Dover sunrise

Ken Bodine of Dover took this sunrise photo from his deck on March 10.

Commentary: To be a bike-friendly community, safety of Bikeway is essential


By Chris Asay Over the past several weeks, there have been many comments in these pages noting the narrow roadway and traffic congestion along Division Street where the new Senator Bikeway has been constructed. The constricted roadway and the high volume of traffic is precisely why the “protected bikeway” is so vitally needed in this […]

Domestic stabbing incident leads to arrest

DOVER — A 41-year-old Dover woman was arrested in connection with allegedly stabbing her boyfriend during a domestic dispute, authorities said. Delaware State Police spokeswoman Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper said the initial incident was reported at approximately 1:42 a.m. on March 31. A 35-year-old Dover man was reportedly walking along South State Street in the […]

Essential Business: Area liquor stores stay open amid pandemic

CAMDEN — Though many residents question why liquor stores are deemed essential in the governor’s state of emergency order, it’s for serious reasons that the businesses remain open. Gov. John Carney’s office explained last week that life without alcohol would likely push some to seek “unsafe and unhealthy alternatives in an attempt to get the […]

Community donates supplies to Dover first responders

DOVER — Community members stepped up quickly this week for the first responders devoted to protecting them. Via a public Facebook request and personal email asks, the Dover Fire Department received crucial health-related supplies almost immediately. On Monday morning, Capital School District principals committed to donating hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes within 90 minutes of […]

Local parks still open but with restrictions

DOVER — The outdoors seem like a great place to be right now. Social distancing isn’t as difficult to pull off with all those open spaces and fresh air. And while the people who run local parks do want you to get out and take advantage of the warmer weather, they are taking steps to […]

Brady keeps the music playing at Dover assisted living center

DOVER — Local disc jockey and entertainer Sky Brady figured if he could no longer go into the senior assisted living centers to entertain due to the coronavirus epidemic, he would do the next best thing. He packed his gear and a CD of well-known songs and set up shop in the courtyard of State […]

Dover preparing to go ‘tele’-style with city meetings

DOVER — The city of Dover has not hosted a public meeting since March 10, when the Council Committee of the Whole met at City Hall. Little did anyone know at the conclusion of that evening’s proceedings that, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all public meetings would be halted throughout March and into […]

Scenic Delaware: Dover mural

Lee Mullarkey of Dover took a picture of this mural in downtown Dover earlier this month.

Signs of Spring

John J. Mrsich of Dover took this picture of the Legislative Mall Liberty Bell in Dover Feb. 21, calling it ‘Signs of Spring’ with the tulips beginning to show themselves.

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