Brown voted onto Smyrna council

SMYRNA — Gerald Brown bested four other candidates to win an at-large town council seat during a special election Thursday. Mr. Brown received 95 votes, topping Marie Fontaine St. Pierre (72), Suzanne R. Harris (14), Patrick F. Hartnett (80) and Jason C. Millman (21). The at-large term is through April 2021, and fills the spot […]

Scenic Delaware: End of the rainbow

Susan Pokoiski of Smyrna took a photo of this rainbow on Massey Church Road in Smyrna on May 13.

Scenic Delaware: Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful

Leigh Carrico of Dover took this photo she calls “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful” at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge on May 18.

Scenic Delaware: Belmont Hall

Dave Tally of Camden took this photo of Belmont Hall in Smyrna on May 19.

Best Bets: Hoochi Coochi hyped for Smyrna at Night

In less than four years, the local indie blues band Hoochi Coochi has stirred up a whole bunch of excitement and garnered fans up and down the East Coast. Made up of Dover native Fatz Hawkins, Smyrna’s Danielle “Brown Sug” Johnson, Camden’s Mark Reed and Bridgeville’s Chelsea Grant, Hoochi Coochi has been a constant presence […]

Scenic Delaware: On Garrisons Lake

Sandra Abdalla of Dover took this photo at sunset on Garrisons Lake in Smyrna on May 14.

Smyrna’s new police chief has close ties to town

SMYRNA — A tight-knit community has one of it’s own leading the police department. New Chief Torrie M. James — who in February replaced retiring top cop Norman E. Wood in an interim role — has served with the agency for nearly two decades, graduated from Smyrna High, and is a lifetime member of Citizens’ […]

Smyrna candidates for mayor, council address issues

SMYRNA — There’s plenty to choose from in this year’s city council election next Tuesday night. There are retirees and college students, long-time residents and relative newcomers, young and old with various educational backgrounds and professional experience. With four council seats out of seven open, 14 candidates emerged to compete for those positions. A meet- […]

Scenic Delaware: Falcon spotting

Local Roundup: Smyrna’s 28-game softball winning streak snapped

Smyrna High’s 28-game winning streak in softball came to an end with a 2-0 loss to Bohemia Manor, Md. on Saturday night. Bo Manor’s Madison Penta pitched a no-hitter and struck out 18 in the non-conference game played at Caravel Academy. Payton Dixon threw a five-hitter for Smyrna (10-1). Bo Manor scored the game’s only […]