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Former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner dies at 86

Government, Headlines

Ruth Ann Minner, Delaware’s first female governor, died Thursday at age 86. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Governor. Former Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner has died at age 86. The Milford Democrat was Delaware’s first female governor,  serving 2001-09.  She previously served as the state’s lieutenant governor from 1993 until 2001. Before that, she represented the Milford/Slaughter Beach …

The General Assembly will meet Monday to pass a redistricting bill. Here’s what to expect.

Government, Headlines

  The General Assembly will convene Monday, Nov. 1 to consider redistricting legislation that will define Delaware’s House and Senate districts for the next decade.  Both the House and Senate have released their final proposed maps ahead of the special session.  What is redistricting? Every 10 years, states must redraw their legislative districts based on the most recent federal Census …

The General Assembly will meet Monday to pass a redistricting bill. Here’s what to expect.

Government, Headlines

  The General Assembly will convene Monday, Nov. 1 to consider redistricting legislation that will define Delaware’s House and Senate districts for the next decade.  Both the House and Senate have released their final proposed maps ahead of the special session.  What is redistricting? Every 10 years, states must redraw their legislative districts based on the most recent federal Census …

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Lewes man flies flag below black pants to honor U.S. soldiers

Government, Headlines

Lewes resident Harry Farreny says he will fly the U.S. flag this way for 13 weeks to honor soldiers killed in Afghanistan.     A Lewes man said he’s flying a pair of pants above the American flag in his front lawn to protest the Biden presidency and express his discontent with Biden’s handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan. …

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Student activist convinces State Fair to build more accessible bathroom

Government, Headlines

A Thursday’s dedication of a handcap-accessible restroom at the Delaware State Fair are, from left, fair Treasurer Doug Crouse, Janet Butler, fair vice president Clark, student activist Jarrett Butler and State Sen. Dave Wilson.   One Delaware student appears to have a jump on a career as a lobbyist, as evidenced by his successful efforts to make the Delaware State …

Smyrna’s Laney to make WNBA All-Star debut July 14

Headlines, Sports

Betnijah Laney New York Liberty WNBA All Star from Smyrna Delaware   The 2021 WNBA All-Star game will once again star a Delaware high school hoops legend, and no, it is not Elena Delle Donne.  Betnijah Laney has been a rising star in the WNBA over the past two seasons & will represent Team WNBA in Las Vegas on July …

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Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival back on for Saturday in Milton

Culture, Headlines

    Organizers are hoping the third time’s the charm for the popular Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival in historic downtown Milton, which has been rescheduled for this Saturday, June 19. Having been nixed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic and suffering a last-minute cancellation on Memorial Day Weekend because of inclement weather, this popular early summer festival finally …

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Milford’s Benvenuto invites mixologists to compete in the Thirsty Games

Food & Dining, Headlines

Milford’s Benvenuto restaurant brings mixologist Brian Van Flandern to town for cocktail events this summer   Milford’s Benvenuto is not your average Italian restaurant.  Yes, the family-owned eatery embraces the cuisine and ambiance of Tuscany. But it also delivers the unexpected. “We change what we do all the time,” said owner Lisa Johnson. In winter, for instance, guests can attend wine …