Prison report calls for better patient health management

  DOVER — The Delaware Department of Correction needs to improve its patient management, among other priorities, based on a recently completed independent assessment of the prisons’ “sick call” process. Correction officials said Wednesday, the study — performed by National Conference on Correctional Health Care, Resources Inc. — noted the following findings: •The grievance process […]

Pizza Delight by Giacomo closes Del. 10 location

  DOVER — After 20 years at their location on 150 Gateway South Blvd in Dover, Pizza Delight by Giacomo closed its doors. It was officially shuttered on April 27. However, the pizzeria isn’t packing up for good. Pizza Delight’s other location on 67 Greentree Drive in Dover will remain open. According to the husband […]

New Business: Local, fresh produce market crops up on U.S. 13

  CHESWOLD — Although John’s Market is new to U.S. 13, John Honaker himself is not new to running a market — the 22-year-old has been operating his family’s fresh, locally sourced produce stand since the tender age of 7. “We started a small farm on our four-acre property in Cheswold on Kenton Road back […]

Wesley grads reminded to leave time for rock ’n’ roll

  DOVER — As Wesley College graduation commencement speaker, KISS front-man Paul Staney eschewed “smoke machines, lasers, electric guitars and makeup” for the occasion. He jokingly said it was due to a deal he made with college staff to behave. Instead, he shared some advice with the outgoing class of 2018. “Make the most of […]

Century Engineering breaks ground on new building in Dover

  DOVER — Century Engineering hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of what will soon be the firm’s new 25,000-square-foot Delaware operations headquarters on Thursday. They were joined by Gov. John Carney, DelDOT secretary Jennifer Cohan, Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen and other delegates and well-wishers at the occasion at the new site on 550 […]

Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival to stir up Sussex swamp

FRANKFORD — For the third year, the Delaware Wild Lands-hosted Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival will introduce music and nature lovers to local bluegrass artists and Delaware’s massive 10,600-acre Great Cypress Swamp. “A lot of people on Delmarva don’t even realize that we have a Great Cypress Swamp because that’s something usually associated with states farther south […]

State’s probation officers rally to push for pay increases

  DOVER — Probation officer Gavin Bethell, 39, of Wilmington, has a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science and a master’s degree in organizational leadership. But he still has to work almost 30 hours of overtime per week to support his family. He says his work in probation is dangerous and stressful, and the overtime he […]

As temperatures rise, so do gas prices

DOVER — Filling his gas tank at a Wawa on DuPont Highway in Dover on Monday, Camden resident Darryl Taylor said he’s noticed that gas prices have been on the rise for several weeks. “It’s been slowly climbing up, it’s one of those things you don’t notice unless it happens really fast,” he said. Mr. […]

Department of Justice: Affirming Libertarian ballot access ‘waste of precious state resources’

  DOVER — A standoff between the Department of Elections and Libertarian Party of Delaware has come to a head. In April, the party filed a complaint in Superior Court demanding that the elections commissioner recognize their ballot access. The Department of Justice fired back last week calling their request “a needless waste of precious […]

Kent ag land preservation funding OK’d

DOVER — Kent County commissioners voted unanimously last week to authorize spending $100,000 this year to preserve farmland under the Delaware Agricultural Lands Foundation program. The funds will go toward preservation easements across 15 properties and ultimately preserve 1,273 acres in the county. According to the county’s planning department, the state program will offer matching […]