Sound Off Delaware: Dover parking

In a recent Commentary, Delaware State University professor Dr. Samuel Hoff offered a suggestion that instead of a Dover parking garage, the city utilize a combination of two ground-level covered parking areas with free spaces at each end of downtown along with Park-and-Ride buses, which would offer transportation back and forth, • Agree 100 percent. […]

Christiansen files for re-election as Dover mayor

DOVER — The past four years have given Dover Mayor Robin R. Christiansen a chance to work hand in hand on the city’s most pressing issues alongside members of city council. Mayor Christiansen said he has seen optimism grow due to improvements that have been made within the city over the last four years in […]

Holy Cross School to host series of open houses

DOVER — Holy Cross School will be hosting a series of open houses. • Family Open House – Sunday, Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For those wishing to enroll in all grades for the 2019 – 2020 school year: Prospective students and their families are invited to meet teachers and students. Tours […]

Pedal push: Senator Bikeway to go into motion

DOVER — The Senator Bikeway, an estimated 3.5-mile route for bicyclists that will eventually stretch from Dover High School in west Dover all the way to U.S. 13 by Dunkin Donuts, is showing signs of kicking into high gear in 2019. The city of Dover, in conjunction with the Delaware Department of Transportation, recently sent […]

State police probe Dover home invasion, shooting

  DOVER — A Maryland man was shot Saturday in an apparent home invasion in a Dover mobile home park. Delaware State Police said the incident occurred at 5:57 p.m. when troopers were dispatched to the 200 block of Kentwood Drive, Kentwood Mobile Home Park for a report of a home invasion and shooting. Upon […]

Commentary: Dover parking policy on wrong path to success

Let’s get real. While not questioning the motives of Dover public officials, the just-announced parking rules for downtown are confusing, while the prospect of a parking garage is unnecessary. In short, the city of Dover is at a crucial juncture with this infrastructure issue. If I understand the present rules involving fewer free spaces, more […]

Lindell seeking re-election to Dover’s 1st District council seat

DOVER — Matthew J. Lindell has filed a nominating petition seeking re-election to his 1st District seat on Dover City Council. Councilman Lindell was first elected in May 2017 in a special election held after Jim Hosfelt Jr. vacated his council seat following his election as a commissioner on the Kent County Levy Court. This […]

Charges filed after Dover boy, 1, dies

DOVER – A 1-year-old boy died after suffering multiple serious injuries while in the care of a 28-year-old man Wednesday, Dover Police said. Edjuan Blackshear was arrested and charged with child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, and authorities said additional charges were pending and will be released at a later time. Mr. […]

Dover’s First Fridays initiative aims to warm up winter blues

DOVER — Business owners in downtown Dover are always looking for a spark in the cold, barren winter months that will entice shoppers and the community to come into their stores and eat at their restaurants. The Downtown Dover Partnership, under the leadership of new Executive Director Diane Laird, has stepped up to answer the […]

Dover’s King Buffet reopens after public health violations

DOVER — Management for an eatery temporarily shuttered for public health violations in late 2018 vowed Thursday to maintain state-mandated cleanliness requirements moving forward. Plumbing infrastructure at King Buffet was upgraded as well, manager Maggie Jiang said. The establishment was closed on Dec. 19 following an inspection and reopened Dec. 26 when violations were corrected, […]