Dover in bloom

Renate Purdy of Dover took this photo in downtown Dover on May 1.

Woodcrest residents vexed by nearby wetland site

DOVER — Does the City of Dover own it? Or the Capital School District, perhaps? As summer nears and temperatures rise, a wetland mitigation site located near the old Dover High School campus on Walker Road has some nearby Woodcrest neighborhood residents agitated, confused and holding their noses at times. The locals have circulated a […]

Dover man discovers hidden woodworking talent

DOVER — Making a career out of creating custom wood furniture and designs was just about the last thing on earth that Richard Harpster thought he would ever do. Yet somehow, at the age of 49, he unexpectedly discovered his hidden talent last year while working on some Christmas presents that he had designed for […]

City reaches out for ideas to revitalize Dover Park

  DOVER — When city officials look at Dover Park, they see 28.2 acres of vast recreational potential at a downtrodden facility that is currently the most underused of Dover’s three anchor parks. Consider there are 2,900 housing units and 5,000 residents that live within a mile of Dover Park, which is located at 1210 […]

Trial set for dance instructor accused of touching teen

  DOVER — A 66-year-old Delaware dance instructor is scheduled for Superior Court trial Monday regarding allegations that he improperly touched a teenage boy in Dover last year. Alexander Boitsov, of Hockessin, was arrested after an alleged incident involving a 17-year-old at Dance Conservatory at 522 Otis Drive, Dover Police said. He later pleaded not […]

Police: Suspects in Dover murder had shoplifted bullets

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  DOVER — Two teenagers charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Smyrna man early Sunday morning allegedly shoplifted ammunition from Dick’s Sporting Goods in Dover Mall two days earlier, Dover Police said when announcing their arrests Tuesday. Eugene Riley, 18, of Milford, and Ahmir Bailey, 19, of Lincoln, were arrested without […]

Dover city councilman to host free CPR class

DOVER — Brian Lewis decided to host a free CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Awareness class so that other people might be able to avoid the type of phone call that he received unexpectedly last year. “Less than a year ago I received an alarming phone call regarding my mom who lived in Florida,” Mr. […]

Dover police probe weekend shooting death of Smyrna man

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DOVER — On Monday, city police continued to investigate the shooting death of a 20-year-old Smyrna man from the day before. Jameir Vann-Robinson was pronounced dead at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover early Sunday morning after being shot in the back in the unit block of Mitscher Road, Dover Police said. He was transported to […]

Mayor Christiansen: Still plenty of reasons to celebrate Dover

DOVER — Mayor Robin R. Christiansen officially closed the book on Dover’s 300th birthday celebration on Monday night, paying homage to the city’s key role in the formation of the United States, while casting a glance forward. Mayor  Christiansen delivered his annual “State of the City” message at the annual city council meeting at City […]

Century Engineering breaks ground on new building in Dover

  DOVER — Century Engineering hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of what will soon be the firm’s new 25,000-square-foot Delaware operations headquarters on Thursday. They were joined by Gov. John Carney, DelDOT secretary Jennifer Cohan, Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen and other delegates and well-wishers at the occasion at the new site on 550 […]