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 2020-01-19 20:00 

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MERR Institute reminds public about seals on beaches...

LEWES — The MERR Institute reminds the public to watch for seals present along Delaware beaches and other waterways through April. It is common at this time of the year to see seals on area beaches, docks, and other locations where they can get out ...

 2020-01-19 18:00 

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DelDOT announces new E-bidding process...

Delaware Department of Transportation has begun accepting electronic bids online with the new Bid Express service...

 2020-01-19 13:00 

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Donna Mitchell, Dover's city manager, to retire in October...

Dover City Manager Donna Mitchell will be retiring from the city effective Oct. 30, finishing a career of more than 30 years within the city of Dover....

 2020-01-19 12:00 

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Whistlefield Way, Smyrna...

Martha Alexander took this photo of the first sunrise of 2020 looking out her front door at 131 Whistlefield Way, Smyrna. To contribute your scenic photos of our area, email newsroom@newszap.com. Photos must be at least 200 dpi and include your name, wher...

 2020-01-19 10:00 

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Beebe eyes Milton campus in expansion plan...

MILTON — Beebe Healthcare's growth plans include expansion into the Milton area. As a tenant, Beebe intends to provide a variety of services at a Milton office campus, plans for which are currently being considered by Milton's planning and z...

 2020-01-19 09:30 

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Full senior tax break may return...

DOVER — In 2017, facing a budget crunch, legislators cut a school property tax subsidy for seniors by 20 percent, reducing it from $500 to $400. Since then, the state's financial situation has improved considerably, prompting a number of lawmake...

 2020-01-19 09:00 

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Purposity app connects community to Capital School District students in need...

DOVER — Though a student may only be in class for part of their day, it's important to meet the needs of the whole child, said Rod Fesel, McKinney-Vento/truancy liaison for Capital School District. "If you want to maximize the child's ed...

 2020-01-19 07:49 

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Commentary: Let's retrain Delaware's most vulnerable workers...

Exasperated, I yelled out, "I'm calling an electrician!" because my frustration level reached a boiling point. While I can handle simple electrical tasks, I'm not interested in hurting myself or causing a real problem by taking on a projec...

 2020-01-19 06:48 

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Letter to the Editor: Too good to be true...

Got a phone call, verified name and address. "Congrats, you won first place in Publisher's Clearing House, 3.5 million, are you interested"? Yes "Your confirmation number is CH005505 USA, also $5000 per week for life. An attorney will cont...

 2020-01-19 05:45 

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Speak Out: 'Impartial justice'...

The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday, senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of "impartial justice" as jurors on the president's fate. House prosecutors recited the char...

 2020-01-19 01:22 

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Senators, Allen rally to shock Pa.'s O'Hara...

WILMINGTON — For three quarters, it looked like Dover High's boys' basketball team was just going to have to chalk this one up to experience. It's not that the Senators were playing poorly. Philadelphia's Cardinal O'Hara, though,...

 2020-01-19 00:00 

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Prosecutors secure convictions in Sussex County homicides...

WILMINGTON — A Sussex County Judge has found Millsboro's A.J. McMullen guilty of murder, the Delaware Department of Justice announced. On Nov. 17, 2016, a passerby discovered Darrin Gibbs, also of Millsboro, lying face down on Monroe Street with...

 2020-01-18 22:48 

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House Democrats, White House lay out arguments before trial...

WASHINGTON — House Democrats say in a brief filed ahead of impeachment trial arguments that President Donald Trump "abandoned his oath to faithfully execute the laws and betrayed his public trust." They also called his conduct the "worst...

 2020-01-18 22:44 

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Mexico blocks hundreds of migrants from crossing border span...

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — Mexican authorities closed a border entry point in southern Mexico on Saturday after thousands of Central American migrants tried to push their way across a bridge spanning the Suchiate River between Mexico and Guatemala. No...

 2020-01-18 22:00 

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Stephanie Preece of Dover named Delaware Mother of the Year...

Stephanie Preece of Dover was recently announced as the 2020 Delaware Mother of the Year....

 2020-01-18 20:00 

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Delaware Veterans Coalition to meet on January 27...

DOVER — The Delaware Veterans Coalition will hold its bimonthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. at FOP Lodge 3, 1584 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover. The meeting will include the election of president, vice president, treasurer and secretary to two-...

 2020-01-18 18:00 

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Greater Millsboro Art League seeks to showcase artwork at town center...

Now, the Greater Millsboro Art League wants to partner with the town to showcase member artwork at the Millsboro Town Center....

 2020-01-18 15:31 

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BVSPCA to receive 30 dogs from earthquake-impacted Puerto Rico...

