Phillie Phanatic’s rant gives Kent a gritty reply

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Dave Raymond, the man who brought life to the Phillie Phanatic 40 years ago and more recently ushered in the Flyers’ wild-eyed, orange Gritty, was in Dover on Friday. Speaking to guests of the annual Kent County tourism luncheon and awards ceremony, he […]

Monument honors Delaware women who served nation

DOVER — A lap around Legislative Hall offers a good Delaware history lesson as you stop and ponder the tributes to our military past. There are stones commemorating Delawareans who served in the Revolutionary War, World War I and World War II, and conflicts in the Middle East. Soon, the corner of Legislative Avenue and […]

Get to know the candidates before you go to the polls

DOVER — Election Day is just 16 days away. Do you know the candidates? There is still plenty of time for you to make informed decisions, starting today with Delaware State News reporter Matt Bittle’s story on the race for U.S. Senate and complementary questions and answers. The U.S. Senate race is at the top […]

Journalism matters

DOVER — Wright Robinson has been in my thoughts the last few days. He was owner, publisher and editor of The Leader, Seaford’s weekly newspaper. His newspaper career spanned nearly eight decades. The man had ink in his blood. For a short while, I was editor of The Leader & State Register and enjoyed our […]

League strives to engage citizens in democracy

MILLSBORO — Election Day is just over five weeks away. It has been top of mind for the news team at the Delaware State News as we strive to report on the candidates in state and local races. We’re not alone in our pursuit of information that will be helpful to voters. On Friday, this […]

Could the air cargo ramp initiative take off this time?

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** One unfulfilled economic development idea always seems to resurface in Kent County. “When I bring this up, people are going to snicker,” said Linda Parkowski Tuesday at the Kent Economic Summit at Delaware Technical Community College. “We’re looking at the air cargo ramp. […]

‘Rae of sunshine’ will brighten Dover bakery

DOVER — The sun will come out tomorrow. That’s not so much a weather forecast, as it is the truth about a special tribute to a Dover businesswoman’s friend — and, really, a friend of so many people in this community. A bright yellow metal sculpture of the sun will be placed on the patio […]

‘Continued Tomorrow’: Since 1953, Delaware State News keeps promise

DOVER — Continued Tomorrow. In haste, those two words were placed on the front page of the first daily edition of the Delaware State News on Sept. 14, 1953. Printer Ted Fairess, under deadline pressure to finish up the front page, found that he had run out of space for the end of a story […]

Delaware primary is just four days away

DOVER — Delaware’s primary election is just days away. Democrats and Republicans will vote 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. If the primary seems to have snuck up quickly this time around, it is because it has. Delaware law says the primary should be the second Tuesday after the first Monday in September, but that […]

Newsprint tariff puts pressure on newspapers

UPDATE, Wednesday, August 29 — The International Trade Commission reached a final, unanimous decision that the U.S. paper industry is not harmed by imports of Canadian uncoated groundwood paper, including newsprint. The decision means that the tariffs levied over the past few months will stop, and the cash deposits from those tariffs will be refunded to […]