Best Bets: Music plays on at Delmarva Folk Festival

As with most events these days, John Kidd and the Delaware Friends of Folk had some long discussions about holding this weekend’s Delmarva Folk Festival in light of the ongoing pandemic. “We talked about all possibilities and, like DelDOT, no-build is always a possibility. But we talked about it and we decided that it was […]

Two charged with burglarizing Hartly residence

HARTLY — Two burglary arrests followed the discovery of two people inside a home vacant since last November on Thursday, authorities said. Mishell J. Wells, 43, of Frederica, and Jesse J. Clugston, 47, of Millington, Maryland, were taken into custody after first being spotted by a homeowner’s daughter in the 6800 block of Westville Road, […]

Marydel man arrested in Hartly shooting incident

HARTLY — State troopers arrested a Marydel man for multiple counts of reckless endangering and aggravated menacing on Saturday after a shooting investigation near Hartly. Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said the incident occurred at approximately 1:15 p.m. as troopers responded to a residence on Myers Drive, Hartly, for a shooting incident. The investigation determined […]

Multiple shots fired in Hartly

HARTLY — Multiple gunshots were reportedly fired in the area of Blue Bird Drive early Saturday morning, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. The incident took place at approximately 3:10 a.m. when multiple citizens reported hearing numerous shots being fired outside. Troopers located multiple shell casings in the area. No injuries were […]

Scenic Delaware: Pretty as a picture

Gary Butler of Hartly took this photo in Hartly on July 7.

Residential burglary brings Hartly arrest

HARTLY — A 21-year-old Hartly man was arrested after an alleged residential burglary in the 5700 block of Halltown Road, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. The incident occurred at approximately 3:32 p.m. when troopers were dispatched to the residence for a reported burglary, authorities said. Upon arrival, troopers met with the […]

Four arrested in Hartly burglary, firearms theft

HARTLY — Delaware State Police said four arrests followed a theft of firearms investigation that led to the discovery of a burglary in progress. Spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said investigation began Jan. 27 when troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 5100 block of Halltown Road for a theft complaint. Police found that […]

Hartly man dies in single vehicle crash

CAMDEN — A 35-year-old Hartly man died in a single vehicle crash early Saturday morning, Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin said. The incident occurred at approximately 12:57 a.m. on Willow Grove Road just west of Steeles Ridge Road, authorities said. According to police, William E. Clough was driving a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer […]

Two found dead in home near Hartly

HARTLY — Two people were found dead inside a residence late Tuesday morning, Delaware State Police said later in the day. According to spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, investigation began after troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 4000 block of Arthursville Road for a check on the welfare of residents at approximately 11:27 […]

Hartly man’s murder conviction upheld by Superior Court judge

DOVER — A former death row inmate’s murder conviction will stand after he was denied relief for a second time in Kent County Superior Court on Thursday. Ambrose L. Sykes, formerly of Hartly, claimed he received ineffective counsel during earlier attempts to contest his guilty finding in the 2004 murder of a 68-year-old woman in […]