Crossroad pipe work requires closure of Shockley Town Road starting Tuesday

FRANKFORD – Shockley Town Road between Pepper Road and Gum Road will be closed at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 for the removal and replacement of crossroad pipes, Delaware’s Department of Transportation announced Monday. DelDOT anticipates the road will reopen to motorists by 6 p.m. Aug. 30, pending weather. After this work has been completed, […]

Kent County lodging tax splits public at forum

WOODSIDE — Leaders of DE Turf last week sought to address “concerns and misconceptions” regarding a proposed lodging tax that would benefit their sports complex in Frederica. The proposal would funnel the proceeds of a 3-percent lodging tax imposed on Kent County’s hotels and motels directly to the Kent County Regional Sports Complex Corp., the […]

Dover on board with skate park

DOVER — It appears as if a push to have a skate park built in one of Dover’s city parks remains very much alive after receiving support from members of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Community Enhancement Committee Tuesday night. A skate park was one of several amenities listed on the Schutte Park Master Plan […]

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 […]

Crowds join the fun at Comic Con

DOVER — There was no looking out of place, it just wasn’t possible. For seven hours on a hot Saturday the sixth annual Dover Comic Con drew waves of costumed heroes, heroines and villains, one and all. Pushing a stroller, Kayla Ruhm dressed as the fictional Poison Ivy from DC Comics. She was joined by […]

Guns in Delaware: After several attempts, gun control legislation seems unlikely, for now

DOVER — Several factors would seem to make conditions in Delaware ripe for gun control. So why does Delaware stand in such sharp contrast to other heavily Democratic East Coast states, including its neighbor Maryland? An ambitious attempt to place new restrictions on firearms went up in flames earlier this year, sparking outrage on both […]

Firefighters, EMS personnel step to plate to support Delaware Burn Camp

SEAFORD — Delmarva fire service and emergency service personnel are again stepping to the plate to help enhance the healing process for young burn victims. Seventeen teams from Delaware and Maryland are battling it out this weekend at the Seaford Sports Complex in the Fire Fighters Softball Tournament benefitting Delaware Burn Camp, hosted by the […]

Crime fears spark call for more police

DOVER — Residents would like more patrols rolling through the neighborhood. Delaware State Police are all for it. The reality is, however, that funding limits what everyone wants and added law enforcement comes through higher taxes, officials say. On Thursday night Kent County area residents expressed themselves to troopers, who acknowledged well-founded concerns and budget […]

Health service groups in Sussex seek merger

SEAFORD — Two neighboring health care entities on the Delaware/Maryland border have entered the regulatory process to become a single health care affiliation. A Delaware health care review committee Aug. 8 addressed the Peninsula Regional Health System Certificate of Public Review application in its proposed affiliation with Nanticoke Health Services. “We are continuing through the […]

More arrests in Milford vehicle thefts case

MILFORD — Arrests rose to 10 as the investigation into eight vehicle thefts from the i.g. Burton dealership continued. Milford police announced charges against three juveniles late Thursday night, while Dover police released information on seven other suspects this week. The vehicle thefts were reported at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday. Milford police spokesman Det. Timothy Maloney […]