Richard Allen Coalition Gala to feature racial literacy professor

GEORGETOWN – The fifth annual Richard Allen Coalition Gala on Saturday, Feb. 1 will feature keynote speaker Dr. Howard Stevenson, a renowned professor who has been recognized for his work in promoting racial literacy. Tickets are on sale for the event to be held at the CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. The […]

Speak Out: Restoring senior tax cut

Noting the state’s revenue projections for the fiscal year starting July 1 have increased $200 million since September, Rep. Mike Ramone, a Republican from the Pike Creek Valley area, requested the Joint Committee on Capital Improvement take some of that money and use it to restore the school property tax subsidy for seniors But other […]

Two critically injured in Camden home fire

CAMDEN — Two residents were critically injured during a Saturday night house fire in the 7800 block of Westville Road, the Office of the State Fire Marshal said. The blaze was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m., spokesman Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio said. The Camden-Wyoming Fire Company arrived on the scene with smoke […]

Roundup: Dover native Brengle falls in Australian Open match

Madison Brengle’s opening match in the Australian Open got off to a good start on Monday. The 29-year-old pro tennis player from Dover out-dueled France’s Caroline Garcia to win a first-set tiebreaker, 7-5. But Garcia took control of the match after that, ousting Brengle, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-2, in the Grand Slam event. The 26-year-old […]

Delaware students nominated to service academies

DOVER — U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester recently announced his U.S. service academy nominations for the Class of 2024. Sen. Coons further submitted 31 names of outstanding Delawareans for consideration by the Department of Defense (DOD) academies. Sen. Coons also nominated 10 individuals to attend the Department of Transportation’s Merchant […]

Roads to close in Georgetown and Ellendale for pipe work

Lord Road in Ellendale to close for crossroad pipe work ELLENDALE — Ellendale’s Lord Road, between North Union Church Road and Staytonville Road, will be closed from 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, until 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, pending weather, for the removal and replacement of a crossroad pipe, the Delaware Department of […]

Carney nominates Court of Common Pleas judge in Kent

WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney on Friday nominated Kathleen Amalfitano to serve as a Court of Common Pleas Judge in Kent County. Ms. Amalfitano’s nomination must be confirmed by the Delaware Senate. “Kathleen’s experience and commitment to legal service in Delaware has given her the background and judgment necessary to serve on the Court of […]

Gold star deadline looms in Oct. for driver licenses, ID’s

DOVER — Delaware driver licenses or ID credentials that do not have a gold star in the top right corner will not be considered real IDs and will not be federally compliant this fall. Beginning Oct. 1, anybody who does not have a federally compliant credential will not be able to board a domestic flight […]

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital to hold childbirth class

SEAFORD — Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a one-day childbirth class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 in the Ground Floor Conference Room. This maternity education class is designed to offer information, counseling, support, and hands-on experience to help prepare for a new family member. It will cover pregnancy in general, […]

Speak Out: USMCA deal

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win before senators turn their full attention to his impeachment trial. The vote was 89-10. The measure goes to Trump for his signature. It would replace […]

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