Doubling down: Casinos again await tax relief legislation, but the outcome is uncertain

DOVER — As lawmakers enter the final week of the 149th General Assembly, one of the biggest questions still remaining concerns Delaware’s casinos. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 144 would slash the tax rate on table games, suspend the table game license fee and lower the tax rate on slots. It’s been hailed by […]

Clayton man killed by gunfire at Liberty Court Apartments

DOVER — A 41-year-old Clayton man was shot and killed at Liberty Court Apartments at 1289 Walker Road on Friday night, according to Dover Police Department spokesman Master Corp. Mark Hoffman. Dover police responded to Liberty Court for reports of a shooting at around 9:41 p.m. Friday. When officers arrived, they found Sylvester Lee lying […]

Smyrna celebrates 250 years of history

SMYRNA — Before moving to Smyrna Jim Wolfe and his wife would visit the town each year and be amazed by its historical buildings and atmosphere. “It was a sight to see,” he said. “We used to come here at least twice a year because of the historical buildings. Smyrna is a small town and […]

Bill targets maintenance at for-profit cemeteries in Kent County

DOVER — For-profit cemeteries may soon be compelled by law to meet county maintenance regulations or face penalties if they don’t. Backed by a large contingent of Kent County legislators, House Bill 476 will likely be proposed before a House Housing and Community Affairs committee hearing next week and perhaps voted on soon afterward. The […]

Dover councilman Lewis to run for Kent County sheriff

DOVER — Dover City Councilman Brian E. Lewis announced his candidacy for Kent County sheriff in a news release Thursday night. Mr. Lewis, a Democrat, filed for the Row Office position on June 1 at the Board of Elections, a day after incumbent Republican Jason Mollohan filed. A party primary is scheduled for Sept. 6, […]

DelDOT and Dover mark the completion of West Street Trail

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation and the City of Dover cut the ribbon for the newly completed West Street Trail in Dover on Friday. The West Street Trail is an ADA-accessible route for bicyclists and pedestrians to travel through Dover and connect with the Dover Transit Center on Queen Street. The $400,000 trail […]

Delaware panel OKs $769M bond bill, highest in 13 years

DOVER — The Joint Committee on Capital Improvement allocated another $91.4 million to the bond bill Thursday, growing the total of the capital spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year to $768.9 million, the highest in 13 years. The bond bill, which allocates money for roads, bridges, school construction, building maintenance and related projects, is […]

Wesley College receives $1M grant to repurpose old Dover library

DOVER — As Wesley College moves toward the future, it will first breathe new life into a part of the city of Dover’s past. Wesley College got some assistance toward that goal as it announced Thursday the Longwood Foundation has awarded it with a $1 million grant to start a renovation project of the former […]

Post-conviction relief denied to Dover business owner

DOVER — A former downtown Dover businessman’s latest attempt to contest a conviction for fleeing police and causing an injurious accident in 2013 was denied in Superior Court Tuesday. James A. Wilson, declared a habitual offender in court proceedings, sought post-conviction relief for a seven-year prison sentence, but his appeal raised no new issues from […]

Same-day registration and early voting pass Delaware House

DOVER — The Delaware House of Representatives on Thursday approved two bills that would expand voting rights by allowing early voting and same-day registration. Both bills passed solely on Democratic support. They now go to the Senate. House Bill 400, which passed 22-18 with one absent, would allow an individual to register to vote on […]