Dover man discovers hidden woodworking talent

DOVER — Making a career out of creating custom wood furniture and designs was just about the last thing on earth that Richard Harpster thought he would ever do. Yet somehow, at the age of 49, he unexpectedly discovered his hidden talent last year while working on some Christmas presents that he had designed for […]

City reaches out for ideas to revitalize Dover Park

  DOVER — When city officials look at Dover Park, they see 28.2 acres of vast recreational potential at a downtrodden facility that is currently the most underused of Dover’s three anchor parks. Consider there are 2,900 housing units and 5,000 residents that live within a mile of Dover Park, which is located at 1210 […]

Dover city councilman to host free CPR class

DOVER — Brian Lewis decided to host a free CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Awareness class so that other people might be able to avoid the type of phone call that he received unexpectedly last year. “Less than a year ago I received an alarming phone call regarding my mom who lived in Florida,” Mr. […]

Supreme Court ruling may pave the way for full-scale sports betting in Delaware

DOVER — The Supreme Court on Monday gave its go-ahead for states to allow gambling on sports across the nation, striking down a federal law that barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states. The justices voted 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 law […]

Mayor Christiansen: Still plenty of reasons to celebrate Dover

DOVER — Mayor Robin R. Christiansen officially closed the book on Dover’s 300th birthday celebration on Monday night, paying homage to the city’s key role in the formation of the United States, while casting a glance forward. Mayor  Christiansen delivered his annual “State of the City” message at the annual city council meeting at City […]

Nine properties set for for revitalization in downtown Dover

DOVER — Nine vacant and boarded up properties in downtown Dover will start the demolition process on Monday, setting the stage for what NCALL, the Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity and city officials hope will be a more promising future in the area. The properties, all located in the Downtown Development District, were recently purchased […]

Wilson, Lloyd and Moyer capture school board elections

  DOVER — With eight school board candidates going for four spots across three school districts in Kent County, it was Caesar Rodney that had the busiest school board election night on Tuesday. It turned out that P. Scott Wilson regained his seat on the Caesar Rodney School Board, edging out three challengers, while Kristi […]

Safety, funding among top issues for school board elections in Kent

DOVER — Promoting stronger education, financial responsibility and safety in the classrooms are some of the top issues as candidates run for seats on school boards throughout Kent County. School board elections are set to take place today, May 8, for the Caesar Rodney, Lake Forest and Smyrna school districts. Polls will be open from […]

Harvick displays some Dover domination

DOVER — There was nothing that could keep Kevin Harvick from driving into victory lane at Dover International Speedway on this cloud-covered Sunday afternoon. Fittingly, as the laps were winding down, the sun broke through the clouds and shined down on Harvick and his dominant No. 4 Ford in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism […]

NASCAR at Dover notebook: Broken drive shaft fells Kyle Busch at the Monster Mile

DOVER — There was something amiss in the inner workings of Kyle Busch’s Toyota that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver was quick to diagnose early the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway on Sunday. Even though he knew something was wrong, Busch started the race from the fourth position and […]