Pet vet, burgers and brews: New businesses arrive but Pier 1 closing

DOVER — A couple of new businesses are sprouting up in Kent County while a long-time home furnishing retailer in Dover is preparing to close its doors. While the Pier 1 Imports store that has been a cornerstone of the Dover Commons shopping center adjacent to the Dover Mall for many years will soon be […]

William Henry alumni relieved that school name will remain

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DOVER — With the approval of two new middle school designs for Capital School District, a long-range facilities plan is in motion. At Wednesday’s board meeting, that brought concerns about what it meant for William Henry Middle School. For the group of alumni who attended, it was a relief that the name would remain intact, […]

Simmons blazes her own trail as Dover firefighter

DOVER — Trailblazer? Nah. Deana Simmons says she’s just a proud member of an extended family whose members happily volunteer their time to help keep the Dover Fire Department rolling along. However, the 26-year-old Dover resident’s resume begs to differ. She wears many hats, and her passion and dedication to her work recently helped her […]

Police: Intoxicated intruder found inside Dover residence

DOVER — An intoxicated 34-year-old man was found inside a residence and charged with burglary after initially resisting arrest, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Authorities alleged that Jermaine M. Snead entered a home in the 1900 block of Generals Way uninvited at approximately 1:36 p.m. and grabbed a 22-year-old female. A […]

Best Bets: Kent County Theatre Guild’s ‘Steel Magnolias’ puts women in spotlight

A story of love and loss and most of all, friendship, will be played out at the Kent County Theatre Guild’s Patchwork Playhouse starting Friday night. “Steel Magnolias,” by writer Robert Harling, based on his experience with his sister’s struggle with diabetes, chronicles the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana with […]

Learn CPR and First Aid at Bayhealth – Kent Hospital

DOVER — Bayhealth will offer the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED & First Aid from 4 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 at Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus, General Foods Conference Center, 640 S. State St. in Dover. The course is designed for non-healthcare providers in the community. This course will review the steps […]

Arrests made in Simon Circle shooting that grazed teen’s face

DOVER — The nearly two-month string of area teen-involved firearm incidents continued Tuesday night when a 13-year-old boy was grazed in the face by a gunshot, authorities said. The incident was reported just before 6 p.m. in the area of West North Street and Simon Circle; and Dover Police arrested Darius Jean-Baptiste, 20, who had […]

Dover’s St. Patrick’s Parade to be a week later this year

DOVER — A lack of volunteers for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dover on its traditional date — the weekend before the Irish-themed holiday — had put the parade committee in a bit of a quandary. However, after seeking input from volunteers, participants and business owners, parade committee members elected to move the […]

Rising water: Dover city manager looking to up rates

DOVER — Residents who pay to use the city of Dover water/wastewater utilities have been enjoying some of the lowest fees in the state over the past decade, according to City Manager Donna Mitchell. However, in trying to keep up with aging infrastructure and other cost increases, Mrs. Mitchell recommended to members of the Utility […]

New Dover police chief ‘a seasoned veteran’: Johnson brings solid experience from Pa.

DOVER — He arrives from an ethnically diverse community, with at least 50 different languages spoken and residents representing 65 countries, Upper Darby Township Police Department Superintendent Timothy M. Bernhardt says. New Dover Police Chief Thomas A. Johnson Jr. started as an Upper Darby patrol officer in May 1996, then ascended into an array of […]