Suspected large-scale drug organization busted in Kent

KENT COUNTY — Twenty arrests or indictments with more than 200 felony charges capped a two-year investigation into alleged illegal drug trafficking within Kent County, Delaware State Police said Monday. Multiple law enforcement agencies took part in “Operation Old School” which concluded Jan. 3, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. “This investigation demonstrates that the […]

Winter storm: Seven inches of snow possible in Delaware’s forecast

DOWNSTATE – Delawareans are bracing for the arrival of what is expected be the first winter weather event of the season, one that forecasters say might bring a half foot of snow or more to downstate Delaware and other parts of Delmarva. Sussex County and portions of Kent County are in the accumulative cross-hairs of […]

Kent County commissioners, row officers sworn in

DOVER — Kent County Levy Court held its swearing-in ceremony on Thursday for county commissioners and row officers who won seats in the November elections — a ceremony nearly three centuries old here. Nine oaths were sworn by incumbents reassuming their positions and newcomers assuming theirs, along with selected deputies. The ceremony bookmarked two of […]

Kent County Levy Court bids Commissioner Hosfelt farewell

DOVER — Kent County Levy Court presented a tribute to second district commissioner James Hosfelt last Tuesday night to formally recognize his term of service. Commissioner Hosfelt, a Republican, was defeated by Democrat challenger Jeffery Hall for the second district seat in November. In a tight race, Mr. Hosfelt took 4,391 votes to Mr. Hall’s […]

Scuse named 2018 Kent Distinguished Citizen by Boy Scouts

DOVER — When it came time for John Carney to pick a secretary of agriculture two years ago, the then-governor-elect picked someone he knew quite well. He selected Michael Scuse, making him the first person to hold the position under two governors. Few people are more qualified for the job, which Mr. Scuse previously held […]

Touching base: Annual ‘State of the Base’ briefing praises the bond between DAFB and Dover community

DOVER — Col. Joel W. Safranek has served as the commander of the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base for almost half a year. However, even in that brief of a time frame, he has learned first-hand that there is a special bond between the airmen at DAFB — also known as “Team […]

Kent County Recreation Center beefs up security

DOVER — Add the Kent County Recreation Center to public places requiring security screening for entry. Following a recent assault that staff wasn’t trained or equipped to properly respond to, Levy Court announced Wednesday that “advanced security screening” will be required to go inside the facility at 1683 New Burton Road. While Department of Community […]

Phillie Phanatic’s rant gives Kent a gritty reply

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Dave Raymond, the man who brought life to the Phillie Phanatic 40 years ago and more recently ushered in the Flyers’ wild-eyed, orange Gritty, was in Dover on Friday. Speaking to guests of the annual Kent County tourism luncheon and awards ceremony, he […]

Potter Trust brings aid to Kent County nonprofits

DOVER — The Potter Trust has worked magic for numerous nonprofit organizations in Kent County over the past 175 years. The magic wand that is waved annually toward helping the economically underprivileged in Kent County is due to the generosity and foresight of Col. Benjamin Potter (1769-1843), former owner of the Parson Thorne Mansion and […]

New cases of West Nile Virus are found in Kent

DOVER — They can’t afford to vaccinate or don’t think it matters. Either way horse owners may suffer a precious loss of life or hefty veterinarian’s bill if ignoring the threat of West Nile Virus. That’s according to the Office of the State Veterinarian, which on Tuesday announced Delaware’s fourth and fifth horses recently with […]