Carney: Upcoming school year big question

The day after he formally extended his COVID-19 state of emergency for another 30 days, Delaware Gov. John Carney in his weekly update Tuesday said a huge challenge lies in preparing for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. “How are going to educate our children next school year? Gov. Carney said. “How do we bring children […]

Delaware State Fair to go on with precautions in place

HARRINGTON — Saying that more work has been put into this year’s Delaware State Fair than last year’s 100th anniversary edition, fair assistant general manager Danny Aguilar went through the changes and restrictions that will take place for the 2020 event during a Facebook Live session Wednesday afternoon. Set for July 23-Aug. 1 in Harrington, […]

Harrington man charged with firearm theft

HARRINGTON — A 46-year-old Harrington man was charged with theft of a firearm after a Glock .40 caliber handgun was taken from a residence Saturday, authorities said. Edward M. Crum turned himself in to police following an investigation into the incident in the first block of Clark Street. Police said he was an acquaintance of […]

Harrington man charged after threat

HARRINGTON — A Harrington man was arrested for aggravated menacing Sunday morning. According to the Harrington Police Department, 50-year-old John M. Rainey threatened an individual living in his complex in the 100 block of Fleming Street. During an argument, Mr. Rainey brandished a knife in front of the victim. He was taken into custody without […]

Lucas ready to take helm of Lake Forest School District

FELTON — During his 20 years in the Marine Corps, Steven Lucas said he developed a love of education. That love has eventually led him to the helm of the Lake Forest School District, where he’ll begin his tenure as superintendent come July. “I really believe strongly that Lake Forest is the best choice,” Dr. […]

DNREC to resume state park campground rentals Monday

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen its campgrounds in Delaware State Parks Monday in response to Gov. John Carney’s removal of the emergency ban on short-term rental units starting June 1. The mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers will also be lifted Monday. All state park campsites, cabins, cottages and yurts […]

Harness racing returning to Harrington in June

DOVER — Horseman, says Sal DiMario, are creatures of habit. When there’s a harness racing meet in session, there’s a pretty predictable routine they fall into. “They’re not the kind of people who sit around in the afternoon,” said DiMario. “They work all morning getting their horses ready, they take a break and then they […]

After months of turmoil, Harrington hires new city manager

HARRINGTON — 2019 was a banner year for Harrington. The “Hub of Delaware,” as the city of about 3,600 people is known, celebrated 150 years since its incorporation. But in October, allegations rocked City Hall, with controversy clouding the southern Kent County municipality for months thanks to claims of misconduct involving the city manager and […]

Collins quickly grew into a big goal scorer for Lake Forest

FELTON — Kade Collins was a football player before he took up lacrosse. The way he saw it, the two sports had a lot in common. “It was very action-packed, fast-paced,” the Lake Forest High senior said about lacrosse. “And you got to run around with a stick and hit people.” Collins liked the new […]

Harrington juveniles charged with robbery, assault

HARRINGTON — Two Harrington juveniles were charged with robbery and assault following an alleged incident on a street Wednesday morning, authorities said. According to Harrington Police spokesman Earl K. Brode, a 19-year-old was initially approached by two persons while walking on Ward Street. Police determined that the walker was then assaulted and an undetermined amount […]