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As the high school football season enters its third week, here’s our predictions for the local high school and college games. Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 15-14 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 18-11 Ben Heck, Milford Chronicle: 16-13 Glenn Frazer, Delaware Radio 105.9: 16-13 Matt Pencek, WBOC-TV: 18-11 Today Games start at 7 p.m. unless […]

Published on 22 September 2017 | 2:59 pm

Roundup: Eagles soar past Panthers in volleyball

Smyrna High downed Polytech, 3-1, in a Henlopen Conference Northern Division volleyball matchup on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles won by scores of 25-20, 25-23, 20-25, 25-13 in posting their fourth straight win over the Panthers. Leading Polytech were Kaylee Williams (17 kills, 18 digs), Emily Campbell (6 aces, 30 digs) and Ashley Rivera (9 kills). […]

Published on 22 September 2017 | 5:33 am

Reed helps Panthers get off to a fast start

  WOODSIDE — When Tucker Reed saw the seam open up, he took off. One broken tackle later, the Polytech High senior was sprinting down the field. The only thing in front of Reed on the kickoff return was the end zone. “It’s really exciting — exhilarating — just knowing that you’re running from five […]

Published on 22 September 2017 | 5:15 am

McCoy: Delaware teen arrested in Hawaii shooting falsely accused

HONOLULU — A former Delaware death-row inmate who brought an 18-year-old Delaware man to Hawaii to get a fresh start says the teen has been falsely accused of a deadly shooting because he’s black. Isaiah McCoy said Jordan Smith is not the triggerman police say fired about 10 rounds from an assault rifle at a […]

Published on 22 September 2017 | 3:32 am

Board members for new Delaware economic panel announced

DOVER — Gov. John Carney announced Thursday the 18 individuals who will serve on the board of the public-private partnership intended to attract companies to the state and help create jobs. Known as the Delaware Prosperity Partnership, the initiative replaces the Delaware Economic Development Office. Its creation is arguably the biggest step taken by Gov. […]

Published on 22 September 2017 | 3:24 am

Carney signs bills simplifying licensing for teachers

DOVER — Gov. John Carney signed Thursday two bills that simplify the licensure requirements for educators, with the stated goal of allowing the state to attract and retain more teachers and other school personnel. House Substitute 1 for House Bill 143 eliminates the general knowledge exam for teachers, gives new educators coming from out of […]

Published on 22 September 2017 | 3:08 am

Suspects sought in string of Dover burglaries

DOVER — Suspects are being sought in two residential burglaries and a church break-in occurring on three straight days this week, police said Thursday. The first incident came Tuesday night when a vacant home was entered through a rear window screen that had been cut between 6 p.m. and 9:20 p.m., Dover Police said. Cash […]

Published on 22 September 2017 | 2:55 am

Milton settles with ACLU in yard sign dispute

WILMINGTON – Pointing to a revised ordinance, the ACLU of Delaware announced Thursday a settlement with the town of Milton regarding posted political signs. Homeowner Penny Nickerson contested the municipality’s law that allowed political signs only 90 days preceding an election and 14 days afterward. The ACLU agreed to drop the action filed on behalf […]

Published on 22 September 2017 | 2:48 am

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Costs of installing fire sprinklers under review

Thank you for publishing my recent letter with regards to residential fire sprinkler systems. (“Fire sprinklers save lives”) I must respond to the Sept. 16 letter (“On kitchen fires, Maryland and West Dover Connector”) from Carol Hotte to clarify several items. I am not currently, nor have I ever been affiliated with or employed by […]

Published on 22 September 2017 | 2:33 am

Delmarva Folk Festival offers up local lineup

HARTLY — The normally hard-driving local blues band Bad Juju is quieting down — at least for one night. In a first for the popular group, coming up on its 10th year, Bad Juju will perform an acoustic set as it headlines the 26th annual Delmarva Folk Festival on Saturday. “It’s a big deal. We’re […]

Published on 22 September 2017 | 2:13 am

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