Painful numbers: Artist brings awareness to veterans’ suicides

DOVER — The number 22 sticks in artist Scott LoBaido’s mind like a painful embedded thorn. It’s not just the number, but rather, what it represents. It’s been that way ever since that day four years ago, when Mr. LoBaido found out that 22 veterans a day commit suicide in the United States. That number, […]

Defense cuts could put DAFB hangar on chopping block

DOVER — A new aircraft maintenance hangar for Dover Air Force Base may be sitting in the crosshairs of a 20-page list of military construction projects sent from the Pentagon to Congress on Monday. The money saved would help pay for the balance of the wall wanted by President Trump to help secure the United […]

Musicians will help American Legion Post 2 ‘raise the roof’

DOVER — Local musicians are hoping to not only raise the roof at the Walter L. Fox American Legion Post No. 2 on Saturday night, but to also bring in some money for much-needed repairs for the building when they take to the stage for a benefit. Michele Stabley, manager of American Legion Post 2, […]

Torbert Funeral Chapel celebrates century of service

DOVER — William “Bill” Torbert Jr. and Gary Wallick have become used to the jokes that they are not exactly the first people that folks want to see. After all, they serve as the funeral directors for Torbert Funeral Chapels. However, it is inevitable that everyone will eventually need to plan and prepare for their […]

DUI checkpoints established for St. Pat’s weekend

DOVER — Everyone knows that St. Patrick’s Day, particularly when it arrives on a weekend like it does this year, brings out the revelers and those looking to celebrate the traditional Irish green-tinted holiday. The police want to let the public know that they’re also aware of what will be taking place — and they […]

Dover going green for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

DOVER — Dawne Nickerson-Banez, chief of community engagement at Dover Air Force Base, can usually be seen on base or around the city sporting a little bit of purple dye in her hair. She said that’s because purple is the mixture of the red, white and blue colors of the American flag and it also […]

Dover police chief eyes new strategy to fight violent crime

DOVER — A 30 percent increase in violent crime in the city of Dover in 2018 has spurred Police Chief Marvin Mailey to institute changes to the Dover Police Department’s strategy toward fighting the criminal element. Chief Mailey was apologetic as he read those violent-crime figures to members of Dover City Council in the council […]

Dover High — Almost perfect

NEWARK — An ever-elusive championship trophy was so close the Dover High School boys’ basketball team and its blue-and-white clad legion of supporters who traveled to the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center could reach out and touch it on Saturday afternoon. Then, at the last-possible moment, top-seeded Sanford School ruined those championship-party plans. Sanford […]

CR to play in first Unified Basketball Championship

CAMDEN — “We are the Champions,” the classic rock song and perennial sports anthem by Queen, blared through the intercoms and echoed through the hallways of the Nellie Hughes Stokes Elementary School in the Caesar Rodney School District on Friday morning. The members of the Caesar Rodney High School Unified Basketball team, who will be […]

Trial run: School board elections in May to feature new voting machines

DOVER — Many voters in Kent and Sussex counties this spring will be getting their first look at the new voting machines that the state of Delaware purchased for $13 million last year. On Tuesday, May 14, school board elections will take place in seven out of the 11 public schools downstate from 10 a.m. […]