Legislative Hall sits quiet as Biden sworn in as president

DOVER — Security forces walked the rooftops near the cupola on Legislative Hall and at the Margaret O’Neill state building nearby. Meanwhile, police cars with flashing lights blocked roads near the capitol complex, and a 6-foot-high fence surrounded the building. It was all in anticipation of possible unrest following the uprising that occurred at the […]

Dover man finds locked-away talent while recovering from stroke

DOVER — A stroke suffered by David Jamison in November 2017 might have left him with some speech difficulties and other physical issues, but it also opened new doors and creative outlets for the lifelong resident of Dover. Visitors to Columbia Avenue can get a glimpse of his artistic talent just by looking at the […]

Ten-digit dialing coming to Delaware in October

All residents of Delaware will have to let their fingers do some extra walking starting on Oct. 24 — dialing out 10-digit phone numbers throughout the state, including the 302 area code, regardless of whether it is a local call. Heidi Wayman, manager of data management for the North American Numbering Plan Administrator, said that […]

Let’s eat: Dover, DDP look to fill void left by 33 West

DOVER — Brandon Pelton was forced to close his 33 West Ale House & Grill on Loockerman Street early last November after saying he simply could not make his business model work under Delaware’s COVID-19 restrictions for restaurants. Now, the Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP) is scrambling to fill the open hole left by the once […]

‘Major’ scenery change: German shepherd pup goes from shelter to the White House

WILMINGTON — For President-elect Joe Biden, it just seems doggone right to have canines milling about the White House. Mr. Biden even targeted dog lovers with a campaign message shortly before Election Day when he tweeted “Let’s put dogs back in the White House!” And while Mr. Biden won’t be inaugurated into the Office of […]

Anderson sees unfinished work, seeks re-election to Dover council

DOVER — David Anderson likes to compare serving as a councilman on Dover City Council to being a cook in the middle of making a homemade meal. That’s the main reason why Councilman Anderson announced on Wednesday that he has filed a nominating petition in seeking re-election to his 4th District council seat. His petition […]

Dover council overrides mayor’s veto of short-term rental rules

DOVER — There was a congenial tug of war about short-term rentals between Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen and councilmen at this week’s City Council meeting. Near the beginning of the Monday meeting, Mayor Christiansen announced his veto of council’s Dec. 14 adoption of Ordinance No. 2020-05, which puts rules in place for owners of short-term […]

Dover councilmen implore police chief to bring bigger presence to South New, West Reed streets

DOVER — Gunfire, deaths, drugs, loitering, trash. It’s all plagued downtown Dover, with the epicenter of the criminal activity in the area of South New and West Reed streets for the past several years. Dover City Councilmen Ralph Taylor Jr. and Roy Sudler Jr. are imploring Dover Police Chief Thomas Johnson to find a solution, […]

Rocha files for chance to return to 1st District Dover council seat

DOVER — Gerald L. Rocha Sr. has really only gotten a small taste of being a Dover city councilman since winning a special election in mid-August to fill Tanner Polce’s vacated seat. It turns out that he likes the flavor of being a city representative and is ready to come back for more. Councilman Rocha […]

ILC escape masks given to lawmakers during Capitol riots

FREDERICA — Members of Congress were implored by police to crawl under their chairs after waves of Trump supporters clashed with police and mobbed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Shortly after protesters breached the Capitol, disputing President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, the lawmakers were asked to grab their gas masks as the violent crowd fought […]