Roundup: Watson triumphs in Delaware Dirt Track Championship

DELMAR — Jordan Watson capped off his championship season with a victory in the 50-lap Delaware Dirt Track Championship weekend at Delaware International. Watson cashed in a $7,000 payday with the gamblers fee for his efforts. “That cushion was brutal,” said Watson. “It was a demanding race track tonight. I am just very proud of […]

Dover Downs begins 51st season of harness racing Nov. 2

DOVER — Dover Downs Raceway will return for its 51st harness racing season next week. The 83-day harness race meet opens on Nov. 2 and will conclude on April 1 with races held on Monday through Thursday. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Live racing will be dark on Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving) and Dec. 18 through […]

Report shows Stand By Me financial coaching helping during pandemic

WILMINGTON — Delawareans struggling to maintain or regain stability during the COVID-19 pandemic are turning for guidance to a statewide financial empowerment program called Stand By Me, offered free of charge by United Way of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services. A recent study of SBM by the Washington-based Urban Institute […]

Community reaches out to help Frederica family displaced by fire

FREDERICA — Kids stopping on their bicycles with a couple dollars to give. Strangers arriving in vehicles to provide donations and words of encouragement. The Frederica Senior Center quickly organizing a fundraiser. Fire companies holding boot drives and setting up donation tables shortly after a family’s tragedy. Pennsylvanians arriving to give after hearing of a […]

Egret at Gordons Pond

Susan Giordano of Lewes took this photo of a snowy egret Sept. 19 at Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach.

‘Skimming the Surface’

Weston Williams of Felton took this photo he calls “Skimming the Surface” in Greenwood on Sept. 3.

Delaware’s COVID hospitalizations bounce back over 100 mark

DOVER — One day after falling below 100, Delaware’s number of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 bounced back to 110, with 25 of those considered critical. The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) said there was an increase of 11 hospitalizations compared to the day prior in Thursday’s daily COVID-19 update. All numbers via the DPH […]

Port Mahon sunrise

Linda Deaton of Dover took this photo at sunrise at Port Mahon on Sept. 3.

Cleanup of Delaware Bay oil spill continues

SLAUGHTER BEACH — As an oil spill cleanup continued Wednesday, at least 24 affected seagulls had been seen during a response that included state and federal resources and more than 75 contractors, officials said. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control also said that roughly two tons of oil sand and debris were […]

UD to bring more students to campus for spring semester

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NEWARK — After a primarily online fall semester — and the financial hurdles that came along with it — the University of Delaware will have more face-to-face classes, and on-campus housing and activities as it heads into the spring semester, officials announced Wednesday. “The vast majority of our students, faculty and staff have embraced the […]

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