Commentary: Community relations key for Cheswold police

During the last year and in the future, the Cheswold Police Department has been looking into better ways to teach educate officers on the diverse nature of policing within our community and on our roadways. As officers, we reach people and contact them on various levels from community events to traffic stops and calls for […]

Lenape Tribe mourns loss of historic church

CHESWOLD — The Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware had been eying the Little Union Church, at 5083 W. Denneys Road outside of Dover, for quite some time before it burned down on New Year’s Eve. “Our cultural mapping initiative with the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware had identified that building as a historic cultural property […]

Cheswold church destroyed by fire

CHESWOLD — A fire that broke out shortly before 1 a.m. on Monday destroyed Little Union Church at 5083 W. Denneys Road and sent three firefighters to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio. The injured firefighters were treated at Kent General and were all listed in good […]

Three firefighters escape serious injury as fire engulfs Little Union Church

CHESWOLD — A fire that broke out shortly before 1 a.m. on Monday destroyed Little Union Church at 5083 West Denneys Road and sent three firefighters to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio. The injured firefighters were treated at Kent General and were all listed in good […]

Sound Off Delaware

Tax exempt? An idea to consider waiving town of Cheswold council members’ municipal tax obligations as a form of compensation has been floated in the Kent County community. Vice Mayor Larence Kirby clarified this week that the possibility “came from a brain storming session, as someone thought other municipalities utilized compensation.” The topic appeared on […]

Cheswold mulls waiving taxes for council members

CHESWOLD — An idea to consider waiving Town of Cheswold council members’ municipal tax obligations as a form of compensation has been floated in the Kent County community. Vice Mayor Larence Kirby clarified this week that the possibility “came from a brain storming session, as someone thought other municipalities utilized compensation.” The topic appeared on […]

Police identify victim in Cheswold fatal crash

CHESWOLD — Police identified John E. Lowman III, 42, of Kenton as the victim killed in a Tuesday crash on U.S. 13 North DuPont Highway at Jerome Drive south of Cheswold. Delaware State Police said the crash remained under investigation by the Collision Reconstruction Unit. The crash occurred at approximately 11:20 p.m. when a Ford […]

Ready for your closeup: Cheswold Police now wear body cameras

CHESWOLD — Seeing and hearing is now believing for a Kent County law enforcement agency. Starting this month Cheswold Police officers attached video cameras to their uniform fronts to record all their actions and words — along with those they contact. “The cameras are not there to catch someone doing something wrong,” Police Chief Christopher […]

It’s official: Christmas shopping season begins

DOVER — The holiday spirit took over Dover as Black Friday shoppers and deal seekers jammed Route 13 from the Target department store in south Dover all the way to the Walmart in Cheswold. In between, parking lots were filled throughout the city as people shook off their post-Thanksgiving feasts to get a head start […]

Delaware AirPark celebrates new runway opening

CHESWOLD —Cheswold International Airport? Not any time soon, but some day perhaps. For now, the $33 million project to improve the Delaware AirPark for the next 50 years is uplifting enough. The local aviation community joined with local, state and federal officials Monday morning to celebrate the official opening of Runway 9-27, which was completed […]