2020 vision for State News includes politics

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Happy New Year! We are expecting 2020 to be quite busy, starting with the return of the General Assembly this month and coverage of the candidates in this big election year. Delaware State News state government and political reporter Matt Bittle said he […]

2019 Front Pages of the Delaware State News

DOVER – Every day is a new day in the newspaper business. Here’s a look back at the front pages of every edition of the Delaware State News in 2019. We hope you have a safe and prosperous 2020. -Andrew WestExecutive Editor

Impeachment, prison trials top 2019 headlines

DOVER — The Feb. 19 front page of the Delaware State News may be the year’s most memorable. The headline: “Jury returns no convictions.” After almost five days of deliberations, a jury returned two full acquittals and two partial acquittals of four inmates charged with perpetrating the February 2017 Vaughn prison riot and hostage situation […]

Thanksgiving edition stuffed with savings

The Delaware State News staff is assembling a Thanksgiving edition “stuffed” with Black Friday news, shopping ideas and savings. The clickety-clack of the insert machine in the Delaware Printing Company shop next door has been constant in the build-up to Thanksgiving. There will be 25 major advertisers’ inserts in the Thursday edition. Officially, each copy […]

Caesar Rodney’s Thanksgiving declaration dazzles researcher

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines… *** Quite often, the Delaware Public Archives team will wow its followers with an item from long, long ago. Last Sunday, the archives’ social media pages featured an image of a Revolutionary War-era proclamation from then-Delaware President Caesar Rodney. The proclamation appointed Dec. 30, 1778, […]

Hats off for the arrival of USS Delaware

DOVER — Some notes and quotes in between headlines and deadlines *** News of the USS Delaware may have slipped under the radar of most Delawareans. The nuclear submarine bearing our state’s name is now in the hands of the U.S. Navy. At Monday’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park, U.S. […]

Biggs Museum appreciates ‘art’ of photojournalism

DOVER — Those of us who grew up in newsrooms heard the term often. There was always an editor asking, “What’s our art?” It meant what “photo” would was going to help tell the story of the day and draw in readers. The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover will celebrate such pictures through […]

Take time to recognize Delaware’s veterans

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** For those of you with family or close friends who served in the military, we are working on a unique way of recognizing their service. “We want to honor them,” said Konrad La Prade, director of advertising for the Independent Newsmedia Delmarva group, […]

Digital subscriptions will help preserve our journalism

DOVER — Starting Nov. 4, visitors to DelawareStateNews.net will be limited to five stories per month unless they opt to subscribe. Last week, we posted a message on our website to alert readers to this important change. For our current subscribers, there is no additional cost. Anyone with a seven-day or Sunday print subscription already […]

Delaware State News survey closed

Editor’s note: The survey closed on Oct. 15 Thank you for your participation. DOVER — The Delaware State News marked its 66th anniversary as the first daily newspaper in the capital of the First State on Saturday. As you’ll read later in this column, we started with a pledge that we would make this your […]