Middletown barricade incident ends with arrest

MIDDLETOWN — A 42-year-old Middletown man was arrested Tuesday morning after a barricade situation that followed a shots fired incident the night before, Delaware State Police said. Richard P. Money Jr. was located at his home in the 1900 block of Middleneck Road. He was seen with a firearm, police said, and a trooper discharged […]

Speak Out: Later school times for Appoquinimik District?

An expert on sleep medicine from the University of Pennsylvania’s presentation about adolescent sleep needs was the beginning of the district assembling a task force to look at sleep and school start times. • CR starts at 7:30! My teenage son has drill team practice every day at 6 a.m. because there are too many […]

As precaution, Laurel schools to close Thursday and Friday; St. Andrew’s to go to online instruction

This story has been updated. As a precautionary measure, Laurel School District closed its schools for the rest of this week after the district learned a staff member recently had contact with a traveler from a country with widespread, ongoing transmission of coronavirus. Laurel Superintendent Dr. Shawn Larrimore announced the closure Wednesday afternoon in an […]

New principal starts at Cedar Lane Early Childhood Center

MIDDLETOWN — While she’s new to leading Appoquinimink School District’s littlest learners at Cedar Lane Early Childhood Center, new principal Sue Jackson is no stranger to the district. “I’m really excited. I’ve had the opportunity to be part of the district from the parent side, and educator/teacher side,” Ms. Jackson said. “I’m seeing things from […]

One killed, another injured in Middletown crash

MIDDLETOWN — One person was killed and another was seriously injured after a fatal crash at the intersection of DuPont Parkway and Port Penn Road Saturday evening, police said. The crash occurred around 7:25 p.m. Saturday, when a 2007 Toyota Corolla, driven by a 56-year-old New Castle woman, was stopped at the red light on […]

Under new guidelines, Hummers Parade mocks 2019

MIDDLETOWN — After a year in which Middletown officials debated canceling the annual Hummers Parade, participants in the 2020 iteration took several shots at the notion the event itself is offensive. The parade, an irreverent and relatively informal happening, has for nearly 50 years taken place every Jan. 1, giving residents of Middletown and surrounding […]

STEM igloos made by Appoquinimink students

MIDDLETOWN — It was a feat of engineering – Engineering is the ‘E’ in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – for the groups of first- and second-graders in the Appoquinimink School District who assembled their very own igloos for the winter. The igloos — constructed out of plastic milk or water jugs and […]

Guidelines established for Hummers Parade

MIDDLETOWN — Although guidelines concerning all parades were on the table Wednesday night, it was the 2019 Hummers Parade that was the driving force behind the meeting. Mayor and Town Council unanimously approved a set of guidelines that would give structure to future parades, including the Hummers Parade, which is set to occur as scheduled […]

Middletown approves parade guidelines

MIDDLETOWN — Although guidelines concerning all parades were on the table Wednesday night, it was the 2019 Hummers Parade that was the driving force behind the meeting. Mayor and Town Council unanimously approved a set of guidelines that would give structure to future parades, including the Hummers Parade, which is set to occur as scheduled […]

Hodgson erupts for first Division I football state title 54-31 over Middletown

NEWARK — It took only three years for Hodgson Vo-Tech to ascend to the Division I football mountaintop. Hodgson’s explosive offense carried it to its first Division I state title, defeating Middletown 54-31 on Saturday afternoon at Delaware Stadium. It capped an unbeaten season for the top-seeded Silver Eagles (12-0). Hodgson only moved up from […]