Wilmington farm that trains former prisoners gets visit from US Cabinet officials Carson, Barr

WILMINGTON — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and Attorney General William Barr Attorney visited Second Chances Farm on Monday morning and left Delaware impressed. The business employs persons released from prison, offering a 16-week training program covering hydroponic farming, followed by a yearlong Entrepreneur-In-Residence program. Second Chances Farm is the first commercial, […]

Veterans are divided about reports Trump disparaged military

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — In this soldier’s city and across the country, veterans and military families are divided about reports that President Donald Trump made disparaging comments toward the military, with some service members bristling at the remarks and others questioning whether they happened. Thomas Richardson, a retired member of the Army’s 82nd Airborne, did […]

Trump supporters rally outside DNC

WILMINGTON — They were just as passionately anti-Biden as staunchly pro-Trump. Before the final session of the Democratic National Convention geared up tonight, Republican supporters showed equal disdain for presidential nominee Joe Biden and loyalty to current commander in chief Donald Trump. While 100 or so Republicans initially gathered for a 5 p.m. rally near […]

Blunt Rochester: DNC speech ‘very special’

As she gave the second nomination for Joe Biden’s presidency during the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester invoked children’s future history classes. “They’re learning about our pain, our grief, our worry,” she said. “They’re learning about us, too: about the resolve and the unity we showed against the forces of […]

With less than a month until the primary, campaign funds are pouring in

DOVER — Gubernatorial hopeful Julianne Murray outraised her Republican competitors through the first eight-and-a-half months of 2020. Campaign finance reports filed with the Department of Elections this week, one month before the Sept. 15 primary, indicate Ms. Murray brought in $65,600 in outside contributions. Six Republicans are seeking the GOP nomination for the governor’s seat, […]

Milford City Council talks finances and water after recognizing police officer

MILFORD — During Monday’s City Council meeting, Milford police Sgt. Robert Masten was named Officer of the Quarter by Chief Kenneth Brown. “He does most of our news releases. He does all of our social media,” Chief Brown said. “Even when he’s off, if we have an accident somewhere, he’s tweeting out the locations and […]

Chasm grows between Trump and government coronavirus experts

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump was flanked in the White House briefing room by a team of public health experts in a seeming portrait of unity to confront the disease that was ravaging the globe. But as the crisis has spread to all reaches of the […]

Two vie for Ward 4 seat in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown’s Ward 4 Town Council seat looms as the only contested race in the town’s Aug. 15 election, with incumbent Councilman Bob Holston and challenger Penuel Barrett the candidates. Mr. Barrett cited his longtime involvement as a firefighter as one reason he is seeking office. “I am a concerned citizen for the town […]

Goya boycott has not taken off in Milford

MILFORD — Following a showing of public support for President Donald Trump last week by the CEO of Goya, there have been calls for a boycott of the large, Latino-oriented company. But in Milford, there seems to be little participation in the boycott, even if many take issue with President Trump and Goya CEO Bob […]

Candidate jumps in race for open Levy Court seat

SMYRNA — Morgan Russum has announced her candidacy for Kent County Levy Court’s 1st District. The district, which covers northern Kent, will be open this year, with Brooks Banta not seeking reelection to the seat he’s held for 24 years. Ms. Russum will compete against fellow Democrat Joanne Masten, whom Mr. Banta has endorsed, in […]