DelDOT deals with virus as projects stay on fast track

DOVER — While the spread of COVID-19 has slowed down most of Delaware since March, including the education and business sectors, the Delaware Department of Transportation has remained in the fast lane. In fact, DelDOT announced last week that it has completed a variety of infrastructure projects in two of the three counties across the […]

Swirling for 60 years: Legendary Grotto Pizza celebrates anniversary

REHOBOTH BEACH — Like the sauce circularly spread over the cheese on those doughy shells, Grotto Pizza founder/owner Dominick Pulieri’s success story is certainly sweet. But it didn’t start out that way. Sixty years ago, Grotto Pizza had a rather humble beginning. Rehoboth Beach had not yet become a huge tourist mecca, and native Delawareans, […]

Sidewalk issue complicates Milford property’s redevelopment

MILFORD — At Milford’s last City Council meeting, the most contentious issue was whether a temporary sidewalk waiver should be granted in the proposed redevelopment of a property on Northwest Front Street, overlooking Silver Lake. The disagreement illuminated an ideological divide on the council over the best way to approach expanding the city’s sidewalk network […]

Flags to be lowered for passing of former Rep. Clark

DOVER — With the passing of former state Rep. Donald Clark on June 24, Gov. John Carney has ordered the U.S. and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff today as a mark of respect for Mr. Clark and his service to Delaware. Mr. Clark was first elected to the Delaware […]

Update: Tropical Storm Fay dampens Delaware, causes difficult driving conditions

DOVER — Heavy rain and wind gusts from Tropical Storm Fay battered Delaware all day long — leaving standing water on roads and creating traffic headaches — dealing out one dreary, soggy Friday. A flash flood warning and tropical storm warning were in effect for parts of Delaware for much of the day, outlining potential […]

Change in animal control agreement to save Kent County $250,000 per year

DOVER — A recent revision to dog control responsibilities will save Kent County more than $250,000 annually via a recently updated Memorandum of Understanding. The county’s agreement with the Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) was made in December 2015, and deemed as outdated before Levy Court commissioners approved the revision that took effect July 1 […]

DPH: 121 additional positive COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

DPH: 121 additional positive COVID-19 cases, no new deaths Delaware State News SMYRNA — Delaware’s Division of Public Health on Friday reported 121 additional positive cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths as of 6 p.m. Thursday. In addition, 58 individuals are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Delaware, 11 of whom are critically ill. […]

Plans for wind farm interconnect at Fenwick Island State Park withdrawn

FENWICK ISLAND – A Danish-based clean energy company has removed its pitch for a beach-based interconnect at Fenwick Island State Park for its Skipjack Wind Farm, citing concern for existing wetlands and ecosystems. Following the completion of more thorough evaluations of the area proposed for the interconnect facility, Ørsted announced Friday it has determined that […]

Delaware Coastal Cleanup set for Sept. 12

DOVER — Volunteers are encouraged to mark their 2020 calendars now for the DNREC-sponsored 33rd annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, tentatively planned for 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 12, with signup for large volunteer groups beginning in July, and overall volunteer registration opening in August. The cleanup spans the First State’s 97-mile eastern coastline and […]

Flash flood warning for Delaware as Tropical Storm Fay brings heavy rain, wind

Heavy rain and wind gusts battered Delaware as Tropical Storm Fay slightly picked up speed and strength as it moved closer to land Friday. A flash flood warning and tropical storm warning are in effect for parts of Delaware, outlining potential wind gusts of 39 to 57 mph and a storm surge. A high rip […]