Rosh Hashanah marks new year for Jewish faith

REHOBOTH BEACH — This year has been a difficult one for most, considering the COVID-19 pandemic and everything else that has occurred in its wake. However, for those of the Jewish faith, today begins Rosh Hashanah, when members of the religion get a head start on moving on from a coronavirus-plagued year and flipping the […]

Facility to help homeless in the works near Milford

MILFORD — Roger Wood already runs a moving business and a chain of thrift stores, but now he plans to add a “restoration center” for homeless people struggling with addiction as well. Mr. Wood’s ideas for the center are not set in stone, but he’s ready to start working with the community on the project […]

Rabbi Bernstein joins Seaside Jewish Community

REHOBOTH BEACH — Rabbi Kevin Bernstein has joined Seaside Jewish Community as its interim religious leader. Over the next year, he will work part time with Seaside, to assist the congregation in seeking and hiring a “settled” religious leader in 2021. Rabbi Bernstein is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College with special training in […]

Dozens gather in Milford for non-denominational community prayer

MILFORD—Several dozen members of the Milford community gathered in Bicentennial Park on Tuesday night for a non-denominational prayer meeting meant to provide hope and support through turbulent times. “We’re living in a very different time, like I’ve never seen before in my life,” said long-time Milford resident Rev. Jeanel Starling, one of the event’s key […]

Dover seeks to name New Street playground after Bishop Blackshear

DOVER — While the late Bishop L.T. Blackshear was most at home delivering the message of God from behind the pulpit, he also certainly did a lot of building — not only churches, but communities — during his days in Delaware. Dover City Councilman Tim Slavin noted the impact that Bishop Blackshear left on the […]

Catholic Church lobbied for coronavirus aid, got $1.4B

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups. The church’s haul may have reached […]

Kent deputy sheriff aims to restart Delaware Law Enforcement for Christ

DOVER — Seeking to better unite the community and area law enforcement, Kent County Deputy Sheriff Kim Warfield aims to revive the Delaware Law Enforcement for Christ organization. While the group, founded three years ago, eventually included eight to 10 active members, Ms. Warfield said attendance eventually dwindled to the point of dormancy. With currently […]

Commentary: An open letter to the citizens of Dover and its environs

By Peter Oldziey Dear sisters and brothers, Our hearts are grieved as we contemplate the death of George Floyd and the suffering and deaths of other Americans of African descent (Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and others). We are moved to offer the following thoughts and to reach out to connect and […]

Nonjury trial eyed in suit over virus worship restrictions

DOVER — A federal judge has denied a cleric’s request for a preliminary injunction against Democratic Gov. John Carney over restrictions he imposed on church worship to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. U.S. District Court Judge Colm Connolly on Thursday denied the request for an injunction as moot, given changes that Carney made to […]

Carney to back off Delaware religious worship restrictions

DOVER, Del. — Democratic Gov. John Carney plans to back off restrictions he imposed on church worship to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, state attorneys told a federal judge Tuesday. Carney planned to issue new guidance regarding communities of worship either later Tuesday or Wednesday that could narrow, or even resolve, issues raised in […]