Commentary: Program brings hands-on science education home

By Isabella Eclipse In spring, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center campus comes alive. Snow thaws, peeper frogs start calling, and troops of schoolchildren descend on campus to get their hands dirty and experience science in the field. For some, this could be the first time they’ve seen the Chesapeake Bay, walked through a forest or […]

Commentary: Komorebi: Let the light in this Thanksgiving

By Dr. Theresa del Tufo A raging pandemic, an economy in shambles and a volatile racial divide are prima-facie evidence of the maliciousness of life. We have national leaders bumbling their way toward untested and sometimes delusional solutions and, even worse, fanning the flames of conflict to divide and conquer. To top it all, leaders […]

Letter to the Editor: Shop locally Small Business Saturday

This year, more than ever, shopping locally for the holidays and the remainder of the year is critical to the future of the economy in Delaware. Small Business Saturday, a national campaign, is set for Nov. 28, promoting the beginning of holiday shopping and the importance of supporting your local business community, and we’re excited […]

Letter to the Editor: Don’t deny vets mental health benefits

Veterans have sacrificed so much for this country, but when it comes time for their repayment, the government often turns a blind eye. In the early 2000s, military members were being discharged with “personality disorders,” when they were actually suffering from PTSD or other similar disabilities. A discharge for personality disorder would eliminate the ability […]

Speak Out: ‘This was a catastrophe’: Capital still fighting to fix school

It’s been months since a tornado stemming from Tropical Storm Isaias struck and caused structural damage to William Henry Middle School during the summer, but the building is still no closer to occupancy. When Isaias careened through Delaware on Aug. 4, it hit William Henry hard. The roof over the gym was destroyed, allowing for […]

Commentary: Public Health, hospitals partner on COVID vaccine availability

Editor’s note: This commentary was written in concert with Bayhealth, Beebe Healthcare, Nanticoke Health, and TidalHealth Nanticoke. By Dr. Karyl T. Rattay One or more coronavirus vaccines may be available in the coming weeks, maybe even by early to mid-December, though initially in limited quantities. To ensure our readiness, the hospitals serving residents of Kent […]

Commentary: Health care leaders urge vigilance regarding COVID

The following statement is made on behalf of chief medical officers and chief nursing officers of Delaware hospitals and health systems: As the physician and nurse leaders of hospitals and health care systems throughout the state of Delaware, representing all of Delaware’s general acute-care and pediatric hospitals, we have an important safety message regarding COVID-19. […]

Speak Out: DPH discourages gatherings, travel; families adjust

If Delawareans follow the Division of Public Health’s advice surrounding holiday gatherings in the time of COVID-19, Thanksgiving will be very different this year. “We want to limit gathering to the greatest extent possible, and when we talk about Thanksgiving, gathering with people who already live in your home already is our recommendation,” said Dr. […]

Commentary: More must be done to prevent lung cancer

By Dr. Albert Rizzo As a resident of Delaware, a practicing pulmonologist and the chief medical officer of the American Lung Association, I see the impacts of lung cancer every day. Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cause of cancer deaths, and it’s estimated that 890 Delaware residents will be diagnosed with this disease in […]

Letter to the Editor: Use CARES funds to promote tourism in Delaware

As the tragic impact of the COVID-19 virus continues to devastate health and business in Delaware, there is some good news to be shared with future travelers to our state. The election of Delaware’s own Joe Biden as president has brought national and international attention to our great state. Over the past months, the Democratic […]