There's a plan to have Governor Printz Boulevard go on a road diet. Ken Mammarella photo

Plan promotes rail service, bicycling, walking, EV charging

Ken MammarellaHeadlines, Government

Railroad passengers, bicyclists, pedestrians and charging stations for electric vehicles are all important parts of the Wilmington Area Planning Council’s $2.8 billion 2025-2028 Transportation Improvement Plan. Yes, there are also some projects that clearly are for gas-powered motor vehicles, but alternative means of transportation are increasingly being prioritized. IN THE NEWS: NBN Sports Academy opens new facility in Hockessin The …

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On the Pitch: Week 6 girls soccer top 10

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

The weather is picture perfect this week as girls soccer is heading down the home stretch as April ends and May starts mid week..  The regular season ends on May 15th.   The No.4 team in Division 2 is in the middle of a 6 match road trip with a;; of them coming against ranked teams.  They are currently 2-1 …

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On the Pitch: Week 5 girls soccer Top 10

Nick HallidayHeadlines, Sports

The weather is picture perfect this week as girls soccer is heading down the home stretch in the last full week of April. The regular season ends on May 15. The top 2 teams in Division 2 meet up at Saint Mark’s on Wednesday afternoon as No. 2 Saint Mark’s host No. 1 Caravel.  The top ranked Bucs have only …

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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 …

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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 …