Harrington fires city manager pending hearing

DOVER — Harrington City Manager Don Williams was fired earlier this month over allegations he failed to perform his duties, including claims he often skipped work while still collecting a paycheck. Though the termination was effective Jan. 9, Mr. Williams has asked for a public hearing, which is required by the city charter. As such, […]

Country music’s Vassar to play Harrington’s Exhibit Hall

HARRINGTON — Country songwriter and recording artist Phil Vassar will perform at the Exhibit Hall on Saturday, March 14 as part of the Live On Stage series line-up. Celebrating 20 years of chart-topping country hits, Mr. Vassar is taking them on the road with his “Hitsteria Tour.” With 10 No. 1 singles, 15 Top 10s […]

Harrington-area ‘New Year, New You’ sweep nets 14 arrests

HARRINGTON — A multi-agency fugitive sweep last Friday brought 14 arrests on seemingly minor unresolved charges, but charges nonetheless. The operation Harrington Police dubbed the roundup “New Year, New You.” The apprehensions largely involved capiases and warrants for traffic violations and failure to pay shoplifting fines from offenders in the Harrington area, spokesman Capt. Earl […]

Harrington fugitive sweep brings 14 arrests

HARRINGTON — A fugitive sweep dubbed “New Year, New You” brought 14 arrests on a slew of charges, Harrington Police spokesman Sgt. Earl K. Brode said. The operation on Friday included police from Harrington, Greenwood, Felton, Frederica, and Wyoming, along with Probation & Parole and officers. Apprehensions were made in Harrington and the surrounding areas. […]

Fresh leadership to guide Harrington into the new year

HARRINGTON — Karen Emory Brittingham of Ellendale will lead the charge as Harrington’s new city planner this year, helping the city continue to grow after former planner Jeremy Rothwell’s exit from the city. An investigation has launched by the Public Integrity Commission to inquire about claims made by Mr. Rothwell before he left. City Manager […]

Harrington Public Library to host DHSS community partners

A Delaware Health and Social Services Community Partner will be at the Harrington Public Library Thursday, Jan. 2 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. They will help local residents with the Assist application process to apply for food benefits, Medicaid, long term nursing care, childcare, home energy assistance or learning about other DHSS agencies. Visitors […]

Harrington K-9 alerts officers to large stash of marijuana

HARRINGTON — A New York man was arrested after the alleged discovery of approximately 8.48 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle Monday night, Harrington Police spokesman Sgt. Earl K. Brode said. K-9 Marshall first alerted officers to the possible presence of narcotics during an 8:39 p.m. traffic stop on U.S. 13 near Porter Street, authorities […]

Scenic Delaware: Starry night

Brett Coverdale of Harrington took this photo on his family farm earlier this month.

Stayton driving force in birth of Delaware rock ‘n’ roll

It began on a day in late 1954 when Jimmy Stayton, of Felton, still a teenager, took a trip on the Norfolk Ferry across the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. It was not today’s relatively short trip on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. To while away the time, he perused the ferry’s jukebox and found […]

Harrington votes to send letter over unspecified personnel matter

DOVER — After an hourlong closed-door meeting, Harrington City Council voted Monday to send a letter on an unspecified personnel matter. Council did not disclose the purpose of the letter or its intended recipient, with Vice Mayor Amy Minner citing privacy laws. Despite the secrecy surrounding the vote, Monday’s agenda contained an item for an […]