Delaware legislators  file Equal Rights Amendment ahead of January return

DOVER — Delaware could have an Equal Rights Amendment in a matter of weeks. Lawmakers on Thursday filed House Bill 1, a proposal that would add to the state constitution a line reading, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex.” An identical measure passed the General […]

Sussex County salutes outgoing councilmen

GEORGETOWN – With a mix of sincere sentiments and tempting teasers that serve as a prelude for a tribute/roast to come in late January, an historic era in Sussex County government ended Tuesday. Longtime Sussex County Councilman George B. Cole of Ocean View hammered the gavel, officially ending the Dec. 11 county council meeting, his […]

None of the above: Almost 2,100 write-in votes recorded

DOVER — Delaware residents cast 2,093 write-in votes in last month’s election, with about 42 percent of those going to undeclared candidates. Unlike some states, Delaware requires write-in candidates to register beforehand. Those who do not do so are grouped together in an “other” category and votes for them go uncounted. In total, 882 votes went […]

State reminder: Minors can’t buy lottery tickets or receive them as gifts

DOVER — The Delaware Lottery on Tuesday issued reminders about the illegality of minors buying tickets and the perils of receiving them as gifts from adults. No one under age 18 can play Delaware Lottery Instant Games or Draw Games in person or online. Those under 21 can’t bet on the video lottery, sports lottery, […]

Dover City Council honors Sen. Bushweller, Councilman Lewis

DOVER — Brian Bushweller and Brian Lewis are both setting off in different directions in their lives. But before they leave, members of Dover City Council took some time to recognize and honor them for their work both in and for the city of Dover at City Hall on Monday night. Mr. Bushweller has served […]

Dover/Kent County MPO seeking to establish multi-use path to The Green

DOVER — It is quite symbolic that bicycle routes around the city of Dover follow a wheel and spoke format, meaning that there is a large trail surrounding the city with several inroads from which to travel to reach downtown destinations. The latest such inroad the Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization (Dover/Kent MPO) is hoping […]

State offices not closing for Bush funeral

DOVER — Gov. John Carney has announced that the state government will not be closed today for former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral. However, he urged managers “to accommodate state employees who would like to watch President Bush’s memorial service, as long as it does not interfere with time-sensitive state business.” President Trump has declared […]

Governor’s executive order intended to reduce recidivism

DOVER — Gov. John Carney signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at easing the re-entry process for inmates leaving prison. The 27th executive order signed by the governor in his nearly two years in office, it establishes a commission that examines policies and procedures around re-entry. Officials hope the Delaware Correctional Reentry Commission will better […]

Deputy state auditor resigns to let auditor-elect take post, for now

DOVER — Auditor-elect Kathy McGuiness will temporarily take on the deputy auditor role as she prepares to be sworn in at the start of the new year. Ms. McGuiness, a Democrat elected in November with 57.9 percent of the vote, will replace the man she defeated last month. Republican James Spadola had been named to […]

State cracking down on illegal nighttime hunting

DOVER — Trucks were confiscated from the defendants along with shotguns and antlered deer heads, among other property. Return of the items was uncertain based on the pending status of wide ranging charges in court. At least five arrests were made for alleged illegal nighttime hunting excursions in mid-November, one case in Kent County (Farmington […]