Country music’s Vassar to play Harrington’s Exhibit Hall

HARRINGTON — Country songwriter and recording artist Phil Vassar will perform at the Exhibit Hall on Saturday, March 14 as part of the Live On Stage series line-up. Celebrating 20 years of chart-topping country hits, Mr. Vassar is taking them on the road with his “Hitsteria Tour.” With 10 No. 1 singles, 15 Top 10s […]

Kaitlyn Corder honored as Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement’s first female Officer of the Year

DOVER — Kaitlyn Corder was a field hockey, basketball and soccer star at Lake Forest High, where she captained those teams. When she played Division I soccer at Delaware State University, she was a team captain there in 2014. And yet it was as an impressionable young ice hockey player when her career path unknowingly […]

Senate votes to repeal lodging tax authorization, expand absentee voting

DOVER — A lodging tax that was authorized for Kent County last year but never implemented took a step toward being repealed Thursday. By a 21-0 vote, senators passed legislation that would remove from Levy Court the authority to put a tax on hotels and motels of up to 3 percent. That authorization came from […]

Delaware farmers’ markets produce record sales mark

DOVER — Delawareans have shown they have a taste for fresh produce and local treats when it comes to farmers’ markets. Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Department of Agriculture said that was proven again in 2019 when they announced that Delaware farmers’ markets hit an all-time sales record of $3.28 million last year. The […]

Overturned poultry truck fowls up traffic on Del. 1

FREDERICA – A crash on Del. 1 involving an overturned poultry truck snarled traffic Monday afternoon, creating prolonged delays and nightmares for motorists between Dover and Frederica. The tractor-trailer crash occurred at approximately 1:13 p.m., according to Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe. It closed both lanes of southbound Del. 1 at North […]

Harrington-area ‘New Year, New You’ sweep nets 14 arrests

HARRINGTON — A multi-agency fugitive sweep last Friday brought 14 arrests on seemingly minor unresolved charges, but charges nonetheless. The operation Harrington Police dubbed the roundup “New Year, New You.” The apprehensions largely involved capiases and warrants for traffic violations and failure to pay shoplifting fines from offenders in the Harrington area, spokesman Capt. Earl […]

Update: Harrington man killed in crash on Del. 1 in Milford

MILFORD – Virgil L. Stewart , a 72-year-old man from Harrington, was killed in a collision on Del. 1 in Milford on Saturday afternoon, according to Master Col. Melissa Jaffe, spokesman for the Delaware State Police. Master Cpl. Jaffe said the crash took place at around 1:22 p.m. after a 2009 Mercury Marquis being driven […]

Harrington fugitive sweep brings 14 arrests

HARRINGTON — A fugitive sweep dubbed “New Year, New You” brought 14 arrests on a slew of charges, Harrington Police spokesman Sgt. Earl K. Brode said. The operation on Friday included police from Harrington, Greenwood, Felton, Frederica, and Wyoming, along with Probation & Parole and officers. Apprehensions were made in Harrington and the surrounding areas. […]

Fresh leadership to guide Harrington into the new year

HARRINGTON — Karen Emory Brittingham of Ellendale will lead the charge as Harrington’s new city planner this year, helping the city continue to grow after former planner Jeremy Rothwell’s exit from the city. An investigation has launched by the Public Integrity Commission to inquire about claims made by Mr. Rothwell before he left. City Manager […]

Healthcare programs in Sussex continue to expand

It’s out with the old and in with a modern sense of continuity of care in Milford as a new decade offers fresh healthcare options for residents. Bayhealth jumpstarted a chain of events last year as the healthcare organization closed its former Milford Memorial Hospital after years of planning and opened its brand new Bayhealth […]