News
SEAFORD — A 29-year-old Seaford man was arrested on criminal and traffic charges Sunday after stealing a car and wrecking it while driving under the influence, Delaware State Police …
DOVER — A 19-year-old Townsend man was arrested on firearms and drug charges during a Sunday morning traffic stop, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. Travis Ostan was driving in …
BRIDGEVILLE - Delaware State Police have identified the individuals who died during a homicide-suicide incident Thursday night in the Bridgeville area. Police said Joseph Caladera, 58, was found …
Coronavirus
DOVER — Leah Randall patiently waited, then shrugged and said it was “fine.” It was the first step for the 10-year-old from Dover to be vaccinated against COVID-19. She was one …
DOVER — As Delaware’s COVID-19 levels continue to rise, 80% of new COVID-19 hospitalizations are not fully vaccinated, according to data via the Delaware Division of Public Health. For …
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Kent
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $633 million investment to reduce the impacts of climate change on rural communities.
Sussex
DOVER — Delaware’s 2021 flu vaccination campaign outpaced 2020’s vaccination rate, according to recent data from the Delaware Division of Public Health. A total of 282,701 …
Dorchester
The divisive task of taking statues down has been occupying many communities. But in Cambridge, a unifying yearlong movement has centered around putting one up. The grassroots community …
New Castle
NEW CASTLE — The draft of the New Castle County comprehensive plan is now available for review and comment, announced County Executive Matt Meyer on Monday.
Wicomico
On Saturday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. there will be a world premiere of the documentary film Hidden in Full View commemorating the 90-year anniversary of the lynching in Salisbury of 23-year-old …
Somerset
BALTIMORE — Maurice Antonio Bull, 43, of Seaford, Delaware, pleaded guilty Thursday to interstate travel in aid of racketeering and to possession with intent to distribute controlled …
Opinion
Here is the Question of the Day: On this date in 1787, Delaware became “The First State” with the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. It has been dubbed “Delaware Day” …
To slow the accelerating pace of climate change, America needs a comprehensive low-carbon transportation energy policy at the national level.
The late Paul Harvey Aurandt was an American radio broadcaster for ABC News Radio who was well-known for his broadcasts, which often concluded with a variation on the tag line, “And now you …
Every day except Sunday, we open our fridge and give out free “grab-and-go” meals to our community of homeless, hungry or lonely in Georgetown. We are hoping to build stronger bridges …
Sports
Stan Waterman

Local Roundup: Delaware State men's basketball team defeated by Liberty

Liberty opened up a 26-point lead before registering a 96-60 victory over Delaware State in men’s basketball on Monday night in …
Smyrna senior receiver Devin DeMoe hurled over a Dover defender in last Friday night's Class 3A semifinals.

Middletown one last hurdle for Smyrna, DeMoe

SMYRNA — Technically, Devin DeMoe isn’t a hurdler any more. High jump is the event in which he competes for the Smyrna …
Smyrna’s quarterback Cameron Edge on a QB keeper against Appoquinimink in the second quarter at Smyrna on Friday.

Delaware All-State Football Teams

FOOTBALLDIFCA All-State teamsClass 3AFirst team OFFENSEQB – Cameron Edge, Jr. SmyrnaFB – Brock Conner, Sr. Caesar RodneyRB – …
Senior guard Kevin Anderson scored 20 points for Delaware in its win over UMBC on Sunday afternoon.

Anderson paces Delaware Blue Hens to third straight win

NEWARK — Delaware has needed a few different players to step and lead the way scoring this season. Luckily, the Blue Hens …
Abdullah Ahmad-Statts of Lake Forest controls Milford's    Hunter Durham enroute to a 7-2 decision in the 145-pound championship bout..

