Dover council tables action on lodging tax

Sets public hearing and vote for September DOVER — Dover council voted unanimously Monday night to table an ordinance that would have raised the lodging tax by 3 percent. They agreed to hold an additional public hearing on Sept. 10 on the matter and put it to a vote on Sept. 23. A rash of […]

Sussex mulling options for raising lodging tax

GEORGETOWN — Like accommodations in neighboring Kent County and Dover, rooms in hotels, motels and tourists homes may soon cost visitors to Sussex County more. Last week, County Administrator Todd Lawson outlined enabling legislation passed in the recent General Assembly session that gave Sussex County Council the power to create and adopt a local 3 […]

Coons: Conditions at border detention centers ‘unacceptable’

DOVER — Delaware’s junior U.S. senator traveled to the southern border last week, visiting several migrant detention centers in Texas. What he saw, he says, left him “heartbroken.” Chris Coons, a Democrat, joined several other senators Friday flying to southern Texas to see holding facilities for migrant children coming from Central America. Government investigators, outside […]

State promotes pedestrian safety at beaches

DEWEY BEACH — She’s felt “pretty safe” walking through her hometown for 15 years now. Kelly Raineri acknowledges, however, the summer beach season increases the risk for calamity. “Obviously when you have more traffic and more pedestrians there’s the chance for more accidents,” the Dewey Beach resident said this week. In an effort to mitigate […]

Two men arrested in alleged shooting incident in Dover

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DOVER — Two firearms were located after a shots fired report on South New Street early Sunday morning, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. James Ewell, 22, and Jonair Pollard, 24, were taken into custody at Whatcoat Apartments following an alleged incident at approximately 3:24 a.m. According to authorities, dispatchers notified officers that […]

Police: Man pointed gun at motorist he believed cut in line at car wash

DOVER — Believing that another driver cut in line at a car wash Friday afternoon a 68-year-old Harrington man pointed a loaded revolver at him, authorities said. Joseph Rivard was in line at West Side Car Wash when the alleged incident occurred at approximately 3:19 p.m. Officers were then called to the scene at 805 […]

Proposed Dover lodging tax on tonight’s council agenda

DOVER — The city of Dover and Kent County each have lodging tax bills on their respective tables, which — if both pass, and added to the 8 percent lodging tax already being charged by the state of Delaware — would raise the lodging tax on hotels, motels and tourist homes in Dover to 14 […]

Grain bin rescue tube, training donated to Harrington Fire Company

HARRINGTON — The Harrington Volunteer Fire Company has a new tool in its arsenal for even the tightest of emergencies. A grain bin rescue tube was donated to the organization with the help of local and national businesses knowing tragedies can arise when they are least expected. Joseph Poppiti, executive director of the Delaware Farm […]

Greenwood: Employee seriously injured when car crashes into sales office building

GREENWOOD – A car crashed into the Bay to Beach sales office building in Greenwood Sunday morning, seriously injuring an employee who was at her desk working, Delaware State Police report. The injured employee, a 31-year-old Seaford woman, was initially transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and later transferred to the Christiana Hospital in critical condition, […]

Battling the heat at the fair

HARRINGTON — The heat index rose to 108 degrees early Saturday afternoon. Holding a large strawberry ice cream cone from Vanderwende Farm Creamery at the 100th Delaware State Fair, Dana Probert was fine with it. “It’s summertime,” the Millsboro resident said. “I’d rather have plenty of sunshine than last year when it was rainy and […]