GEORGETOWN Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Sunday morning is scheduled to receive several dozen dogs from earthquake-ravaged Puerto Rico, part of an emergency evacuation of shelter pets. Wings of Rescue, in partnership w...

 2020-01-18 14:49 

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Georgetown: Pedestrian attempting to cross DuPont Boulevard struck by vehicle...

GEORGETOWN A pedestrian attempting to cross DuPont Boulevard Friday night sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a vehicle, town of Georgetown police report. The crash occurred at about 8:15 p.m. Jan. 17 on DuPont Boulevard near Bramall Street, ...

 2020-01-18 13:00 

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Delaware State University and the Inner City Cultural League to hold annual MLK Jr. National Holiday Program...

Delaware State University and the Inner City Cultural League will hold its 34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday Program...

 2020-01-18 10:00 

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Community workday set for Monday as Lewes Code Purple shelter prepares to open...

LEWES — With the state's formal blessing, work is underway in earnest to transform the former Delaware State Police Troop 7 barracks into a temporary shelter for the homeless in the Cape Region. On Wednesday, the Commission on State Surplus Real...

 2020-01-18 07:42 

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Commentary: Kent County sheriff reflects on first year on job...

As I start my second year in office as your sheriff, I hope you all had a safe and Happy New Year. I want to let you know what an honor it has been for me to serve you, the residents of Kent County. It has been a busy first year on the job, becoming ......

 2020-01-18 06:39 

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Letter to the Editor: Support Millsboro Public Library...

2019 marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of The Friends of the Millsboro Public Library. We'd like to thank the community for supporting our antiques appraisal event, our annual Book Sale, and our Dine and Donate events at Wayback Burgers and ...

 2020-01-18 05:35 

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Speak Out: Bicycles in Dover...

Dover City Council members debated at length the usefulness of a subcommittee focused on bicycles and pedestrians after Councilman Matt Lindell sought to disband the group. He said members of Dover's Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee have been lobby...

 2020-01-18 03:40 

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Local roundup: Panthers outscore Bucs by 18 in 4th for 55-54 North win...

Polytech High out-scored Milford by 18 points in the fourth quarter to shock the Buccaneers, 55-54, in Henlopen Conference Northern Division boys' basketball on Friday night. Milford led 47-30 going into the final eight minutes only to have the Panthe...

 2020-01-18 02:13 

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Gravatt retires as CR coach...

CAMDEN — Darrell Gravatt said you can think of his long coaching career as a rollercoaster ride. "It's been like a thrill ride at an amusement park," he said. "Mostly, my rollercoaster went up." So it wasn't easy for Gravatt ...

 2020-01-18 02:07 

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College notebook: Change of scenery works for Polytech grad Gray...

Things are definitely different for Juwan Gray these days. About 3,000 miles different. The last time the former Polytech High basketball standout played for real, he was in San Diego. Now, however, the 6-foot-8 junior forward is at Towson, just a couple-...

 2020-01-18 00:33 

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Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines...

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday proposed rolling back nutrition guidelines for school meals that had been promoted by Michelle Obama as part of her campaign to combat child obesity. The impact, child nutrition advocates said, will be...

 2020-01-18 00:30 

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Teen charged with multiple thefts in Kent County...

KENT COUNTY — An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with multiple thefts in Kent County that occurred during the months of November and December 2019, according to the Delaware State Police. Troop 3 in Camden said it began investigating...

 2020-01-17 23:46 

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SDSA student among semifinalists in Mars 2020 'Name the Rover' contest...

SELBYVILLE A contest entry by a Southern Delaware School of the Arts student is out of this world. Hailey Mack, who attends Indian River School District's SDSA in Selbyville, has been selected as a semifinalist for the Mars 2020 "Name the Rover...

 2020-01-17 23:21 

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High School Athlete of the Week January 17...

The Delaware State News is featuring a high school Athlete of the Week each week during the 2019-2020 school year. The Athlete of the Week is nominated and chosen by our readers. The nominating period starts at 2 p.m. on Friday and ends at noon on Monday....

 2020-01-17 23:00 

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Kaitlyn Corder honored as Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement's first female Officer of the Year...

Kaitlyn Corder named the 2019 Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Officer of the Year....

 2020-01-17 22:00 

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Tango Lewes offers weekend workshop and performance...

LEWES — Tango Lewes invites the public to warm up with a weekend of workshops, brunch, dancing plus a special performance by world-class tango artist and four-time U.S. National finalists, Roberto Pena and Jacklyn Shapiro. The event begins today, Fr...

 2020-01-17 21:00 

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VFW Auxiliary announces youth scholarship art contest...

