Building bridges: Wilmington man helps ex-convicts as they reenter society

WILMINGTON — Haneef Salaam spent the early years of his adulthood in and out of prison, first for drug distribution, then for probation violations that landed him back in jail multiple times. Being a young Black man from the Southbridge area of Wilmington during the crack epidemic, the odds were already stacked against him. Poverty […]

Harris makes history: Accepts VP run with nod to women

In Wilmington Wednesday night, Sen. Kamala Harris praised female trailblazers who made it possible for her to even be nominated for vice president, with special words of thanks for her mother. “She raised us to be proud, strong Black women, and she raised us to know and be proud of our Indian heritage,” she said. […]

Dogfish Head beer memorializes women’s suffrage

REHOBOTH BEACH — At Dogfish Head Brewery, the right to vote is best served with a craft beer. The Milton-based brewery, in collaboration with the Delaware League of Women Voters, is releasing a limited-edition brew celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the 19th amendment’s ratification, which granted women the right to vote. “Through our collaboration with […]

Historic Biden-Harris ticket debuts in Wilmington

WILMINGTON — Former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris laid out their vision for the next four years if elected in November, making stark distinctions between their plans for the White House and Donald Trump’s presidency. Mr. Biden said it is about time he got back to work in the White House. […]

Carper sets stage with ENCORES bill to support live entertainment venues

MILTON — Live entertainment venues look to get a boost, as Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., discussed his newly introduced bill at Milton Theatre on Monday, which will give live entertainment venues across the country a tax credit to make up for revenue lost to canceled shows amidst COVID-19. The Entertainments New Credit Opportunity for Relief […]

22nd annual Chautauqua tent shows in virtual format will spotlight suffragists

LEWES — The 22nd annual Chautauqua tent shows theme will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the 19th amendment’s passage granting women the right to vote. But in a decision Thursday, the shows will now take place in virtual formats rather than in person events in Lewes and New Castle. This year’s show, titled “Women’s Work: […]

Dangerous swimming conditions but minor erosion at beaches

REHOBOTH BEACH — High wind speeds Tuesday morning and early afternoon from Tropical Storm Isaias lead to dangerous swimming conditions and numerous beach closures across the state. The Delaware Environmental Observing System for Rehoboth Beach and Indian River Inlet measured up to 40 mph winds before 9 a.m. High winds resulted in a strong rip […]

Tropical Storm Isaias brings road closures

Hurricane Isaias dissolved into a tropical storm Tuesday that hit Delaware early in the morning, bringing road closures due to fallen branches, downed power lines, and flash flooding.  The state Department of Transportation reported the following issues: Sussex County  Some highways are temporarily closed, including Route 1 in Bethany Beach which is closed at Jefferson […]

Positive spin: Delaware native finishes 3,200-mile bike trek home

DOVER — Bryan Hylenski, originally from Bear, biked from Los Angeles to Rehoboth Beach with only the essentials on his back. When he arrived in coastal Delaware Sunday morning, he completed 3,200 miles in 51 days on a bike with 25 pounds of supplies. Although Mr. Hylenski braved the likes of rattlesnakes, lightning storms, and […]

First female permanent captain of Cape May-Lewes Ferry sets course of history

LEWES — Sharon Urban first started working for the Cape-May Lewes Ferry in food service as a summer job in 1991. Almost two decades later, she was recently appointed the first permanent female captain in the ferry’s 56-year history. “I just went there for a summer job basically, and I never left,” Capt. Urban said. […]