Wall of Honor in Harrington vandalized

HARRINGTON — Vandals caused thousands of dollars of damage recently in Harrington by destroying part of the historical society’s Wall of Honor. The brick wall featuring names of loved ones and other local groups on tiles sits behind the Harrington Museum maintained by the Greater Harrington Historical Society. “There were six to eight bricks which […]

Lake Forest School District fires part-time wrestling coach

HARRINGTON — A part-time head wrestling coach at W. T. Chipman Middle School was terminated after a student claimed to see a firearm being displayed during practice on Wednesday, according the Lake Forest District. Harrington Police confirmed an investigation and said no charges had been filed as of Friday afternoon. Authorities were consulting with the […]

Furry friends seek forever homes at Mega Adoption Event

HARRINGTON — To Linda Torelli, marketing director for the Brandywine Valley SPCA, pets aren’t just companions — they are an integral part of the family. Ms. Torelli and the Brandywine Valley SPCA are hoping to help several families grow as they are looking to find forever homes for more than 1,500 dogs and cats at […]

KKK fliers distributed in Kent, Sussex towns

SEAFORD — Free speech rights allowed the recent distribution of racially charged Ku Klux Klan fliers locally, Seaford Police learned Tuesday. Authorities earlier had asked the Delaware Department of Justice to evaluate the legality of the messages in clear plastic bags placed at three locations in town on Sunday through Monday, and then received word […]

Figure skaters present ‘A very Mary Poppins holiday’ in Harrington

The Bay Country Figure Skating Club will present “A Very Mary Poppins Holiday,” a figure skating spectacular, at the Centre Ice Rink at the Delaware State Fair. Showings will be Friday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children. […]

Holiday events in Milford, Harrington to ring in season of love

With red bows and cheery lights adorning street lamps, signs flapping holiday greetings in the wind and sales in the windows of local merchants, one thing is clear — the winter holiday season has arrived in central Delaware. The joyful tone is teamed with holiday events for all ages, drumming up excitement near and far. […]

Letter to the Editor: Kavanaugh treated badly

Not only are we engaged with the war on terrorism, we’re engaged with a war inside the beltway, from the foothills of Virginia and across the globe. From daily tabloids to inside the beltway and across the country, Brett Kavanaugh has been undressed in front of a live audience and has been retrofitted to make […]

Letter to the Editor: Earning respect should start with President Trump

Matthew, I applaud you for getting involved in the politics of our country and wanting us all to show respect, but I will forgive you because you are young and haven’t been through the decades of political shenanigans that I have. (“Respect missing from political discourse of left,” Letter to the Editor, Nov. 4) As […]

R&B’s Gill, country’s Atkins to play downstate Delaware in 2019

Two area concerts for 2019 were announced today. Two-time Grammy Award R&B nominee Johnny Gill will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, March 15 at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Tuesday and can be purchased at doverdowns.com. Prices range from $40-$60. Mr. Gill, a Washington […]

Letter to the Editor: Feral, stray cat problem becoming worse in Del.

It seems we have a serious cat problem in the state of Delaware. On Oct. 23, 2013, a story stated that Harrington had an estimated 600 feral and stray cats in town. The paper also said the trap, neuter, release program (TNR) and other organizations manage to process about 380 felines of the estimated 600 […]