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DOC academy class largest in three years

DOVER — After graduating the Delaware Academy of Public Safety and Security high school, Mikkaela Lee, 20, of Newark, knew she wanted to go to college for criminal psychology, but she wasn’t sure how to get there. When she came across Delaware Department of Correction recruiters at a job fair though, the door to her […]

Published on 22 April 2018 | 2:40 am


‘Inappropriate acts’ at Dover library reported

DOVER — The interior of the Dover Public Library is a vast area where it can be difficult to track where some bad behavior might be taking place. That is of extreme concern to Matt Lindell, a Dover city councilman who represents the 1st District, who said he has heard of some inappropriate activities that […]

Published on 22 April 2018 | 2:30 am


Bump stock ban gets tangled in legislative process

DOVER — On March 15, the Senate passed legislation that would ban bump stocks, but the vote came with a catch. Senators attached an amendment weakening the penalty for possessing or selling such devices, which accelerate the rate of gun fire. With the amendment, the bill passed overwhelmingly. The House of Representatives had already passed […]

Published on 22 April 2018 | 2:20 am


Second annual W3 fest to be held on April 28

DOVER — The W3 What Women Want Fest plans to offer women a few hours of fun, laugher and memories during its third annual event on April 28. The fun and casual, “women only” festival will include vendors, food, demonstrations, door prizes and giveaways in a festive, relaxed atmosphere. The event allows women of all […]

Published on 22 April 2018 | 2:15 am


Tulips, Dover Days, race will put spring in your step

DOVER — The tulips across the capital city lead us to believe spring is trying to settle in. And they also signal another Dover Days weekend is almost here. The big day is Saturday, May 5. This editor enjoyed the piece on Mabel Lloyd Ridgely that accompanied festival advertisements in Friday’s Delaware State News. She […]

Published on 21 April 2018 | 10:56 pm


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Responsibility is key when owning a gun

On April 6, a letter entitled “A dangerous vigil” was published by a very concerned gentleman. He related that he had loaded his 1911 .45 caliber pistol with 10 rounds in the magazine/(clip) and one round in the chamber and put it atop his dresser. He kept watch for three (days and) nights and it […]

Published on 21 April 2018 | 10:53 pm


Reeder shows Hens he can still get better

NEWARK — Now in his fifth year as a college football player, there isn’t much Troy Reeder hasn’t done by now. On the other hand, there’s always room to get better. And Delaware’s football coaches liked what they saw from the grizzled old linebacker so much over the last few months that they named Reeder […]

Published on 21 April 2018 | 4:30 pm


Local roundup: CR boys lax team edges Archmere, Dover girls win

Demetrius Stevenson scored the tying goal and the game-winning goal in the final minutes as the Caesar Rodney High boys’ lacrosse team edged Archmere Academy 10-9 on the road Saturday afternoon. With the win the Riders remained unbeaten at 8-0. Stevenson and Noah Longest each netted a hat-trick. Zachary Davis provided a goal and a […]

Published on 21 April 2018 | 4:05 pm


Felton Little League honors its founders

  FELTON — With every new season comes fresh hope for the many innings ahead. “Opening day is always exciting because it’s like starting over again,” said Buddy Reed. He will be honored today with fellow Felton Little League founder Bill Hart as the organization begins its 50th year. “The kids are what it is […]

Published on 21 April 2018 | 1:52 am


State’s jobless rate drops slightly for second month

  DOVER — The state Department of Labor’s monthly report for March shows the unemployment rate in the state dropped from 4.4 percent to 4.3. This is the second consecutive month the report shows a one-tenth of a percentage point drop after remaining stagnant at 4.5 percent for five straight months. However, Delaware’s rate is […]

Published on 21 April 2018 | 1:47 am








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