Milford’s Parks & Rec provides outlook for 2021

MILFORD — The city’s Parks & Recreation Advisory Board met Wednesday to get up to date on Milford’s parks system and provide feedback where needed. Brad Dennehy, the director of the Parks & Recreation Department, gave an update on the handrails and lighting along the section of the Riverwalk near the library. “It’s really at […]

Legislature confirms Carney, Hall-Long reelections

DOVER — The General Assembly met briefly Thursday, the third day of session this year, to approve a few resolutions and confirm the November reelection of Gov. John Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long. The legislature, which is conducting business through Zoom due to the pandemic, will reconvene Tuesday. The Joint Committee on Capital Improvement, […]

Two Delaware men charged in connection with U.S. Capitol riot

WASHINGTON — Two Delaware men are facing federal charges in connection with last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol. Laurel residents Kevin Seefried and his son, Hunter Seefried, were each charged with single counts of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol […]

Joint police operation leads to 50-plus arrests

DOVER — Operation Rise-N-Shyne, a monthslong coordinated response by law enforcement into allegedly connected criminal activity in Dover, brought several dozen arrests and indictments as of this week, city police announced Thursday morning. The multi-agency operation, which took place in six states, ran from June through mid-November, capped by a warrant roundup, authorities said. Undercover […]

Inauguration participants announced, program seeks to celebrate ‘American heroes’

WASHINGTON — As President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are inaugurated next week, it’ll be alongside some famous names and some local ones. The Presidential Inaugural Committee announcing the participants of the 59th inaugural ceremonies and the “Celebrating America” program this week. When Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris are sworn […]

Wi-Fi hot spots available for low-income IRSD families

SELBYVILLE — The Indian River School District has Wi-Fi hot spots available as part of the Connect Delaware program for low-income families who have experienced hardships receiving reliable internet access. Families can arrange for pickup of the devices by contacting their home schools. Eligible families must participate in a low-income program to qualify. Qualifying programs […]

Delaware Republicans eye future of party

DELAWARE — Many Republican leaders expressed discontent Wednesday with the Democrats’ approach to national politics, including the late afternoon decision to impeach President Donald Trump. “They have the votes, and they’ll proceed with it,” said Jane Brady, chairwoman of the Delaware Republican Party, of Wednesday’s impeachment vote, which saw the motion approved 232-197 with 10 […]

Update provided on Milford’s potential purchase of Rookery

MILFORD — City Manager Mark Whitfield provided an update on the city’s inquiry into buying The Rookery North golf course Wednesday. During a Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meeting, Chairwoman Anne Villalobos was interested in hearing the latest about the proposal. “I’ve heard murmurings of stuff happening with The Rookery,” she said. “Is there something […]

Delaware receives largest number of vaccine doses yet

DOVER — Delaware received its largest shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to date this week. The Delaware Division of Public Health reported an additional 16,100 doses received on Tuesday. This brings the total amount of vaccine received so far to 75,050, as of Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. All of the newly arrived doses were of the […]

Next application period for DE Relief Grants starts Tuesday

WILMINGTON — The Delaware Division of Small Business has announced that its DE Relief Grants portal will begin accepting new applications Tuesday at 10 a.m. According to spokesman Gary Haber, small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have not applied in earlier rounds will have the opportunity to apply for this relief program presented by the […]