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.

Clayton man, 19, dies in crash

DOVER — A 19-year-old Clayton man died in a single vehicle crash on Wednesday morning, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. The incident occurred at approximately 5:59 a.m., when a 2006 Nissan Sentra was traveling southbound on Brenford Road (Del. 42) approaching Mt. Friendship Road (Del. 15). For unknown reasons the driver […]

First State Military Academy holds induction ceremony

CLAYTON — First State Military Academy held its fifth annual induction ceremony on Friday, Sept. 20. The ceremony is a formal recognition of all freshmen and first-year cadets at the school, while returning cadets reaffirm purpose and commitment during the Cadet Oath. Commanding general, U.S. Marine Corps Training and Education Command, Maj. Ge. William F. […]

First State Military Academy program ranks high

CLAYTON — Some day, perhaps, a cadet will make the cut into a service academy. The odds improve each year that First State Military Academy thrives in molding student leaders. For the second straight year, FSMA has been saluted as a Naval Honor School. The institution was ranked third among 70 schools in the Mid-Atlantic […]