Harrington Heritage Day, 5K Color Run set for this weekend

The 41st annual Harrington Heritage Day event will take place this weekend beginning with a community dinner Friday night and a color run and parade Saturday morning. The dinner, held at the Harrington Volunteer Fire Company, serves as a celebration of the community ties held deeply within Harrington. Several groups and community members will be […]

Commentary: Motorcycle, bicycle safety crucial on Delaware roads

The Delaware State Police would like to remind bicyclists and motorcyclists of some safety tips while riding along the roadways and ways motorist can help to make the roads safer. For bicyclists: • Obey the rules of the road. Drivers and bicyclists are expected to observe traffic rules such as stop signs and red lights. […]

Scenic Delaware: Storm warning

John Messina Jr. of Smyrna took this photo looking east with a storm approaching from behind at the Kent County Wastewater Plant in Frederica on Aug. 7.

DE Turf forum on Kent County lodging tax spurs lively debate

DOVER — The public forum held Thursday night by the DE Turf sports complex’s management to discuss the proposed Kent County lodging tax drew several dozen attendees to Polytech High School, where more than 20 attendees voiced support and opposition for the plan. At issue was the recently passed state legislation that allows Kent County […]

Harrington Parks & Recreations prepares for fall activities, Heritage Day

Program registration information for the Harrington Parks & Recreation Department: Registrations can be mailed or dropped off at HPR during our regular business hours, Mondays through Thursdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. until noon.  You may also use the drop box to register any evening HPR is open from […]

Spartans seek to pick up where they left off

DOVER — Fred Johnson knew there would be some growing pains following Lake Forest High’s 2015 season. After all, they had just lost more than 20 seniors to graduation from that eight-win season. The Spartans football team went just 2-8 the following season, following it up with a four-win campaign in 2017. “We knew it […]

Filling a need: Groups rally to give away school supplies

DOVER — With the start of a new school year looming just a couple of weeks away, most students are still trying to squeeze in as much summer fun as they can before those buses arrive and that dreaded first bell rings. Mount Zion American Methodist Episcopal Church, in partnership with several other churches in […]

DE Turf sets public forum to discuss Kent’s proposed lodging tax

WOODSIDE — The DE Turf sports complex leadership will hold a public forum next Thursday to discuss the proposed Kent County lodging tax from which the complex stands to benefit. The forum will start at 6 p.m. in the Polytech High School Auditorium on 823 Walnut Shade Road in Woodside. A flier circulated by DE […]

National Guard deployment ceremony offers support for families

DOVER — The kisses were plentiful, and those hugs were squeezed just a little bit tighter and longer, as nearly 300 soldiers from the Delaware Army National Guard’s 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion met up with family members following a deployment ceremony at Delaware State University’s Alumni Stadium on Saturday morning. It was an emotional day […]

Dangerous mosquito-transmitted disease found in chickens

DOVER — Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a potentially serious illness, has been detected in sentinel chickens monitored for mosquito-transmitted diseases in Delaware, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Friday. EEE is a rare, potentially fatal viral disease spread by mosquitoes that can affect both people and horses. It is considered one of the […]