DelDOT keeps roadwork projects on track through pandemic

DOVER — Time does not wait on any project when it comes to keeping Delaware’s roadways, bridges and other infrastructure in top-running condition. That’s what has made the challenge of working through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic so challenging for the Delaware Department of Transportation’s (DelDOT) employees and the contractors that work for them. Keeping roads […]

DNREC closes public restrooms at all its locations

DOVER – While most state parks, nature and wildlife areas continue to stay open for Delawareans during the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” emergency order from Gov. John Carney, many amenities are closed. Current closures include campsites, cabins, cottages, yurts and playgrounds, and now, public restrooms will be closed. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental […]

Dover Post Office move to S. Queen Street is official

DOVER — The journey to find a new home for the Dover Post Office, which began three years ago, officially came to an end earlier this week when the U.S. Postal Service completed the purchase of its new Dover location on 350 S. Queen St., the former site of Chesapeake Utilities. The move will end […]

Helping the homeless: DHSS response teams aim to keep vulnerable safe from COVID-19

DOVER — There are many people complaining that they are being forced to stay at home as part of Gov. John Carney’s State of Emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Those same people probably wouldn’t want to swap places with the estimated 300 or so people who are homeless in the Dover area, […]

Carney: Out-of-state travelers must self-quarantine

WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney on Sunday signed the seventh modification to his State of Emergency declaration, ordering all out-of-state travelers into Delaware to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days to fight the spread of COVID-19. Under Sunday’s order, anyone who enters Delaware from another state must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. The 14-day period is […]

Jewelry-pawn shops provide loans, ‘escapes’ in pandemic

DOVER — While the two Mid-Atlantic Jewelry and Pawn shops in Dover have been forced to evolve in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the businesses have remained busy in providing both loan relief for those who have lost their jobs and selling items such as DVDs, which give their customers and families a little […]

Family time: Stay-at-home order creates new normal

DOVER — There are harsh realities connected to the coronavirus, such as the first few Delaware deaths attributed to COVID-19 and the fact many businesses have had to close, raising huge economic question marks for the future. However, lost somewhere under all the layers of frightening news and scary scenarios lies the fact that many […]

Rising numbers: 3 new Delaware virus deaths, 214 total cases

DOVER — The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rapidly infect people from all over Delaware. The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced three additional fatalities in Delaware related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Saturday and reported 214 total laboratory-confirmed cases in the state since March 11. In total, five Delawareans have passed […]

Essential Business: Local garages keep motorists on road

DOVER — Motor vehicles always have their ways of breaking down. That is what’s helping to keep Chris Burkert’s State Street Motors auto repair business — and other small businesses like his — running on all cylinders, even amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Burkert, a U.S. Air Force veteran of 20 years, said he has […]

Dover officials procure restrooms for homeless

DOVER — The homeless who walk the streets of Dover now have a couple of options with which to use the restroom and get cleaned up. Those had previously been difficult propositions for the homeless population — estimated to be more than 300 in the greater Dover area — ever since the Dover Public Library […]