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Changes are coming to the John Dickinson Plantation in Dover as it starts implementing its master plan.


Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ historic site team manager Dan Citron recently spoke to Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele about the changes and how they will help offer a more complete picture of the site’s history.


Delaware opened registration for second vaccine doses to those who received their first shot on or before on January 18th Thursday.

Hours after beginning online registration through Curative at 10 a.m., all slots in all three counties were gone.  

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The Dover Police Department appears on track to be wearing new body cameras by summer.

A body worn camera program received unanimous committee approval earlier this week and now heads to City Council for final approval. 

The Food Bank of Delaware is looking at how it can sustain feeding hungry Delawareans as long as necessary during the COVID pandemic.


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The city of Dover plans to reopen its offices in March.

City offices in Delaware’s capital closed to the public Nov. 5 and have been operating over the phone, online or through Dover’s drive-through window since.

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The Downtown Dover Partnership looks to bring more restaurants into the capital’s downtown district, with some grants to help out.

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Delaware State University and the Inner City Cultural League of Dover held their annual Dr. Martin Luther King National Holiday Program Monday.

The event usually held on campus was virtual this year, honoring King and called for advancement in race relations.

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A joint investigation involving Dover Police, Delaware State Police, and other state and federal agencies nets dozens of arrests of mainly gang members.


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There’s a new state-of-the-art training facility in Kent County.


Chesapeake Utilities’ “Safety Town” is something the company wanted to get off the ground for some time.


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As of now Dover International Speedway is expected to run its only race weekend in 2021 with fans; of course that’s COVID permitting.

Salvador Dali's Illustrations for Les Chants de Maldoror and The Divine Comedy

The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover is closed to the public through Saturday, January 30, 2021, in response to the growing COVID numbers in the First State and the recent stay-at-home advisory issued by Gov. John Carney. 


But there is still plenty to see - virtually.



It looks as if the Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing (DIMH) will not  move its shelter to its chosen new location.

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The City of Dover makes its choice for a new city manager. 

Randy Robertson is coming to the First State’s capital from Aberdeen, Maryland where he is currently city manager.

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An initiative to shine a light on neighborhoods in need and help them diminish crime while building a sense of community is making progress up and down the First State.

It’s called “Lights On” and comes from a group called the Delaware Help Initiative

Contributor Larry Nagengast takes a closer look at this group and what it’s doing.

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Delaware’s senators toured the new VA outpatient clinic in Dover. It’s expected to make it easier for veterans to access quality healthcare in Kent County.

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Kent County residents missing their trips to the library can resume them starting next week.

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Delaware State University is offering a virtual exhibition of the works of alumnus Guy Miller.

The exhibition is called Subversion:  Not A Bird, Not A Plane.

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The Schwartz Center in downtown Dover hosted a rare performance last week as officials continue to look to bring the venue back in a more permanent way.

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The Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing’s (DIMH) search for a new home is one step closer to completion.

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More manufacturing jobs are coming to central Delaware.

The Pennsylvania-based corrugated packaging producer U.S. Corrugated recently announced it is bringing the company’s planned $80 million plant to Dover.

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The Johnson Victrola Museum in Dover is presenting a virtual program Halloween weekend. 


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All 41 of Delaware’s House seats are up for election this November - and in 15 of those races the incumbent faces a challenge. And Delaware Public Media's Kelli Steele reports on one such race in New Castle County.

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Delaware State University has received a two-year exploratory grant to study COVID-19 in Delaware’s minority communities.


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A Delaware State University student is dead after a shooting at a Dover park during a large party.

Gov. Carney recently earmarked $20 million to help fill broadband deserts throughout the First State. Part of that effort is now underway:

The former mayor of Smyrna - Joanne Masten - captured the Democratic bid for the Kent County Levy Court 1st District seat in Tuesday’s Primary election.

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Dover plans to move forward with trick or treating on Halloween and its annual holiday celebration in December.


Dover International Speedway pays tribute to the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks with its annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive this week.


Kent County residents missing their trips to the library can resume them soon as the Kent County Public Library is moving closer to welcoming the public back:


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Federal funds are going to the city of Dover to help with community policing.

Dover City Council gave final approval Monday for a $625,000 federal COPS grant to fund the hire of five new officers in the city’s police department.