Coronavirus concerns force cancellation of Apple Scrapple Festival

BRIDGEVILLE — COVID-19-related concerns have forced the cancellation of one of the region’s most popular events in Bridgeville’s Apple Scrapple Festival. “It was a very difficult to make this decision because this festival is the largest fundraiser for dozens of our local nonprofits. Our community depends upon the revenue that this festival has been able […]

Lewes domestic incident brings aggravated menacing arrest

LEWES — A 33-year-old man was arrested on an aggravated menacing charge and other counts following a domestic incident Monday night, Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. According to authorities, troopers were called to the unit block of Gainsborough Lane in Lewes at approximately 6:55 p.m. Police said investigation determined that Austin […]

Rehoboth Beach modifies face covering requirement

REHOBOTH BEACH– The Rehoboth Beach commissioners unanimously voted to lift the requirement of face coverings on the beach Tuesday. All persons within the city of Rehoboth Beach are still required to wear a face covering in all public places, including streets, sidewalks, parks, the Boardwalk and commercial establishments, with the following exceptions: Facial coverings shall […]

Brandywine Valley SPCA leads way in making Delaware no-kill state

GEORGETOWN — Chances of a homeless canine or feline finding a loving, forever home are greatly enhanced when up for adoption in the state of Delaware. The First State is officially the only “no-kill” state in the union, and the Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is at the forefront. Animals […]

Millsboro council reappoints Truitt as mayor

MILLSBORO — Michelle Truitt, the second woman to serve as mayor in Millsboro’s history, will keep the reins for a second consecutive year, as selected by council peers. Council’s six other members at its Monday meeting cast unanimous approval in supporting the nomination of Ms. Truitt as mayor of the central Sussex County municipality, which […]

Update: 200-acre medical campus envisioned for Milford

MILFORD — As COVID-19 has brought issues like hospital capacity to the fore, one developer has set out to expand the amount of medical space available in Milford. R&R Realty, a Dover-based commercial real estate company owned by Elmer Fannin, just publicly listed its Innovation Park property on Bucks Road and Sussex 206 in Milford […]

Carney: Upcoming school year big question

The day after he formally extended his COVID-19 state of emergency for another 30 days, Delaware Gov. John Carney in his weekly update Tuesday said a huge challenge lies in preparing for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. “How are going to educate our children next school year? Gov. Carney said. “How do we bring children […]

Letter to the Editor: Rehoboth Beach chamber wants mask rule rescinded

EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter was sent to the Rehoboth Beach mayor, city commissioners and city manager. On behalf of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce board of directors, I write to you today to raise our concerns regarding the mandate to wear masks on public beaches. The board fully understands and appreciates that the […]

Building Bridges: Lewes woman declares ‘enough is enough,’ advocates for racial justice

LEWES — Charlotte King, chairwoman of the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice, has always noticed the ways racism affected her life as a Black woman. “I was always aware of it. There were enough microaggressions, some of which I just absorbed, which certainly didn’t add to my feelings of worth,” the 82-year-old Lewes woman […]

Harris, Seely vie for Woodbridge school board seat

Voters head to the polls — or mail in their absentee ballots ahead of — July 21 for this year’s school board elections. Downstate, there are seven contested elections. Learn a little bit more about the candidates below and check back for more districts this week. To cast a ballot, voters must return an absentee […]