Too old to run? Biden wrestles with age as he eyes 2020 run

As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he’s too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president. The discussions suggest Biden is aware that his age may be the biggest hurdle to […]

Home sweet home: Artists give Santa’s house in Milford ‘a little extra Christmas magic’

Local artists brought their magic to downtown Milford this holiday season one simple task at a time, giving the Santa House a new spark. “The Santa House sort of fell into the design committee’s lap through Downtown Milford, Inc. for various reasons. We decided since it was kind of a sad, sterile Santa House in […]

Harry K Foundation sponsors 500 Christmas meal boxes

“Let’s play Jenga,” a volunteer exclaimed Friday morning as he prepared to pack more cases of food inside the vehicle of a school official from the parking lot at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford Branch. The Harry K Foundation sponsored Christmas meal boxes filled with a feast to soon be distributed to 500 families […]

Where’s the B.E.E.F.?

By Airman 1st Class Dedan Dials DOVER — Prime B.E.E.F. Day is not a holiday that the Dover Air Force Base sets aside once a year to give praise to delicious cuts of meat; it’s a once-a-month function that the men and women in the Prime B.E.E.F. (Base Emergency Engineer Force) office lead. Over 200 […]

Delaware legislators  file Equal Rights Amendment ahead of January return

DOVER — Delaware could have an Equal Rights Amendment in a matter of weeks. Lawmakers on Thursday filed House Bill 1, a proposal that would add to the state constitution a line reading, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex.” An identical measure passed the General […]

St. Francis appears set to take over Dover’s ambulance contract

  DOVER — It appears as if Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen and Dover City Council will get their wish of an increased level of service, and at a surprisingly low cost, when it comes to ambulance crews serving the city of Dover. After receiving completed addendums to the Request for Proposal from four bidders, city […]

Center for the Inland Bays applauds Sussex’s new wetlands ordinance

GEORGETOWN — An ordinance recently passed by the Sussex County Council that subtracts acreage from a development’s buildable area will protect the county’s tidal wetlands and tidal tributary streams, according to the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. Until now, Sussex County’s calculation for a development’s “gross buildable area” has been calculated using the total […]

Judge denies Smyrna School District appeal on expulsion

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  SMYRNA — Affirming earlier findings of an unwarranted student expulsion last year, a judge denied a Smyrna Board of Education appeal earlier this week. On Tuesday in Superior Court, Judge Andrea L. Rocanelli agreed with the Delaware Board of Education’s finding that “substantial evidence did not exist to support the Smyrna School Board’s decision […]

Best Bets: Capital Ringers to make music in Milton

The Capital Ringers are on the move. Starting next week, the 16-member handbell choir is moving its base of operations from the Presbyterian Church of Dover to Conley’s United Methodist Church in Lewes. “We were offered the space to rehearse, which will end up being more accessible for us since most of our members are […]

Georgetown to have a ball on New Year’s Eve

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown is gearing up for its fifth “Raise the Ball” New Year’s Eve celebration on The Circle. “We offer a safe place to enjoy New Year’s Eve with all of our friends and family, and those from all over the county and even the state who like to come down and be with […]