Mountaire Farms donation a boost to Delaware Agricultural Museum

DOVER — Mountaire Farms donated $10,000 to the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover recently to help overhaul the poultry exhibit and help honor the late James H. Baxter Jr., a well-known farmer in Sussex County. Mr. Baxter was a farmer in Stockley his entire life. During his career he grew chickens for Mountaire Farms and […]

Poynter’s Tree Farm looks forward to another holiday season after 51 years

Santas and Christmas decorations color Bonnie Poynter’s living room a nice holiday shade of red. But it’s no comparison to the green of the family tree farm or the glitter that catches the lights ever so gently from inside their Christmas shop. Poynter’s Tree Farm has been in business now for 51 years, an accomplishment […]

Businesses bite back after Touch of Italy owner makes foul remarks about downtown Milford

Many business owners in downtown Milford are rallying against comments made by Touch of Italy Owner Robert Ciprietti over the radio recently. Mr. Ciprietti purchased the old M&T Bank building on the corner of Walnut and Front Streets in June 2016, hungry for a Touch of Italy restaurant in the growing city of Milford to […]

Sound Off Delaware

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. Pit bulls Readers had some thoughts after a 4-year-old boy was hospitalized with several lacerations and two adults were seriously injured Sunday after an attack by a pit bull dog allegedly stolen […]

Noble’s Pond residents raise over $16,500 for MS

DOVER — Residents of Noble’s Pond recently came together for the seventh year to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and have fun at the same time. Girls’ Night Out to Fight MS brought together Noble’s Pond residents, members of the Dover community and friends for a light-hearted “Pocketbook Bingo” competition, with entry fees […]

Wedding planning under one ‘barn’ roof at Smokey Hollow Bridal Show

SELBYVILLE — Calling all brides-to-be. Wedding day is a monumental occasion for a couple, family and friends, so obviously planning is paramount. Smokey Hollow — a picturesque wedding venue nestled on a private estate east of Selbyville a short drive from Delaware and Maryland beaches — is the stage that will bring wedding planning together […]

New i.g. Burton facility to open in Milford

  MILFORD — i.g. Burton & Company Inc., has broken ground for their new state-of-the-art Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Fiat facility in Milford. The new building will be one of the first in the United States to feature a Jeep-alone dealership, and the only one of its kind on Delmarva. “When we started working […]

Lidl closes on $3.4M Dover site acquisition

DOVER — Lidl — a German discount supermarket chain — closed on a $3.4 million purchase of a long-vacant stretch of U.S. 13 from 122 to 162 N. DuPont Highway in Dover last week, according to Charles Rodriguez of R&R Commercial Realty. It’s anticipated that the roughly 7.5 acre parcel will be the site of […]

SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Amazon pay raise

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. Amazon, which has faced political and economic pressure to raise pay for thousands of employees, is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month and […]

COMMENTARY: Highlighting economic growth for Hispanic-Americans

Since 1968, this nation has officially observed the cultures and traditions of those, like me, who trace their heritage to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. First recognized by President Lyndon Johnson and Congress with a week-long celebration, and now spanning Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, National […]