Clayton Police chief’s future remains in limbo

  DOVER — The Town of Clayton remained two officers down from full force as the DUI case of Police Chief Brian C. Hill continued with a suppression hearing in the Court of Common Pleas Monday. Besides Chief Hill, placed on administrative leave with pay following a misdemeanor first offense drunken driving charge of alcohol […]

Clayton’s police chief gets his day in court

DOVER — After nearly five hours of sometimes widely contradictory testimony Monday among law enforcement officers present during a suspicion of DUI investigation last summer, Clayton Police Chief Brian C. Hill’s fate now rests with a judge. Deputy Attorney General John Donahue and defense attorney Jim Liguori both rested their suppression hearing cases around 5 […]

Clayton Police chief’s DUI trial postponed to April

  DOVER — A northern Kent County police chief accused of drunken driving is set to appear in court at 9 a.m. on April 9 following Monday’s delay due to scheduling conflicts. Brian C. Hill, who pleaded not guilty to a first offense driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop on Aug. […]

Clayton man faces felony drunken driving charge

CLAYTON — A 29-year-old Clayton man was charged with felony drunken driving last Sunday after a 1:45 a.m. traffic stop, an arrest affidavit said. A Clayton Police officer alleged that a vehicle driven by Gary A. Everett Jr. – who later pled not guilty – was initially seen crossing the center line several times by […]

Trial for Clayton police chief on DUI charges set for Jan. 29

DOVER — Clayton’s police chief charged with drunken driving last summer spent about 40 minutes inside a Kent County courtroom Wednesday morning with others awaiting a scheduled case review, but departed before standing before a judge. Dressed in a suit and tie, Brian C. Hill quickly left after his attorney Jim Liguori entered the room […]

Clayton Police chief in court Wednesday to face DUI charge

DOVER — The town of Clayton’s police chief is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning regarding an arrest for alleged drunken last summer near Smyrna. Brian C. Hill, who pleaded not guilty to a driving under the influence of alcohol charge after a traffic stop on Aug. 12, was placed on administrative leave with […]

Clayton police chief on leave pleads not guilty in drunken driving case

  DOVER — A northern Kent County police chief pleaded not guilty Thursday to a drunken driving charge following a traffic stop on Aug. 12 near Smyrna. The case of Clayton Police Chief Brian C. Hill was accepted in the Kent County Court of Common Pleas and a case review scheduled for Nov. 29. Chief […]

Clayton girl competes at Taekwon-Do world championships in Argentina

CLAYTON — Taekwon-Do black belt Faith Hewes of Clayton recently competed in the third Unified International TaeKwon-Do Federation World Championships, held in Corrientes, Argentina. The tournament hosted competitors from over 20 countries including Australia, Great Britain, Peru, Canada, Colombia, and the United States. Competitors showed their technique in traditional patterns, board breaking and sparring. The […]

Clayton’s Dulins a family of farming

CLAYTON — The Dulin family farm in Clayton got its start back in the early 1920s when their landlord came down from Philadelphia with an offer. The landlord approached Elwood and Gladys Dulin, who had been sharecropping on his land and said “I want you to buy this farm.” Elwood considered the prospect of buying […]

Firefighting a family affair for Brode brood

HARRINGTON — The draw toward firefighting is simple, says one 51-year veteran. “Just helping people,” Harold Brode said. “You don’t get in it for joy, you just want to help somebody. “When you arrive at a fire scene there are people leaving a place for their safety and a firefighter is going into that place. […]