Commentary: Testing in the short term will help get us past the crunch


By Dan Cannon We are well into the first month of major COVID-19 infections in patches around our country, with most of the country awaiting the worst. Unfortunately, we are very much behind the eight ball in the most heavily infected areas, with New York an unwilling template for reaction to infections spikes. Even with […]

Speak Out: Bernie Sanders, Millsboro PD

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday. The Vermont senator’s announcement makes Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump […]

Commentary: Household meetings give family life a boost


Editor’s note:  Bold print shows quotations from Dr. Goldsmith’s online article. Light print summarizes and includes some additions by Pat Thompson. By Pat Thompson Recently, I wrote about ways families can maintain their well-being in these challenging times. One of the ways suggested that households could keep a positive status quo was with effective family […]

Letter to the Editor: Good news and CHEER for seniors

Letters to the Editor

These are certainly difficult and challenging times.  And during these times we rely more than ever on the services of the CHEER Center to assist you and our communities.  I want you to know that the CHEER team, which includes the caring staff and awesome volunteers, is committed to doing the best they can do […]

Speak Out: Wasted months?

An Associated Press story recently reported “As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster the federal stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment. A review of […]

Commentary: Managing anxiety in the time of COVID-19


By Neil S. Kaye, MD Anxiety is normal. It is the body’s way of protecting us, an alarm system that triggers when we sense danger.  Anxiety can have a host of symptoms: rapid or pounding heart, shortness of breath, sweaty palms, shakiness, impaired sleep, fear, a sense of doom, and impaired focus, attention and concentration.  […]

Speak Out: Government, Delaware legislators

Commentary: Our government: Not a joke and not our enemy “The people that work for our federal, state, and local governments are not the “deep state” some claim, or faceless bureaucrats, or mindless paper-pushing regulators. They are our public servants, who work for us, often – as we now see so well – at the […]

Letter to the Editor: Limit human interactions during seal season

Letters to the Editor

Responders from Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc., (MERR) were monitoring an approximately 2-month-old gray seal pup last week at Broadkill Beach. Although most residents and beachgoers were respectful of the seal and the information our volunteers were providing, one beach walker refused to abide by the 150′ distance. She also had a large […]

Commentary: Pandemic fears could threaten freedom, economy


By David T. Stevenson Time will tell whether selective business closures and shelter in place orders by governors around the country will have been any more effective than pleas for voluntary actions requested in most states.  More certain is the immediate impact on laid off employees, lost business income, and loss of freedom.  There are […]

Commentary: There are unsung heroes in COVID-19 war


By Arthur E. Sowers The biggest story these days is the current medical and economic suffering from the coronavirus pandemic. The continual world-wide increase in the sicknesses and deaths from this disease finally became great enough to lead to a world-wide social and economic lockdown. Behind this story, however, is another story. It is less […]

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