Commentary: School proposal melds funding with flexible vo-tech spaces

By Warren Reid and Kevin Carson Sussex Technical High School’s students are Sussex County’s future auto mechanics, police officers, nurses and carpenters. Our local employers deserve the best-prepared workers, and our students in turn deserve a top-level facility in which to learn and train for their future careers. But in recent years, students have had […]

Commentary: Take note of long-term care residents’ rights

By Lisa Furber and Margaret Bailey October is National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month, a time to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices many long-term care (LTC) residents have made to better our community and to call attention to the rights of residents in long-term care facilities. The theme for Residents’ Rights Month 2020 is “Connections […]

Commentary: Delaware River commission marks anniversary

By Steve Tambini This past April, the nation observed the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This annual, and now global, celebration focuses attention on our critical and often fragile relationship with our natural resources, including the waters of the Delaware River Basin. In the decades that preceded that first Earth Day, the Delaware River was […]

Commentary: Violence-prevention program teaches teens leadership

By Brooke Ophardt As part of an initiative to promote violence-prevention strategies to teenagers and young adults, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCADV) is working to involve the influential adults and peers in their lives. Among the programs currently in use across the state is “Coaching Boys Into Men and Athletes as Leaders.” As the […]

Commentary: Generations lost, generations waiting

Trump, Biden need solid rescue plan for poverty By Richard Gebelein, Tyrone C. Johnson Sr. and Robert Marshall In the early 1960s, the country’s optimism was pervasive with the election of a young president who stirred the nation with hope, enthusiasm and a vision for a better America. President John F. Kennedy challenged the best […]

Commentary: At-home dialysis not the right choice for everyone

By Frank Calio In response to Peter Roff’s Commentary, “Rethinking kidney dialysis in the age of COVID-19” (Oct. 10) and the costs associated with treatment, his position — that policymakers should pursue solutions arising from innovations that lower costs and improve patient care — sounds great in theory. But in reality, as a dialysis patient […]

Commentary: For Latinos and Hispanics, voting has consequences

By Charito Calvachi-Mateyko As public policies are decided in the halls of the legislature, these become personal matters for Americans of Latino descent. For them, national and local deliberations about immigration, Dreamers, equal rights, health care, education, jobs, housing and the economy are not just policy matters in Dover and Washington, D.C., they are everyday […]

Commentary: Court packing issues loom supreme in November

By Reid K. Beveridge Many Americans don’t know it, but the U.S. Constitution doesn’t specify how many justices there will be on the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s been nine since 1869. But it started out as five in 1789. One of the big issues in this year’s presidential debates is whether the Democrats, if they […]

Commentary: Another look at Delaware’s digital learning landscape

By Neil Kirschling Earlier this year, Rodel wrote about how Delaware has approached digital learning during COVID-19. Since then, the state has invested in areas such as access to devices and broadband connectivity and published a feasibility study to further examine the gaps. Digital learning is more relevant than ever, as parents, students and teachers […]

Commentary: Don’t drive intoxicated, don’t drive intexticated

Distracted driving is just not worth it By Ken Grant and Cynthia Cavett No life is worth losing to driver distraction. In Delaware, 197 people were involved in distracted-driving crashes in 2018, with three fatalities and 20 injuries, according to the latest data from the Delaware Office of Highway Safety. Nationwide, nearly 3,000 people a […]