British soldiers marched into the Massachusetts townships of Lexington and Concord, planning to disarm colonial farmers and tradespeople. Instead, the …

Diocese of Wilmington announces Eucharistic Congress: 'The Eucharist: Source and Summit' this fall

The Diocese of Wilmington has announced an upcoming major spiritual event — the Eucharistic Congress — scheduled for October 5, 2024, at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean …

Community Players announce auditions for last show of season

Community Players of Salisbury’s last show of the 2023-2024 season will be the classic Cole Porter Musical “Kiss Me Kate” from June 21 to 23 at Wicomico High School Auditorium. …
Business

Salisbury leaders discuss proposed land annexation for apartment building

SALISBURY — A proposed apartment building in Salisbury is drawing concerns from some city council members about whether it will be considered for affordable housing. Three properties …

Salisbury University could expand further downtown with proposed $100 million performing arts center

SALISBURY — Salisbury University officials have announced plans to further expand downtown, with a $100 million performing arts center that could open within five years. If approved by …

National retail chain holding final closing sale at mall in Salisbury

SALISBURY — A national retail chain with a location at The Centre At Salisbury is holding a going-out-of-business sale. Express Inc. is closing its Express Factory store at the mall …

Telewire, Inc. leverages latest technology to optimize customers’ networks

Telewire, Inc., a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), announced they've...

Salisbury jewelry store holding closing sale

SALISBURY — A Salisbury jewelry store in business for more than a decade is closing its doors. Kyle Edward Fine Jewelry, located at 1131 South Salisbury Boulevard near Salisbury …
Things to do

Tickets on sale for all-you-can-eat crab feast July 27

Nothing says summer on the Lower Shore like feasting on steamed crabs!

Tickets on sale for all-you-can-eat crab feast July 27

Meuse VFW Post 194 will host a crab feast at the post home on East William Street in Salisbury...

Third Friday event is Paw Prints set for May 17

The May Third Friday event, with the theme of “Paw Prints,” is sure to be fun for humans and their pets.
Sports
Top-seeded Middletown High netted six second-half goals to pull away to an 8-0 win over No.4 Caesar Rodney in the DIAA Division I girls’ soccer state semifinals on Wednesday night. The …
Harrington Raceway Results Wednesday, May 29, 2024   1st - HGNW2PMLT Pace $8,000 2-Im Still Here (Mo Teague) 8.40 3.40 2.80 4-Beelzebub (Ja Lynch)   2.10 2.10 …
DOVER — Mentally, Sarah Lydic wasn’t sure how to approach the final round of her high school career. But then someone told the Indian River High senior to just have fun. …
Opinion
OPINION
If there is one thing everyone can agree on when it comes to the housing shortage in Delaware, it’s that we are at a crisis stage, and we need to act now. Delaware is grappling with a staggering 19,000-unit affordable housing shortage that has persisted for far too long.
OPINION
In an era when technological advancement is the driving force behind global progress, envision a future when the United States of America emerges as the vanguard of innovation, spearheaded by the transformative power of advanced semiconductor technology.
OPINION
Some members of Congress are encouraging the Biden-Harris administration to use its executive authority to take robust action to lower food prices for families. They claim that corporations have been “raking in record profits, while families are being hit with higher costs for groceries.”
OPINION
On March 18, I submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to Gov. John Carney, asking for the number of noncitizens in Delaware and what was spent last year and what is budgeted for this year for them. The governor responded back to me May 17, withholding any records and citing privacy and executive privilege.
OPINION
In presidential election years, the Libertarian Party holds its national convention over Memorial Day weekend. I returned home from my ninth such convention Monday.
OPINION
I am relatively new to the Dover area and generally do not write public letters unless I am prompted by a concerning issue. As I sat down to read the morning newspaper online recently, I read an article written about the former Dover City Council president (William Hare), who was recommended to be censured by the city Ethics Commission for offenses that involved him violating various city codes (“Dover staffer explains complaint against Hare”).
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