Sussex County libraries to offer computer use, by appointment

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County libraries are resuming more services as Delaware businesses, schools and other operations continue to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with limited computer usage next up for the public to check out. Beginning Monday, Sept. 28, the three county-owned libraries – Greenwood, Milton and South Coastal – will welcome the public […]

Judge eyes ruling over law allowing universal voting by mail

DOVER (AP) — A Delaware judge is weighing a request by the state Republican Party to declare a new law allowing universal voting by mail in this year’s elections unconstitutional. The judge told attorneys after hearing arguments Thursday that he will issue a decision by Monday on the GOP’s request for an injunction to prevent […]

State’s positive COVID cases continue slight downward trend

DOVER — One new COVID-19 related death was announced on Thursday by the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) in its daily report, but statewide numbers continued a slight downward trend. The most recent death was a 65-year-old Kent County man who had a known underlying health condition, according to the DPH. The individual was […]

Appoquinimink elementary school libraries open curbside service

MIDDLETOWN — School librarians know their readers: the preferred genres, the topic matters. That — and the hope to get books in the hands of young students during remote learning — was the goal behind opening up curbside library services across five district elementary schools in Appoquinimink. “Although it’s been helpful to have the resources […]

Second round of DE Relief Grants to accept applications starting Oct. 1

WILMINGTON – Eligible Delaware small businesses and nonprofits will be able to apply for the $30 million available from second round of DE Relief Grants starting Thursday, Oct. 1, at 10:00 a.m. on delbiz.com/relief. “Delaware small businesses are the backbone of our economy and they have made considerable sacrifices during the COVID-19 crisis. We owe them […]

Layoffs, furloughs to impact UD staff due to virus

NEWARK — Staff cuts and furloughs are on the horizon for the University of Delaware due to the fiscal impact of the pandemic, officials announced Thursday. Without mitigation, the university would be facing a $250 million deficit this academic year, according to a news release. The university has already drawn $100 million from its endowment, […]

Caesar Rodney, Seaford schools among National Blue Ribbon honorees

DOVER – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Thursday recognized Allen Frear Elementary School in Camden, Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Seaford and Etta J. Wilson Elementary School in Newark as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among […]

Artisan marketplace aims to open in downtown Dover

DOVER — Downtown Dover is soon to join a growing number of cities and towns all over the country that feature “unique product, community and craft-oriented” artisan marketplaces. The popularity of artisan marketplaces stems from their design, which brings together local vendors, craftsmen and boutique businesses into an open, one-stop shopping experience, according to Diane […]

Piping plovers in Delaware reach new high number

DOVER – For the third consecutive year, Delaware recorded a new all-time high number of nesting piping plovers, small beach nesting birds on Delaware’s state endangered list. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) piping plover monitoring program tracked 21 nesting piping plover pairs that produced approximately 51 fledglings, young birds that can […]

Dagsboro working toward water agreement

DAGSBORO — Artesian Water Co. and town officials hope to connect with nearby Millsboro and Frankford to map out proposed interconnections and the water-supply future for south-central Sussex County. Dagsboro Town Council, at its virtual meeting Monday, postponed action on Artesian’s request for an interconnection with Frankford, instead opting to meet soon with representatives of […]