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A Columbus Day question: Where’s his statue?

In June, in response to protests that started after the death George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement, Wilmington removed statues of Christopher Columbus and Caesar Rodney and placed them in storage. Here’s what has happened since. Nothing. No evaluation...

Good trouble: DSU’s Tony Allen remembers John Lewis and C. T. Vivian

Tonight U.S. Congressman John Lewis and the Rev. C. T. Vivian will sit down to Sunday dinner with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the first time in over 50 years. There will be others at that table — Evers,...

Kalmar Nyckel’s golden lion wears a face mask for year’s first sail into Wilmington

The Kalmar Nyckel, Delaware's tall ship, left its winter quarters for the first time Wednesday to head to the Wilmington Riverfront. It was the ship's first official sail of 2020, complete with an inspection crew from the U.S. Coast Guard. The...

The stories of eight brave Wilmingtonians that never returned from World War II

This is the sad story of eight young men from Wilmington that never came home from war.  Inspired by a love of local history and equipped with a subscription to newspapers.com, two years ago I became transfixed by the daily...

This new podcast reveals where Washington really did sleep in Delaware

In the category of entertaining distractions from the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Wilmington History Society, which for the last two years has been hosting a monthly happy hour speaker event, recently began a podcast. Town Square Delaware readers will really...

Bald Barbers, Bowling Alleys and a Hardware Store: Remembering the Fairfax Shoppes

If you lived in Brandywine Hundred in the 1950s and 1960s, you were classified in one of two ways – you were a Graylyn Crest Shopping Center family or you were a Fairfax Shoppes family. Back in those post-war days,...

A Delaware Family Story About the American Irish

We were not the best and the brightest. If we had been rich or successful or popular with a bright future ahead of us we would have stayed where we were. Why would we leave? For the most part we...

Noonan: Please Don’t Name New Wilmington School after a Politician

Delaware governor John Carney recently proposed to spend $50 million to build a new school on the East Side of Wilmington, which is welcome news to anybody who cares about future generations of city kids. The new school will replace...

UD-Led Mission Finds Long-Lost World War II Aircraft after Epic Underwater Search

Three aircraft associated with seven American servicemen missing in action from World War II were recently discovered, thanks to the tireless efforts of Project Recover, a University of Delaware led team that worked with officials in Micronesia to find...

DE Museum of Natural History to Close for Major Renovations in 2021; Will Reopen as Delaware Museum of Nature and Science

The museum in the heart of Greenville known for wildlife dioramas and hosting the only two dinosaurs on permanent display in the state is setting its future focus firmly on science, the environment and education. The strategic transformation for the...
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State to ramp up vaccines for teachers, has given 253,535 doses of vaccine

253,535 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered as of Friday, the state said.

Schools hope summer programs, support will avoid students being held back

  Droves of students will not be held back because of interruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Delaware educators say. Instead, schools will bear down on...

Do More 24 shatters record in first three hours, ends with 5 times last year’s total

The grand total for the 2021 event will be announced Saturday by 8 p.m.
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