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 […]

Body found in Silver Lake identified

DOVER — A death investigation continued the day after the body of a previously missing man was found in the east side of Silver Lake, authorities said. The late Stefphone Powell was positively identified after Dover Police and Fire Department personnel were called to the Lakeview Drive area at approximately 1:09 p.m. Tuesday. A Gold […]

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 […]

Delaware sees record 30 flu deaths this season

DOVER — The state has seen a record number of flu-related deaths this season, the Division of Public Health announced Monday. Thirty people have died from the flu, with two deaths in late February breaking the old mark of 28. The state has also seen 7,071 lab-confirmed influenza cases, shattering the record of 4,554 set […]

State gets grant for education

DOVER — Delaware has received a $500,000 grant for education, the state announced Monday. The grant, the second awarded to Delaware by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, will allow officials to better collect data. “Teachers, school and district leaders and policy makers all need reliable data to help identify and address student needs,” Secretary […]