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Firefly ’23 canceled to ‘recharge lights,’ whatever that means

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Organizers for Delaware’s largest and most successful music festival have announced that next year’s event will not be happening. “After 10 magical years of Firefly in The Woodlands, we’ve decided to take a year to recharge our lights,” the announcement said. “We will see you in 2024!” Organizers didn’t offer any explanation for the cancellation.  Dover Motor Speedway, which owns …

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Family fun day to focus on emergency planning

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

By the time disaster strikes, it’s too late to prepare. That’s why the Delaware Emergency Management Agency plans to bring the community together to learn how to be ready for the unknown.  However grim the premise, DEMA promises a fun-filled and adventure-packed day for the entire family.  On Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m., the agency will …

Legislative Hall Expansion

Legislative Hall expansion far from a done deal

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Government

A committee assembled to draft plans for a potential expansion of Delaware’s state capitol building spent much of its Thursday meeting reiterating the tentative nature of its work.  The committee was established after the General Assembly unanimously voted in 2021 to study and recommend a plan to address Legislative Hall’s technological, security and space needs. The group appears to have …

SD 16 Candidates

Bonini faces 2 GOP challengers for seat he’s held 27 years

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

There’s a race to the right in central Delaware’s 16th Senate District, and incumbent Republican Sen. Colin Bonini’s 27 years of experience have become a focal point of the bitter challenge.  Bonini has long been regarded as one of the most conservative members of the Delaware General Assembly, but that may not be enough to stave off primary challengers Kim …

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Dover northbound EZ-Pass lanes to close Wednesday

Staff Writer Traffic, Headlines

The northbound EZ-Pass highway speed lane through the Dover Toll Plaza will be closed from Wednesday. Aug. 10 from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11. The closure of the northbound lane will allow for loop and sensor replacement and preventative maintenance, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation. All traffic will use the cash lanes with no …

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Firefly releases daily lineup, one-day passes available Friday

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Not everyone wants to trudge through the mud and muck for all four days of Dover’s Firefly Music Festival. For those who don’t, organizers on Monday released each day’s lineup, including headliners.  Single-day passes will go on sale Friday, July 15.  The annual festival, which takes place at The Woodlands of Dover Motor Speedway, will be held from Thursday, Sept. …

Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., shows a photo of the Division Street building that will be constructed to house the Center for Urban Revitalization and Entrepreneurship as well as NCALL.

DSU to use $1 million grant for urban revitalization center

Jarek Rutz Business, Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Delaware State University will use $1 million in federal funds to build an urban revitalization center. The money will come through a federal grant, announced Tuesday on campus by U.S. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester. The Center for Urban Revitalization and Entrepreneurship will be located at 225 W. Division Street in downtown Dover, one block from the university’s Dover Campus. DSU …

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Your guide to Delaware fireworks, and so Fourth

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

  Most Delaware places known for Fourth of July fireworks and other Independence Day activities have announced their plans. Organizers consistently ask for people to arrive early and leave late, and the Delaware Department of Transportation warns that many events close roads, too. Dusk is about 9:05 p.m. on the Fourth, but fireworks could start as late as 9:30. Here’s …

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Prosecutors continue calling witnesses in McGuiness trial

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Prosecutors continued to call witnesses Wednesday on day two of testimony in the trial of State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness. The jury entered the courtroom more than an hour behind schedule because of technological difficulties. RELATED: Trial of Auditor Kathy McGuiness begins in Dover McGuiness sat quietly at the defense table while employees from the Department of Technology and Information detailed …

Dover to celebrate Black History Month with cultural, educational events

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

A group of local nonprofit organizations and businesses have kicked off a month-long series of in-person and virtual events highlighting Black history, culture, art, music, and theater.  The 2022 Dover Citywide Black History Celebration is the culmination of a partnership between the Biggs Museum of American Art, Delaware State News, Delaware State University, DonDel Productions, Dover Public Library, First State …