Millsboro council reappoints Truitt as mayor

MILLSBORO — Michelle Truitt, the second woman to serve as mayor in Millsboro’s history, will keep the reins for a second consecutive year, as selected by council peers. Council’s six other members at its Monday meeting cast unanimous approval in supporting the nomination of Ms. Truitt as mayor of the central Sussex County municipality, which […]

Willey challenges Baltazar-Lopez for Milford school board seat

Voters head to the polls — or mail in their absentee ballots ahead of — July 21 for this year’s school board elections. Downstate, there are seven contested elections. Learn a little bit more about the candidates below and check back for more districts this week. To cast a ballot, voters must return an absentee […]

DPH announces 121 additional positive cases, two new deaths

SMYRNA ‒ The Delaware Division of Public Health announced 121 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Delaware, as of 6 p.m. Monday. Two new deaths were also reported. In addition, 56 individuals are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Delaware, 15 of whom are critically ill. While the total cumulative number of positive cases has […]

Update: 200-acre medical campus envisioned for Milford

MILFORD — As COVID-19 has brought issues like hospital capacity to the fore, one developer has set out to expand the amount of medical space available in Milford. R&R Realty, a Dover-based commercial real estate company owned by Elmer Fannin, just publicly listed its Innovation Park property on Bucks Road and Sussex 206 in Milford […]

Carney: Upcoming school year big question

The day after he formally extended his COVID-19 state of emergency for another 30 days, Delaware Gov. John Carney in his weekly update Tuesday said a huge challenge lies in preparing for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. “How are going to educate our children next school year? Gov. Carney said. “How do we bring children […]

NY, NJ, Connecticut adds Delaware to must-quarantine list

ALBANY, N.Y. — The governors of three states have added Delaware to a list of states requiring people to quarantine for 14 days before entering. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut added Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma to their lists Tuesday. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s advisory applies to states with a positive test rate higher […]

Delaware State University students will return to campus for fall semester

DOVER — Delaware State University’s campus will open for the fall, with thorough COVID-19 testing procedures in mind. The university announced the plans for returning students to campus in its weekly Tuesday forum. “When we thought about how we would reopen, we looked at all the trends across the country, what our sister institutions were […]

Presidential primary voters arriving steadily at polls

DOVER – Delaware’s presidential primary commenced this morning, with walk-in voters seen arriving steadily at Dover, Smyrna and Cheswold polling places during a time when an atypically high number of absentee ballots have already been received. Polls will remain open until 8 p.m. statewide for those registered with a party affiliation. That’s also the deadline […]

Absentee ballots skyrocket ahead of Delaware presidential primary

Delaware polls opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 tonight. (Delaware State News/Andrew West)

DOVER — Tuesday’s presidential primary in Delaware will see an unprecedented number of absentee ballots submitted, likely a result of the state of emergency order by Gov. John Carney as new COVID-19 cases continue to rise. State Election Commissioner Anthony Albence said on Monday the state had received 53,000 absentee ballots, a very high count […]

New Dover Post Office breaks ground

DOVER — It shouldn’t be very long until signs of the new Dover Post Office begin rising from the ground at 350 S. Queen St. U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen and U.S. Post Office operations manager Sharon Monaghan joined officials from Delmarva Veteran Builders — who will be tasked with constructing […]