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 2021-02-10 16:22 

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Sussex looks to rework budget, after bringing in extra realty transfer tax funds...

GEORGETOWN — Paramedic service, ambulance service and economic development tied to job creation and retention are reaping a windfall from realty transfer taxes in Sussex County's fiscal year 2021 budget projection. Through a budget ordinance ame...

 2021-02-10 14:55 

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New exhibit at Milford Museum reflects technological changes...

MILFORD — Local history buffs looking for something fresh to do can check out the new "Then and Now" exhibit at the Milford Museum. Director Claudia Leister has gathered dozens of objects owned by Milford residents through the city's his...

 2021-02-10 10:00 

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QOTD: What's your favorite moment in Black history?...

Here is the Question of the Day: February is Black History Month, a time during which we celebrate the history, heritage, lives, contributions and achievements of Black people in the USA. What is your favorite story and who is your favorite prominent pers...

 2021-02-10 06:17 

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Dover's Coker honored for 60 years of service...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Dover Little League's Ed Coker was named the winner of the Herm Reitzes Community Service Award by the Delaware Sportswriters & Broadcasters Assoc. Below is a feature on Coker that previously appeared in the State News. DOVER &mdash...

 2021-02-10 04:26 

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UD men's basketball team goes on COVID shutdown...

NEWARK — In large part, Delaware's men's basketball program had avoided the large-scale COVID-19 shutdowns that have hit many other teams lately. But it turns out the Blue Hens aren't immune to those problems, either. The Colonial Athlet...

 2021-02-10 03:54 

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CR girls rally to beat Dover...

Caesar Rodney High ran off the final 13 points of the contest to rally for a 40-34 victory over Dover in Henlopen North girls' basketball on Tuesday night. Stacey Deputy scored off an offensive rebound to give the Riders the lead for good at 35-34 wit...

 2021-02-10 02:41 

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Senators silence CR to avenge earlier loss...

DOVER — It wasn't like Dover High was flawless in the final minute. Indeed, the Senators missed the front end of three straight one-and-one free-throw situations in the last 25 seconds that would have made things a little easier for them. But Do...

 2021-02-10 00:45 

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Scenic Delaware: Sunset at Bethany Beach...
 2021-02-10 00:26 

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Delaware officials buoyed by decreasing COVID numbers...

WILMINGTON — Delaware's COVID-19 statistics have improved in the last month and state officials are cautiously optimistic about continuing the downward trend. The state's seven-day rolling average for new positive COVID-19 cases is down to 3...

 2021-02-10 00:01 

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Commentary: Time has come to rethink the Delaware bar exam...

By Kevin Caneco Every summer, hundreds of aspiring attorneys, after successfully completing three rigorous years of law school, crowd into a room to take a test. This is not any ordinary test but a test that, upon receiving a passing score, allows law sch...

 2021-02-09 23:51 

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Speak Up: Veterans home workers balk at vaccinations...

Despite the disproportionate number of deaths related to COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in Delaware, workers at the state veterans home are refusing to get the vaccine. Secretary of State Jeff Bullock said last week that "all of our residents w...

 2021-02-09 23:50 

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Overdose commission releases annual report...

Based on a sample of 130 overdose fatalities, the Delaware Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission has released recommendations targeting housing, trauma training and expanded recovery resources in the criminal justice system to combat substance use. In ...

 2021-02-09 22:59 

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Senate agrees to hear Trump case, rejecting GOP arguments...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial opened Tuesday with graphic video showing the former president whipping up a rally crowd to march to the Capitol and "fight like hell" against his reelection defeat, foll...

 2021-02-09 22:50 

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Appoquinimink bookmobile program extends reach...

MIDDLETOWN — It may have been a little cold when the Appoquinimink bookmobile came to neighborhoods in the MOT area in early February, but that certainly didn't damper the excitement of the nearly 500 students who showed up for free books. "...

 2021-02-09 22:32 

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US vaccine drive complicated by 1st, 2nd dose juggling act...

The U.S. has entered a tricky phase of the COVID-19 vaccination effort as providers try to ramp up the number of people getting first shots while also ensuring a growing number of others get second doses just when millions more Americans are becoming elig...

 2021-02-09 20:48 

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'Exit Laughing' set as Second Street Players' winter comedy...

MILFORD — Second Street Players will present the comedy, "Exit Laughing" by Paul Elliott with four live performances and two streaming performances. "Exit Laughing" focuses on three southern ladies from Birmingham whose biggest highl...

 2021-02-09 20:21 

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Greater access to health insurance available through May 15...

NEW CASTLE — Delawareans looking for affordable health insurance will have an additional opportunity to sign up for coverage Monday through May 15 on healthcare.gov, the online federal Health Insurance Marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act....

