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On the Pitch: Week 4 girls soccer top 10

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The weather doesn’t look good again this week as the girls soccer resumes play for the final 4 week sprint to the state tournament..    The Division 1 No. 1 team Middletown is rolling along this season as they are off to a 5-0 start.  They have outscored their opponents 35-0 which is an average of 7-0 scores in their …

Dover basketball Dorell Little dribbles down court against Middletown in the DIAA semi final photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Dover and Salesianum advance to state championship

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

(Newark)      The second seeded Dover Senators and fourth seed Salesianum advanced to the boys basketball final with wins Thursday night at a “sold out” Bob Carpenter Center. For The defending state champion Sals, it will be the third straight appearance in the final. They fell to Tower Hill two years ago and won the school’s third title last …

(Shane Aldendorff photo from Pexels)

St. Helena’s cancels its long-running carnival

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

The springtime carnival at St. Helena’s Church, a tradition in North Wilmington that dates back at least to the 1960s, has been canceled. The parish council made the decision “with great reluctance and sorrow,” said Monsignor Stanley Russell, who has served the Bellefonte Catholic church since 1994. The carnival was damaged by unfounded reports of trouble one night in 2022, …

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Time to trash expired meds and reduce drug overdose deaths

Ken MammarellaHealth, Government, Headlines

With Delaware’s 25th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day coming up Saturday, Oct. 28, the state says it sees signs that discarding expired or unused medication is one arrow in its arsenal to reducing addiction and deaths from drug overdoses. Among other things, the Delaware Division of Public Health pointed to: Delaware has dropped in the ranking of overdose deaths per capita. …

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Friday nights at Cavaliers Stadium

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

Football stadium observation series – This edition, Middletown This summer, the 302 Sports staff discussed the opportunity to feature some of the high school football venues where we have been fortunate to broadcast, and view games over the years. Since I am the “senior” sportscaster (by far), I thought about taking the lead with my alma mater, MIddletown High School. …

The Friendly’s restaurant in the Brandywine Town Center is closing. Restaurants in Glasgow, Hockessin and Middletown remain. (Friendly's)

Friendly’s in Brandywine Town Center closing

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

The Friendly’s restaurant in the Brandywine Town Center is closing, James Phipps’ post in the Take Back Claymont group on Facebook read, and the first two responses were simply “Wow” and “Whatttttt.” The news was confirmed an hour later by Betty Baudoux. “I stopped there tonight … [and wished] the hostess n waitress well. They told me n a friend …

New Castle County's latest tax bill

New NCCo bills show new way to figure out taxes

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

New Castle County’s just-mailed tax bills come with an explanatory letter titled “Local service function tax rates have changed.” People who live in unincorporated parts of the county – and that’s most residents – and businesses in these unincorporated areas “will not see any change to their property tax rate,” the letter says. But it’s a different story for residents …

Shark Party

Crooked Hammock to unveil Shark Week-themed beer Wednesday

Charlie MegginsonFood & Dining, Culture, Headlines

Just in time for Shark Week, Crooked Hammock Brewery has announced the return of Shark Party, a mixed berry sour that pours deep red and honors the ocean’s apex predator. The brewery will hold release parties at both its Lewes and Middletown locations, complete with a first-taste toast and a shark-themed costume contest. First Taste Toast: The first pours of …

Officials gathered Friday for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Appoquinimink Library in Middletown.

Appoquinimink Library opens with focus on green energy

Jarek RutzDelaware Live, Education, Headlines

After decades of dealing with a teensy library stuffed inside a multi-use building, Middletown on Friday celebrated the opening of Appoquinimink Library, a new 28,000 square foot library and digital center. A small crowd gathered to watch officials cut the ribbon at 651 North Broad St. County Executive Matt Meyer called it a tremendous day for residents in south New …