DelDOT deals with virus as projects stay on fast track

DOVER — While the spread of COVID-19 has slowed down most of Delaware since March, including the education and business sectors, the Delaware Department of Transportation has remained in the fast lane. In fact, DelDOT announced last week that it has completed a variety of infrastructure projects in two of the three counties across the […]

Building bridges: Superintendent focuses on promoting educational equity

EDITOR’S NOTE: This series is another collaboration between the Delaware State News and Delaware Public Media. Dorrell Green started to picture himself as an educator when he was in high school. It was all because of one teacher — Mrs. Caldwell.“She was an advocate and someone who stood up for me and demonstrated just a […]

Big Draw Festival: Mispillion Art League begins planning 2nd annual October event

MILFORD — The Mispillion Art League (MAL) on Friday announced its plan to hold Milford’s second annual Big Draw Festival in October. Although the event will look different than it did last year, festival chairwoman Rosemary Connelly said she and the rest of the MAL board are dedicated to carrying it on into the COVID-19 […]

DPH: 93 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations fall to 58

Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) reported 93 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday and no new deaths attributable to the virus. DPH also reported 58 people were currently hospitalized due to the virus, down from Saturday’s 65, of whom 10 were in critical condition. Although New Castle County has the highest volume of people […]

Swirling for 60 years: Legendary Grotto Pizza celebrates anniversary

REHOBOTH BEACH — Like the sauce circularly spread over the cheese on those doughy shells, Grotto Pizza founder/owner Dominick Pulieri’s success story is certainly sweet. But it didn’t start out that way. Sixty years ago, Grotto Pizza had a rather humble beginning. Rehoboth Beach had not yet become a huge tourist mecca, and native Delawareans, […]

Overdoses a growing concern in Delaware amid virus

As COVID-19 continues to unravel across the state and country, Delaware is facing a second challenge to overcome — a spike in overdoses. “So we’ve been watching this very closely, particularly because we know that COVID-19 is affecting people’s emotional and physical wellbeing, particularly those who are suffering from financial consequences and then also have […]

Sculptor aims to repair Law Enforcement Memorial

DOVER — There’s plenty of repair needed for the Delaware Law Enforcement Memorial vandalized on June 12, its creator says. When completed, however, the bronze statue in the Legislative Mall area should look good as new. That’s according to Minnesota-based sculptor Nick Christensen, who describes the task ahead as immense. Mr. Christensen says he’ll likely […]

Sidewalk issue complicates Milford property’s redevelopment

MILFORD — At Milford’s last City Council meeting, the most contentious issue was whether a temporary sidewalk waiver should be granted in the proposed redevelopment of a property on Northwest Front Street, overlooking Silver Lake. The disagreement illuminated an ideological divide on the council over the best way to approach expanding the city’s sidewalk network […]

Couple shares COVID’s impact on adoption process

Editor’s note: Due to the sensitive nature of the adoption process, the Delaware State News is withholding the teenager’s name, the adoption agency and some details of her situation. DOVER — Dr. Jesse Riggin paces in an empty room. He stares at blue walls and sees the ocean. The 38-year-old chiropractor looks at the yellow […]

DPH: 83 new COVID-19 cases, no new attributable deaths

On Saturday, Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) reported an additional 83 positive cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths attributable to the virus. There are currently 65 hospitalizations, up eight from yesterday. Of those hospitalized, 13 are in critical condition. The number of Delawareans who have passed away due to complications stemming from COVID-19 […]