Sen. Coons to face primary challenge in 2020

DOVER — U.S. Sen. Chris Coons is the latest Democrat to get a primary challenge from the left. Jessica Scarane, a Wilmington-based digital strategist who serves as the board president of the nonprofit Girls Inc. of Delaware, announced Monday she plans to run against Sen. Coons next year. Ms. Scarane, 34, is running on a […]

South State Street in Dover reopens

DOVER — Everything appeared to be back to normal on Monday for a stretch of South State Street in downtown Dover that had been barricaded and closed for about four weeks after a partial building collapse in the area. Barriers that had been in place since Oct. 20 until last Friday were removed from the […]

Density increase among options to enhance affordable housing in Sussex

GEORGETOWN — Modifying the zoning code to increase density in designated growth areas is one of several strategic recommendations to enhance affordable housing in Sussex County. In a final report delivered last month to Sussex County Council, consultants from Virginia-based LSA Planning also recommended establishing a local housing trust fund and preserving the existing supply […]

Chamber’s ‘Tastes of Milford’ promotes local eateries

Ever wonder how a city might taste? The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford has an idea. The 13th annual Holiday Auction and Tastes of Milford event will feature 10 of those tastes Thursday night from inside The Rookery North. “The event has been held for the last 12 years to provide attendees with the […]

Pathways to success: Grants expand school career programming

DOVER — Prepared for success — that’s how the group of Dover High School students felt, thanks to their high school career pathway programs. The students discussed their experience with career-based education last week as Secretary of Education Susan Bunting announced more than $458,000 in federal grants to expand high school pathway programming. “I think […]

Millsboro officials hope Boys & Girls Club is in town’s future

MILLSBORO — Millsboro may someday be home to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. Town officials have their fingers crossed that initial discussion with high-level Delaware Boys & Girls Clubs representatives will put Millsboro on the map, either outright or as a satellite club. Currently, Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware has a presence […]

Shooting in Dover leaves 38-year-old injured

DOVER – A 38-year-old Dover man was injured in a shooting incident that took place in the area of South State Street near Lakeland Avenue in Dover on Saturday morning, according to police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz. Sgt. Bratz said the preliminary investigation has determined that a call was made to 9-1-1 by a local […]

Emmanuel focused on helping homeless

DOVER — Anybody could easily glance at Ennio Emmanuel’s personal schedule and assume he already has too much on his plate as an insurance agent, owner of a coffee shop in Milford and as an award-winning Latin singer. However, none of those other jobs and responsibilities have proven to be more exciting to Mr. Emmanuel […]

Training a vital tool for volunteers at homeless shelters

GEORGETOWN — Weeks ago, well before the freezing temperatures arrived, volunteers in Sussex County began learning how to meet the needs of those seeking shelter from the cold. “It takes a whole slew of volunteers,” said Nikki Gonzalez, Sussex County Code Purple director. “You’re talking dinners every night, intake for guests at eight places, two […]

Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle Campaign

DOVER — Shoppers around Delaware will start to hear that familiar ringing of the bells while entering stores this weekend, as The Salvation Army begins its traditional Red Kettle Campaign for this holiday season. The red kettle often evokes romantic images of people meandering into department stores to shop for Christmas presents, or entering grocery […]

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