Second Street Players announces 2020 Season

Second Street Players (SSP) will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2020 and has selected an exciting and varied season of shows. The main stage season will showcase two classic comedies, a family-friendly musical, a political drama just in time for election season, and a holiday show for everyone. The season also includes three children’s theater […]

Letter to the Editor: Group worked tirelessly for Ellendale clean water

We, the members of the Ellendale Civic and Community Improvement Association (ECCIA) are grateful for the coverage of the Clean Water Project in Ellendale. The Sunday, Aug. 11 edition of the Delaware State News reported the Delaware Public Service Commission approved the certificate of public convenience and necessity application for Sussex County to provide water […]

Scenic Delaware: Look at the birdie

Arthur Weidner of Milford took this photo of a purple martin at Prime Hook Beach July 25.

Lincoln man charged in death of his son

LINCOLN — A 62-year-old Lincoln man was indicted in connection with his son’s shooting death last month, authorities said Wednesday. David B. Chirdon turned himself in to Delaware State Police on Tuesday, one day after a grand jury returned manslaughter and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony counts. Following arraignment at […]

Grass Roots Rescue to receive its largest single intake Saturday

MILFORD – Grass Roots Rescue, a southern Delaware-based animal rescue, will receive 68 dogs Saturday from high-kill shelters in South Carolina and Georgia, the biggest intake in the rescue’s six-year history. Partnering with One Love Animal Rescue, the dogs will be driven in a 33-foot bus from Georgia to Delaware on Saturday The canines are […]

Speak Out: DE Turf controversy

A public forum held Thursday night by the DE Turf sports complex’s management to discuss the proposed Kent County lodging tax drew several dozen attendees to Polytech High School, where more than 20 attendees voiced support and opposition for the plan. At issue was the recently passed state legislation that allows Kent County to institute […]

Deer hunters invited into parts of Redden State Forest

DOVER — The state is opening specific portions of Redden State Forest’s Jester Tract immediately for the hunting of antlerless deer. Due to severe crop damage by deer, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is partnering with the Department of Agriculture to allow expanded deer harvest through Sept. 30. Hunting will only be […]

Commentary: Volunteers helped with new Ellendale water district

I was most pleased to see the recent article by Jennifer Antonik on the approval of Ellendale’s CPCN for a new, much-needed water district. It has been my honor and my privilege to work with the very dedicated volunteer group that spearheaded each of the referenda that led up to this finally successful effort — […]

More arrests in Milford vehicle thefts case

MILFORD — Arrests rose to 10 as the investigation into eight vehicle thefts from the i.g. Burton dealership continued. Milford police announced charges against three juveniles late Thursday night, while Dover police released information on seven other suspects this week. The vehicle thefts were reported at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday. Milford police spokesman Det. Timothy Maloney […]

Commentary: Motorcycle, bicycle safety crucial on Delaware roads

The Delaware State Police would like to remind bicyclists and motorcyclists of some safety tips while riding along the roadways and ways motorist can help to make the roads safer. For bicyclists: • Obey the rules of the road. Drivers and bicyclists are expected to observe traffic rules such as stop signs and red lights. […]