Prison riot aftermath, gun bills dominated 2018

DOVER — In reviewing this year’s Delaware State News, the Nov. 21 front page is most striking. “One guilty of murder” was the huge headline. It came at the conclusion of the first trial of inmates accused of the murder of Lt. Steven Floyd, the kidnapping of officers and counselor, and rioting Feb. 1-2, 2017, […]

How about making 2019 the Year of Civility?

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** On Christmas Day, we will once again carry a commentary from Bishop Peggy Johnson, of the Eastern Pennsylvania and the Peninsula-Delaware Conferences of The United Methodist Church. As we close out a year of fear, tumult and shouting, a line in her holiday […]

Images evoke memories of President Bush in Dover

DOVER — Images of George H. W. Bush’s campaign visit to Dover likely brought back memories for many Delaware State News readers last Sunday. Photographer Gary Emeigh shared the shots with us after learning about the former president’s death. It was Oct. 5, 1992, in the stretch run of the race between President Bush and […]

Veterans will unveil Pearl Harbor memorial in Smyrna

SMYRNA — A new monument, dedicated to those who perished on Dec. 7, 1941, will be unveiled Friday in Smyrna. Terry Baker, a champion of this effort, says there are two inscriptions – along with an image of the attack on battleship row at Pearl Harbor – that will have prominence. At the top, it […]

Dover Century Club has long history of service

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines and days of thanksgiving … *** The motto of the Dover Century Club is “Gently to Hear – Kindly to Judge” and it appears that it has served the group well for 121 years. The current membership is 83 strong, and the women range in […]

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 […]