Holiday celebrations face uncertain future in Milford, Harrington

MILFORD — There will be no Milford Community Parade this year, but the city has yet to decide whether young revelers will be allowed go door-to-door in search of candy on Halloween. “No decision has been made on trick-or-treat,” Milford city manager Mark Whitfield said today. “We are awaiting guidance from the governor.” Last month, […]

Heavy downpours evacuate Harrington residents, knock out Milford power

HARRINGTON — Intense rain and ensuing flooding brought the evacuation of 12 residents at an apartment complex, along with a resident found in cardiac arrest late Thursday night. According to Harrington Fire Co. Deputy Chief Kenny Brode, the woman in distress was transported from the Heritage Manor Apartments to Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus, in Milford […]

COVID testing for Delaware teachers begins

As educators gear up for the return to school, they’ll be taking tests themselves — COVID-19 ones, anyway. The state has released 11,000 links to at-home tests for educators across the state as many look toward a Sept. 8 start date. Lake Forest School District — which will start school the day after Labor Day […]

Industrial accidents leave one dead, one injured

One man died, and another was critically injured during separate industrial accidents in Harrington and Lewes on Monday, Delaware State Police said. A 59-year-old man died after falling approximately 40 feet while cutting a tree branch in the 12000 block of Pin Oak Lane in Harrington, according to DSP spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe. He […]

Dover woman arrested on weapons charges

HARRINGTON — Erica N. Row, a 23-year-old from Dover, was arrested by Harrington police on alleged drug and weapons charges Wednesday following a traffic stop, according to Capt. Earl Brode, spokesman for the Harrington Police Department. Capt. Brode said that while police were on patrol at around 4 p.m. on South DuPont Highway, they conducted […]

Virgina man charged for firearm after traffic stop

HARRINGTON — A Virgina man was arrested Saturday and charged with carrying a concealed firearm. The Harrington Police Department said 31-year-old Adam L. Lucas, of Hampton, was stopped for talking on his cell phone while driving on South DuPont Highway in the area of Porter Street at approximately 2:27 p.m. During the traffic stop, Mr. […]

Virus impacted state fair wraps up

It will be remembered as one without concerts, the nightly parade, food from The Grange and Delaware Farm Bureau, fewer animals, exhibitors, and competitions. The scaled-back version of the fair, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, required major adjustments to a routine that attendees had to get used to that kept the annual tradition alive. “We […]

Ellendale man faces felony DUI charge in fatal accident

HARRINGTON — An Ellendale man has been charged with felony driving under the influence after a single-car accident left a Denton, Maryland, man dead. The Delaware State Police said the incident occurred at approximately 6:36 p.m. Friday. Frederick Wildt, 34, was driving a 1996 Ford Explorer eastbound on Flatiron Road toward Hammondtown Road when he […]

Best Bets: Country’s Calvert tuning up Delaware State Fair

Adam Calvert loves to perform — especially these days. Like most artists, the up-and-coming Ohio-born country singer/songwriter has had a slew of gigs canceled the last few months due to the coronavirus pandemic. So when the Delaware State Fair remained on the schedule, he was more than happy to come do his shows. He has […]

Governor’s Day at State Fair ‘like no other’

HARRINGTON — Gov. John Carney’s alternative lunch was yummy, he recounted after dining at a picnic table under a tent at the Roost early Thursday. Attending the 101st Delaware State Fair required some adjustments to routine, and the governor’s annual feast at the Grange (not open) wasn’t possible. So just after arriving at around 12:15 […]