Timeline highlights horse racing at Dover Downs

· March 8, 1969: The first event is hosted at Dover Downs, a thoroughbred horse racing card. Thoroughbred meets continued in the spring through 1974. · Nov. 10, 1969: The first night of harness racing is held. Harness racing meets have been held every fall and winter since. On opening night, Dover Downs was the […]

Speak Out: On the decline

Readers reacted to a recent letter by Lonnie Brewer headlined “Decline of Oval Office.” • The entire country is declining. The idea of education has run amok. No one is being taught to debate or disagree or think for themselves. Idiocracy was not an instruction manual! — Yvonne Cole Herrmann • Yeah Trump’s been president […]

Third Thursday will feature authors, community activities

Book signings and parties will liven up downtown Milford for this month’s Third Thursday hosted by Downtown Milford, Inc. Walnut Street will be closed for traffic in the evening of July 18 while stores stay open until 8 p.m. for shoppers to enjoy their wares. Food trucks will be found along the street, including Zaikka […]

Local roundup: M.O.T. makes title game in District I Major League baseball

M.O.T. downed Camden-Wyoming, 9-1, on Sunday night to advance to the District I championship game in Major League baseball. The Middletown-area all-stars will host Camden-Wyoming in the finals today at 7 p.m. CW needs to win to force a second game for the title on Wednesday night. M.O.T. has won seven straight District I titles […]

Sussex Tech unveils student-designed logo

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Technical School District has a new unifying logo to be used across the district, covering both Sussex Technical High School and Adult Education Division programs. The new logo, featuring a stylized raven to represent the district mascot, highlights the district’s new core statement: “Preparing Students For Their Future.” “As we enter a […]

Speak Out: Proposed lodging taxes

In late June, Delaware’s General Assembly passed two separate bills that gave the green light to Kent County and the city of Dover each to impose an additional 3 percent lodging tax on hotels, motels and tourist homes. • Time to vote out any who voted for this ridiculous added tax, which benefits only certain […]

Four Maryland teens arrested following stolen vehicle chase through Sussex

BRIDGEVILLE – A stolen motor vehicle chase through Sussex County involving Delaware State Police, local police departments and Delaware Fish & Wildlife police Sunday morning ended with the apprehension and arrest of four Maryland teens. Around 6:30 a.m., July 14, Delaware authorities were informed Maryland State Police were in pursuit of a stolen blue Honda […]

Local roundup: Camden-Wyoming advances to District I finals in Junior League baseball

Camden-Wyoming downed Smyrna-Clayton, 3-1, on Saturday night to advance to the District I finals in Junior League baseball. Camden-Wyoming (2-0) will play M.O.T. at Smyrna-Clayton today at 7 p.m. for the title. M.O.T. needs a victory to force a second game for the title on Tuesday. The district champion earns a spot in the state […]

Delaware Coastal Airport gets more fed funding for operations, runway

GEORGETOWN — The Delaware Coastal Airport landed more federal funding to support operations and the effort to extend the main runway. On the airport tarmac Friday in Georgetown, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., joined airport and Sussex County representatives to announce two Federal Aviation Administration grants awarded to the airport to continue its expansion project. […]

DOC graduates second annual Youth Academy group

DOVER — Twelve young men and women graduated from the Delaware Department of Correction’s second Youth Academy last week. According to the DOC, the five-day program allowed the teens to learn about the criminal justice system and interact with various correctional employees. The program provided a crash course on the demands of various law enforcement […]