Man charged in Cheswold stabbing

CHESWOLD — A 40-year-old Cheswold man was charged with attempted murder following a stabbing Sunday afternoon, authorities said. A 34-year-old Dover man had a chest wound when found lying on the walkway between the Shore Stop and Poliseno’s Pizza, Cheswold police Chief Christopher Workman said. He was transported via ambulance to the hospital, where he […]

Charges filed after Cheswold rape investigation

CHESWOLD – A 37-year-old Cheswold woman was charged with rape after investigation into alleged incidents during April through June, authorities said Thursday. According to Cheswold Police, Jennifer Reed engaged in a relationship with a 16-year-old male in her residence. She also provided alcohol and marijuana to numerous juveniles she hosted at the home, police chief […]

‘Romantic Superstore’ causing controversy in Kent County

DOVER – A sign signaling an apparent business — Bendover Romantic Superstore — in the unincorporated area between the town of Cheswold and the city of Dover has spurred an online petition seeking to change the name and drawn the attention of Kent County. Sarah E. Keifer, Kent County Department of Planning Services director, said […]

A time to grieve: Cheswold, Dewey mourn loss of mayors

DOVER — The towns of Cheswold and Dewey Beach couldn’t be any more different, with one being in a mostly rural portion of northern Kent County with a railroad track going through the middle of it and the other being in tourism-heavy Sussex County, right at the break of the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. […]

Cheswold sunrise

Dave Graham of Smyrna took this photo of the eastern sky sunrise over Cheswold March 9.

Akhibachi’s and Momma G’s join forces north of Dover

In December, local Dover chefs Dion Alston of Akhibachi’s and Gloria Grant of Momma G’s Soul Food and Jamaican Restaurant linked up to operate as a single entity out of Ms. Grant’s already established location on 5409 N. DuPont Highway in Dover. Since sneaking onto the Dover culinary scene back in 2016, Mr. Alston has […]

Cheswold joins growing list of communities with cameras

CHESWOLD — Some money financed officer overtime pay and a new patrol rifle. Cheswold used most of its Violent Crimes Grant (VCG) funds, however, to purchase its first surveillance camera set to debut next week. The grant was for $14,000 with $11,500 going toward a high-definition PTZ (pant, tilt, zoom capability) camera. Town council supplied […]

Commentary: Community relations key for Cheswold police

During the last year and in the future, the Cheswold Police Department has been looking into better ways to teach educate officers on the diverse nature of policing within our community and on our roadways. As officers, we reach people and contact them on various levels from community events to traffic stops and calls for […]

Lenape Tribe mourns loss of historic church

CHESWOLD — The Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware had been eying the Little Union Church, at 5083 W. Denneys Road outside of Dover, for quite some time before it burned down on New Year’s Eve. “Our cultural mapping initiative with the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware had identified that building as a historic cultural property […]

Cheswold church destroyed by fire

CHESWOLD — A fire that broke out shortly before 1 a.m. on Monday destroyed Little Union Church at 5083 W. Denneys Road and sent three firefighters to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio. The injured firefighters were treated at Kent General and were all listed in good […]