News & Notices:

Build a Better World – Library Events and Summer Reading

The Harrington Public Library has lots of activities to keep kids and adults entertained this summer. Earn prizes through the summer reading challenge or cool off as you attend fun events. All for FREE! Build a Better World Summer Reading Challenge What a fun way to help kids retain their reading skills during while out of school, spend quality time with your children reading together, and enjoy […]


Do I Need a Building Permit? A Brief Guide for Your Home Improvement Projects

As the outside temperature increases, people begin working around their house on maintenance and building projects. So do you need a building permit? Yes for sheds, carports, fences, decks, ramps, swimming pools over 2 feet deep, finishing a basement or attic, demolitions, and roofing replacement. Projects involving structural changes such as the addition or removal of a wall or reconfiguring windows require a building permit. […]


Harrington Public Library Receives a Check from Kent County Levy Court

Commissioner Glen Howell presented a $50,000 check to the City of Harrington for the Harrington Public Library.


Grass Cutting Tips to Save Water, Have Healthier Grass, and Be Code Compliant

Grass cutting season has begun. Here are some grass related tips: Leave grass clippings on your lawn to hold moisture better, which means less watering. It also returns valuable nutrients to the soil. Don’t blow grass clippings into the street because they can clog storm water drains and cause flooding. Harrington’s code requires grass to be 6″ or less in height and clippings to be […]


What Happened to the Big Recycling Cans at W.T. Chipman?

The Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) provided the drop-off recycling centers at various sites throughout the state. Between decreased demand (because of curbside recycling), illegal dumping at the sites, and recyclables being contaminated with household trash, the DSWA reduced the drop-off recycling centers to only DSWA facilities. More details on the drop-off recycling locations can be found on the DSWA website or call the DSWA […]


2016 Employee of the Year

Beverley Ireland was selected as the Employee of the Year for the City of Harrington. Beverley works in City Hall and has been with the City for 6 years. Congratulations and thanks for your hard work!


Harrington Little Spartans Pop Warner Cheerleaders are National Champions

At the February 6, 2017 City Council Workshop, members and coaches of the Harrington Little Spartans Pop Warner Cheerleading team received tributes from Mayor Anthony R. Moyer for winning the Junior Peewee Small Level 3 National Championship on December 5, 2016. Congratulations, Little Spartans! Head Coach: Patience Pierce Asst Coach: Jane Webb Asst Coach: Abigail Hansen President: Crystal Hughes Team members: Kaitlyn Pierce Ella Robbins […]


Harrington Group Receives Downtown Development District Large Project Grant Award

  Governor Jack Markell announced the awards for the Fiscal Year 2017 Downtown Development District Large Project Grants on January 10, 2017. Connections Community Support Programs, Inc. in Harrington was awarded $195,000 in grant funding for facility renovations and an addition. There were 14 other projects from across the state receiving a total of $3,562,676 in grant funding. More information on the grant awards is available […]


2016 Employee Service Awards

Several employees were recognized for their years of service to the City of Harrington: 25 Years of Service Norman Barlow – Police 10 Years of Service Marleena Scott – Library 5 Years of Service Teresa Tieman – City Hall Rhiannon Slater – City Hall Dudley Clough – Public Works L.B. Stubbs – Police Kelly Blanchies – City Hall Faye Smith – Parks and Recreation


CivicWeb Agenda Management System

The City of Harrington has implemented a new agenda management system. All agendas and accompanying documentation are available through the CivicWeb portal and can be viewed electronically (even by the Mayor and Council during meetings). The new system streamlines the agenda process and is more user friendly. To access the portal, click on the CivicWeb Meeting Portal button on the City’s webpage (pictured to the […]