Police accountability task force holds initial meeting

DOVER — A group created by lawmakers earlier this summer to review police conduct in the wake of national outrage and protests held its first meeting today. The session, held online, served simply as an introduction to the process, with the chairmen laying out a broad goal and plan. The Law Enforcement Accountability Task Force, […]

Lawmaker takes issue with state of emergency renewal

DOVER — Gov. John Carney on Wednesday announced a fifth extension of the state of emergency that has been in place since March due to COVID. The state of emergency was first issued on March 12, the day after Delaware’s fist coronavirus case. Delaware shut down and, for a time, was rolling back many restrictions […]

First woman to head Delaware National Guard dies

DOVER — Carol Timmons, head of the Delaware National Guard from 2017 to 2019, died Sunday. She was 62, according to the guard. A cause of death was not released. Maj. Gen. Timmons served as one of the first female combat pilots and the first female brigadier general and adjutant general in the Delaware National […]

Praise bestowed on retiring Sussex EMS director

GEORGETOWN — Retiring Sussex County Emergency Medical Services director Robert Stuart remembers one of his early chapters several decades ago, riding as an aspiring paramedic in an ambulance piloted by Michael Vincent. Back then, Mr. Vincent, now the president of Sussex County Council, was active in the fire and ambulance service, holding such positions as […]

Sen. McBride denies claims of residency issues ahead of primary election

DOVER — Long the subject of rumors about his residency, the highest-ranking member of the Senate is pushing back. President Pro Tempore David McBride, a New Castle Democrat who has represented the 13th Senatorial District since 1980, was recently accused of not actually living in his district. Sen. McBride, who has a primary challenge in […]

Health agency announces leadership changes

NEW CASTLE — Incoming Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Molly Magarik announced department-wide leadership changes Wednesday. The changes include new directors of the divisions of Developmental Disabilities Services and Health Care Quality, with a new chief also to come for the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Mrs. Magarik, who has been […]

Milford city council narrowly approves daycare next to liquor store

On Monday night, Milford’s city council narrowly approved plans for a daycare on the Milford-Harrington Highway next to Mike’s Liquor Mart in a five-to-three vote. The addition had been recommended by the city’s planning commission the week before with only one dissenting vote, but several council members said they had been in touch with constituents […]

As pandemic surges, election officials seek poll workers in Delaware, across U.S.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Wanted: Poll workers willing to brave a global pandemic in November. Governments across the country are scrambling to find people to staff polling places for the presidential election this fall as the coronavirus sows doubt about how safe it will be to cast a ballot in person and thins out an already […]

Georgetown candidates tackle issues at forum

GEORGETOWN — Four candidates who will fill three town of Georgetown governmental seats took the stage Tuesday evening in an outdoor public forum sponsored by the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. Ward 4 council candidates Penuel Barrett and incumbent Bob Holston and unchallenged candidates Angela Townsend (Ward 3 council) and incumbent Mayor Bill West responded […]

Milford Planning Commission approves daycare next to liquor store

At the Milford Planning Commission’s Tuesday night meeting, the group bid farewell to Sara Pletcher, a member from the second ward who recently moved to Magnolia, and welcomed new member Shelby DiCostanzo of the first ward into its ranks. The committee gave its blessing to three new projects in town, including the construction of a […]