2020 in Review: Masks symbolize pandemic, political turmoil

FROM THE HOME OFFICE, April 5 – The dateline, as the newspaper business refers to the town in all caps at the start of our stories, was changed today to reflect work in the coronavirus era. Our newsroom has been dark. But our journalists are still at work from wherever they are. Like all of […]

The front pages of 2020

In 366 front pages, reflect on 2020. It was a time of uncertainty and a time of disruption. A year of disappointment and a year of division. Through these images, you will see the people of our state in the difficult times of a pandemic that claimed 930 lives, helping one another as neighbors do, […]

A timeline of coronavirus in Delaware

Updated Dec. 31 — 296 days after the first Delaware case of the coronavirus was announced. Check back regularly on developments covered by the Delaware State News. FROM THE HOME OFFICE – The dateline, as the newspaper business refers to the town in all caps at the start of our stories, was changed today to […]

WWII paratroopers, pilot leave historical legacies in Dover

DOVER — The Air Mobility Command Museum staff offered a special tribute recently on social media:A True American HeroJoseph MorettiniRIPThank you!He was the last survivor of the paratroopers who had jumped from the museum’s prized C-47A Skytrain during the invasion of France on June 6, 1944.In recent years, Mr. Morettini was one of two men […]

Toy donations bring joy to Newshound, kids

DOVER — It was good to see Newshound out and about last weekend. Pandemic restrictions and cancellations have kept Newshound on a short leash this year. But she didn’t want to miss out on one of her favorite annual events – a Toys for Tots collection event. Last Sunday, she was at the Dover YMCA […]

‘Stuffed’ Thanksgiving edition will include sales flyers, puzzle booklet

Happy Thanksgiving! We have many reasons to be thankful and the list starts with readers like you. Your support and readership motivate and inspire us to continue delivering on our promise of community journalism throughout the year. We know 2020 has not been an easy year for any of us. And, certainly, we recognize our […]

Thanksgiving edition carries on tradition

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** This time of year, the work inside our printing plant picks up.The hustle and bustle that goes with the Thanksgiving and Black Friday editions are a bit like what one might imagine in Santa’s workshop in November.For the past several days, the staff […]

Pandemic, economy rile half million Delaware voters

DOVER — It was no surprise that Blue Hen Joe Biden won Delaware with 58.8% of the state’s vote. But what was extraordinary was the number of votes he received — 295,420. The total is about 40,000 more than 2008 when he was the running mate of Barack Obama and about 60,000 more than Hillary […]

Pandemic changes vibe for voters in Delaware

DOVER — Politics, during this age of pandemic and polarization, have been very different from what we have come to expect in this state.It seems strange that Delawareans have had so little public contact with the candidates this year.Consider, for example, how many politicians you may have encountered at the Apple Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville […]

America needs journalists! A timely battle cry

DOVER – March 22 will be viewed as a significant day in Delaware State News history.That evening, Delaware Gov. John Carney issued a stay-at-home order and released a list of essential businesses that could remain open.Lives were suddenly disrupted. Delawareans needed information and answers.We watched as readers – old and new – flocked to DelawareStateNews.net.The […]