Rotarian Vaughan helps promote polio awareness

DOVER — A social media post from Alex Vaughan about the Dover Mile prompted this week’s column. “I’m about to become president of the Dover Colonial Rotary Club and I want you to know the money we raise at this event is what we will use to give back to our community through donations and […]

Harrington pays tribute to gutsy World War II glider pilot

HARRINGTON — The words in the diary of Second Lt. John Butler provide some insight into the days leading up to his death on June 6, 1944. He wrote about the challenges and concerns of the daring stealth mission into Normandy on D-Day that he and other glider pilots were facing. “This is the day […]

Grads: A handwritten note, not an emoji, is appropriate

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Terry Murphy, president and CEO of Bayhealth, Inc., mixed doses of humor with sage advice Monday night at the Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus commencement ceremony. To prepare for his speech, he met with six graduating students, asking them why this was […]

Delaware State News, sister papers collect MDDC Press honors

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Delaware State News won two best-in-show awards and collected several other honors Friday at the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association’s annual awards luncheon Friday in Annapolis, Maryland. The Delaware State News advertising and graphics team won the two best-in-show awards in advertising categories. Sue Short and Heather Cregar were honored for a small […]

Looking back on memorable Monster Mile moments

DOVER — The memories just keep racing back. Dover International Speedway is celebrating its 50th anniversary year and it has many of us in a nostalgic mood. A few nights ago, this editor thumbed through a stack of his NASCAR stories and came across a favorite. “Track builder says he has been blessed” was the […]

Does 50th anniversary evoke Monster Mile memories?

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Where were you on July 6, 1969? We’re hoping you will say you were among the 22,000 people at Dover Downs International Speedway watching the Mason-Dixon 300. It was NASCAR’s debut at the speedway. Richard Petty won that first race around Dover’s high-banked […]

Some sure signs spring has arrived in Delaware

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Some of the sights, sounds and smells that signal spring has sprung in Delaware: •Daffodils appear around every corner; •The tulip watch begins in Dover and Lewes; •Pear and cherry trees are in full bloom; •Ospreys return to fish the waters of Sussex […]

Mispillion Art League idea could be a really ‘Big Draw’

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** One of the joys of community newspaper work is being among the first to learn about new initiatives. During a visit to Milford Tuesday, it was fun to hear the enthusiasm building around a new Delaware festival — “The Big Draw.” Rosemary Connelly, […]

Does Joe now know? Biden word coming soon

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** So, is this the week? When will Joe know? Is he in? Or still pondering? All signs appear to point to a Joe Biden run for president in 2020. And, we might just know the answer Saturday night when former Vice President Biden […]

Harrington takes a nostalgic look at its 150 years

  HARRINGTON – Doug Poore seems to genuinely love his hometown. Now retired, he is spending his time serving as curator for the Greater Harrington Historical Society — researching, reminiscing and reveling in the city’s 150th anniversary. “As a kid growing up, you just kind of ran around town and I was exposed to all […]