Blunt Rochester calls on administration to activate military resources

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla) led a bipartisan group of over 50 members of Congress urging President Trump to utilize key military assets and organization to help resolve severe medical supply shortages and assist impacted communities with testing and other medical services. “We believe that the United […]

Dover Fire Department in need of masks

DOVER – The Dover Fire Department posted on its Facebook page on Tuesday that it needs masks for its firefighters so that they can continue daily operations in the city. If anyone, or businesses, can spare a few, the Dover Fire Department asks that they drop them off at the headquarters station, located at 103 […]

Dorchester County announces first case of COVID-19

CAMBRIDGE, Md. – The Dorchester County Health Department announced the first diagnosed case of COVID-19 in Dorchester County, Maryland. The individual is a male, in his 50s, and has been directed to isolate at home. Dorchester and Allegany were the only two counties in Maryland that had not reported positive cases. As of late Monday […]

Delaware restaurant legend Pizzadili passes away

FELTON — Pete Pizzadili, an Italian immigrant who became a legendary Delaware restaurateur for more than 50 years, cast a large shadow wherever he went. Mr. Pizzadili always cooked the tastiest dishes, served the perfect wine and never had a guest enter Pizzadili Delicatessen in Dover or Pizzadeli Vineyard and Winery in Felton who he […]

State adds restrictions to parks, wildlife area visits

DOVER – A week after Gov. John Carney issued stay-at-home orders to slow the coronavirus spread, state parks and wildlife areas remain open but now with additional restrictions for residents and visitors. Under the latest directive, anyone who enters Delaware from another state must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. The order applies to individuals who […]

Dover preparing to go ‘tele’-style with city meetings

DOVER — The city of Dover has not hosted a public meeting since March 10, when the Council Committee of the Whole met at City Hall. Little did anyone know at the conclusion of that evening’s proceedings that, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all public meetings would be halted throughout March and into […]

Statewide drive to collect virus supplies, money and food

DOVER — As the world copes with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, people are trying to find a way to lend a helping hand locally. Here’s another way for you to contribute to the relief effort. eBright Health is holding a drive to collect personal protection equipment along with monetary and food donations. Items are being […]

Perdue halts production temporarily after two test positive for COVID-19

MILFORD — Perdue closed its poultry production plant Monday for cleaning after two employees tested positive for COVID-19, the company said. Diana Souder, a spokeswoman for Perdue, said the company enacted its pandemic response protocols, based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The plant received a “a top-to-bottom cleaning and sanitization […]

Kent County yard waste collection starts next week

DOVER – Yard waste collection starts next week for Kent County trash service customers. While neighboring cities have suspended either their yard waste collection service or recycle service, Kent County has not. So far, during the coronavirus pandemic, one of Kent County’s vendors indicated there would be a 20-percent increase in trash from the regular […]

Governor signs order to designate Delaware emergency child care sites

WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney on Monday signed the eighth modification to his State of Emergency declaration, which allows child care programs in Delaware to be designated as emergency child care sites in an effort to assist essential personnel during the coronavirus crisis. Starting April 6 and continuing until the State of Emergency is lifted, […]