No sure bet for problem gamblers

DOVER — More sports wagering opportunities are coming to Delaware. Will additional problem gamblers emerge too? That’s no sure bet, state officials said this week. The potential effects of upcoming single game propositions will be monitored, and that’s a guarantee. “We don’t know whether the percentage of people who suffer from problem gambling will increase […]

$7.8 million restoration of Mispillion Harbor completed

MILFORD — During the celebration of the completion of restoration and resiliency work at Mispillion Harbor on Friday, U.S. Sen Chris Coons told an amusing anecdote about the time he brought Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse down to “experience” the harbor. Sen. Whitehouse claimed that witnessing the mass horseshoe crab spawning and resulting red knot […]

Tuberculosis case reported at Wilmington care center

DOVER — More than 600 people may have been exposed to tuberculosis at ManorCare Health Services in Wilmington last year. The Division of Public Health announced Friday the care facility, located on Foulk Road, housed someone with active TB from January to September. The agency mailed letters to potentially infected individuals Friday and plans to […]

DSU demolishes Lydia Laws Residential Hall: to be replaced by ‘new and improved’ building

DOVER — Memories last a lifetime, some buildings don’t. Delaware State University’s plan expand and modernize its campus continued Thursday morning as the controlled demolition of Lydia Laws Residential Hall commenced with a crane knocking down an outside wall. Over the next five weeks, the 56-year-old, three-story structure will be toppled to make space for […]

Dover man with pellet gun accused of chasing kids

DOVER — Children ran to their homes after allegedly being chased by a pellet gun-wielding 36-year-old Dover man Wednesday night, authorities said. Dover Police said it was “not clear at this time” what prompted Russell Ewell Jr. to allegedly threaten five kids ages 6 to 14 in the 900 block of Whatcoat Drive at 9 […]

Rotary club unfurls ‘Flags for Heroes’ in Dover

  DOVER — For the fifth Memorial Day in a row, the high-traffic intersection of Scarborough Road and DuPont Highway in Dover will serve as a temporary memorial to fallen veterans. More than 400 American flags were planted on Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus’s front lawn on Tuesday morning and will wave there until […]

Sussex County budget keeps property taxes unchanged

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County will do more to preserve land, expand broadband Internet, and fund more fire and EMS services in a budget plan that county leaders will weigh in the weeks ahead, spokesman Chip Guy said Tuesday. County officials unveiled the proposed $177 million budget for Fiscal Year 2019. The proposed budget limits fee […]

State panel updates Delaware revenue forecast

NEW CASTLE — A state panel has added more than $80 million to Delaware’s government revenue estimate as lawmakers prepare to begin drafting a new budget. The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council on Monday increased this year’s revenue estimate by more than $64 compared to April’s projections, thanks largely to corporate franchise and income […]

Carney’s trip to Super Bowl cost state almost $4,100 for security

DOVER — Gov. John Carney’s trip to Super Bowl 52 in February cost taxpayers $4,087.97. While the governor paid for flights, lodging and tickets for himself and his son Jimmy to attend the game in Minneapolis, he didn’t cover the costs incurred by two state troopers who accompanied him. State records show two members of […]

UD names interim provost Morgan to fill full-time role

DOVER — The University of Delaware announced Monday it has named Robin Morgan provost, making her the first woman to hold the role. Dr. Morgan has been working as interim provost since October. Once she formally assumes the role July 1, she will become the 11th provost in UD’s history. “Over the last seven months, […]