Delaware state spending questions not looming large this year

DOVER – Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** State Sen. Brian Bushweller, D-Dover, got an ovation and a laugh Thursday at the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon. He was asked if there will be a call for tax increases this year. Sen. Bushweller said the new ones should not […]

Videos: Delaware State News’ African American history events

DOVER – In February, the Delaware State News partnered with community organizations on the second annual Citywide Black History Celebration. The accompanying video, above, includes highlights of the African American History Live performance at the Sankofa Cultural Arts Center in downtown Dover. The Sankofa Steel Drum Ensemble were among the featured performers. The event also […]

‘The Post’ celebrates First Amendment win

DOVER — Today’s column is not meant to be a film review, but rather an ode to the First Amendment and an old friend of the Delaware State News. Last weekend, this editor took in “The Post” — starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks — and found it to be quite a thrilling story about […]

Thunder Over Dover edition nets awards for Team Dover

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Congratulations to Team Dover. Members of the 436th Airlifter Wing Public Affairs group are soaring after learning they won first place for printed publication in the U.S. Air Force Media Contest at the Air Mobility Command level. The team won with the Sept. […]

Salisbury, Md., sports editor passed on newspaper passion

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines… *** We received some sad news from Salisbury, Maryland, on Friday. Rick Cullen, a sportswriter and sports editor for 32 years at the Daily Times, passed away. Mr. Cullen was a great influence on this editor, as well as Delaware State News reporter Craig Anderson. […]

Michigan abuse case has parallels to Delaware one

DOVER — Even though the names and setting are different, this story is a story Delaware knows too well. The case of Larry Nassar, the Michigan doctor who molested gymnasts for years, is quite similar to that of Earl Bradley, the former Sussex County pediatrician who sexually abused more than 100 children. Nassar was sentenced […]

Kent County Profile covers another year of progress

DOVER — We get to celebrate another year of progress with Kent County on Tuesday. The occasion is the unveiling and release of the Kent County Profile. This will be our ninth edition. The magazine, a collaborative effort with the Kent Economic Partnership, is designed to be an economic development tool. In a sense, it’s […]

2017: Prison uprising dominated Delaware State News front pages

DOVER — The name and face we will remember most belong to Lt. Steven R. Floyd Sr. He was the correctional officer killed in the inmate violence and hostage situation Feb. 1-2 at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. The prison uprising tops this editor’s list of top stories for 2017. From Feb. 2 through […]

Delaware State News Front Pages of 2017

DOVER – As we usher in a new year, we also take a look back at all 365 front pages of the Delaware State News in 2017. The year started with the inaugurations of a new Delaware governor, John Carney, and a new president, Donald Trump. In Delaware, a February prison uprising that led to […]

Christmas in early years of Delaware State News

Dear Santa: If there is one last-minute request this editor could make of you, it would be to help me go back in time and visit with James C. Wickes, perhaps in a Dickens-like way so we can channel his Christmas spirit. More than a century ago, he was the editor and publisher of this […]