 2021-02-09 18:23 

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Nonprofit in search of community feedback in central Milford...

MILFORD — A presentation by the Milford Housing Development Corp. about a grant it received to improve central Milford preceded Monday's City Council meeting, which opened with a Hindu invocation in the Sanskrit language for the first time. "...

 2021-02-09 17:56 

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More snow on way for next couple days in Delaware...

Parts of Delaware could see around an inch or two of snow in separate upcoming weather events, according to the National Weather Service Tuesday. According to NWS meteorologist Lee Robertson there's a 60% to 70% chance of snow throughout the state fro...

 2021-02-09 17:04 

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Delaware to offer second COVID dose appointments later this month...

WILMINGTON — Second dose appointments will open to thousands this month for those vaccinated in mid-January, while state also plans to push back the start of Phase 1C, officials announced Tuesday. "We're continuing to press forward with our ...

 2021-02-09 17:03 

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WHO team: Coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from China lab...

WUHAN, China (AP) — The coronavirus most likely first appeared in humans after jumping from an animal, a team of international and Chinese scientists looking for the origins of COVID-19 said Tuesday, dismissing as unlikely an alternate theory that t...

 2021-02-09 16:51 

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Trump's 2nd trial to start with fight over its legitimacy...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's second impeachment trial is starting, an undertaking like no other in U.S. history. The defeated former president stands charged by the House with inciting the deadly mob attack on the Capitol to overturn the ele...

 2021-02-09 14:53 

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Virtual Polar Bear Plunge makes splash, raises $700,000 so far...

REHOBOTH BEACH — There was no wave of mass humanity along the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk on Super Bowl Sunday. There were no towel-holding onshore supporters nor thousands of brave Polar Bears running, diving and/or tiptoeing into the chilly Atlantic ...

 2021-02-09 10:00 

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QOTD: How do you protect your personal identity?...

QOTD: How do you protect your personal identity? Here is the Question of the Day: Delaware has the second highest number of consumer fraud reports in the nation per capita with 10,970 reports. What steps do you take to protect your personal identity? Join...

 2021-02-09 03:56 

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Roundup: Brengle wins opener in Australia...

Madison Brengle cruised in her first-round match of the Australian Open, knocking off Arina Rodionova in straight sets 6-1, 6-2 on Monday. It is the fourth time the Dover native has won at least one match at the Australian Open in her nine appearances. Br...

 2021-02-09 03:09 

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Dover City Council members hear information on COVID-19 vaccines...

DOVER — Members of Dover's City Council were finally able to have some questions answered and valuable knowledge gained during a delayed COVID-19 vaccine presentation for a special Safety Advisory and Transportation Committee meeting on Monday n...

 2021-02-09 02:41 

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Milford honors officer injured in Rehoboth shooting...

On Monday night, the Milford Police Department officer who survived being shot while apprehending a suspect in Rehoboth Beach was named the city's officer of the year. "We're very proud of you," Mayor Archie Campbell said to Senior Cpl. T....

 2021-02-09 02:27 

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Young or not, Senators looking to grow up fast...

DOVER — Stephen Wilson looked at his players shooting around before practice on Monday afternoon. The Dover High boys' basketball coach liked what he saw. "Just watching them warm up ... they're not shooting threes, they're inside th...

 2021-02-09 00:13 

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Dems propose $1,400 payments as part of Biden virus relief...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on a pivotal House panel have proposed an additional $1,400 in direct payments to individuals, bolstered unemployment benefits and more generous tax breaks for families with children and for lower earners as Congress bega...

 2021-02-09 00:06 

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Blunt Rochester makes service academy nominations...

WILMINGTON — U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., recently announced that she has nominated 28 Delaware students for admission to United States Service Academies for the Class of 2025. Each year, members of the United States Congress are charged ...

 2021-02-09 00:02 

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Scenic Delaware: Cooper's hawk...

Dave Tally of Camden took this photo of a Cooper's hawk in Camden on Dec. 4....

 2021-02-08 23:23 

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Delaware hits lowest number of COVID hospitalizations since Nov. 29...

DOVER — Delaware's COVID-19 hospitalizations set a new 2021 low for the fourth day in a row. The Delaware Division of Public Health reported 243 individuals hospitalized with the virus in Monday's update — the lowest number since Nov. ...

 2021-02-08 23:08 

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Letter to the Editor: State should be helping parents manage education during pandemic...

Editor's note: The following letter was sent to Gov. John Carney and various legislators. I am writing about what the Delaware General Assembly or executive branch has done to help parents manage their children during the last 11 months of the pandemi...

 2021-02-08 23:06 

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Letter to the Editor: We should end 'crony capitalism'...

