Chaka Khan to play Dover Downs

DOVER — Singer-songwriter Chaka Khan will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting doverdowns.com. Prices range from $50-$115. During her career, Ms. Khan has 10 number one songs on the Billboard charts, seven RIAA-certified gold […]

Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis replacing Frankie’s at Dover Downs

DOVER — Dover Downs officials announced Wednesday that the existing Frankie’s Italian Restaurant willl soon become Jerry Longo’s Meatballs & Martinis. Longo’s brand originated in the Historic Federal Hill area in Providence, Rhode Island, where owner Jerry Longo, along with his culinary team, created a menu of “Italian Soul Food”. Longo restaurants are known to […]

Win Tickets to the Meals on Wheels Sip & Savor Event

The Delaware State News is proud to sponsor the Meals on Wheels Delaware Sip & Savor event. Held at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Friday, September 6, 2019, this End of Summer Party will feature interactive chef stations, craft beer tastings, wine & spirits, live music, Battle of the DJs, and their ever-popular silent […]

Letter to the Editor: Kudos to Dover Downs’ anniversary

I enjoyed reading the history of Dover Downs and the people who made it happen. When I arrived at Dover AFB as a young airman in 1968 I recall the two big projects being talked about were the new Blue Hen Mall, now the corporate center, and the racetrack at Dover Downs. I later watched […]

Timeline highlights horse racing at Dover Downs

· March 8, 1969: The first event is hosted at Dover Downs, a thoroughbred horse racing card. Thoroughbred meets continued in the spring through 1974. · Nov. 10, 1969: The first night of harness racing is held. Harness racing meets have been held every fall and winter since. On opening night, Dover Downs was the […]

Magic markers: Dover International Speedway, horse track get historical designations

DOVER — A unique racing facility such as Dover International Speedway deserves an equally unique Delaware historical marker. That’s exactly what it received from the state on Thursday morning — not one, but two historical markers — noting the sprawling entertainment complexes’ legendary mile-long NASCAR racetrack, as well as the five-eighths mile horse racing track […]

War to bring classic sounds to Dover Dec. 6

DOVER  – War, the multi-platinum-selling funk group that has been on the music scene for almost five decades, will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday at noon, and can be purchased by visiting doverdowns.com. Prices range from $35-$55. War has sold […]

Sound Off Delaware: Casino open on Christmas

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. For the first time since Delaware approved slot machines in 1994 you can legally gamble on Christmas. Included in the casino relief bill approved at the end of June was a little-noticed […]

Sound Off Delaware: Federal shutdown, Dover Downs

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. Federal shutdown? President Donald Trump told congressional Republicans Thursday he would not sign a bill to fund the government because it doesn’t include money for his border wall with Mexico, throwing the […]

Letter to the Editor: We all should salute Smyrna Police Department

  A recent article informed us that a mental health clinician began riding with a Smyrna police officer recently, providing the department with an additional tool to determine if someone is in crisis and needs substance use or mental health treatment. The partnership between the Smyrna Police Department and Connections Community Support Programs began earlier […]