Letter to the Editor: If it quacks like a duck…

Republicans in Congress and state government who have organized to support overturning the legally decided election are, by definition, attempting sedition, i.e., conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against lawful authority of the state. Add insurrection, i.e., a felony punishment of up to 20 years in prison, for instigating revolt or violence with the […]

Letter to the Editor: SARG offers testimonial of Councilman Burton’s time in office

December 2020 marks the conclusion of the term of Sussex County Council District 3 Councilman Irwin “I.G.” Burton III. The Sussex Alliance for Responsible Growth (SARG) wants to acknowledge the contributions of Mr. Burton to the improvement and well-being of Sussex County. Mr. Burton’s four years have been marked by notable efforts to initiate, sponsor […]

Commentary: Let’s get COVID-19 facts straight

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of a 99-year-old woman, whose obituary I recently read in the Delaware State News. I did not know her, nor do I know her family, but I read that she was a vibrant, intelligent woman, who lived an exceptional life and left behind a large family […]

Commentary: A different view of Trump and COVID-19

Ken Abraham’s commentary (“Trump administration’s response to pandemic is a monumental failure,” Dec. 15) is his scathing view that President Donald Trump failed the American people and is somehow responsible for the death of 300,000 “innocent and neglected Americans.” Some experts in this and other countries said getting a vaccine out in 2020 was an […]

Letter to the Editor: Dover Interfaith Mission not approved for rezoning is disappointing

Dover City Council has turned down a request by Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing (DIMH) to rezone a property on West Division Street that is near Interfaith’s current temporary home. This is such a shame. The lack of compassion and understanding on this issue never ceases to amaze me. The current Interfaith shelter on Forrest […]

Letter to the Editor: Feed your mind a daily diet of positivity and good vibes

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you” — James Allen. The mind — the invisible, transcendent world of thought, feeling, attitude, belief and imagination — is unlimited in potential. To be utilized effectively — and not be a waste — when the need arises […]

Letter to the Editor: There are words to describe Trump’s actions: attempted coup

“We have no words to describe what’s happening with the election” was what a major network analyst said recently. He was referring to all the shenanigans by Donald Trump to bring lawsuits trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election, all his efforts to coerce several states’ election officials to uncertify election results already legally certified […]

Letter to the Editor: Steps can be taken to lower COVID-19 numbers in prisons

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to Gov. John Carney on Dec. 7. We, the undersigned civil rights, labor rights and faith-based organizations, write to express our deep concern about the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases throughout facilities operated by the Delaware Department of Correction. We are also troubled to hear that complaints about […]

Letter to the Editor: Writer dismisses Trump tax letter

In response to the writer’s claims in the recent Letter to the Editor, “Lock up Trump’s assets” (Dec. 9), in the interest of fairness, I would like to point out a couple of things to him and readers who may think like him. First, the writer has never seen President Donald Trump’s tax returns, so […]

Letter to the Editor: Were plant-based biodegradable bags considered before ban?

I wonder if, when they decided to ban plastic bags in the larger stores and require people to bring their own bags, they even considered requiring these stores to replace fossil fuel, nonbiodegradable plastic bags with plant-based biodegradable bags. I don’t know what the cost difference is, but it would be absorbed by the consumer […]