Political spending by corporate America and the ultrawealthy is destroying our democracy. We must end "crony capitalism," where unlimited political spending by corporations, unions and wealthy individuals causes elected officials to be more respon...

 2021-02-08 23:04 

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Speak Up: Biden tells House to 'go big' on virus aid...

President Joe Biden told House Democrats on last week he's "not married" to an absolute number on his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan, but Congress needs to "act fast" on relief for the pandemic and the economic crisis. Biden also s...

 2021-02-08 22:15 

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Budget office: $15 wage would reduce poverty, increase debt...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour would reduce the number of Americans living in poverty and boost wages for millions of Americans while adding to the federal debt and joblessness, a new report from the Congressional Budge...

 2021-02-08 22:03 

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DelDOT details budget request...

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation's operating budget request is nearly 19% larger for the fiscal year beginning July 1 compared to the current period, but that statistic is misleading, the agency's top official said Monday. A...

 2021-02-08 21:03 

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Milford to review zoning and subdivision codes in 2021...

MILFORD — This year, the city's Planning Commission will take stock of its current zoning and subdivision code and brainstorm ways to improve it. "It's kind of an opportunity to take an overall look at what the city's regulations are...

 2021-02-08 19:09 

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Unemployment insurance bill becomes law...

DOVER — Legislation to provide unemployment tax relief to individuals and businesses impacted by the pandemic was signed by Gov. John Carney on Monday. House Bill 65 passed the General Assembly unanimously last month and is now law. The measure, whi...

 2021-02-08 17:31 

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Arndt has eyes on vacated 3rd District Dover council seat...

DOVER — Tricia Arndt has served the city of Dover as a member of its Utility Committee and as current chair of the Silver Lake Commission. Now, Ms. Arndt is hoping to take her involvement a step further after she filed a nominating petition Friday f...

 2021-02-08 17:04 

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South Africa seeks new vaccine plan after halting AstraZeneca...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa is considering giving a COVID-19 vaccine that is still in the testing phase to health workers, after suspending the rollout of another shot that preliminary data indicated may be only minimally effective against the ...

 2021-02-08 17:02 

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Trump lawyers blast impeachment trial as 'political theater'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Donald Trump on Monday blasted the impeachment case against him as an act of "political theater" as they accused House Democrats of exploiting the chaos and trauma of last month's riot at the U.S. Capitol fo...

 2021-02-08 10:45 

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Commentary: Let's work together to make Delaware a model for solutions to housing issues...

By Patti Drago President Joe Biden's recent executive action to extend the moratorium on evictions and his call for additional financial assistance for low-income renters are welcome lifelines for those who've been among the hardest hit during the...

 2021-02-08 10:16 

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Letter to the Editor: Insurrection at the Capitol must have consequences...

Those who refuse to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. Beverly E. Monahan's statements in her Letter to the Editor ("When will the honeymoon end?" Jan. 31) — "Taking the time to explore the past will do nothing to look forw...

 2021-02-08 10:14 

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Speak Up: First cases of COVID-19 variant confirmed in Delaware...

The state's first three cases of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B117, were confirmed by the Delaware Division of Public Health on Friday. This variant was first discovered in the United Kingdom in December and has commonly been referred to as the UK...

 2021-02-08 10:00 

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QOTD: Did you take the plunge?...

Here is the Question of the Day: Did you take part in the virtual Special Olympics Delaware Polar Bear Plunge this year? How did you "plunge"? Join the conversation below and see what others have to say! You can sign in to World Table with your ex...

 2021-02-08 04:06 

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Brady wins Super Bowl No. 7, Buccaneers beat Chiefs 31-9...

TAMPA, Fla. — Tom Brady made his seventh Super Bowl title look familiar despite moving south to a new team and conference during a pandemic. Brady threw two touchdown passes to old friend Rob Gronkowski and one to good pal Antonio Brown, and the Tam...

 2021-02-07 23:37 

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Blue Hen women sweep Northeastern...

NEWARK — The Delaware women's basketball team collected its fifth sweep of a Colonial Athletic Association series this season, beating Northeastern 65-59 Sunday afternoon at the Bob Carpenter Center. The Blue Hens (11-1 CAA, 14-2 overall) beat t...

 2021-02-07 23:30 

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Private religious schools get COVID boost...

It's not that enrollment for small religious private schools has really grown this year — a year marked by limiting the amount of people who can be in a room and how close those people can be — it's that interest really has. Typically ...

 2021-02-07 23:00 

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Milford pet emporium moves to bigger space...

MILFORD — Last week, the excited barks and howls often heard on Northeast Front Street moved a little further down the road. Fur Baby Pet Resort just moved to their new space at 301 Northeast Front St., across from their old location next to Arena&#...

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