Councilman looks to disband Dover’s Bike/Pedestrian Subcommittee

DOVER — Dover City Council members debated at length the usefulness of a subcommittee focused on bicycles and pedestrians after Councilman Matt Lindell sought to disband the group. He said members of Dover’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee have been lobbying organizations and allegedly identifying themselves as representatives of the city of Dover. Bringing the matter […]

Delaware farmers’ markets produce record sales mark

DOVER — Delawareans have shown they have a taste for fresh produce and local treats when it comes to farmers’ markets. Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Agriculture said that was proven again in 2019 when they announced that Delaware farmers’ markets hit an all-time sales record of $3.28 million last year. The […]

EDGE Grants awarded to two small businesses in Dover and Milford

WILMINGTON — A music teaching company in Dover and a bakery in Milford were among 10 small businesses recognized Thursday as recipients of the second round of EDGE Grants from the state Division of Small Business. Gov. John Carney, Secretary of State Jeff Bullock and Division of Small Business Director Damian DeStefano announced the grant-winning […]

Dover looks to fill key public library staff positions

DOVER — It takes a full team effort every day, yet somehow the Dover Public Library staff is managing to get along after longtime director Margie Cyr retired on Dec. 12 and assistant director Michelle Hughes left in October. Matt Harline, assistant city manager, said he has tried to fill the void, but his national […]

Five Kent and Sussex communities will receive money for housing projects

CLAYMONT — Dover, Ellendale, Milford, Milton and Seaford were among seven cities and towns in Delaware that received part of $1 million from Delaware’s Housing Development Fund to help spur seven affordable housing projects statewide. Gov. John Carney announced the awards on Wednesday and was joined by Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben […]

Dover City Council adopts 2019 comprehensive plan

DOVER — There was a relieved look of satisfaction on Dover City Planner Dave Hugg’s face as the first Dover City Council meeting of the year wound down at City Hall Monday night. That content look stemmed from members of city council voting 9-0 to adopt the 2019 City of Dover Comprehensive Plan following its […]

Hoping to sprout success: Cutting-edge 302 Aquaponics takes shape in Dover

DOVER — It looks like some kind of a crazy laboratory straight out of the future. It turns out that Dover’s Doug Wood is the mad scientist behind all those large blue barrels bubbling with water and fish that are the key ingredients to growing four types of organic produce. Inside the warm environment of […]

Painted butterfly a tribute to Lebanon man’s late wife

LEBANON — Passersby to Ed Haas Jr.’s home in Lebanon often notice the beautiful purple butterfly painted on his chimney. What most people don’t get is the full story behind that butterfly, which has adorned the house for around a decade now, and how it came to be. Mr. Haas said it represents a true […]

U.S. 13 Sewer Rehab Project mostly completed

DOVER — Taking advantage of public workshops and ensuring proper preparedness helped make Kent County Levy Court’s extensive $8.4 million U.S. 13 Sewer Rehabilitation Project go as smoothly as possible over the past six months, according to Diana Golt, director of public works for Kent County. Mrs. Golt said that beside some minor site restoration […]

Winter warmup: State could see record high temps this weekend

DOVER — Warmer weather that is forecast for this weekend will offer Delawareans a chance to open the windows, get outside for a little bit of recreation and, basically, just enjoy a very early taste of spring. Jonathan O’Brien, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey, said the First State […]

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