Too old to run? Biden wrestles with age as he eyes 2020 run

As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he’s too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president. The discussions suggest Biden is aware that his age may be the biggest hurdle to […]

Home sweet home: Artists give Santa’s house in Milford ‘a little extra Christmas magic’

Local artists brought their magic to downtown Milford this holiday season one simple task at a time, giving the Santa House a new spark. “The Santa House sort of fell into the design committee’s lap through Downtown Milford, Inc. for various reasons. We decided since it was kind of a sad, sterile Santa House in […]

Harry K Foundation sponsors 500 Christmas meal boxes

“Let’s play Jenga,” a volunteer exclaimed Friday morning as he prepared to pack more cases of food inside the vehicle of a school official from the parking lot at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford Branch. The Harry K Foundation sponsored Christmas meal boxes filled with a feast to soon be distributed to 500 families […]

Where’s the B.E.E.F.?

By Airman 1st Class Dedan Dials DOVER — Prime B.E.E.F. Day is not a holiday that the Dover Air Force Base sets aside once a year to give praise to delicious cuts of meat; it’s a once-a-month function that the men and women in the Prime B.E.E.F. (Base Emergency Engineer Force) office lead. Over 200 […]

St. Francis appears set to take over Dover’s ambulance contract

  DOVER — It appears as if Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen and Dover City Council will get their wish of an increased level of service, and at a surprisingly low cost, when it comes to ambulance crews serving the city of Dover. After receiving completed addendums to the Request for Proposal from four bidders, city […]

Center for the Inland Bays applauds Sussex’s new wetlands ordinance

GEORGETOWN — An ordinance recently passed by the Sussex County Council that subtracts acreage from a development’s buildable area will protect the county’s tidal wetlands and tidal tributary streams, according to the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. Until now, Sussex County’s calculation for a development’s “gross buildable area” has been calculated using the total […]

Serial killer pleads guilty in Texas woman’s 1994 death

ODESSA, Texas — A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman. Samuel Little entered his plea in the West Texas city of Odessa, where the body of Denise Christie Brothers […]

Spreading Christmas cheer: Be a Santa to a Senior

DOVER — Time remains to generously pluck a paper ornament from a designated tree, read the attached gift request and brighten a senior citizen’s life at Christmas time. The 15th Be a Santa to a Senior program stretches throughout Kent and Sussex counties, with enough participating locations to likely require just a short drive to […]

Court production rules there really is a Santa Claus

DOVER — “Absolutely,” was the immediate response from Karalyne Ford afterward. “Yes, there’s proof, lots of proof,” classmate Victor Pham said without a trace of doubt in his voice. The Holy Cross School fourth-graders believe in Santa Claus and a 30-minute production Wednesday morning clearly showed that he still exists in the hearts of many. […]

Modern Maturity Center computer donation expands opportunities for seniors

DOVER — The world of computers and the internet can be an intimidating thing to many seniors who might be wary of dipping their toes into the waters of technology. However, Angelica Hardin, an executive director with the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Delaware, insists there is nothing to be afraid of after UnitedHealthcare donated three […]