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 2020-09-21 11:00 

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Double Rainbow...

John Kidd of Dover took this photo of a double rainbow near Blackiston Crossroad on June 17....

 2020-09-21 03:46 

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QOTD: Have you noticed any change in mail delivery?...

Have you noticed a slowdown of the mail during the recent U.S. Post Office controversy? Has it affected the delivery of your medication?...

 2020-09-21 03:00 

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Commentary: Virus state of emergency should end now...

By Reid K. Beveridge When is an emergency no longer an emergency? Good question. But a question not being asked, much less answered, here in Delaware nor in any other state we've heard of. The emergencies we are referencing are the various states of e...

 2020-09-21 01:26 

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Born to prevent war, UN at 75 faces deeply polarized world...

UNITED NATIONS — Born out of World War II's devastation to save succeeding generations from the scourge of conflict, the United Nations officially marks its 75th anniversary Monday at an inflection point in history, navigating a polarized world ...

 2020-09-21 01:21 

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Biden to GOP senators: Don't jam through Ginsburg nominee...

PHILADELPHIA — Joe Biden on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump and leading Senate Republicans for trying to jam through a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and urged more senators to stand with a pair of GOP colleagues who oppo...

 2020-09-20 23:29 

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Witzke defends posts: GOP leader Brady calls comments 'tasteless and offensive'...

MILFORD — Following a torrent of negative reactions — from Democrats and Republicans — to comments that U.S. Senate candidate Lauren Witzke made on the death of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on social media Friday, t...

 2020-09-20 22:20 

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Candidates limited by pandemic during campaign...

DOVER — Ask just about any politician and they'll tell you how important voter contact is. Retail politics — knocking on doors, shaking hands, speaking face-to-face — are perhaps even more crucial in Delaware, where voters can reason...

 2020-09-20 22:00 

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Mid South Audio sets grand opening in Milton...

MILTON — Mid South Audio, a go-to audiovisual company serving Delmarva for more than three decades, has a new home base. In celebration of its expansion, Mid South Audio will hold a grand opening Sept. 28 at its new 20,000-square-foot facility in Mi...

 2020-09-20 22:00 

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Letter to the Editor: SDARJ thanks local racial justice supporters...

The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice (SDARJ) sincerely thanks local businesses and organizations that contacted us to find out how they could support our proactive initiatives to promote racial justice. These businesses and organizations came...

 2020-09-20 21:30 

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Dover Human Relations Commission eyes greater responsibilities, broader presence...

DOVER — David Anderson, Gerald Rocha Sr. and Roy Sudler Jr. each served on the city of Dover's Human Relations Commission prior to being voted into their current roles as city councilmen. So, they know first-hand the inner workings of the Human ...

 2020-09-20 21:00 

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Woodland Ferry to close next week for annual inspection...

WOODLAND — The Woodland Ferry that links Seaford and Laurel will be closed next week for annual U.S. Coast Guard inspection, Delaware's Department of Transportation announced. The ferry, named the Tina Fallon in tribute to the long-serving Seafo...

 2020-09-20 21:00 

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State's coronavirus death toll remains at 621...

DOVER No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Sunday, though hospitalizations rose by seven to 60, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health's daily update. The number of new cases increased by 117 to 19,566, to while 42 recoveries w...

 2020-09-20 20:00 

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Delmar juggler 'Cascading Carlos' falls short of Guinness World Record...

BETHANY BEACH — Juggler Carlos Mir left the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Hotel Saturday, believing he had spun himself what would ultimately prove to be a second Guinness World Record. So did the Delmar resident's wife Heather Mir, Ocean Suites st...

 2020-09-20 03:38 

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QOTD: How do you worship?...

Have you returned to in person services? Have you switched to virtual church?...

 2020-09-20 00:45 

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Commentary: Childcare during a pandemic...

By Jamie Forrest As Delaware begins to go back to school for the fall, its childcare industry is more critical than ever. Children and families deserve access to high-quality childcare so parents can return to work, and students can have safe and engaging...

 2020-09-20 00:28 

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Frederica man featured on Down syndrome video in Times Square...

FREDERICA — Brian Perry is the oldest of three children. His parents and family members jokingly call him the "Golden Child." "They call me that because I've lived a very blessed life," Mr. Perry said. The 40-year-old Frederica r...

 2020-09-20 00:02 

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Editors will view 2020 vote as 'election week'...

DOVER — Notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines ... *** As we approach Nov. 3, it is growing more and more evident that we will not be able to put together a front page with a bold headline naming the winner of the presidential election on ...

