Clayton Fire Company honored for commitment to cleanliness

CLAYTON – Boosted by a clear commitment to member health, the Clayton Fire Company No. 1 had plenty of material to submit when applying for national recognition. Thus, the company bested around 80 other companies to earn the 2020 Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award. The official presentation came during a relatively small […]

Scenic Delaware: Sitting pretty

Lee Mullarkey of Dover took this photo in Clayton in August.

Clayton dedicates Main Street veterans park

CLAYTON — The project took more than three years from the initial idea to fundraising and construction, but a collaborative effort has brought the Clayton Veterans Park to completion. The town of Clayton hosted a dedication ceremony that drew a crowd of roughly 125 people Aug. 1, recapping the partnership of elected officials, area companies […]

Townsend man faces burglary charges after stolen items found on Craigslist

CLAYTON — A 29-year-old Townsend man was arrested on felony charges after allegedly attempting to sell stolen property on Craigslist, authorities said. According to Delaware State Police, Barry D. Reece entered a residence in the 38000 block of Holletts Corner Road in Clayton and removed approximately $8,743 in property between June 22 and Sunday. On […]

Minor injuries result from DSP-involved crash

CLAYTON – Minor injuries resulted when a Delaware State Police vehicle was struck head on early Tuesday, authorities said. According to authorities, an eastbound vehicle swerved partially into the westbound lane of Millington Road when the collision occurred at approximately 7 a.m. The unmarked police vehicle was nearly stopped and readying to turn into a […]

Smyrna-Clayton Fourth of July events canceled

SMYRNA — On the heels of other recent July 4 announcements the Smyrna/Clayton July 4th Foundation announced late Thursday that the annual Fourth of July parade, the activities at the park and the fireworks in the area are canceled this year due to the COVID 19 situation. Celebrations in cities and towns such as Dover, […]

Townsend man dies from crash injuries

CLAYTON — An 84-year-old Townsend man has died from injuries suffered in a March 10 crash, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Richard H. Atkinson died Friday following a two-vehicle incident on Longridge Road south of Jordan Drive at approximately 3:54 p.m., authorities said. A 29-year-old Dover woman was treated for non-life […]

Boiler issue being repaired at Clayton Elementary

CLAYTON – A temporary boiler system was operating at Clayton Elementary School Tuesday with new parts expected to arrive within two days, Smyrna School District Superintendent Dr. Patrik Williams said. Maintenance crews worked throughout the weekend after a pipe feeding heat to the fourth-grade wing leaked last week, according to Dr. Williams. The boiler’s water […]

FSMA to host Bulldog Classic Drill Competition

CLAYTON — First State Military Academy (FSMA) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program will host the 2nd Annual Bulldog Classic Drill Competition on Saturday. The competition will feature teams from 12 schools from five different states. Scheduled to compete include teams from Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts and Delaware. The competition opening ceremony […]

Scenic Delaware: Above it all

Jerry Hull of Clayton took this photo of a pileated woodpecker in a wooded area west of Clayton on Jan. 26.