Storm causes closings; Dagsboro woman dies in Del. 1 crash

DOVER — Though snow fell heavily for several hours in the late morning on Wednesday — mostly in the north part and middle of the state — the winter storm was less severe than expected by most accounts. A 35-year-old Dagsboro woman died after losing control of her vehicle in the snow on Del. 1 […]

Delaware Democrats strongly oppose Trump’s emergency declaration

DOVER — Some of Delaware’s top officials are blasting President Donald Trump’s recent declaration of a national emergency that would allow him to redirect billions in federal funding to build a wall along the nation’s southern border. After Congress did not pass legislation providing $5 billion for construction of a border wall, the White House […]

Meeting a wash: Issues delay Tommy Car Wash approval on site of former Kirby & Holloway restaurant

DOVER — A proposed Tommy Car Wash to be built on the former site of the Kirby & Holloway family restaurant at 656 North DuPont Highway has run into some possible complications, as it is partly subject to the city of Dover’s Source Water Protection Overlay Zone (SWPOZ). Ironically, ensuring clean water at the location […]

Central Delaware NAACP interim head eyes increased membership

DOVER — The Central Delaware National Association for the Advancement of Colored People branch has 108 members. Newly-announced interim president Tracy Palmer definitely wants to increase that number. “We’d like to add more active participants,” she said Wednesday. A proactive recruiting approach and impactful mission must first start from within, Ms. Palmer said. “The biggest […]

Winter storm causes closings, accidents

DOVER — Though snow fell heavily for several hours in the late morning — mostly in the north part and middle of the state — the winter storm was less severe than expected by most accounts. “The storm underperformed according to the earlier forecasts and moved out sooner than expected,” said DelDOT spokesman C.R. McLeod. […]

Schools close ahead of weather, snowfall to continue

DOVER — The forecast snow started falling around 9 a.m. mid-state and is expected to continue intermittently until around 4 p.m., when it’s expected to turn to rain, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Both the winter weather advisory and hazardous weather outlook the weather service declared remains in effect […]

Final chapter: Last general bookstore in Kent closing

DOVER — It was far from an easy decision, but Ginny Jewell has decided to get rid of 80,000 or so of her closest friends. Those close friends just so happen to be books, which have led to many other lasting human relationships over the past several years, as Mrs. Jewell announced last weekend that […]

State joins lawsuit against emergency wall declaration

WILMINGTON — Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings has joined 15 other attorneys general in a lawsuit to block President Trump’s unilateral spending of federal defense funds for construction of a border security wall under the category of an emergency, according to a Department of Justice news release. The complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief was […]

Two Dover eateries cited after health inspections

DOVER — One Kent County eatery has since reopened following a failed inspection last week, while another remains closed pending a permit application. Charleys Philly Steaks in the Dover Mall was cited by the Delaware Division of Public Health for roach infestation — adults and juveniles — during a routine inspection on Feb. 12, a […]

State officials push plans to reduce health care costs

DOVER — The budget-writing Joint Finance Committee began digging into the Department of Health and Social Services’ proposed budget Tuesday, the first of three days dedicated to the agency. One of the most expansive state entities, DHSS has almost $1.2 billion allocated to it in the current fiscal year — about 28 percent of the […]