Delaware State Fair to go on with precautions in place

HARRINGTON — Saying that more work has been put into this year’s Delaware State Fair than last year’s 100th anniversary edition, fair assistant general manager Danny Aguilar went through the changes and restrictions that will take place for the 2020 event during a Facebook Live session Wednesday afternoon. Set for July 23-Aug. 1 in Harrington, […]

Harrington man charged with firearm theft

HARRINGTON — A 46-year-old Harrington man was charged with theft of a firearm after a Glock .40 caliber handgun was taken from a residence Saturday, authorities said. Edward M. Crum turned himself in to police following an investigation into the incident in the first block of Clark Street. Police said he was an acquaintance of […]

Harrington man charged after threat

HARRINGTON — A Harrington man was arrested for aggravated menacing Sunday morning. According to the Harrington Police Department, 50-year-old John M. Rainey threatened an individual living in his complex in the 100 block of Fleming Street. During an argument, Mr. Rainey brandished a knife in front of the victim. He was taken into custody without […]

Delaware State Fair holding Job Fair this week

HARRINGTON — The Delaware State Fair is hiring for security guards, scanners, parking attendants and grounds cleaning positions for the 2020 fair in Harrington (July 23 – Aug. 1). Experience is preferred, but not necessary. Appreciating the fair and being a friendly person are requirements of all the jobs. Applicants will be required to work […]

Harrington Raceway’s 74th season opens Monday with no spectators

HARRINGTON — Although a lot will be different when Harrington Raceway opens without spectators for its 74th season of live harness racing Monday, some things will remain familiar. Most notably perhaps is the return of 2019 Delaware Valley USHWA Harrington Raceway horse of the meet Slick Tony (7/2, Russell Foster), who is slated to make […]

Lucas ready to take helm of Lake Forest School District

FELTON — During his 20 years in the Marine Corps, Steven Lucas said he developed a love of education. That love has eventually led him to the helm of the Lake Forest School District, where he’ll begin his tenure as superintendent come July. “I really believe strongly that Lake Forest is the best choice,” Dr. […]

Harness racing returning to Harrington in June

DOVER — Horseman, says Sal DiMario, are creatures of habit. When there’s a harness racing meet in session, there’s a pretty predictable routine they fall into. “They’re not the kind of people who sit around in the afternoon,” said DiMario. “They work all morning getting their horses ready, they take a break and then they […]

After months of turmoil, Harrington hires new city manager

HARRINGTON — 2019 was a banner year for Harrington. The “Hub of Delaware,” as the city of about 3,600 people is known, celebrated 150 years since its incorporation. But in October, allegations rocked City Hall, with controversy clouding the southern Kent County municipality for months thanks to claims of misconduct involving the city manager and […]

Harrington juveniles charged with robbery, assault

HARRINGTON — Two Harrington juveniles were charged with robbery and assault following an alleged incident on a street Wednesday morning, authorities said. According to Harrington Police spokesman Earl K. Brode, a 19-year-old was initially approached by two persons while walking on Ward Street. Police determined that the walker was then assaulted and an undetermined amount […]

Speak Out: Delaware State Fair concerts canceled

All Delaware State Fair concerts have been canceled due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, fair officials announced Monday. The state fair itself is still on. However officials are working with the governor’s office on social distancing guidelines and any other changes that may have to happen by the time the event is set […]

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