Dover on board with skate park

DOVER — It appears as if a push to have a skate park built in one of Dover’s city parks remains very much alive after receiving support from members of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Community Enhancement Committee Tuesday night. A skate park was one of several amenities listed on the Schutte Park Master Plan […]

Crowds join the fun at Comic Con

DOVER — There was no looking out of place, it just wasn’t possible. For seven hours on a hot Saturday the sixth annual Dover Comic Con drew waves of costumed heroes, heroines and villains, one and all. Pushing a stroller, Kayla Ruhm dressed as the fictional Poison Ivy from DC Comics. She was joined by […]

Guns in Delaware: After several attempts, gun control legislation seems unlikely, for now

DOVER — Several factors would seem to make conditions in Delaware ripe for gun control. So why does Delaware stand in such sharp contrast to other heavily Democratic East Coast states, including its neighbor Maryland? An ambitious attempt to place new restrictions on firearms went up in flames earlier this year, sparking outrage on both […]

Firefighters, EMS personnel step to plate to support Delaware Burn Camp

SEAFORD — Delmarva fire service and emergency service personnel are again stepping to the plate to help enhance the healing process for young burn victims. Seventeen teams from Delaware and Maryland are battling it out this weekend at the Seaford Sports Complex in the Fire Fighters Softball Tournament benefitting Delaware Burn Camp, hosted by the […]

Crime fears spark call for more police

DOVER — Residents would like more patrols rolling through the neighborhood. Delaware State Police are all for it. The reality is, however, that funding limits what everyone wants and added law enforcement comes through higher taxes, officials say. On Thursday night Kent County area residents expressed themselves to troopers, who acknowledged well-founded concerns and budget […]

Health service groups in Sussex seek merger

SEAFORD — Two neighboring health care entities on the Delaware/Maryland border have entered the regulatory process to become a single health care affiliation. A Delaware health care review committee Aug. 8 addressed the Peninsula Regional Health System Certificate of Public Review application in its proposed affiliation with Nanticoke Health Services. “We are continuing through the […]

More arrests in Milford vehicle thefts case

MILFORD — Arrests rose to 10 as the investigation into eight vehicle thefts from the i.g. Burton dealership continued. Milford police announced charges against three juveniles late Thursday night, while Dover police released information on seven other suspects this week. The vehicle thefts were reported at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday. Milford police spokesman Det. Timothy Maloney […]

DE Turf forum on Kent County lodging tax spurs lively debate

DOVER — The public forum held Thursday night by the DE Turf sports complex’s management to discuss the proposed Kent County lodging tax drew several dozen attendees to Polytech High School, where more than 20 attendees voiced support and opposition for the plan. At issue was the recently passed state legislation that allows Kent County […]

Sussex emergency department plans halted

DOVER — It appears an emergency department will not be coming to the greater Georgetown area in the immediate future. The Delaware Health Resources Board Thursday denied Beebe Healthcare’s application to build a freestanding emergency department on Del. 404 just west of U.S. 113 about a mile from Beebe’s primary care and walk-in facility in […]

Splash pad in the works for Dover Park

DOVER — While the size and location of a potential indoor recreational facility at Dover Park remains an unanswered question, many other aspects of the revitalization of the park off White Oak Road — including a splash pad for children — received answers. The Council Committee of the Whole’s Parks, Recreation and Community Enhancement Committee […]