Adoptable dogs evacuated from Puerto Rico land in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN – Thirty adoptable dogs from shelters in earthquake-ravaged Puerto Rico touched down in Georgetown Sunday morning, hoping to find forever homes here in America. The Brandywine Valley SPCA received the dogs on the emergency evacuation flight facilitated by Wings of Rescue, in partnership with and The Sato Project. “We sent the dogs to […]

Beebe eyes Milton campus in expansion plan

MILTON — Beebe Healthcare’s growth plans include expansion into the Milton area. As a tenant, Beebe intends to provide a variety of services at a Milton office campus, plans for which are currently being considered by Milton’s planning and zoning board and town council. “We will be establishing a coordinated Milton campus where we will […]

Full senior tax break may return

DOVER — In 2017, facing a budget crunch, legislators cut a school property tax subsidy for seniors by 20 percent, reducing it from $500 to $400. Since then, the state’s financial situation has improved considerably, prompting a number of lawmakers to stump for restoring the credit to its prior amount. Established in the 1990s as […]

Purposity app connects community to Capital School District students in need

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DOVER — Though a student may only be in class for part of their day, it’s important to meet the needs of the whole child, said Rod Fesel, McKinney-Vento/truancy liaison for Capital School District. “If you want to maximize the child’s education, you want the child to truly be able to learn at their best […]

Stephanie Preece of Dover named Delaware Mother of the Year

DOVER — Stephanie Preece of Dover was recently announced as the 2020 Delaware Mother of the Year. She was nominated for her contributions as a mother in her home, workplace and community. She is the 69th woman in Delaware history to hold this honor. Mrs. Preece is a mother of three who is also the […]

Greater Millsboro Art League seeks to showcase artwork at town center

MILLSBORO — America’s constitutional First Amendment has been drawn into play with the Greater Millsboro Art League’s request to showcase artwork at the Millsboro Town Center. Last October, the town of Millsboro offered to cover electricity and propane costs for one year instead of reducing rent for the art league’s Main Street studio, property owned […]

BVSPCA to receive 30 dogs from earthquake-impacted Puerto Rico

GEORGETOWN – Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Sunday morning is scheduled to receive several dozen dogs from earthquake-ravaged Puerto Rico, part of an emergency evacuation of shelter pets. Wings of Rescue, in partnership with and The Sato Project, will fly an emergency evacuation flight from Puerto Rico with more […]

Community workday set for Monday as Lewes Code Purple shelter prepares to open

LEWES — With the state’s formal blessing, work is underway in earnest to transform the former Delaware State Police Troop 7 barracks into a temporary shelter for the homeless in the Cape Region. On Wednesday, the Commission on State Surplus Real Property unanimously voted to allow the now vacated police barracks on Del. 1 to […]

Kaitlyn Corder honored as Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement’s first female Officer of the Year

DOVER — Kaitlyn Corder was a field hockey, basketball and soccer star at Lake Forest High, where she captained those teams. When she played Division I soccer at Delaware State University, she was a team captain there in 2014. And yet it was as an impressionable young ice hockey player when her career path unknowingly […]

Dover man arrested after shooting ex-girlfriend’s car

DOVER – Kevin Wilkerson, a 22-year-old from Dover, has been arrested on firearms charges by Dover police after he allegedly shot a vehicle that belonged to an ex-girlfriend early Friday morning, said Dover Police Department Spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman. Police said the incident happened at around 2:13 a.m. when officers were called to the […]