Body found in Silver Lake

DOVER — Investigation was ongoing after a body was found in the east side of Silver Lake early Tuesday afternoon, Dover Police said. According to spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman, officers were called to the Lakeview Drive area just after 1 p.m. Dover Fire Department also responded and a body was retrieved from the water. […]

Dover: Officials want nonprofits to pay a ‘public safety fee’

DOVER — Dover’s city council is looking at finding new ways to keep the city safe. Toward that goal its members will discuss the implementation of a public safety fee tonight that will apply to nonprofit organizations in the city that own building structures. Officials estimate the fee could generate an estimated $72,104 in annual […]

Weekend rash of gun incidents occurs in Dover

DOVER — Five handguns and a knife were involved in six separate incidents throughout the city from Friday to Monday, police said. One injury was reported, according to Dover Police, suspects were sought in three cases and three arrests made in incidents that included: • On Friday at 7:15 p.m, a 42-year-old man was robbed […]

Spence’s Bazaar owners dispel rumors of landmark’s demise

  DOVER — Dover has certain places that define its history and bring a certain character to what it is today. The Green and Legislative Mall provide an interesting historical backdrop to the city, while Dover Air Force Base and Dover Downs have brought more modern themes to the forefront. However, in between it all […]

Central Delaware Habitat starts toward its goal of building a record 14 homes this year

  DOVER — It was fitting that in what the Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity expects to be its busiest year thus far got kicked off with two wall-raising ceremonies at the same time on Monday. The future homes of Rachel Smith and Monty Sturgis, located at 23 and 29 N. Kirkwood Street, began to […]

Kent County appoints new public works director: Golt set to tackle sewer system challenges

DOVER — Kent County Levy Court commissioners unanimously agreed last Tuesday to appoint Diana Golt as the county’s new public works director. Ms. Golt had been serving as acting director since last September when the former director, Andrew Jakubowitch, left to accepted a new position at Century Engineering Inc. in Dover. Although Ms. Golt recently […]

Lidl modifies plans for Dover location

DOVER — Lidl, a German giant in the European grocery market industry, has modified its plans when it comes to its future development in Dover. Lidl developers originally applied to build a 36,185-square-fot grocery store right near the heart of downtown Dover in July 2016. However, the grocery chain went back to the city of […]

ISSUES AND ANSWERS: ‘It is time to think and act positively’ about future of downtown Dover

What accomplishments have been made in Dover and specifically the downtown area in recent years? Great strides have been made through the combined efforts of NCALL, Habitat for Humanity Milford Housing Corporation, MauTiste LLC, and others in addressing and removing blighted dwellings. Combined with more focused code enforcement by the city and both public, private […]

Dover pump station gets ‘Band-Aid’: Temporary ‘bypass pumps’ installed

DOVER — It’s still unclear what led to the “large system failure” that caused all six wastewater pumps in Dover’s Pump Station 7 to fail on Monday, officials said. The city-owned pump station is located off the access road between Home Depot and the ACME store near the intersection of Leipsic Road and Route 13. […]

Police: Dover man confesses in fatal stabbing

DOVER — A 25-year-old Dover man admitted to stabbing a 36-year-old Milford man who died at the John Dickinson Plantation Mansion House Tuesday morning, police said in charging documents. Malcolm A. Casson made the video recorded, post-Miranda statement as Delaware State Police investigated the death of Thomas M. Bunting Jr., 36, of Milford. Mr. Casson […]