State erects new signs marking Delaware River Watershed

DOVER — Delaware officials joined environmental activists Friday to celebrate new signs marking the boundaries of the Delaware River Watershed. Placed on major roads throughout the state, the six signs highlight a watershed that provides a home to almost three-quarters of Delaware’s population, as well as abundant wildlife, and supports many jobs. “Millions of people […]

State touts decline of solitary confinement

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Correction said Monday it has ended solitary confinement as a disciplinary measure in prisons. The change, made as part of the agency’s focus on using “modern evidence-based practices” to create safer environments for inmates and employees, will still hold inmates accountable for dangerous behavior. At the same time, it […]

Dover Human Relations Commission eyes greater responsibilities, broader presence

DOVER — David Anderson, Gerald Rocha Sr. and Roy Sudler Jr. each served on the city of Dover’s Human Relations Commission prior to being voted into their current roles as city councilmen. So, they know first-hand the inner workings of the Human Relations Commission and are working to make some changes and enhancements that would […]

Woodland Ferry to close next week for annual inspection

WOODLAND — The Woodland Ferry that links Seaford and Laurel will be closed next week for annual U.S. Coast Guard inspection, Delaware’s Department of Transportation announced. The ferry, named the Tina Fallon in tribute to the long-serving Seaford-area 39th District representative who died in 2011, provides vehicle and pedestrian service across the Nanticoke River. It […]

Delmar juggler ‘Cascading Carlos’ falls short of Guinness World Record

BETHANY BEACH — Juggler Carlos Mir left the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Hotel Saturday, believing he had spun himself what would ultimately prove to be a second Guinness World Record. So did the Delmar resident’s wife Heather Mir, Ocean Suites staff and a handful of hotel guests. “Bethany Beach Ocean Suites is home of this […]

Churchgoers reconnecting: In-person prayer rises for area worshippers amid virus

At 6 p.m. last Sunday, parishioners set up their folding chairs on the lawn of Milford’s Avenue United Methodist Church as Pastor Steve LaMotte plugged his guitar into a portable public-address system. “We started meeting again as a church the first Sunday of July, and that was with in-person worship indoors at 9 and 10:30 […]

‘A trailblazer’: Carper, Coons mourn loss of revered Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

WASHINGTON — Following Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Friday, Delaware’s U.S. Congressional delegation saluted her contributions to the law and legacy regarding gender equality throughout her life. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del.’s statement issued in the wake of Ginsburg’s passing included, in part: “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg may have been small in stature, […]

Former World War II POW saluted: Chair of Honor ceremony recognizes Harvey Boswell, 96

In observance of National POW-MIA Recognition Day, the post dedicated a Rolling Thunder Chair of Honor in the presence of U.S. military veterans from the Korean and Vietnam wars and conflicts since, as well as elected officials and members of the Post 28 family. Also on hand was Harvey Boswell, a 96-year-old Angola Estates resident […]

Trump’s statue plan puts Caesar Rodney in focus

WILMINGTON — President Donald Trump is seeking to give a place of prominence to Delaware’s Caesar Rodney. A Rodney statue was removed from a city square in Wilmington earlier this summer. The statue depicts the Revolutionary War-era figure riding to Philadelphia to cast the deciding vote for America’s independence. In a speech Thursday, President Trump […]

Rosh Hashanah marks new year for Jewish faith

REHOBOTH BEACH — This year has been a difficult one for most, considering the COVID-19 pandemic and everything else that has occurred in its wake. However, for those of the Jewish faith, today begins Rosh Hashanah, when members of the religion get a head start on moving on from a coronavirus-plagued year and flipping the […]