Overdoses a growing concern in Delaware amid virus

As COVID-19 continues to unravel across the state and country, Delaware is facing a second challenge to overcome — a spike in overdoses. “So we’ve been watching this very closely, particularly because we know that COVID-19 is affecting people’s emotional and physical wellbeing, particularly those who are suffering from financial consequences and then also have […]

Update: Delaware State University to acquire Wesley College

DOVER — Delaware State University is slated to acquire Wesley College by next summer, officials announced Thursday. “Despite so much uncertainty on many fronts nationally, this is a unique opportunity for the university and the state of Delaware. The time for bold innovation for young people is now, particularly for students who have made it […]

Hallock and Marshall challenging incumbent DePrima for Capital school board seat

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Voters head to the polls — or mail in their absentee ballots ahead of — July 21 for this year’s school board election. Downstate, there are seven contested elections. Learn a little bit more about the candidates below. Other races were highlighted earlier this week. To cast a ballot, voters must return an absentee affidavit […]

Willey challenges Baltazar-Lopez for Milford school board seat

Voters head to the polls — or mail in their absentee ballots ahead of — July 21 for this year’s school board elections. Downstate, there are seven contested elections. Learn a little bit more about the candidates below and check back for more districts this week. To cast a ballot, voters must return an absentee […]

Delaware State University students will return to campus for fall semester

DOVER — Delaware State University’s campus will open for the fall, with thorough COVID-19 testing procedures in mind. The university announced the plans for returning students to campus in its weekly Tuesday forum. “When we thought about how we would reopen, we looked at all the trends across the country, what our sister institutions were […]

Harris, Seely vie for Woodbridge school board seat

Voters head to the polls — or mail in their absentee ballots ahead of — July 21 for this year’s school board elections. Downstate, there are seven contested elections. Learn a little bit more about the candidates below and check back for more districts this week. To cast a ballot, voters must return an absentee […]

Building bridges: DSU president aims to reduce barriers on campus and beyond

DOVER — Equity, said Tony Allen, is in the DNA of Delaware State University. “Thinking about how we reduce barriers for student success and then making sure that, when we do that, we’re also bringing that beyond the campus walls becomes critically important to us,” he said. Dr. Allen, who began his tenure as president […]

Appoquinimink school board election: Meadows challenging incumbent Wall

Voters head to the polls — or mail in their absentee ballots ahead of — July 21 for this year’s school board election. Downstate, there are seven contested elections. Learn a little bit more about the candidates below and check back for more districts this week. To cast a ballot, voters must return an absentee […]

Working groups finish school reopening draft recommendations

DOVER — Draft recommendations concerning mask-wearing, bus rides, students’ unfinished learning and more have been crafted for eventual development of Delaware’s Reopening School Guidance later this month. The three reopening working groups completed a month of meetings this week after a final discussion on each group’s draft recommendations. The recommendations address three potential scenarios — […]

Laurel school board election: Erskine, Pugh challenging Nichols for at-large seat

Voters head to the polls — or mail in their absentee ballots ahead of — July 21 for this year’s school board election. Downstate, there are seven contested elections. Learn a little bit more about the candidates below and check back for more districts this week. To cast a ballot, voters must return an absentee […]