Trump says US, China have reached deal; Sunday tariffs off

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. has canceled plans to impose new tariffs on $160 billion worth of Chinese imports Sunday as part of a modest interim agreement that de-escalates a 17-month trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. The United States is also reducing existing import taxes on […]

Letter to the Editor: Angola convenience store a risky proposal

It was with a heavy heart that we read the responses by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Department of Transportation regarding the proposed gas station and convenience store at the intersection of John J. William Highway and Angola Road. After reviewing the answers to questions posed by numerous organizations and members […]

Speak Out: For the dogs

Every month, the state publishes a list of proposed changes to regulations, which, unlike laws, can be adjusted by a state agency rather than the General Assembly. Among the items on December’s list is one stating DPH intends to replace the Delaware food regulations with the federal 2017 food code, with a few alterations. The […]

Rigby’s Karate Academy owners bowing out

DOVER — Reese and Judy Rigby are headed on a well-earned “warm vacation” after their karate school, Rigby’s Karate Academy, closes its doors for the last time Dec. 23. Mr. Rigby or Sensei, as his wife and students lovingly call him, has been teaching Isshin-Ryuū karate for 47 years, a form of karate deriving from […]

Black Friday kicks off nationwide scramble in a shorter shopping season

NEW YORK — Black Friday enthusiasts woke up before dawn and traveled cross-state to their favorite malls in search of hot deals, kicking off a shortened shopping season that intensified the scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But at some malls, shoppers were surprised at the relatively light crowds, which pointed to the ever-growing popularity of […]

Stores reach out to early birds for Black Friday sales

As Black Friday approaches, and spills into Thanksgiving evening, how employers approach the holiday varies. According to the National Federation of Retail, 165.3 million people will likely be hitting the sales between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday. The most shoppers — an estimated 114.6 million — will head out on Black Friday itself. Cyber Monday […]

Angola convenience store proposal is an inconvenience

Soon our Sussex County Council will vote on a conditional use application, affectionately known in the Angola area as CU2176, that would allow a 7-Eleven franchise to be built on the corner of Angola Road and Route 24. Let’s be clear, this is not a 7-Eleven (problem), it is a 24-7-365 inconvenience that we do […]

Longtime ‘bikini bar’ in Dover closes

DOVER — Chase Lounge, a Dover adult entertainment bar, closed its doors permanently as of early November. According to the owner of the Brenford Plaza shopping center, Vincenzo “Vinny” Maddalena, the bar owner decided not to renew his lease. “I guess he had another similar bar somewhere else in Pennsylvania and he just didn’t renew […]

Santa Claus to ring in the holidays, Small Business Saturday in Milford

Downtown Milford, Inc, the city of Milford and local businesses invite you to celebrate small businesses with the 10th Annual ‘Small Business Saturday’ on Saturday, Nov. 30 beginning at 11 a.m. in Milford’s Historic Downtown. Small Business Saturday will highlight downtown businesses, restaurants, and the local arts community. Small Business Saturday is the kick-off to […]

Where Pigs Fly sticks a fork in it after 26 years

DOVER — There’s just two precious days left to savor the signature hickory smoked pulled pork barbecue at Where Pigs Fly. The family-owned restaurant with the iconic sign at 617 East Loockerman Street is closing permanently when the food runs out Saturday. Husband and wife owners Tom and Kelly Devine announced the closure on Facebook […]