Milford shuts out Polytech 37-0

MILFORD — Milford High football coach Shaun Strickland was just looking for a spark, especially after his Buccaneers were outscored by a combined 47 points in losing their first two games of the season. It turned out that one little spark turned into a blaze of momentum for Milford after the Bucs recovered a fumbled […]

Counting their blessings: Homeless couple receives help to get off Dover streets

DOVER — Kimberly Hall and her husband David could only squeeze their hands tight, look into each other’s eyes and say “Hallelujah!” when asked what it meant to move into an apartment at Queen’s Manor in Dover two weeks ago. It was less than a year ago that the Halls were trying to survive the […]

Stand Down offers hand up to veterans

DOVER — The annual Delaware Veterans’ Stand Down, which seeks to connect veterans with a wide array of services while also attempting to answer all of their questions, drew nearly 1,200 attendees last year. However, Liz Byers-Jiron, executive director of Delaware Veterans’ Stand Down, said that she will know the event is fulfilling its mission […]

Shelters in place for Dover’s homeless for weekend weather emergency

DOVER — Kay Sass and Rebecca Manahan Martin got together on Tuesday to discuss contingency plans to help find shelter for Dover’s homeless population in advance of Hurricane Florence making landfall in the Carolinas. Ms. Sass, public affairs and emergency management coordinator for the city of Dover, and Ms. Martin, director of Code Purple Kent […]

Future site of Dover Post Office narrowed down to two locations

DOVER — The U.S. Postal Service has identified a pair of potential locations for a new post office facility in Dover that are currently under review. Ray Daiutolo Sr., who works at U.S. Postal Service corporate communications, said the city informed the South Jersey District earlier this year that it wasn’t going to renew their […]

Dover council sends ambulance services contract back for discussion

DOVER — Dover City Council President Tim Slavin, discussing a new ambulance services contract for the city of Dover, recommended that the issue take a step back before it can move forward. Mr. Slavin’s motion to move the ambulance services contract issue back to the city’s Safety Advisory and Transportation Committee for further discussion was […]

Rainy day doesn’t dampen cyclists’ enthusiasm at the Amish Bike Tour

DOVER — An overcast, rainy morning on Saturday seemed to provide the perfect ingredients for people to turn off their alarm clocks and sleep in. Obviously, bicyclists disagree with that theory. Despite the rainy conditions, hundreds of cyclists hit the back roads in Kent County as they participated in the 32nd annual Amish Country Bike […]

Dover’s ambulance services contract hits an obstacle

DOVER — It appeared as if Gem Ambulance was all set to receive a recommendation to become Dover’s new ambulance provider during the City Council of the Whole Meeting at City Hall on Aug. 28. However, that was before Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen — also a lifelong first responder — spoke out and wondered if […]

Volunteer groups partner to aid Murphey School

DOVER — Sometimes it just takes a little communication to achieve big things. That’s what spurred Anthony Smith, the coordinator of the Dover Police League, to approach people involved with the Lowe’s Heroes program and see if they would be interested in helping to renovate and beautify the recreational facilities behind the Elizabeth W. Murphey […]

Going Purple: Dover joins substance abuse awareness effort

DOVER — Many people just see the staggering numbers when it comes to the drug overdose epidemic in Delaware, not considering the toll it takes on all the people who are touched by those lives lost. However, Pastor Caroline Harris, of the Ecclesia Family Worship Center at 1221 Governors Avenue in Dover, and Reverend Regina […]