Election 2020: 29th Representative District

Name: Bill Bush Party: Democratic Age: 52 Family: Married to Carrie and we have three sons: Liam (18), Mason (16), and Jonathan (13) Residence: Wyoming Occupation: State representative, attorney Name: Robin R. Hayes Party: Republican Age: 54 Family: Husband, two adult married sons; four-plus grandchildren Residence: Dover Occupation: Owner of Nutritionally Speaking, master’s prepared dietitian, […]

CR school receives Special Olympics national award

CAMDEN — It didn’t take very long Postlethwait Middle School to build one of the top Special Olympic Unified sports program in the country. Just two years after starting its program, the Caesar Rodney school has been named a Top Five Unified Champion School by ESPN and Special Olympics as chosen by a national certifying […]

Scenic Delaware: Camden sky

Dave Tally of Camden took this photo in Camden on July 3.

Camden woman charged in animal cruelty case

CAMDEN — A 65-year-old Camden woman has been charged in connection with an animal cruelty case in which 184 animals were seized, authorities announced Tuesday. Linda Favre was arrested Sept. 23 and subsequently arraigned on 19 charges, according to the Office of Animal Welfare in a news release. She was released on her own recognizance […]

First State Animal Center to host pet food drive

CAMDEN — The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have trickled down and put an unexpected financial burden on many who are finding it difficult to take care of their pets. Suddenly, paying for health care and purchasing food for animals has put a financial strain on parents of pets, particularly the elderly and those who […]

Fright Night in Brecknock Park is canceled

CAMDEN – Next month’s scheduled Fright Night in Brecknock Park has been canceled, Kent County Levy Court said Wednesday. The event had been set for Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 from 7 to 9:30 each night. Kent County Parks and Recreation’s Fright Night has been a Halloween tradition with a haunted walk through dozens […]

Scenic Delaware: Bridging the gap

Lee Mullarkey of Dover took this picture of a covered bridge as she was going through Camden-Wyoming in July. To contribute your scenic photos of our area, email newsroom@newszap.com.

Caesar Rodney officials explain district plan to start school remotely

DOVER — Of all the changes wrought by COVID-19, fewer are more crucial than what’s happening with the education system. Whether they are opening in a total virtual format or with a hybrid of remote and in-person instruction, schools face all sorts of obstacles no one could have imagined a year ago. The concerns about […]

Camden VFW sponsors scholarship essay contests

CAMDEN — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3238 is offering a way for local students to brighten their future. The Post, located at 166 Old Camden Road, is taking part in the VFW’s national Voice of Democracy audio essay competition. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship, paid directly to their university, college […]

Camden native has designs on film industry

CAMDEN — Growing up in Camden, Krista Jarrell never planned on being a production designer until she attended The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. “I never planned on it happening,” Ms. Jarrell said. “It was something that I learned about and thought would suit me better than furniture design. I made […]