Blunt Rochester talks black history with Milford students

MILFORD — There’s power in writing, U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester told students at Banneker Elementary School Tuesday. “Writing is so important. You can write your own history,” she said to a group of fourth-grade students. “You can start your own history book about your life.” The thread of writing as power wove through Rep. […]

Dover’s St. Patrick’s Parade to be a week later this year

DOVER — A lack of volunteers for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dover on its traditional date — the weekend before the Irish-themed holiday — had put the parade committee in a bit of a quandary. However, after seeking input from volunteers, participants and business owners, parade committee members elected to move the […]

One dead in Bowers Beach residential blaze

BOWERS BEACH – An 87-year-old man died in a house trailer fire reported just after midnight Tuesday in the unit block of GRM Drive off Bowers Beach Road, authorities said. Flames were engulfing the structure as the Bowers Fire Co. arrived, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal spokesman Michael G. Chionchio. Firefighters found the victim […]

Dover resident gets taste of presidential campaigning

DOVER — Regardless of your political leanings, it’s probably not hyperbole to say the 2020 presidential election is likely one of the most impactful in the history of the United States. The country could look very different just a few years from now depending on who wins the White House in November. Whether it’s President […]

New Smyrna Senior Center set to serve community

SMYRNA — It was just the opening act of Tejumade “TJ” Famakinwa’s overall vision when she strolled into the Smyrna Senior Center after its doors opened to seniors for the first time Monday morning. When Ms. Famakinwa, the center’s director, walked into Suite 104 inside the Smyrna Health and Wellness Center at 100 S. Main […]

Wet pond, pedestrian work slated in Bethany Beach

BETHANY BEACH — The Delaware Department of Transportation announces that their contractor A-Del Construction Company Inc. will begin a Transportation Alternative Program for water quality improvements to the Anchorage Canal drainage area, including intersection improvements to the Del. 1/Coastal Highway, Pennsylvania Avenue and Westway Drive Intersection. The work includes construction of a wet pond, construction […]

Rising water: Dover city manager looking to up rates

DOVER — Residents who pay to use the city of Dover water/wastewater utilities have been enjoying some of the lowest fees in the state over the past decade, according to City Manager Donna Mitchell. However, in trying to keep up with aging infrastructure and other cost increases, Mrs. Mitchell recommended to members of the Utility […]

Jones files for another term as Sussex Clerk of the Peace

GEORGETOWN –— Sussex County native Norman “Jay” Jones is seeking re-election as Sussex County Clark of the Peace, the post he has held since taking that row office in January 2017. “I am a true native of Sussex County. I have roots in the county, experienced and the experience to be your Clerk of the […]

Mayor, city council races loom in Seaford election on April 18

SEAFORD — Contested races are on the horizon for mayor and two council seats in the city of Seaford’s April 18 municipal election. As of Thursday, current city councilman James King and Mayor David Genshaw have filed for the mayoral post. For council, Alan Cranston, Jose Santos and incumbent Dan Henderson are seeking the two […]

New Dover police chief ‘a seasoned veteran’: Johnson brings solid experience from Pa.

DOVER — He arrives from an ethnically diverse community, with at least 50 different languages spoken and residents representing 65 countries, Upper Darby Township Police Department Superintendent Timothy M. Bernhardt says. New Dover Police Chief Thomas A. Johnson Jr. started as an Upper Darby patrol officer in May 1996, then ascended into an array of […]