Frederica man featured on Down syndrome video in Times Square

FREDERICA — Brian Perry is the oldest of three children. His parents and family members jokingly call him the “Golden Child.” “They call me that because I’ve lived a very blessed life,” Mr. Perry said. The 40-year-old Frederica resident, who has Down syndrome, has never let his condition define his life. “I am active in […]

Holiday celebrations face uncertain future in Milford, Harrington

MILFORD — There will be no Milford Community Parade this year, but the city has yet to decide whether young revelers will be allowed go door-to-door in search of candy on Halloween. “No decision has been made on trick-or-treat,” Milford city manager Mark Whitfield said today. “We are awaiting guidance from the governor.” Last month, […]

Heavy downpours evacuate Harrington residents, knock out Milford power

HARRINGTON — Intense rain and ensuing flooding brought the evacuation of 12 residents at an apartment complex, along with a resident found in cardiac arrest late Thursday night. According to Harrington Fire Co. Deputy Chief Kenny Brode, the woman in distress was transported from the Heritage Manor Apartments to Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus, in Milford […]

COVID testing for Delaware teachers begins

As educators gear up for the return to school, they’ll be taking tests themselves — COVID-19 ones, anyway. The state has released 11,000 links to at-home tests for educators across the state as many look toward a Sept. 8 start date. Lake Forest School District — which will start school the day after Labor Day […]

Dover woman arrested on weapons charges

HARRINGTON — Erica N. Row, a 23-year-old from Dover, was arrested by Harrington police on alleged drug and weapons charges Wednesday following a traffic stop, according to Capt. Earl Brode, spokesman for the Harrington Police Department. Capt. Brode said that while police were on patrol at around 4 p.m. on South DuPont Highway, they conducted […]

Virgina man charged for firearm after traffic stop

HARRINGTON — A Virgina man was arrested Saturday and charged with carrying a concealed firearm. The Harrington Police Department said 31-year-old Adam L. Lucas, of Hampton, was stopped for talking on his cell phone while driving on South DuPont Highway in the area of Porter Street at approximately 2:27 p.m. During the traffic stop, Mr. […]

Livestock buyers sold on fair’s online auction

HARRINGTON — There were still plenty of market animals to choose from at the Delaware State Fair this year, just not in person. Bidders in Friday’s annual Junior Livestock Auction analyzed online videos and photos of the 116 steers, lambs, goats and swine for sale. To avoid health and safety risks during the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Governor’s Day at State Fair ‘like no other’

HARRINGTON — Gov. John Carney’s alternative lunch was yummy, he recounted after dining at a picnic table under a tent at the Roost early Thursday. Attending the 101st Delaware State Fair required some adjustments to routine, and the governor’s annual feast at the Grange (not open) wasn’t possible. So just after arriving at around 12:15 […]

Kids get into the (cake) mix at the Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — Although circumstances were slightly different this year, young bakers still poured their hearts into their cake mix during the Delaware State Fair’s annual Kids Using Cake Mix competition on Tuesday. “The kids that come in are so excited and their parents are so excited and thank us for still having it,” said Trina […]

Scenic Delaware: On the farm

Brett Coverdale of Harrington took this photo June 16 on the Coverdale family farm in Harrington.