None of the above: Almost 2,100 write-in votes recorded

DOVER — Delaware residents cast 2,093 write-in votes in last month’s election, with about 42 percent of those going to undeclared candidates. Unlike some states, Delaware requires write-in candidates to register beforehand. Those who do not do so are grouped together in an “other” category and votes for them go uncounted. In total, 882 votes went […]

Dover Police seminar to offer tips on getting hired as officer

DOVER — Often due to retirements, the city police force is continuously looking for new officers and hasn’t been at full authorized strength for awhile now. Anyone interested in becoming a candidate to fill the void can attend the Dover Police annual “How to Succeed in the Hiring Process” seminar on Saturday, Jan. 19. The […]

State reminder: Minors can’t buy lottery tickets or receive them as gifts

DOVER — The Delaware Lottery on Tuesday issued reminders about the illegality of minors buying tickets and the perils of receiving them as gifts from adults. No one under age 18 can play Delaware Lottery Instant Games or Draw Games in person or online. Those under 21 can’t bet on the video lottery, sports lottery, […]

Dover City Council honors Sen. Bushweller, Councilman Lewis

DOVER — Brian Bushweller and Brian Lewis are both setting off in different directions in their lives. But before they leave, members of Dover City Council took some time to recognize and honor them for their work both in and for the city of Dover at City Hall on Monday night. Mr. Bushweller has served […]

Inaugural Ladybug Festival in Milford wins Southern Delaware Tourism’s 2018 best new event award

The Ladybug Music Festival – Milford, coordinated by Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI) and Gable Music Ventures in Wilmington, received the Southern Delaware Tourism’s 2018 best new event award. The award was one of four presented at the organization’s Tourism Awards Luncheon on Thursday, December 6. “We’re honored and humbled to be recognized for our work […]

Prison riot trials will continue in January

WILMINGTON — The next trial to decide the fate of inmates charged with perpetrating last year’s prison riot that left a correctional officer dead will begin in early January, according to New Castle County Courthouse staff. Jury selection will begin on Jan. 7, followed by an anticipated trial start date on Jan. 14. In the […]

Purrfect Haven Rescue receives donation from Debbie’s Fund

Purrfect Haven Cat Rescue board members, Joe Rogalsky (far left) and Elizabeth Redden (far right) flank Kristen Mondeaux, PHCR director and Debbie’s Fund President, Dr. Jim Woodland, while receiving a grant check at PHCR adoption center in Dover Petsmart. Many great pets are available at the center. This check marks the fifteenth year Debbie’s Fund […]

Brandywine Valley SPCA’s fifth Mega Adoption Event sets record

HARRINGTON — It is days like last weekend’s Mega Adoption Event at the Delaware State Fairgrounds that reinforces the love of their jobs among staff and volunteers for the Brandywine Valley SPCA. In fact, the fifth Mega Adoption Event hosted by the Brandywine Valley SPCA resulted in record numbers with the adoption of 1,181 pets, […]

Wall of Honor in Harrington vandalized

HARRINGTON — Vandals caused thousands of dollars of damage recently in Harrington by destroying part of the historical society’s Wall of Honor. The brick wall featuring names of loved ones and other local groups on tiles sits behind the Harrington Museum maintained by the Greater Harrington Historical Society. “There were six to eight bricks which […]

Dover man pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder in 2017 shooting in Milford

DOVER — A Dover man potentially faces life in prison after pleading guilty to a second-degree murder charge for summer of 2017 shooting at a Milford apartment complex. Don R. Martinez will learn his sentencing fate on Feb. 1 for the death of Ellendale resident Kevin M. King, 36. Milford Police said at the time […]