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Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team to be full-time

DOVER — For the most dangerous and delicate situations, Delaware State Police call members of one specialized small group: the Special Operations Response Team, Delaware’s equivalent of a SWAT team. Its troopers handle a wide variety of incidents, from ending shootouts to protecting foreign officials to serving warrants to high-risk subjects, and they do it […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 2:30 am

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cleaning up air pollution caused by chicken houses

Recently there has been a massive expansion of building chicken houses in Delaware and in Maryland. Just one of these chicken houses can hold up to 50,000 chickens, and of course 50,000 chickens making waste! In one small area of Sussex County there were about 15 chicken houses installed and put up without the community […]

Published on 23 May 2018 | 10:51 pm

Girl Scouts learn about nursing careers at Beebe Healthcare

LEWES — The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare hosted Girl Scouts in an educational event April 21 to educate them about the nursing profession. The fourth annual nursing exploration workshop, created in 2013 by faculty member Morgan Mast, MSN, RN, CNE, promotes nursing through the use of skill stations where the […]

Published on 23 May 2018 | 7:47 pm

Smyrna nips Lake Forest 3-1 to reach softball state semifinals

SMYRNA — A pair of first-inning runs for Smyrna High was all it would take for the Eagles to earn a trip to the state semifinals. Senior starting pitcher Jessica Anderson’s 5.1 innings of four-hit ball and an all-around solid defensive effort led No. 2 Smyrna to a 3-1 victory over No. 10 Lake Forest […]

Published on 23 May 2018 | 4:30 pm

Local roundup: No. 2 seed CR tops No. 7 William Penn 4-1 in girls soccer quarterfinals

Second-seeded Caesar Rodney High posted a 4-1 victory over No. 7 William Penn in the quarterfinals of the DIAA Division I girls’ soccer state tournament on Wednesday evening. The Riders (13-1-1) advance to Wednesday’s semifinals, where they will face No. 4 Middletown at a site and time TBA. CR, which led 3-1 at halftime against […]

Published on 23 May 2018 | 4:20 pm

Bluefish action is picking up at Cape Henlopen fishing pier and beaches

One of the best parts about fish showing up late is you get to fish for them a little longer or so it seems. At least the rain is not as bad and we have Memorial Day weekend coming. OK, honestly I have no idea how the weather is in Delaware — I am in […]

Published on 23 May 2018 | 4:05 pm

Rotary club unfurls ‘Flags for Heroes’ in Dover

  DOVER — For the fifth Memorial Day in a row, the high-traffic intersection of Scarborough Road and DuPont Highway in Dover will serve as a temporary memorial to fallen veterans. More than 400 American flags were planted on Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus’s front lawn on Tuesday morning and will wave there until […]

Published on 23 May 2018 | 1:26 am

$65M ‘safety fund’ proposed for schools

  DOVER — Draft legislation unveiled Tuesday would set aside $65 million to protect schools, allowing officials to use the funding to install bulletproof glass, key card entrances, metal detectors, cameras and other security measures. The proposal, sponsored by Sen. Dave Lawson, R-Marydel, is intended as a counterproposal to several Democratic-backed bills that would place […]

Published on 23 May 2018 | 1:17 am

Panel OKs pay hike for state employees

  DOVER — On the first day of markup budget-writing lawmakers approved a pay raise for more than 24,000 state government employees — plus an additional $500 bonus for each. That wasn’t all. By the time the day was finished, the Joint Finance Committee had allocated about one-fourth of uncommitted revenue to contractual services, program […]

Published on 23 May 2018 | 1:13 am

Sussex County budget keeps property taxes unchanged

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County will do more to preserve land, expand broadband Internet, and fund more fire and EMS services in a budget plan that county leaders will weigh in the weeks ahead, spokesman Chip Guy said Tuesday. County officials unveiled the proposed $177 million budget for Fiscal Year 2019. The proposed budget limits fee […]

Published on 23 May 2018 | 1:05 am

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