 2020-09-19 23:43 

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Letter to the Editor: Fur babies need TLC as fall begins...

The chilly season is upon us, and most of us are looking forward to warm fires, hot chocolate (or tea) and cozy blankets. Curling up on the sofa nestled in soft fleece is a great way to spend a chilly autumn eve. Our furry companions don't always have...

 2020-09-19 23:20 

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Churchgoers reconnecting: In-person prayer rises for area worshippers amid virus...

At 6 p.m. last Sunday, parishioners set up their folding chairs on the lawn of Milford's Avenue United Methodist Church as Pastor Steve LaMotte plugged his guitar into a portable public-address system. "We started meeting again as a church the fir...

 2020-09-19 23:07 

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'A trailblazer': Carper, Coons mourn loss of revered Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

WASHINGTON — Following Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on Friday, Delaware's U.S. Congressional delegation saluted her contributions to the law and legacy regarding gender equality throughout her life. Sen. Tom Carper, D-De...

 2020-09-19 23:00 

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Sports parents may be on the outside looking in...

There's at least one basic truth when it comes to youth sports. If there's a kid on the field, chances are there's a mom in the stands. And there's not much that's going to stop them. "From the moms' perspective," joked Cae...

 2020-09-19 22:56 

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As state steps up enforcement, businesses work to meet COVID-19 regulations...

DOVER — After promising to step up enforcement in August and September to stem the spread of COVID-19, the Delaware Division of Public Health has issued a total of six administrative penalties and one short-term closure to businesses for noncomplian...

 2020-09-19 22:47 

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COVID precautions slowly bringing shoppers back to stores...

DOVER — Whether it is just people getting the chance to get out and about and remember what life was like prior to COVID-19, or taking the time to support local businesses during the pandemic, many individuals shopping around Dover last week said th...

 2020-09-19 22:43 

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$30K awarded in Excellence in Education program grants...

DOVER — Approximately $30,000 will support workforce development in schools through the first grants awarded via the Excellence in Education program, with the program still accepting late applications. The program — driven by community partner...

 2020-09-19 22:39 

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Schaeffer won't face rematch as Burton declines write-in...

LEWES — It appears there won't be a write-in effort so Republican primary winner Mark Schaeffer will not face a rematch with Irwin "I.G." Burton III in November's General Election for the District 3 Sussex County Council seat. Mr. Bu...

 2020-09-19 22:30 

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$50K challenge grant offered to Nemours Children's Health...

MILFORD — Nemours Children's Health and an anonymous donor are calling on the community to help fill a vital need for pediatric care in southern Delaware. Later this year, Nemours will open the first full-service pediatric primary/specialty care...

 2020-09-19 18:28 

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One new death reported in daily COVID-19 update...

DOVER — The state's COVID-19 related death toll rose by one to 621 and 83 new positive cases were announced by the Delaware Division of Public Health on Saturday. Regarding school reopening criteria updated each Saturday, Delaware was deemed to ...

 2020-09-19 14:00 

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Milford school nurse featured in People magazine...

MILFORD — A school nurse in Milford is getting some national media attention. Mispillion Elementary School's nurse Sue Smith was featured in a People magazine article about returning to school in the COVID-19 era. The issue appeared on newsstand...

 2020-09-19 03:46 

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Letter to the Editor: How Biden can stop the horror...

President Donald Trump characterizes himself as the law-and-order president, implying that anyone against him is a Democrat and must be against law and order. I have always accepted that most Americans of both parties are peace-loving, though it does requ...

 2020-09-19 03:43 

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Letter to the Editor: Where was Biden during pandemic?...

Joe Biden is criticizing Donald Trump's leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is fair to ask, what did Joe do during the worst times of the crisis last spring? Did Joe volunteer in a Food Bank line to distribute food to the hungry and unemployed...

 2020-09-19 03:37 

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Speak Out: Fright Night canceled...

Next month's scheduled Fright Night in Brecknock Park has been canceled. Of course it is. All 2020 events are canceled. — Jessica M. Willey Except the state fair. — Julia Walker Stevens Nobody is allowed to have any enjoyment in life. Vote...

 2020-09-19 03:35 

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QOTD: What precautions are you taking?...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says anyone who has been within 6 feet of a person infected with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes should get a test. Delaware is seeing a spike in new cases. What precautions are you taking now? Have you ...

 2020-09-19 00:47 

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Former World War II POW saluted: Chair of Honor ceremony recognizes Harvey Boswell, 96...

