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A large, festive crowd of all ages gathered at the Rescue Fire Company Train Garden on Dec. 1 for the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours and ribbon cutting for opening night. This …
MILLSBORO — Deer and the town’s public works system apparently don’t mix. Millsboro leaders are exploring hunting options aimed at thinning the deer population on the town-owned White Farm property to address damage to rapid infiltration basins, equipment that percolates water pumped from the in-town treatment plant for various uses, including spray irrigation.
SEAFORD — TidalHealth Nanticoke will receive an award of $1,539,313 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Provider Relief Fund through the U.S. Department of …
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
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 …
Sussex
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 …
Dorchester
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $633 million investment to reduce the impacts of climate change on rural communities.
New Castle
DOVER — One or more individuals launched an attack using racial slurs during the fifth and final Senate Bill 149 stakeholder meeting Friday. A news release from Legislative Hall following …
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
CRISFIELD — Maryland Department of Natural Resources staff joined Janes Island park rangers recently to install three barn owl nesting boxes. This effort to provide suitable nesting sites in …
Opinion
Over the past few weeks, media outlets have reported that holiday consumers should expect a shortage of Christmas trees this year due to the supply chain crisis, climate change and the trees themselves refusing to reenter the workforce after becoming addicted to Netflix and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos during the COVID-19 pandemic.
States across the U.S. are drawing new electoral districts for the next decade in a process called redistricting. In some states, districts are drawn by the state legislature; in others, by an independent redistricting commission.
With the first half of the 151st General Assembly completed, we wanted to take a moment to share with you our progress on key issues. We share many of the same goals and values a majority of …
President Joe Biden and his Democratic colleagues in the House and Senate spend our money like it grows on trees! The learned bureaucrats state that it is necessary to establish the Build Back Better …
Sports
Dover’s Vincent Butillo reaches for a Appoquinimink players flag during the DIAA Unified football state quarterfinals at Dover on Tuesday.

Three are candidates for Athlete of the Week

Here's your chance to vote for one of out three finalists for Athlete of the …
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 …
Delaware
GEORGETOWN — Sussex County’s Caroling on The Circle, postponed Monday due to projected high winds, has been rescheduled for Dec. 13.
SMYRNA — True to President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous words, “A date that will live in infamy,” Dec. 7, 1941, remains a profound reminder of the surprise attack on Pearl …
The Seaford Christmas Parade began at Nylon Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue and ended at Market St. near Seaford Middle School on Saturday.
Maryland
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union drug regulator gave its backing Tuesday to mixing different types of vaccines in initial vaccination and booster campaigns to battle the …
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Foreign Office abandoned many of the nation’s allies in Afghanistan and left them to the mercy of the Taliban during the fall of the capital, Kabul, because of a …
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 …
Business
WILMINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration Delaware District Office recently announced that it is seeking nominations for its 2022 National and Delaware District Small Business Week Awards, …
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.
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 …
Things to Do

Newark’s Hillside Park officially open

NEWARK — The city announced Monday that its 37th public park, at the former site of the University of Delaware’s Rodney dorms on …
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 …
Caesar Rodney senior Emma Higgins keeps an eye on FFA 1-year-old mini highland cow named Teddy near City Hall Friday evening.

Photo Gallery: Capital Holiday Celebration in Dover

Downtown Dover celebrated its traditional Capital Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting event on Friday. The First Friday event …
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 …