Defense cuts could put DAFB hangar on chopping block

DOVER — A new aircraft maintenance hangar for Dover Air Force Base may be sitting in the crosshairs of a 20-page list of military construction projects sent from the Pentagon to Congress on Monday. The money saved would help pay for the balance of the wall wanted by President Trump to help secure the United […]

Silver Lake Park isn’t safe, Dover official says

DOVER — Spurred by the discovery last weekend of a deceased Wesley College student whose body was found near Silver Lake, a Dover city councilman on Tuesday called for the park’s indefinite closure until further safety measures are considered. Councilman Roy Sudler said he believes as many as five bodies have been located in the […]

Senate OKs raising age to buy tobacco, vape products

DOVER — The Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would raise the age to buy tobacco and vape products from 18 to 21. The measure now goes to the House. The legislation, which passed 14-6 with one senator absent, would bar 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds from buying cigarettes, chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes and related […]

Capital School District sets forum to discuss referendum request

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DOVER — Capital School District will host a public forum next week to present information on its upcoming referendum request, a three-phase plan that totals nearly $115.67 million in spending. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on March 26 in Room 113 of Delaware State University’s Bank of America Business Building. Billed as […]

DOC dedicates road at Vaughn prison to officer killed in riot

SMYRNA — The road leading into the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center was dedicated to the memory of Lt. Steven Floyd — a correctional officer killed during the 2017 riot at the facility — on Tuesday morning. “Naming this entrance road and placing the sign here will serve as a reminder of Lt. Floyd’s bravery […]

Willey Farms gets ready for comeback

TOWNSEND — There’s still plenty to rebuild before Willey Farms returns to full capacity. Progress is evident, though. Construction equipment and hard hat-wearing workers moved throughout the property on U.S. 13 on Monday afternoon, continuing the landmark produce market and gift shop’s recovery from a Nov. 4, 2018, fire that incinerated the main building and […]

State anticipates gain from March Madness betting

DOVER — For the first time, Delaware residents can bet legally on March Madness. Every year, millions of Americans place wagers on the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament with most of those bets being made illegally. But this year, with sports betting legalized through a May Supreme Court decision, a whole new avenue has […]

Musicians will help American Legion Post 2 ‘raise the roof’

DOVER — Local musicians are hoping to not only raise the roof at the Walter L. Fox American Legion Post No. 2 on Saturday night, but to also bring in some money for much-needed repairs for the building when they take to the stage for a benefit. Michele Stabley, manager of American Legion Post 2, […]

Panel bumps up state government revenue estimate

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NEW CASTLE — Delaware’s official government revenue forecast inched up slightly Monday as state lawmakers consider a proposed $4.4 billion operating budget for next year. The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council boosted the revenue estimate for this year by $19.6 million compared to its previous estimate in December, to just under $4.49 billion. The […]

Commissioners to hammer out final Kent County budget

DOVER — Kent County Levy Court commissioners will meet for their final budget meeting tonight to finalize details of their $31.5 million proposed FY 2020 spending plan. The budget workshop at the Levy Court Chambers on 555 S. Bay Road in Dover is open to the public and will take place after the regular meeting […]