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250 years ago, “Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies” were published.

The series of 12 letters appeared throughout the winter of 1768 in colonial newspapers, laying out the Colonies’ common cause against The British Crown and Parliament in an effort to create unifying message to rally around.

The man behind those letters, simply signed “ A Farmer,” was John Dickinson, a well-educated lawyer with Quaker beliefs who called Kent County – then a part of Pennsylvania – his home.  For this work, Dickinson would earn the title of “Penman of the Revolution.”

To mark the letters’ 250th anniversary – the State of Delaware has created a website and will offer a variety of Dickinson related events and programs over the coming months.

In this month’s History Matters, produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society,  Delaware Public Media's Tom Byrne visited the John Dickinson Plantation to chat with with Vertie Lee,  historic interpreter at the Plantation, and Doug Denison from the Department of State to discuss Dickinson, his letters and the state’s plans to celebration the anniversary of their publication.

For a second straight season, Wesley College’s football season ends in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament.

The Wolverines, ranked 13th in the nation, fell at number 10 Brockport 49-28 Saturday.

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The state is slashing prices today for Black Friday, but the deals don’t have anything to do with shopping. In fact, they’re meant to help Delawareans who want to avoid the shopping frenzy.

Wesley College’s football team tries to take another step in NCAA tournament this weekend.

The Wolverines are on the road for the second round of Division III playoffs, visiting Brockport in Western New York Saturday.

Wesley College’s football team is moving on in the NCAA Division III tournament.

The Wolverines, ranked 13th in the nation, pulled away late in a 45-27 first round win over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Saturday in Dover.

Wesley College’s football team tries to continue an impressive NCAA tournament streak this weekend.


The Wolverines are in the NCAA Division III playoffs for a 13th straight year – and if history is any indication – they will survive the opening round.

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The rink is the latest addition to Winter Wonderfest—the holiday exhibit in its second year at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal.

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Tickets go on sale this Friday for some concert events already booked for the 2018 Delaware State Fair.

The full 20 team field and schedule for the 2017 Slam Dunk to the Beach high school basketball tournament are in place.

Tournament officials  announced Monday the out-of state schools coming to Lewes next month.


Wesley College’s football team is headed NCAA Division III playoffs for a 13th straight year.

The 9-1 Wolverines will entertain Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in a first round contest this Saturday