BRIDGEVILLE — The Department of Delaware VFW Auxiliary Scholarships Chairman, Rev. Dr. Michaele Russell, makes the announcement of a scholarship contest that recognizes up-and-coming artists and encourages patriotism in youth. The Young American Cre...

 2020-01-17 20:34 

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US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness...

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials announced Friday that they will begin screening airline passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens and killed two, prompting worries about a new international outbreak. Centers fo...

 2020-01-17 19:45 

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Pedals, Pipes and Pizza at Avenue United Methodist Church in Milford...

MILFORD — On Friday, January 17 at 5:30 p.m., the American Guild of Organists, Southern Delaware Chapter will be hosting a Pedals, Pipes and Pizza event at Avenue United Methodist Church located at 20 N. Church St. in Milford. The purpose of this fr...

 2020-01-17 18:47 

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Dover man arrested after shooting ex-girlfriend's car...

DOVER Kevin Wilkerson, a 22-year-old from Dover, has been arrested on firearms charges by Dover police after he allegedly shot a vehicle that belonged to an ex-girlfriend early Friday morning, said Dover Police Department Spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffma...

 2020-01-17 18:42 

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Ukrainian president rejects prime minister's resignation...

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy rejected his prime minister's offer to resign and asked him to stay on the job Friday after he was caught on tape saying Zelenskiy — a former sitcom star with no previous political ex...

 2020-01-17 18:38 

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Trump campaign tries robust outreach to expand his appeal...

WASHINGTON — Selfies on a "Women for Trump" bus tour through Iowa. Volunteer training at a "Black Voices for Trump" organizing session in Philadelphia. A vice presidential headliner at a "Latinos for Trump" event in Florida. ...

 2020-01-17 17:33 

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Police seeking Laurel man for alleged assault...

BRIDGEVILLE Kenneth E. Greene, a 48-year-old from Laurel, is being sought by Delaware State Police on a felony assault charge, according to Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, spokesman for the state police. The alleged incident took place on Jan. 3, when a 28-yea...

 2020-01-17 16:34 

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Recycling Advisory Council to meet Jan. 22 in Dover...

DOVER — Delaware's Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC) will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Delaware Department of Transportation building in the Felton-Farmington conference room located at 800 Bay Road in Dover. The Recycling Pu...

 2020-01-17 15:18 

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Dover teenager arrested on gun, drug charges...

DOVER Lamar Howard, 17 years old, was arrested by Dover police on alleged firearms and marijuana charges during a traffic stop on Thursday night, said Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman, spokesman for the Dover Police Department. Sadique Ingram, 19, was released af...

 2020-01-17 15:00 

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Delaware City awarded $150,000 for restoration work...

DOVER — The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has awarded $150,000 to Delaware City to be used to improve recreational facilities, study and develop a plan to improve energy consumption, and develop rain gardens and bio swale...

 2020-01-17 14:00 

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ecarte dance theatre slates winter concert...

DOVER — ecarte dance theatre will present its winter concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Education/Humanities Theatre of Delaware State University. The modern dance and contemporary ballet company will premiere six works choreographed by artistic dire...

 2020-01-17 13:00 

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Flu vaccinations available at state service centers...

Flu shots continue to be available at DPH clinics located within the Department of Health and Social Services' State Service Centers:...

 2020-01-17 12:00 

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Commentary: Antisemitism has no place in today's political debate...

At the Jan. 13 hearing of the Sussex County GOP, Nelly Jordan once again declared that she is not an antisemite. The thing about antisemitism is that in our day-to-day life, it doesn't look like the Ku Klux Klan or Adolf Hitler. More commonly, antisem...

 2020-01-17 10:45 

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Councilman looks to disband Dover's Bike/Pedestrian Subcommittee...

Dover City Council members debated at length the usefulness of a subcommittee focused on bicycles and pedestrians after Councilman Matt Lindell sought to disband the group....

 2020-01-17 10:15 

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Eight Delaware organizations awarded $1.1 million in grants to combat opioid crisis...

As community organizations accepted $1.1 million in grant funds to combat the opioid crisis in Delaware, Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long reminded attendees that this work requires collaboration....

 2020-01-17 09:45 

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Senate votes to repeal lodging tax authorization, expand absentee voting...

By a 21-0 vote, senators passed legislation that would remove from Levy Court the authority to put a tax on hotels and motels of up to 3 percent....

 2020-01-17 04:00 

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Speak Out: Minimum wage debate...

Readers reacted to a recent commentary by members of the Caesar Rodney Institute, headlined "Minimum wage hike would burden Delaware businesses." Leftist thinking is detrimental to the health of the economy. They don't seem to understand the r...

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