Cape Henlopen schools will open in hybrid format

LEWES — Hours of testimony from teachers and parents preceded the Cape Henlopen school board’s decision to start the school year in a hybrid model, while also opting to bump the student start date out to Sept. 16. The school board voted 5-2, with Jason Bradley and Bill Collick dissenting.  At the school board meeting […]

Commentary: Cape Henlopen School District seeks constructive conversation on equality

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was sent to Cape Henlopen School District staff, families and community. By Bob Fulton Like many of you, I watched the senseless death of George Floyd two weeks ago and the subsequent frustration and anger boil over into peaceful protests and violence across the country. Events like this are a […]

Cape Henlopen School District to hold operating expense referendum

LEWES — To support increasing enrollment demands, Cape Henlopen School District will head to the polls next month to ask voters to approve a tax hike. The average taxpayer in the county would see a $64 annual increase, said Superintendent Bob Fulton. The polls open March 31 at 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polling locations […]

Confidence grows with winning streak for Cape Henlopen girls

LEWES — Pat Woods remembers something one of his players said before the season. The first-year Cape Henlopen High girls’ basketball coach was talking to his players about their goals for the year. “One of our returners said, ‘I want to be on a team that expects to win, not just be in the game,’” […]

From the sports editor: Robinson still knows how to lead

DOVER — Dave Robinson had been Bill Collick’s sixth-grade football coach. So when Robinson asked Collick to come meet with him in 2010, the former Delaware State coach knew he needed to be there. At the time, Robinson was the interim superintendent at Cape Henlopen and Collick was retired from coaching. Robinson wanted Collick to […]

DIAA honors Dave Robinson with Lifetime Achievement Award: Former Caesar Rodney, Cape Henlopen superintendent has played major sports role

DOVER — In a lot of ways, Dave Robinson could be the poster boy for the DIAA. A standout football lineman for Lewes High, he went on to become a coach and then a high school administrator. But Robinson always stayed involved in athletics, serving on the board of directors and the football state tournament […]

Cape basketball star pleads ‘not guilty’ in brawl

MILFORD — A Cape Henlopen High basketball star pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with the brawl that prematurely ended the game last Thursday night. Randy Rickards Jr., 18, of Milton, was arrested on third-degree assault and disorderly conduct misdemeanors. Charges were filed against him after investigation into the melee that erupted as Cape […]

Racial slurs spray-painted on buses, cars in Lewes area

LEWES — A suspect or suspects are being sought by police after spray-painted profane and racial slurs were reported in several locations throughout the Lewes area, authorities said Monday. Delaware State Police said the criminal mischief occurred on two buses parked near Cape Henlopen High, on a forklift and mobile office trailer located behind Midway […]