Middletown to meet Smyrna in Delaware 3A state football finals

Middletown High is headed to a DIAA football state championship game for the third straight year. The second-seeded Cavaliers …
Delaware
The Seaford Christmas Parade began at Nylon Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue and ended at Market St. near Seaford Middle School on Saturday.
DOVER — Crowds observed at the Dover Mall were among nearly 180 million Americans that shopped during the traditional five-day holiday purchasing period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber …
Downtown Dover celebrated its traditional Capital Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting event on Friday. The First Friday event featured caroling led by local dignitaries at The Plaza in front of …
Maryland
BALTIMORE (AP) — A trial has begun for a man accused of killing his wife and blaming her death on a Baltimore panhandler. Keith Smith told police that his wife, Jacquelyn, an engineer at an …
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — With rising numbers of COVID-19 cases predicted this winter, President Joe Biden on Thursday appealed for Americans to get their boosters and get behind his plan to tackle the …
Cambridge’s groundbreaking RAR brewery is off to a spirited start as the holiday season launches. The homegrown miracle on Poplar Street is making fresh headway welcoming its third expansion …
Neighbors
Editor’s note: Veteran journalist Jeff Brown, a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant who is editor of the Air Mobility Command Museum’s newsletter the Hangar Digest, wrote this story …
MIDDLETOWN — Bill Hart has always loved Christmas, particularly the way the town is suddenly illuminated. In fact, he told his wife, Sharon, that one day he would make his own light show in …
Every year, Abbie Lobley scours stores in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach for Hanukkah items, usually leaving empty-handed. The gifts she gives her children are often covered with snowflakes or snowmen — it’s nearly impossible to find paper without Santa Claus, she said.
Nation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It’s former Officer Kim Potter who’s on trial for the killing of Daunte Wright, but the trial in the same courtroom earlier this year of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in the death of …
The Beijing Winter Olympics open in just under two months and are now the target of a diplomatic boycott by the United States, with others likely to follow. So how did Beijing land the Winter …
As the omicron coronavirus variant spreads in southern Africa and pops up in countries all around the world, scientists are anxiously watching a battle play out that could determine the future of the …
A prosecutor continues to criticize the decision to keep a teenager in a Michigan school before a shooting that killed four students last week, raising questions about whether staff and the school …
OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The prosecutor overseeing the case against the student accused in last week's deadly Michigan school shooting and who took the rare step of charging his parents left …
World
KUJE, Nigeria (AP) — Yunusa Bawa rolled his motorcycle away from the health care clinic where he works in Kuje, southwest of Nigeria's capital of Abuja, and secured a black box of COVID-19 vaccine …
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian and Western officials are worried that a Russian military buildup near Ukraine could signal plans by Moscow to invade its ex-Soviet neighbor. The Kremlin insists it has …
BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel was assured of a place in the history books as soon as she became Germany's first female chancellor on Nov. 22, 2005. Over the next 16 years, she was credited with …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The National Museum of Afghanistan is open once again and the Taliban, whose members once smashed their way through the facility destroying irreplaceable pieces of the …
Business
WILMINGTON — Sports tourism has been an MVP in economic terms in the state of Delaware and across the country, but potential COVID-19-related drops in youth participation may throw a flag on …
DOVER — After more than three decades as an educator, Dr. Dina Carol Vendetti’s love of central Delaware took her life on a different path. And on Jan. 3, the journey to share her passion for the Kent County region will continue down that path.
WILMINGTON — In 2020, the tourism industry was one of the hardest hit during the country’s battle with a global pandemic, especially in the Northeast. But, while painful, according to the …
DOVER — The Downtown Dover Partnership announced Friday that it has created a last-minute opportunity for a small business wanting to try out a brick-and-mortar location to reach customers this …
Things to Do
Kevin Short, left, and Ed Shockley will be back on stage to lead the crowd in singing at this year's Caroling on The Circle in downtown Georgetown on Dec. 6.

Monday's 38th annual Caroling on The Circle in Georgetown postponed

GEORGETOWN – Mother Nature has thrown a curve into Sussex County’s annual event that packs an evening of Christmas music …

72nd Cambridge-Dorchester Christmas Parade draws large crowd

CAMBRIDGE - The Cambridge-Dorchester County Christmas Parade is held annually on the first Saturday in December each year. Once hailed …
With front row seats on The Circle, Ann Taylor and Janet Hutchins enjoy the Dec. 2 Georgetown Christmas Parade, which featured 95 entries and drew one of the largest crowds ever.

Photo gallery: Georgetown Christmas Parade

The town of Georgetown kicked off the holidays with its annual  Christmas on Thursday. The parade is a partnership between the …
The 2021 Maryland State Fair hit the jackpot earlier this week when it won nine awards at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions Grow Fair Strong Convention in San Antonio, Texas. From left to right: Maryland State Fair Assistant General Manager David Gordon; MSF Board Member Mary Amoss; MSF President Donna Myers; and MSF General Manager Andy Cashman.

Maryland State Fair earns nine awards

TIMONIUM – The 2021 Maryland State Fair hit the jackpot earlier this week when it won nine awards at the International …
Children’s Theater cast of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

Best Bets: Children's Theatre brings 'Best Christmas Pageant Ever' to Dover

Art imitates life for The Children’s Theatre this weekend as the troupe presents the musical comedy, “The Best Christmas …