In observance of National POW-MIA Recognition Day, the post dedicated a Rolling Thunder Chair of Honor in the presence of U.S. military veterans from the Korean and Vietnam wars and conflicts since, as well as elected officials and members of the Post 28 ...

 2020-09-19 00:16 

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State reports seventh COVID-19 death in past week...

DOVER — The recent spike in Delaware's COVID-19 cases continued and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced the seventh COVID-19 related death in the last seven days on Friday. The DPH reported 135 new positive cases on Friday &md...

 2020-09-19 00:03 

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications fr...

 2020-09-19 00:00 

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Now the work really begins toward a fall season...

There was one question that seemed to linger over the state Board of Education meeting on Thursday evening. What had changed so much in the outlook for high school sports in just a month? How did the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association go from u...

 2020-09-18 23:27 

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Sussex County primary vote results officially certified...

GEORGETOWN — Polls across Delaware in the 2020 primary elections Tuesday, Sept. 15 night closed on or a little past 8 p.m., if voters were already waiting in line. Statewide, final "unofficial" results from the 436 precincts were posted on t...

 2020-09-18 21:31 

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Trump's statue plan puts Caesar Rodney in focus...

From staff and wire reportsWILMINGTON — President Donald Trump is seeking to give a place of prominence to Delaware's Caesar Rodney. A Rodney statue was removed from a city square in Wilmington earlier this summer. The statue depicts the Revolut...

 2020-09-18 21:09 

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CDC drops controversial testing advice...

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday dropped a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and said anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person should get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention essentially...

 2020-09-18 18:57 

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Rosh Hashanah marks new year for Jewish faith...

REHOBOTH BEACH — This year has been a difficult one for most, considering the COVID-19 pandemic and everything else that has occurred in its wake. However, for those of the Jewish faith, today begins Rosh Hashanah, when members of the religion get a...

 2020-09-18 18:29 

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DAR honors Constitution, urges election participation...

DOVER — The Daughters of the American Revolution Col. John Haslet Chapter in Dover is celebrating Constitution Week Sept. 17-23 to commemorate the U.S. Constitution, a document that provides the framework for the federal government and upholds and p...

 2020-09-18 17:56 

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12-year-old with gun charged in Dover robbery...

DOVER — A gun-wielding 12-year-old male was charged with robbery following an alleged incident outside a convenience store Thursday afternoon, authorities said. According to Dover police, the youth ran at an 11-year-old male with a firearm and deman...

 2020-09-18 17:28 

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'Treasury Talks' debut on state treasurer's website...

DOVER — Delaware State Treasurer Colleen Davis announced the first episode of "Treasury Talks," an ongoing series of videos featuring people from around the state and around the country discussing financial information that relates to everyo...

 2020-09-18 16:36 

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Delaware nonprofits invited to apply for capital grants...

Delaware nonprofits are invited to apply for the Delaware Community Foundation's 2020 Capital Grants. For 2020, approximately $200,000 will be awarded to qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve Delawareans. Grant applications will be ac...

 2020-09-18 15:47 

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US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores citing security risk...

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will saddle the apps with technical restrictions that could seriously limit their functionality in the U.S. The order, which cited nati...

 2020-09-18 14:55 

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Big improvement in state's jobless rate but many still unemployed...

DOVER — Both Delaware and the country as a whole are continuing the economic recovery from coronavirus, but the jobless data does offer some good news. According to figures released Friday by the Delaware Department of Labor, Delaware's unemploy...

 2020-09-18 02:49 

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Fall sports gets OK: Narrow vote opens door for October start...

DOVER — Perhaps it was fitting that it was decided like this. It was like some heart-pounding state championship basketball game where the lead kept changing hands in the closing seconds. Finally, though, by a nail-biting vote of just 4-3, the state...

 2020-09-18 01:18 

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Fall sports can be played in Delaware after DOE approval...

DOVER After more than three hours of debate tonight, the state Department of Education approved the start of Delaware high school sports later this month.The motion carried by a vote of just 4-3 after both DOE and DIAA board members debated back and forth...

 2020-09-18 00:31 

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Stormy sky...

Brett Williams took this photo Aug. 2 in Felton while a storm front passed by....

 2020-09-18 00:29 

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QOTD: Have you received seeds from China?...

Amazon has banned the sale of foreign seeds to U.S. customers. The change comes after mysterious seed packets, postmarked from China, began to arrive in mailboxes unprompted this summer. Did you or anyone you know, receive a pack of seeds from China?...

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