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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Dover Air Force Base reports first coronavirus case

An Air Force member assigned to Dover  Air Force Base tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). The positive test was confirmed at an off-base medical facility in Delaware. ​The individual is currently in isolation on the base...

Grand, other performance centers go dark; Delaware cinemas cut capacity

The Grand and other venues have postponed or canceled performances in the wake of the governor's State of Emergency. On Monday, Regal Cinemas, the nation's second-largest movie chain announced it will close its locations...

Sussex Tech shutting down JROTC program, due to lack of instructors

Sussex Technical High School announced the demise of its U.S. Army JROTC classes at the end of this school year. "Despite extensive research and outreach, JROTC Cadet Command has informed the district that there are...

Dogfish to release in Delaware a limited edition stout aged in Sam Adams’ barrels

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery collaborated with new owner  Samuel Adams to release Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout. This limited-edition ale combines Dogfish Head’s World Wide Stout, an imperial stout and Sam Adams’ Utopias, a  blend...

Perdue says 25 percent of chickens now have outdoor access

Perdue Farms says it is leading the industry in raising chickens with outdoor access and recently expanded its free-range product offerings under its  Perdue  Harvestland brand. Perdue achieved its goal to provide outdoor access in 25 percent...

Grammy winner Eilish to headline Firefly Festival

Firefly Music Festival  will feature female stars  after a down year in 2019. Grammy winner   Billie Eilish will be joined by the politically charged group Rage Against the Machine, Halsey, Khalid, Blink-182 and Maggie Rogers. Also...

Giving back: Chesapeake Utilities, Schell Brothers, Easterseals

Dover-based Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced that employees logged approximately 5,000 hours of volunteer service with nonprofit organizations throughout the company’s service area in 2019. Chesapeake's service area includes the Delmarva Peninsula and portions of Florida. Chesapeake...

Tidewater’s Lewes wastewater treatment plant problems surface again

Problems continued at the Lewes wastewater treatment plant this week. Although the plant is currently back online and has resumed normal treatment of effluent, officials asked the public to continue practicing water conservation while corrective...

Food & drink: Farewell to Forgotten Mile and  first Two Stones location

In an all-too-common announcement we see this time of year, Forgotten Mile Ale House will close its doors on Jan. 5. “We have recently decided that we are going to close down after the new year....

Tony Allen takes helm at Delaware State University on New Year’s Day

On  New Year’s Day,  Dr. Tony Allen becomes the 12th President in the 129-year history of Delaware State University. Allen succeeds Dr. Wilma Mishoe, who in September announced her retirement at the end of 2019....