State revenue estimate rises again as budget votes near

NEW CASTLE — A state panel added more than $46 million to this year’s government revenue estimate Monday as Delaware lawmakers prepare to vote on budget bills for the upcoming fiscal year. The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council’s update comes two weeks before fiscal year 2019 begins on July 1. While this year’s estimate […]

Delaware unemployment lowest in a decade

DOVER — The employment numbers that were released last Friday by the Delaware Department of Labor were the most positive in favor of workers than they have been in a decade. In fact, the total number of Delawareans who were unemployed in May fell below 20,000 for the first time since May 2008, around the […]

Police: No foul play suspected in Firefly attendee’s death

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DOVER – No foul play was suspected as investigation into the death of a 20-year-old Philadelphia woman attending the 2018 Firefly Music Festival continued Sunday, authorities said. While the cause of Caroline Friedman’s death was unknown, Dover Police said an autopsy and toxicology results were pending. The late woman was reported unconscious at her campsite […]

Firefly Music Festival wraps up another year

DOVER — By most accounts, the seventh annual Firefly Music Festival was another exciting time for attendees, but it’s always a bittersweet moment for concertgoers once Delaware’s largest annual festival is over. “This year was a lot of fun,” said Mardi Celli. “I hate when it ends. This is my fifth year attending the event […]

New Miss Delaware: Top contestants linked by Magnolia school

LEWES — St. Thomas More Academy certainly has the market cornered on upper echelon Miss Delaware candidates. Late Saturday night, the Magnolia-based school’s teachers Joanna Wicks and Rebecca Gasperetti finished No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, among the talented field vying to represent the First State at the upcoming Miss America competition in September. Crowned […]

Safe and sound: Security tightened at Firefly this year

DOVER — Safety and fun are two words that Hope Martin lives by when she attends the Firefly Music Festival each year. ‘”I know you can’t control what’s going on, but for the most part I always feel safe at Firefly knowing that security is always doing their jobs to make sure everyone has a […]

Getting together: Dover reaches out to college students at economic forum

DOVER — There is a valuable resource in the city of Dover that hasn’t often been mined by local businesses — the more than 15,000 college students who make the city their home for around 10 months out of a year. That’s why City of Dover officials and business minds from local colleges and universities […]

Mishoe named DSU’s 11th president

DOVER — On Friday, the Delaware State University board of trustees voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Wilma Mishoe as the 11th president of Delaware State University, effective July 1. “In so doing, we have named a dynamic leader and a four-decade veteran in higher education with deep roots at what has been, for 127 years, […]

More than 20 alcohol-related arrests made as Firefly begins

DOVER — The alleged alcohol-related offenders came from as far as Great Britain and near as Frederica. On Thursday, more than 20 cases involving supposed entry into liquor stores by underage defendants were processed through Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover. According to court records, those charged also hailed from Virginia, California, New […]

Trump-stumping Knight rallies for U.S. Senate candidate Arlett

MILLVILLE — When “The General” speaks, people tend to listen. Iconic college basketball coaching legend Bob Knight says President Trump is one who listens — and so does U.S. Senate candidate Rob Arlett. “Make America great again. We all want that,” said Mr. Knight. “I think in doing that we’re looking at some people like […]