Wintry wonderland: Downstate hit with first snowstorm of 2019

DOVER — Sunday turned out to be a day for digging out or playing in some of the snow provided by the weekend’s snowstorm — the first of 2019 — or just relaxing and enjoying the warmth of indoors and spending time with loved ones. Work crews from the Delaware Department of Transportation and the […]

First snowfall of 2019 blankets Dover

DOVER – The first snow of 2019 in Dover and the surrounding areas began falling just after 8 p.m. on Saturday night as the Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys were just about to kick off their NFL playoff game. By Sunday morning, long after the Rams had defeated the Cowboys to advance to next […]

Branching out: Dover Interfaith Mission to open shelter facility outside of Felton

FELTON — Jeanine Kleimo, chairwoman of the Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing, said the nonprofit’s upcoming expansion to a former motel-turned Islamic worship center outside of Felton sounds like the start of a joke. “As I like to say, the story is a Jew, a Muslim and a Christian walked into a motel and came […]

Bayhealth adjusts visitation policy as flu cases increase

  DOVER — As the outside temperatures around Delaware have been decreasing, the number of people being stricken with the flu statewide has been increasing. It is those burgeoning influenza numbers that has led Bayhealth to enact a temporary flu visitation policy for its hospitals in Kent County: Kent General in Dover and Milford Memorial. […]

Snow may be knocking on the door this weekend

The snow on the sidewalks around Legislative Mall was more than two feet deep Monday afternoon. (Delaware State News/Andrew West)

DOVER — The weather setup for this weekend has snow preparing to take to the main stage for the first time in 2019. In what has been a rainy — but so far snowless — winter for Kent and Sussex counties, WBOC-TV meteorologist Heidi Werosta said on social media Thursday afternoon to expect a snowy […]

Christiansen files for re-election as Dover mayor

DOVER — The past four years have given Dover Mayor Robin R. Christiansen a chance to work hand in hand on the city’s most pressing issues alongside members of city council. Mayor Christiansen said he has seen optimism grow due to improvements that have been made within the city over the last four years in […]

Pedal push: Senator Bikeway to go into motion

DOVER — The Senator Bikeway, an estimated 3.5-mile route for bicyclists that will eventually stretch from Dover High School in west Dover all the way to U.S. 13 by Dunkin Donuts, is showing signs of kicking into high gear in 2019. The city of Dover, in conjunction with the Delaware Department of Transportation, recently sent […]

Lindell seeking re-election to Dover’s 1st District council seat

DOVER — Matthew J. Lindell has filed a nominating petition seeking re-election to his 1st District seat on Dover City Council. Councilman Lindell was first elected in May 2017 in a special election held after Jim Hosfelt Jr. vacated his council seat following his election as a commissioner on the Kent County Levy Court. This […]

Dover’s First Fridays initiative aims to warm up winter blues

DOVER — Business owners in downtown Dover are always looking for a spark in the cold, barren winter months that will entice shoppers and the community to come into their stores and eat at their restaurants. The Downtown Dover Partnership, under the leadership of new Executive Director Diane Laird, has stepped up to answer the […]

Cheswold church destroyed by fire

CHESWOLD — A fire that broke out shortly before 1 a.m. on Monday destroyed Little Union Church at 5083 W. Denneys Road and sent three firefighters to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio. The injured firefighters were treated at Kent General and were all listed in good […]