Brian McKnight to perform in Harrington April 18

HARRINGTON — Harrington Raceway and Casino recently announced that Grammy-award winning R&B singer and recording artist Brian McKnight will perform at Exhibit Hall April 18 as part of the Live On Stage series lineup. With over 30 million albums sold worldwide, numerous chart-topping hits and 16 Grammy nominations, Mr. McKnight has earned himself a top […]

Milford eatery can reopen after addressing health code violations

MILFORD — A restaurant was ordered closed immediately last week after an inspection located dead roaches and crickets inside, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. Live roaches were also seen at La Hacienda at 611 N. Dupont Boulevard during a nearly 2 1/2 hour routine inspection on Jan. 15, an inspector said. The […]

Scenic Delaware: Bald eagle

Arthur Weidner of Milford took this photo of an American bald eagles near Thirteen Curves Road in Milford on Jan. 7.

Letter to the Editor: People’s Place sends thanks

The generosity and kindness People’s Place experienced during the 2019 holiday season was astounding and the agency is grateful to each and every individual that helped make this time of year special for so many in need. Starting in November and throughout the entire month of December, local groups, businesses, families and donors of all […]

Flu vaccinations available at state service centers

DOVER — The Division of Public Health is reminding Delawareans to protect themselves and those around them this influenza season by getting vaccinated as DPH announces the first two flu-related deaths of the 2019-2020 flu season. A 68-year-old woman infected with influenza A, and a 65-year-old man infected with influenza B, passed away this week […]

Senate votes to repeal lodging tax authorization, expand absentee voting

DOVER — A lodging tax that was authorized for Kent County last year but never implemented took a step toward being repealed Thursday. By a 21-0 vote, senators passed legislation that would remove from Levy Court the authority to put a tax on hotels and motels of up to 3 percent. That authorization came from […]

Delaware farmers’ markets produce record sales mark

DOVER — Delawareans have shown they have a taste for fresh produce and local treats when it comes to farmers’ markets. Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Agriculture said that was proven again in 2019 when they announced that Delaware farmers’ markets hit an all-time sales record of $3.28 million last year. The […]

EDGE Grants awarded to two small businesses in Dover and Milford

WILMINGTON — A music teaching company in Dover and a bakery in Milford were among 10 small businesses recognized Thursday as recipients of the second round of EDGE Grants from the state Division of Small Business. Gov. John Carney, Secretary of State Jeff Bullock and Division of Small Business Director Damian DeStefano announced the grant-winning […]

Wrestling notebook: Henlopen North even tougher this year

 The Henlopen Conference Northern Division was already hard enough to navigate in wrestling. Then a six-time state champion was added this offseason. When Milford moved up to the Henlopen North, the toughest wrestling conference in the state got even tougher. “You don’t have an off week,” said Caesar Rodney coach Dan Rigby. “Anytime you wrestle […]

Five Kent and Sussex communities will receive money for housing projects

CLAYMONT — Dover, Ellendale, Milford, Milton and Seaford were among seven cities and towns in Delaware that received part of $1 million from Delaware’s Housing Development Fund to help spur seven affordable housing projects statewide. Gov. John Carney announced the awards on Wednesday and was joined by Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben […]