Motorist dies in Clayton single-vehicle crash

CLAYTON — A 38-year-old Smyrna man was pronounced dead at the scene following a single-vehicle crash at approximately 6:08 p.m. Monday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Police said a 2004 Ford F-150 was traveling north on Arthursville Road, north of Shorts Corner Road. The vehicle crossed over the southbound lane and […]

Sunday fires damage houses in Clayton and Magnolia

Separate fires in Clayton and Magnolia left two homes badly damaged Sunday, the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office said. Firefighters needed about 30 to 40 minutes to knock down the fire in the 100 block of Sunrise Drive on the outskirts of Clayton, according to Clayton Fire Company Chief Alex Carrow. He said the residents […]

Frog on flower

Tom Brown of Clayton took this photo at Holletts Corner in Clayton on Oct. 18.

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 […]