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Dover Motor Speedway honors NASCAR legend Richard Petty

Bryan ShupeBusiness, Headlines

  Petty, a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and seven-time Monster Mile winner, to make appearances before Würth 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 28. Petty Family is celebrating its 75th anniversary in NASCAR this season. LEGACY MOTOR CLUB co-owner Jimmie Johnson, an 11-time Dover winner, also to appear on the Monster Monument and race in the Würth 400. Visit DoverMotorSpeedway.com to …

More than half a million Americans have some form of metastatic cancer. (Photo by apomares/iStock Getty Images)

Metastatic cancer patients could get expanded treatment coverage

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Health

A bill that would expand treatment for a certain type of cancer passed the House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce Committee unanimously Tuesday afternoon. House Bill 364, sponsored by Rep. Cyndie Romer, D-Newark, requires that individual, blanket and group health insurance carriers cover drug treatment for the associated conditions of metastatic cancer in the same way treatment for metastatic cancer is …

DMA baseball Tyler Leech throw a pitch during a game. Photo by Nick Halliday

Clubhouse talk -Week 4  baseball top 10

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

It wasn’t the best weather as we saw more rainouts and games being played with 40 mph wind gusts. However there were some big games that got to play and will shake up our top 10 rankings this week. No. 1 DMA finally got in a good week of baseball. They defeated Newark Charter and Dover during the Week, but …

Several groups have published voter guides and are holding public forums to inform voters ahead of the 2024 school board elections. (Photo by Maksim Kabakou / Adobe Stock)

School board voter guides include nominees’ positions, more

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

With this year’s school board elections less than a month away, several organizations have once again published voter guides to help those participating make an informed decision on the ballot.  This year’s election is rather light – with just 19 candidates campaigning across eight races. RELATED: 19 to compete for 8 seats in May 14 school board elections The guides …

Sussex County residents will be the next to receive letters of property reassessment after Kent County sent letters out in late 2023.

Sussex residents to get property reassessment values in fall

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

The homeowners of Sussex County can expect to receive the long-awaited letters of property reassessment this fall. “Kent County is actually a year ahead of us, so ours is not going to be complete until this time next year,” said Chris Keeler, director of assessment for Sussex County, “So it’ll be spring of 2025 before the project is completed, and …

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State moves to control hospital budgets to lower health costs

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Delaware’s hospitals soon could be governed by a politically appointed state board charged with examining and approving hospital budgets and invested with the power to demand changes and punish those that don’t meet its guidelines. House Bill 350 would create the Diamond State Hospital Cost Review Board under the Department of Health and Social Services. It will try to keep …

William Penn baseball pitcher John Grybowski got the win over DMA photo courtesy of Nick Halliday

Grybowski shuts down No. 1 DMA

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

  The wind was blustery, sometimes producing 40 mile and hour gusts as No. 7 William Penn hosted No. 1 Delaware Military (DMA). This top ten matchup did not disappoint as two of the state’s top teams faced off in an old fashion pitchers duel.     William Penn’s ace  John Gryboski started for the Colonials and faced off against DMA’s …

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Drug Take Back Day: Free, responsible disposal system

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

Delawareans can discard their expired or unused medications at locations statewide between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, during the 26th national Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The biannual event, aimed at reducing the risk of prescription medications being diverted for misuse, has collected nearly 120,000 pounds of medications in Delaware since 2010. IN THE NEWS: William Penn, …

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Could Congress hinder future Middletown pharma campus?

Jacob OwensBusiness, Headlines

The Congressional committee that pushed for a ban or sale of the social media platform TikTok is now scrutinizing a Chinese pharmaceutical company that happens to be developing a major taxpayer-supported manufacturing campus in Middletown. In January, the committee’s leadership introduced legislation that would prohibit the company called WuXi AppTec – as well as certain other Chinese-owned firms – from receiving federal …