STEM igloos made by Appoquinimink students

MIDDLETOWN — It was a feat of engineering – Engineering is the ‘E’ in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – for the groups of first- and second-graders in the Appoquinimink School District who assembled their very own igloos for the winter. The igloos — constructed out of plastic milk or water jugs and […]

Small Business Saturday helps warm up holiday spirit in Milford

MILFORD — Small Business Saturday offers a welcomed and unique spin on holiday spending a decade in the making. It began 10 years ago with American Express leading the charge by encouraging shoppers to give their hard earn money to smaller, hometown businesses with the help of a designated day. Now, entrepreneurs and shoppers alike […]

Dover finalizing new comprehensive plan

DOVER – The Dover Comprehensive Plan, basically the blueprint for the city’s vision and roadmap of its future and development for the next decade, is nearing completion and will be unveiled to the public later this month. The city’s Planning Department has been working on the plan for the past year-and-a-half and is in the […]

4 Dover teens arrested for alleged drugs, gang activity

DOVER — Four Dover-area teenagers were arrested by Dover police for their alleged involvement in selling drugs and illegal gang participation on Thursday afternoon, according to Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman, spokesman for the Dover Police Department. Jahheam Taylor, 19, of Dover, William Johnson, 17, of Dover, Marydel’s Demetrius Cave-Martin, 17, and Dover’s David Jones, 17, […]

Dover celebrates the Fourth of July

DOVER — Nothing unites more than a gigantic birthday celebration, if only for a short time. Larry Thomas and his family strolled around The Green on Fourth of July morning, relishing another Independence Day. “This day centers around the beginning, the birth of our country so everyone shares the same spirit,” the Laurel, Maryland resident […]

Beebe Healthcare unveils national search for next president/CEO

LEWES — Beebe Healthcare’s board of directors has announced a search committee and partnership with a national executive search firm to appoint its next president/chief executive officer. Witt/Kieffer, based in Bethesda, Maryland, will assist the search committee comprised of Beebe Healthcare board members in this selection. “While the role of the Board will be to […]

County to brief public on US 13 sewer repair project in Dover

DOVER — Kent County Public Works will conduct several public meetings to explain details of a five-month long, $8.4 million sewer rehabilitation project set for U.S. 13 in Dover. The project is expected to begin next week. The cause of the problem is an aging 1970s-era concrete sewer pipe that runs under the U.S. 13 […]

State seeks volunteers to help kids at Family Court hearings

DOVER — Help wanted, especially in Kent and New Castle counties. Seeking paralegals, retired educators, nurses, therapists and other professionals, background check and some training required. For months the Office of the Child Advocate has pushed to add volunteers to assist foster care children in Family Court cases. While candidates frequently contact the Court Appointed […]