State officials on the lookout for COVID-19 variant

WILMINGTON — Delaware Division of Public Health officials are keeping their eyes peeled for the emerging variant of the COVID-19 virus. “We are certainly looking for it,” said DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay. “We have not found the variant yet.” The new variant of the virus was first discovered in the United Kingdom and has […]

Delaware receives largest number of vaccine doses yet

DOVER — Delaware received its largest shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to date this week. The Delaware Division of Public Health reported an additional 16,100 doses received on Tuesday. This brings the total amount of vaccine received so far to 75,050, as of Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. All of the newly arrived doses were of the […]

Portion of Sand Hill Road closing for roundabout construction

GEORGETOWN — A portion of Sand Hill Road will be closed later this month through early spring for installation of a roundabout as part of the Georgetown East Gateway Improvements Project. The Delaware Department of Transportation announced the closure Tuesday. It is scheduled for 7 a.m. Jan. 25 to 7 p.m. April 16, weather permitting. […]

Native of Cambridge named acting chief of U.S. Capitol police

WASHINGTON — A member of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School’s class of 1991 has been appointed acting chief of the U.S. Capitol police.Yogananda D. Pittman moved into the post after the resignation of former chief Steven A. Sund following last week’s breach of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. The appointment was met […]

Delaware adds 14 deaths to COVID-19 count

DOVER — After a review of Vital Statistics records, the Delaware Division of Public Health added 14 newly reported COVID-19-related deaths to Delaware’s rolls. This brings the total of COVID-19 -related deaths to 986. The DPH said the eaths uncovered in the review were “mainly from November and December.” The 14 deaths ranged in age […]

Zwaanendael Museum seeks plastic recyclables

LEWES — The Zwaanendael Museum, located at 102 Kings Highway in Lewes, is currently seeking donations of plastic bottles and bags that will be used to offset the purchase price of a recycled plastic bench that will be placed outside the front entrance of the museum.Receptacles for collecting the materials, one for plastic bottles and […]

Virtual caffeine and cover crop event to be held Jan. 14

GEORGETOWN — A virtual caffeine and cover crop event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.Keith Berns, co-owner of Green Cover Seed will discuss cover crop diversity, rotation and species. This event is free and preregistration is required. Registered attendees will receive an email with the event link upon registration. […]

MLK Sussex welcomes participation in celebration

LEWES — The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Organization Sussex County Inc. invites public participate in the 29th annual Commemorative Weekend Celebration honoring the slain civil rights leader, Jan. 16 through 18.Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional parade and annual banquet will not be held. Throughout the weekend, participation is encouraged in […]

New police station coming? Milford residents to vote on proposal Jan. 26

MILFORD — Residents have an important decision to make later this month. The city of Milford’s plan to borrow up to $20 million and raise city property taxes to fund construction of a new police station will be decided by voters in a Jan. 26 referendum. Chief Kenneth Brown of the Milford Police Department naturally […]

Up to the COVID challenge: TenderBones returns its homemade flair to Dover eating scene

DOVER — That old familiar voice of Clint “Chef Bones” Harris is ringing out from the kitchen again at TenderBones Rib Shack, singing out to customers “When you get home, you’re gonna eat some TenderBoooones!” Mr. Harris, who opened his TenderBones location at Dover last spring at the former home of Where Pigs Fly at […]