Harrington vehicle break in brings arrest

HARRINGTON — A 47-year-old Dover man was arrested Sunday after an alleged vehicle break in, Harrington Police spokesman Capt. Earl K. Brode said. Merrick S. Wright was taken custody after patrol officers were called to a Ward Street residence at 11:36 p.m. on a suspicious persons complaint, authorities said. They were given the suspect description […]

Best Bets: Vassar bringing country hits to Harrington

After a Christmas tour with Lonestar and a string of acoustic shows, Phil Vassar is getting the band back together and taking it to Harrington. “I’m going back out with the band and it’s going to be really fun. We haven’t played together since November. We may have forgotten the songs and have to get […]

Harrington man charged after domestic incident

HARRINGTON — A 40-year-old Harrington man was charged with strangulation following a reported domestic incident last Friday night, authorities said. Harrington Police were called to a home in the 200 block of Delaware Avenue at 9:09 p.m., spokesman Capt. Earl Brode said, and spoke with an adult female. Police determined that the female and Jeremy […]

Hank Williams Jr., Becky G to play Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — Country legend Hank Williams Jr. and Latin recording artist Becky G were added to the Delaware State Fair concert lineup Monday night. “As the calendar moves closer every day towards the 101st Delaware state Fair, we are working to finalize the lineup for the 2020 Delaware Lottery Summer Concert Series and are happy […]

Capital school board approves plans for two middle schools

DOVER — The design for Capital School District’s two new middle schools cleared the first hurdle Wednesday. The Capital school board voted unanimously to approve the plans presented by architecture firm Becker Morgan Group for the site at the former Dover High School on Patrick Lynn Drive. The plans will now go on for approval […]

Lake Forest High students weigh in on food drive

FELTON — For 10 Lake Forest High School students, the start of school on Wednesday included some heavy lifting — more than 3,000 pounds of food. “We honestly did not think that we would even hit 1,000 [pounds],” noted Mackenzie Miller, a junior who spearheaded the drive. “It’s crazy the amount we had.” Donations will […]

Harrington upholds manager’s firing

HARRINGTON — Harrington City Council upheld its firing of City Manager Don Williams after a crowded and occasionally contentious public hearing Tuesday. Mr. Williams was terminated by the city last month, officially for failing to preserve electronic evidence relating to the firing of a former city planner in June. That planner, Jeremy Rothwell, accused Mr. […]

Delaware Divsion of Arts award helps dance academy director to stage ‘Harry Potter’ ballet

For Michele Xiques Arnold, receiving a Delaware Division of the Arts fellowship for choreography and dance meant a lot of things — but top of mind was being better prepared to help the students at her dance academy. Mrs. Arnold, director of First State Dance Academy, was selected as one of 19 Delaware artists by […]

Report confirms allegations against Harrington mayor, city manager

DOVER — Harrington Mayor Anthony Moyer abused his authority for personal gain, including having the city pay personal expenses, while fired City Manager Don Williams misused his flex time privilege and turned a blind eye to Mr. Moyer’s actions, according to the conclusions of an investigation by the state’s Public Integrity Commission. The conclusions, which […]

ILC Dover sets eyes on future, partners with investment firm

FREDERICA — ILC Dover, best known for outfitting every U.S. astronaut in NASA’s Apollo program with spacesuits — including the dozen that walked on the moon — has a new partner. ILC Dover announced this week that it has joined forces with New York-based New Mountain Capital, a growth-oriented investment firm with more than $20 […]