Del. 1 overpass in Milford opens

MILFORD — For Emmett Venett, a long-time Woods Haven resident, the brand new Milford Del. 1 overpass is more than just a bridge made of concrete and rebar. It’s a bridge between the small community he belongs to and Milford to the southeast that will ultimately save residents’ time, hassle and even lives. The new […]

Smyrna’s new mayor sees bright future for the town

SMYRNA — What’s to like about Smyrna’s new mayor and his hometown? Actually what’s not to like? “I love the small town feel here, I love the friendliness, I love the way people always seem to get along,” Robert C. “Bob” Johnson said this week. Mr. Johnson who’s “66 and proud of it” relishes personal […]

Governor mum on whether he’ll sign bill taxing opioids

DOVER — Legislation establishing a tax on opioids is awaiting action from Gov. John Carney after the bill passed the House on Thursday. The measure, Senate Bill 34, would create a fee of 1 cent per morphine milligram equivalent for brand-name opioid medications and one-quarter cent per mme for generics. Under the legislation, a 10mg […]

Final Alarm: Massive turnout for funeral celebrates ‘Jalen’s Journey’

DAGSBORO — A grieving, heartbroken community paused from mourning Saturday to celebrate “Jalen’s Journey.” Hundreds upon hundreds of friends, classmates and extended fire service family joined family of Jalen Shymier Griffin, a young man whose infectious smile and caring heart touched the lives of many in his 23-plus years on earth. Mr. Griffin died Sunday, […]

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Maritime Day connect in Lewes

LEWES — The Cape May-Lewes Ferry’s Lewes Terminal will host two significant attractions — the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall and Maritime Day — to honor and recognize the sacrifice and service of combat soldiers and merchant marine professionals. Sponsored by American Legion Family of Post 17, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall will bring […]

Accused prison ‘puppet master’ testifies he took no part in riot

WILMINGTON — Friday was a loaded day for the jury in the latest Vaughn prison riot trial at the New Castle County Courthouse. After rolling out two week’s worth of testimony, prosecutors rested their case and passed the reins over to the defense. In the afternoon the jury had its first opportunity to hear the […]

Historical marker posted for the Town of Little Creek

LITTLE CREEK — Little Creek is now on the map, historically speaking. A historical marker dedication ceremony was held on Friday at the site of the new placard, on the south side of town on Main Street. Collaborating with the Public Archives and state Rep. William Carson, Mayor Glenn Gauvry said the town applied for […]

Park Avenue Relocation project focus of DelDOT public workshop

GEORGETOWN – Delaware’s Department of Transportation will hold a public workshop Tuesday, May 28 to discuss the details and schedule of the Park Avenue Relocation Phase 1 project in the southern portion of the Georgetown area. The workshop will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the DelDOT South District Office, 23697 DuPont […]

Marijuana legalization bill announced

DOVER — Puff, puff… pass? Legislation introduced Thursday would make Delaware the 11th state with recreational marijuana, enabling individuals 21 and older to legally get high by smoking or otherwise consuming the drug. Lawmakers unsuccessfully attempted to legalize pot last General Assembly, but a vote in the House fell short in June. This measure shares […]

Vaughn riot witness: ‘Floyd’s family deserves to know the truth’

WILMINGTON — After giving vague statements to investigators in the wake of the 2017 Vaughn prison riot that left Lt. Steven Floyd dead, inmate Cornell Hester testified in court on Thursday afternoon that he recently had a change of heart and gave prosecutors a fuller accounting of his experience. “I’m a Christian, and I talked […]