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 […]

Cavaliers seeking first Division I title since 2012

NEW CASTLE — Middletown High clinched the program’s eighth Division I football state final appearance in the last 10 seasons by winning last Saturday’s semifinal game 48-28 over Smyrna High. The victory puts the second-seeded Cavaliers (10-1) up against top-seeded Hodgson Vo-Tech High (11-0) in the D-I championship at 1 p.m. Saturday at University of […]

Scenic Delaware: Approaching storm

Jamie Fritchman of Smyrna took this photo in Middletown on June 29 as storm clouds were approaching.

Fire destroys Middletown home

MIDDLETOWN — The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a Sunday morning fire the destroyed a Middletown residence. The blaze, reported shortly after midnight, occurred in the 700 block of Idlewyld Drive in the Parkside development. The Volunteer Hose Company arrived on the scene and encountered the front of the house engulfed […]

Speak Out: Taking a toll

Citing safety and citizen concerns, the Delaware and Maryland Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Units worked together to target commercial vehicles bypassing the new U.S. 301 toll road, authorities said. The two-day operation was conducted on Feb. 28 and March 1. During the operation, 85 commercial motor vehicles were stopped and found to be bypassing […]