Letter to the Editor: Reconsider no-dogs regulation

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Public Health (DPH), has recently started paying increased attention to an existing state regulation that bars dogs from restaurants, including outdoor seating areas. The Delaware Food Code (Chapter 6, Section 501.115) prohibits pets, except for service animals, in food establishments. In a recent e-mailed […]

Speak Out: Improving E-ZPass

Readers reacted to Rep. Jeff Spiegelman’s recent commentary headlined “Improving Delaware’s E-ZPass toll collection system.” • It needs improvement. I’m tired of fighting to get bogus charges removed. I only wonder how many others get trapped into it. — Bill Peterson • I lost $125 when my car was totalled and someone stole the transponder […]

Commentary: Encouraging responsible dog ownershp

Delaware is a pet-friendly state and we encourage pet ownership. That’s why making sure your pet is a match for your lifestyle, level of activity, work schedule and living situation is so important. Small, gentle dogs are well suited for apartment, townhouse or condo living, while larger dogs often need homes with expansive enclosed yards. […]

Letter to the Editor: Lodging tax another governmental overreach

State legislation recently gave Kent and Sussex counties the approval to enact a lodging tax of up to 3 percent lodging tax. This is another example of the government interfering with the free market via taxation. The tax will hurt the business owners who run hotels and motels. Demand for their services will go down […]

Letter to the Editor: Funny if not true

I almost find the headlong rush towards socialism painfully funny. It reminds me of a very ironic episode of The Three Stooges when they lampooned the Axis powers circa 1942 or 1943. The name of the pseudo nation was Moronica. If you are going to call your politically sworn enemy names, the term Nazi is […]

Commentary: Israel bans congresswomen

Israel said Thursday that it will bar Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesotafrom entering the country ahead of a planned visit over their support for a Palestinian-led boycott movement. They later reversed the decision for Rep. Tlaib but she decided not to travel to Israel. • Congress has a right to […]

Commentary: Motorcycle, bicycle safety crucial on Delaware roads

The Delaware State Police would like to remind bicyclists and motorcyclists of some safety tips while riding along the roadways and ways motorist can help to make the roads safer. For bicyclists: • Obey the rules of the road. Drivers and bicyclists are expected to observe traffic rules such as stop signs and red lights. […]

Letter to the Editor: Affordable housing opportunity

Do you know how unrelated individuals who are living together in sobriety are considered “single families” under the Federal Fair Housing Act? This is nothing new but for some reason, the topic is not talked about often enough, so people should be informed about this potential resource that can be created by groups who wish […]

Letter to the Editor: Support Endangered Species Act

I am writing in support of the Endangered Species Act, and in opposition to efforts by Congress to undermine this landmark wildlife conservation law. The Endangered Species Act is a safety net for fish, plants and wildlife on the brink of extinction. Since President Nixon signed the law in 1973, hundreds of species have been […]

Speak Out: Little Heaven project

Elected officials, project team members and Delaware Department of Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan celebrated the opening of now-completed Del. 1 Little Heaven Grade Separated Intersection project with a late morning ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday. • Let’s celebrate getting something done before we do it and after ward stick shovels in the ground and news conference […]