Kids lend a hand to help improve Murphey School

Over 50 kids ages 14 to 18 showed that motivation trumps experience while sprucing up the Elizabeth W. Murphey School last week. Teenagers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered at the Dover foster care school Thursday for their annual conference, focused on an impactful service project that provided “whatever the school […]

Water main break affects Walker Road area

DOVER — A major water main break that occurred on Walker Road near Bicentennial Village on Thursday created one-way traffic and spiced up the morning and evening commutes for many residents in the area. It also left some people in neighborhoods and businesses around the site of the break without water for much of the […]

East Division Street roadwork to cause detours

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation’s contractor George & Lynch began work on curb repairs on East Division Street and U.S. 13 on Monday. DelDOT is expecting shoulder closures for the repairs on East Division Street street from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. from now until Saturday. However, the project will intensify as Division […]

Grant will help NCALL restore 9 properties in downtown Dover

DOVER — NCALL’s Restoring Central Dover initiative got a big boost on Tuesday when the organization announced it has received $150,000 in capital funding from the Welfare Foundation to support its redevelopment work in blighted areas downtown. “The Welfare Foundation has been an important and consistent supporter of NCALL’s housing and community development work in […]

New Business: ShopRite looking to expand in Dover

DOVER — ShopRite may be the answer when it comes to filling the large empty retail space at the south end of the North Dover Center, which was vacated by Acme at the beginning of June. ShopRite officials said they are looking at that location, as well as three others in Dover, as a possible […]

Founder of Interfaith Mission nominated for parole board

DOVER — When an unexpected call from the governor’s office arrived recently, Herb Konowitz was ready and quite able to do his duty. A longtime advocate for the homeless and a founder of the Dover Interfaith Mission, the 81-year-old Mr. Konowitz was well suited to join the Delaware Board of Parole, pending state Senate confirmation. […]

Smyrna man charged with vehicular homicide in death of Dover woman

DOVER — A 40-year-old woman died after being struck by a vehicle in a rear alley on New Castle Avenue early Wednesday morning, Dover Police said. Gerald Medkeff, 36, of Smyrna, was charged with second-degree vehicular homicide following an incident at approximately 2:22 a.m., authorities said. Moneca Saunders became lodged under his vehicle, police said, […]

Man injured in Dover shooting

DOVER — A 22-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his right arm early Thursday morning in the Dover area’s fifth reported shooting incident in a month. According to Dover Police, the man suffered a non-life threatening injury and was transported by private vehicle to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital for treatment. Police responded to the area […]

‘First Saturday’ to feature various patriotic traditions

DOVER — DNREC’s First State Heritage Park will explore “Patriotic Traditions” as its theme for the First State Heritage Park’s monthly “First Saturday in the First State” in July. The program will feature a variety of free events and activities. The John Bell House and Kent County Courthouse will give special focus to the African-American […]

State details mold issues with Dover corporate center

  DOVER — The State of Delaware paid $3,184 for mold testing in leased Child Support Services office space last year and officials said this week that moving costs are expected to total approximately $40,000. Pettinaro Management LLC agreed to terminate a lease after a June 8 discussion with Division of Facilities Management Director Mike […]