COVID creates dark cloud over Fourth of July beach weekend

REHOBOTH BEACH — Local stakeholders were resigned to a Fourth of July beach weekend like no other as the holiday approached on Friday. Even if dine-in restrictions due to COVID-19 weren’t in place, Nicola Pizza owner Nick Caggiano Jr. wondered just how many patrons would walk through the door anyway. “There’s a lot of people […]

COVID cases continue to rise in Delaware but hospitalizations fall

SMYRNA — New COVID-19 cases continue to rise, yet hospitalizations keep falling. The Delaware Division of Public Health announced 192 additional positive cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Delaware, as well as two additional fatalities related to COVID-19 on Friday in its daily update. All numbers are as of Thursday at 6 p.m. While […]

Scramble leads to state approval for public fireworks event near Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — A 48-hour scramble for state approval has finalized a Fourth of July concert by Mike Hines & the Look and a public fireworks show Saturday evening at Fat Daddy’s BBQ, a popular eatery on a 32-acre parcel along Seashore Highway several miles west of Georgetown. “We’re a go. We’re totally approved. Let’s do […]

Dover library going fine free until Sept. 9

DOVER — The Dover Public Library has announced that all items are being checked in fine free until Sept. 9 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Items may be renewed for the standard three-week renewal period by accessing an individual’s library account online or by calling the library at 736-7030. Items that are returned to the library […]

Positive COVID-19 cases increase in Delaware

SMYRNA — The Delaware Division of Public Health announced 221 additional positive COVID-19 cases in Delaware on Thursday, as well as one additional death related to COVID-19. Of those 221 cases, 160 new positive cases were reported to the DPH as of 6 p.m. Wednesday. The remaining 61 positive cases are from test results reported […]

Kent sheriff deputies will not transport inmates, court confirms

DOVER — The Kent County Sheriff ’s Office hasn’t transported prisoners in nearly 10 years, and that’s set to continue after a recent good faith commitment. In a memorandum of understanding, Superior Court assured that “Kent County … judges would not now, or in the future, request that the Kent County Sheriff transport a prisoner. […]

Local American Legion post returns from brink with membership nearly quadrupled

MILFORD — Early last year, Milford’s American Legion Post 3 was struggling. It had no permanent building and just 52 registered members. Today, the organization has nearly quadrupled its membership numbers and has a new space on North Dupont Boulevard with a full bar and grill. “The American Legion is a veterans’ service organization based […]

Hungry for holiday crabs? Better get out the wallet

DOVER — This year’s crabbing season didn’t start out quite so hot for Smyrna’s Brian Hoffecker, as he remembers crawling inside his truck to go crabbing early one morning in March and his temperature gauge read 31 degrees. He then pulled out his cellphone, which displayed a wind chill of 21 degrees. Thankfully for Mr. […]

Millennial Summit’s ‘Your Vision, Your Vote’ begins soon

WILMINGTON — The Millennial Summit announced its lineup of free virtual speakers all approaching the topic of “Your Vision, Your Vote.”The Millennial Summit free virtual speaker series is hosted by former CNN foreign correspondent and University of Delaware professor Ralph Begleiter. Mr. Begleiter will be joined each week by a different guest speaker on the […]

Stuff the Bus program collects more than 4 tons of food

DART’s “Stuff The Bus” COVID-19 Relief Efforts Food Drive collected 4.5 tons (9,097 pounds) of food, officials announced Wednesday. The week-long food drive took place from June 22-26 at the Safeway stores in Rehoboth Beach and Dover, and the ShopRite stores at First State Plaza, Brandywine Commons and Four Seasons Shopping Centers. The Food Bank […]