Loockerman Way Plaza redevelopment coming, just at a slower pace

DOVER — A meeting of the Downtown Dover Partnership board of directors in Dover’s City Hall Conference room on Tuesday morning revealed many parts that continue to move forward slowly but promise to eventually have a major impact on the city’s landscape. Among those key parts is the eventual construction of a pair of mixed-use […]

Run/walk to support Dover’s Knapp set for Saturday

DOVER – Ben Knapp is a magnet for Campus Community School students. Once or twice a week, first-graders flock to him during 30-minute visits. They read letters, self-authored children’s stories and books to him and he answers “yes” and “no” questions with hand squeezes. Rehabilitation from a 2011 brain injury continues, and wheelchair-bound 24-year-old Ben […]

Discard unused medications on Drug Take-Back Day

DOVER ‑— Delaware will hold its 18th Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. Expired or unused medications can be discarded at 24 locations statewide between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Organized nationally by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Drug Take-Back Day is operated locally by the Division of Public Health. The twice-a-year event is aimed at reducing […]

Little Creek pier opens: Town eyes future as destination location

LITTLE CREEK — It was a great day for the town. If plans materialize, Little Creek’s future will follow suit. The new boating and fishing access area officially opened early Tuesday afternoon with at least one eager angler heading toward the water with pole. More visitors are expected with a new single-lane boat ramp and […]

AP source: Biden to announce 2020 bid on Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season, former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his presidential campaign on Thursday. The move, confirmed by a person familiar with his plans, sets up the 76-year-old lifelong politician as a front-runner in the crowded Democratic contest as the party fights […]

100 years of Delaware State Fair tradition honored

DOVER — Honoring its proud tradition, while not being afraid to move forward with the changing times, is what keeps the Delaware State Fair an annual must-see event every summer in the heat of Harrington. R. Ronald Draper, president of the Delaware State Fair, said those are the biggest reasons why the Delaware State Fair […]

Life at Fort Miles during WWII comes to life at ‘Delaware Goes to War’

LEWES — In spring 1945, Hitler’s Third Reich was in collapse and island-hopping American forces were zeroing in on the Japanese mainland. The end of World War II was in sight. On Saturday, Germany’s surrender and Victory in Europe will receive another living history salute at Delaware Goes to War at Fort Miles in Cape […]

Blood Bank emergency is declared

DELMARVA – The Blood Bank of Delmarva is holding major blood drives, as they declare a blood emergency. They are calling on all residents to help replenish blood reserves. Each of the seven blood drives is open to the public and everyone who can is encouraged to donate. Last week, BBD announced a critical shortage, […]

Smyrna’s legendary athlete and merchant Gene Handsberry dies

SMYRNA — A local legend passed away last Thursday, never to be forgotten. Gene Handsberry was a loving family man, Korean War veteran, baseball star, bank president and Smyrna Sporting Goods owner for 50 years. He died at age 90 surrounded by family and left the world with the community’s great respect. Brian Brown bought […]

Panel approves another boost to Delaware revenue estimates

NEW CASTLE — Delaware’s official government revenue estimates continue to climb as the time nears for lawmakers to begin marking up a proposed $4.4 billion operating budget for next year. The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council on Monday increased its revenue estimate for the current fiscal year by $37.9 million compared to its March […]