Stolen vehicle complaint leads to arrest

HARRINGTON — A 36-year-old Harrington man was arrested after investigation into a stolen vehicle complaint, authorities said. Jeffrey B. Hettinger turned himself into Harrington Police Tuesday after a warrant was obtained, spokesman Capt. Earl K. Brode said. He was charged with motor vehicle theft $1,500 or greater, arraigned via video phone at Justice of the […]

Connecticut motorist facing gun, drug charges

HARRINGTON — A 23-year-old Connecticut man was charged with gun and drug offenses following a traffic stop early Monday, Harrington Police spokesman Capt. Earl K. Brode said. Driving alone in a vehicle, Jovaughn Alphonse was initially stopped for a traffic violation at 12:06 a.m. on U.S. 13, authorities said. An odor of marijuana was detected […]

Harrington man charged with drug offenses

HARRINGTON — A multi-agency investigation brought the arrest of a 34-year-old Harrington man on drug dealing charges, authorities said. On Thursday, Samuel L. Thorpe was taken into custody without incident at a residence in the 100 block of Central Park Drive during a search warrant execution. DSP were assisted by Dover Police and the U.S. […]

Harrington upholds manager’s firing

HARRINGTON — Harrington City Council upheld its firing of City Manager Don Williams after a crowded and occasionally contentious public hearing Tuesday. Mr. Williams was terminated by the city last month, officially for failing to preserve electronic evidence relating to the firing of a former city planner in June. That planner, Jeremy Rothwell, accused Mr. […]

Former Harrington manager gets public hearing: Williams to appear before council Tuesday

DOVER — The Harrington city manager who says he was unfairly fired over accusations of abusing the privileges granted by his job will get a public hearing Tuesday. At issue are allegations made in the fall by a former city planner. Jeremy Rothwell, who worked for the city from December 2016 through June 2019, in […]

Report confirms allegations against Harrington mayor, city manager

DOVER — Harrington Mayor Anthony Moyer abused his authority for personal gain, including having the city pay personal expenses, while fired City Manager Don Williams misused his flex time privilege and turned a blind eye to Mr. Moyer’s actions, according to the conclusions of an investigation by the state’s Public Integrity Commission. The conclusions, which […]

Brothers charged with drugs in Harrington stop

HARRINGTON – Two brothers were charged with drug offenses after heroin, cocaine, Ecstasy pills and marijuana were found during a Friday morning traffic stop, Harrington Police spokesman Capt. Earl K. Brode said. An initial traffic stop on U.S. 13 prompted the stop at 10:39 a.m., authorities said. Brian Bell, 32, of Millsboro, was driving and […]

Gaffigan, Chris Janson coming to Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — Country singers Chris Janson with Michael Ray and comedian Jim Gaffigan will perform at this year’s Delaware State Fair. Mr. Janson, who will perform July 23, with Mr. Ray is a platinum-selling recording artist, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning singer/songwriter. In the four years since the release of his debut album, the three-time CMA nominee […]

Harrington fires city manager pending hearing

DOVER — Harrington City Manager Don Williams was fired earlier this month over allegations he failed to perform his duties, including claims he often skipped work while still collecting a paycheck. Though the termination was effective Jan. 9, Mr. Williams has asked for a public hearing, which is required by the city charter. As such, […]

Country music’s Vassar to play Harrington’s Exhibit Hall

HARRINGTON — Country songwriter and recording artist Phil Vassar will perform at the Exhibit Hall on Saturday, March 14 as part of the Live On Stage series line-up. Celebrating 20 years of chart-topping country hits, Mr. Vassar is taking them on the road with his “Hitsteria Tour.” With 10 No. 1 singles, 15 Top 10s […]