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Week 6 boys and girls high school basketball top 10 rankings

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

  Boy’s Week 6 Ranking Ranking School Record Last Week’s Ranking 1 Dover 10-1 2 2 Tower Hill 8-1 5 3 Sanford 6-1 6 4 Howard 8-3 1 5 Sallies 3-6 7 6 Appoquinimink 8-2 8 7 Middletown  7-4 3 8 William Penn 9-2 4 9 Caravel 6-3 NR 10 Smyrna 6-3 10   Girls Week 2 Rankings Ranking Schools …

Ruppert pin secures victory for Vikings

Benny Mitchell Headlines, Sports

Cape Henlopen’s Lucas Ruppert (top) looks for a way to turn Cael DiNigris. Ruppert won via pin in 1:54 photo by Dave Frederick   Wilmington – In wrestling sometimes it comes down to the big man doing big man things. Cape Henlopen’s big man Lucas Ruppert did just that as the state’s top ranked 285 pounder securing a pin in 1:54 …

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Delaware colleges, universities cope with COVID differently

Daniel Larlham Jr. Education, Headlines

  Delaware colleges and universities are heading into the third spring with COVID-19. Photo by Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom/Pexels.   Spring semester for Delaware college-goers will once again be a little different than previous semesters as state schools change COVID-19 protocols following the winter surge caused by the Omicron variant.  University of Delaware  UD has updated its plans for spring …

New pet food fees won’t start to bring in money until 2023

Daniel Larlham Jr. Culture, Headlines

A new law that will raise money for spaying animals won’t go into effect until next year.   A new law that will pay for low cost spay/neutering and rabies vaccinations for Delaware animals by raising registration fees on pet food will not start bringing in cash until next year. However, it absolutely will bring in more than the original …

Wilmington residents sign petition in support of police chief

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

Chief Robert Tracy/Wilmington Police Department A petition expressing support for the Wilmington Police Department has gathered more than 600 signatures after the Wilmington City Council on Thursday passed a “vote of no confidence” in Chief Robert Tracy. The vote happened after a nearly three-hour-long Public Safety Committee meeting Tuesday during which Tracy and others defended the department’s practices amidst claims …

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Sallies holds off William Penn for third win of the season

Joe Singles Headlines

Salesianum Boys Basketball team photo by Nick Halliday The William Penn Colonials visited Sallies Saturday night in what was one of the most highly anticipated match-ups of the 2021-2022 boys’ basketball season thus far. The Colonials came in with a 9-1 record with their only loss coming to Middletown. Sallies on the other hand started the game with a 2-6 …

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Clean water committee seeks ideas on how to spend money

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

DNREC Photo Six months after being signed into law, DNREC officials have shared their plans to solicit public input on priorities for the Delaware Clean Water Trust Oversight Committee. The agency will host three virtual public information sessions to hear from Delaware residents and businesses about how the trust should support water quality improvements. House Bill 200, or the Clean …

As revenues rise, Republicans say taxpayers should get some money back

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Republicans in the General Assembly have introduced six bills to decrease Delawareans’ tax burden. (Getty Images) Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced six new bills to return surplus state revenue to Delawareans. With a windfall of cash from federal stimulus bills and the bipartisan infrastructure bill, Republican lawmakers say there’s no better time to give Delawareans some needed …

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Wilmington Rep. Gerald Brady announces resignation

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Rep. Gerald Brady Democratic State Representative Gerald Brady, a Democrat, will resign from office in early February. He said in a press release that he has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from his service in the Delaware Army National Guard and must take time to “address these issues directly.” “I do so with deep regret and sadness, but …

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Carney ready to spend money in 2022; GOP wants tax relief

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Photo by Daniel Sato The state of the state is strong, said Gov. John Carney during his annual address before a joint session of the General Assembly Thursday. Much of Carney’s speech focused on the fallout of COVID-19, including its impact on the state’s economy and the work that still needs to be done to confront new variants and surges. …