New business: Dairy Queen coming to north Dover

DOVER — Local entrepreneur Tajesh Patel announced he’ll be opening a Dairy Queen in the coming months in the Shoppes at Fieldstone shopping center in North Dover. Mr. Patel, who owns 12 Verizon and two Fix Ur Crack stores in the region, believes the location he selected needed additional “food options.” He opened the new […]

State police searching for Dover shooting suspect

DOVER — Delaware State Police are attempting to locate a 28-year-old Dover man, who is wanted in connection with a shooting that took place at a Dover-area Royal Farms on Saturday afternoon. Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin said the initial investigation determined that at approximately 1:07 p.m., Saturday, Anthony P. Taylor was […]

Unfortunate hotspot: Dover to fight opioid epidemic with Community Response Teams

DOVER — The city of Dover has been identified — unfortunately — as a hotspot for opioid overdose deaths in Delaware. That was the main reason why Kristan McIntosh met with Dover’s Parks, Recreation and Community Enhancement Committee earlier this month at City Hall as she introduced its members to the concept of forming a […]

Speak Out: Armed guards in Dover Public Library

Dover City Manager Donna Mitchell said the city of Dover needs to devise a plan to address public safety at the Dover Public Library in order to win back all the public’s trust in patronizing the library. Mrs. Mitchell proposed hiring a full-time armed security guard for the library at the Council Committee of the […]

Letter to the Editor: Getting a ‘fair return’ in Dover

Magnolia resident James Frazier’s skewed views (“Wesley College caught up in ‘legislative mathematics,’” July 19, 2019) and poor math regarding the old city library being turned over to Wesley college for $1 plus a contribution of $1.05 million from the state legislature’s local Community Transportation allotment, deserves another perspective. Keep in mind that 30% of […]

Proposed Dover lodging tax on tonight’s council agenda

DOVER — The city of Dover and Kent County each have lodging tax bills on their respective tables, which — if both pass, and added to the 8 percent lodging tax already being charged by the state of Delaware — would raise the lodging tax on hotels, motels and tourist homes in Dover to 14 […]

Letter to the Editor: Lodging tax questions

Sunday’s State News article, “Lodging tax hikes…” where Kent County and Dover plan on implementing a 3% tax each on lodging, with Kent County’s estimated $950,000 would directly benefit the Kent County Regional Sports Complex Corp. This is a self-described “nonprofit public/private partnership” that owns DE Turf sports complex near Frederica, and means that this […]

Speak Out: Proposed lodging taxes

In late June, Delaware’s General Assembly passed two separate bills that gave the green light to Kent County and the city of Dover each to impose an additional 3 percent lodging tax on hotels, motels and tourist homes. • Time to vote out any who voted for this ridiculous added tax, which benefits only certain […]

Scenic Delaware: In bloom

Joe Parks of Dover took this photo of morning glories in bloom at Shortwood Gardens, aka the backyard garden of Joe and Tonda Parks in Bicentennial Village on June 25.

Councilman Slavin offers plan for new indoor facility at Dover Park

DOVER — Tim Slavin, a Dover city councilman, believes he might have found a possible way to bring back a long-sought after indoor recreation/meeting facility for Dover Park on the east side of the city. Councilman Slavin revealed his idea during the Council Committee of the Whole’s Parks, Recreation and Community Enhancement Committee meeting inside […]

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