Best Bets: Food Truck Throwdown growing at Blue Earl

In just its third year, Blue Earl’s Food Truck Throwdown has grown so much that it’s doubling its days this year. “I wanted to double their pleasure,” said Ron Price, founder and brewmaster at Blue Earl Brewing in Smyrna. “It’s been so successful that I wanted to make it into a two-day event this year. […]

Scenic Delaware: Water works

Jerry Hull of Clayton took this photo on Whitehall Neck Road in Smyrna on June 21.

Downtown Development District program spurs large projects in Milford, Smyrna

DOVER — A trio of downtown revitalization projects in Milford and Smyrna were among a dozen selected throughout the state to receive funding through Delaware’s Downtown Development Districts (DDD) program, Gov. John Carney and the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) announced on Thursday. In Milford, Mispillion Street Partners LLC plans to construct four 12-unit condominium […]

Junior police programs a way to arrest summer boredom

SMYRNA — They inched forward, shoulder to shoulder, peering downward and seeking evidence. On Wednesday afternoon, 18 Smyrna Junior Police Academy attendees worked a supposed crime scene, moving as one to solve the case. They spotted an apparent blood trail (not real of course) in a vehicle, along with a shell casing, cell phone, key […]

‘Scarlet Letter’ takes stage in Smyrna Saturday

SMYRNA — The Nathaniel Hawthorne classic “The Scarlet Letter” takes the stage at the Smyrna Opera House Saturday by way of Stanton’s 4th Wall theater troupe. While the show differs from the novel in some ways, many will recognize the storyline, most likely part of their school curriculum. “It’s something I hadn’t thought about in […]

Smyrna man arrested following altercation

SMYRNA — Following the issuance of a Gold Alert Saturday, a 29-year-old Smyrna man was taken into custody early Sunday. Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin said that on Saturday at approximately 11:20 p.m., Christopher Scott was involved in a verbal altercation with his father at a residence located in the 6000 block […]

Scenic Delaware: Looking up

Tamara Lewis of Smyrna took this photo looking across the Del. 1 bridge in Smyrna heading to Woodland Beach on June 19.

Local roundup: Smyrna-Clayton reaches Senior League baseball District I finals

Smyrna-Clayton topped Dover, 7-1, on Friday night to reach the winners’ bracket finals in the Senior League baseball District I Tournament. With rain postponing Saturday’s games, Smyrna-Clayton won’t play again until Monday, when it takes on Felton-Harrington. That contest will be played at Camden-Wyoming at 8:30 p.m. In Friday’s victory, Derek Davis went 3-for-4 and […]

Dover Police Youth Academy members put through their paces

SMYRNA — Javi Marroquin promised a high-intensity hour but the workout stretched to 70 minutes. There was so much to accomplish — including several essential water breaks and quick rests — inside the CrossFit Killshot owner’s gymnasium Thursday morning. Several law enforcement vehicles arrived at 8:30 a.m. sharp, loaded with officers and 14 kids attending […]

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 […]

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