Risky business: Dover, Milford adjust within challenging times

DOVER — An anticipated Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brew restaurant, along with TenderBones Rib Shack, have yet to open in Dover, both caught up in what City Planner Dave Hugg referred to as “never-never land” amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Mr. Hugg said the establishments have just been victims of bad timing during the […]

Firearm, menacing charges follow domestic incident

MILFORD — A 55-year-old Milford man was charged with firearm and aggravated menacing charges following a domestic-related incident Tuesday, Delaware State Police said. Troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Pritchett Road at approximately 5:46 p.m., and told by a female that her boyfriend David A. Tyler had been drinking heavily […]

Milford boy spurs food drive for less fortunate

MILFORD — It started with a simple question to their first-grade son at bedtime: if you could do anything to help people right now, what would you do? “[Landen] thought about it for a few seconds and he said, ‘I would give them food,’” said his mother, Amy Jones. “We were like, ‘OK, we’ll see […]

Ladybug Music Festivals canceled, moving online

MILFORD — Add Milford’s Ladybug Milford Festival to the list of events canceled by the coronavirus crisis. Downtown Milford Inc., in conjunction with Wilmington-based Gable Music Ventures, producers of the event, has decided to not hold the third annual female-fronted event, originally scheduled for Sept. 12. “The ultimate decision came from Downtown Milford,” said Jeremy […]

Bayhealth offers online tours for expectant moms

DOVER — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bayhealth had to suspend the tours of our Centers for Women and Infants and the classes we typically offer to expectant mothers. However, virtual tours are available and educational resources can be accessed through a free online tool.Parents can take a virtual tour of the Center for Women […]

Driver’s education classes hit bump in road with crisis

When schools went remote for the rest of the academic year, the change put the brakes on clubs, sports — and driver’s education. The Department of Education is offering four options to address the state final exam during the COVID-19 crisis. The options began last week, and no matter the decision, the state-approved final exam […]

Milford, Lake schools formulate graduation ceremony plans

MILFORD — Combining the traditional and the virtual, Milford High School is rolling out plans for its graduation ceremonies in June. Students will have the opportunity to walk, under social distancing guidelines. “In our committee, with numerous parents and students, they all expressed a desire to walk the green and we felt that was really […]

Milford officers involved with deadly shooting return to duty

MILFORD — Two officers involved in a fatal shooting during a domestic incident response on Jan. 5 have returned to duty, Milford police said this week. The officers were placed on administrative leave after discharging firearms at Brandon D. Roberts, 27, Dover, at Silver Lake Estates Apartments, authorities said. Mr. Roberts was transported to Bayhealth […]

New Gordmans stores in Milford, Seaford part of bankruptcy fallout

SUSSEX COUNTY — Economic fallout from COVID-19 has claimed new Gordmans stores in Seaford and Milford, retail links in the parent Stage Stores Inc. chain that has filed for bankruptcy. Houston-based Stage announced May 11 it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, having failed to find a buyer for the chain that includes Gordmans, Peebles, […]

Milford appoints new city manager

MILFORD — Milford City Council unanimously appointed Mark Whitfield as Milford’s city manager Monday. Mr. Whitfield has been serving as the interim city manager since January. He begins this new role immediately. He previously served as public works director, since 2016. Prior to coming to Milford, Mr. Whitfield served the Borough of State College, Pa. […]

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