June Jam

HOUSTON — When inclement weather hits the June Jam, they just rock in the rain. Wendy Adams of Dover, wearing a bathing suit under her shirt and shorts, was undeterred. “A little rain isn’t going to stop us from having a good time,” she said. “There’s dancing to be done.” Ms. Adams was one of […]

Delaware students join National Walkout to protest gun violence

DOVER — Students streamed from Dover High School on Wednesday morning, enduring whipping winds and a 30-degree temperature without complaint. About 450 classmates gathered at Senator Stadium to join tens of thousands nationwide seeking stricter gun laws they believe will quell violence and demanding their voices be heard. Just before the event began at 10:11 […]

Some CR students attend town hall, others join walkout

CAMDEN — It was a start. At least that’s what many of the approximately 200 students who attended a town hall-style meeting with five state legislators at Caesar Rodney High School said on Wednesday. The morning forum sparked dialogue between students and state lawmakers regarding school safety, gun laws and mental health issues. However, the […]

Pot task force releases report amidst turmoil and disputes

DOVER — After serious confusion, including an initial failure to gain a majority of members, a task force looking at issues around marijuana legalization voted to release to the General Assembly and governor a report summarizing six months’ worth of discussions, despite some members questioning the process and whether the group met its goals. Rep. […]

Dover nonprofits voice opposition to proposed public safety fee

  DOVER — Leaders of Dover’s nonprofit organizations voiced such strong displeasure with a proposed “public safety fee” at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that officials agreed to put off action and wait six weeks to revisit the issue. The proposed fee would be imposed on nonprofits in the city that own building structures. Councilman […]

Corrections Council finds no wrongdoing in inmate’s death

  DOVER — At Tuesday’s Council of Correction meeting, chairman Darryl Chambers noted that he was asked on Feb. 8 by the Department of Correction to independently review the footage of an inmate’s death at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. Mr. Chambers said to the other council members that after carefully reviewing camera footage […]

State to test mobile driver license use

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles has launched a mobile driver license pilot study that will run for six months. The pilot, which includes approximately 200 state employees and stakeholders, is designed to test user acceptance and new innovative features that can only be achieved with an mDL. “Delaware is among the first […]

A taste of success: Dover High culinary team wins title

DOVER — They tasted success, literally, early this month. Five Dover High classmates created and cooked a menu to win the sixth annual Delaware ProStart Student Invitational on March 2. Combining their culinary skills in a focused effort for an hour, Riley Maldonado, Alicia Dennin, Charles Logan Gibson, Nicole Mitchell and Athena Wolff concocted the […]

Dover: Officials want nonprofits to pay a ‘public safety fee’

DOVER — Dover’s city council is looking at finding new ways to keep the city safe. Toward that goal its members will discuss the implementation of a public safety fee tonight that will apply to nonprofit organizations in the city that own building structures. Officials estimate the fee could generate an estimated $72,104 in annual […]