Speak Out: Passing of Pete Pizzadili

Pete Pizzadili, an Italian immigrant who became a legendary Delaware restaurateur for more than 50 years, cast a large shadow wherever he went. Mr. Pizzadili always cooked the tastiest dishes, served the perfect wine, and never had a guest enter Pizzadili Delicatessen in Dover or Pizzadeli Vineyard and Winery in Felton who he failed to […]

Speak Out: Schools to close through May 15

Gov. John Carney Monday ordered all public schools to close through May 15 in response to COVID-19. That directive extends his original two-week closure that would have ended March 27. In his announcement, Gov. Carney said schools will work with their staffs to create remote instruction plans so students can continue learning. • Schools will […]

Speak Out: Bailout, beaches

President Donald Trump said last week the government should take an equity stake in companies that need bailouts because of the devastating effects of the coronavirus on the U.S. economy. Trump said during a briefing he has executive authority to curb the impact on businesses. “There’s a lot of executive power,” he said. “If we […]

Speak Out: U.S. and Italy

The U.S. surgeon general said last week that the number of coronavirus cases in the United States has reached the level that Italy recorded two weeks ago, a sign that infections are expected to rise in America as the government steps up testing and financial markets continue to fall. “We are at a critical inflection […]

Speak Out: Economic aid

President Donald Trump is asking Congress to unleash a torrent of emergency economic aid — including direct checks to Americans — in an extraordinary effort to shore up households and the economy in the coronavirus crisis. • It might have been less expensive to keep the CDC operating at full capacity. –  Elizabeth Kenney • […]

Speak Out: Sussex Tech ROTC, Blunt Rochester

Sussex Tech ROTC program to be discontinued There is enough student interest at Sussex Tech High School. But nothing in the way of instructors. With that backdrop and the district facing several deadlines, Sussex Tech Superintendent Stephen Guthrie announced Monday night the district will begin the process of discontinuing its Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training […]

Speak Out: Carney orders schools closed for two weeks

Gov. John Carney directed Delaware’s public and charter schools to close for two weeks starting Monday to combat the spread of COVID-19. Schools will be closed from March 16-27. • This is great news! I get a break from school traffic! – Mark Schmalhofer • A tough call, but the right one. Better safe than […]

Speak Out: Coronavirus testing must be covered by insurance, state says

Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro is reminding Delawareans and insurers that coronavirus testing is a necessary benefit required to be covered by health care. Insurers and providers should also promote telemedicine to allow people to speak with a doctor remotely, Mr. Navarro said. How is this going to happen when many deductibles are $6,000 or more? […]

Speak Out: Later school times for Appoquinimik District?

An expert on sleep medicine from the University of Pennsylvania’s presentation about adolescent sleep needs was the beginning of the district assembling a task force to look at sleep and school start times. • CR starts at 7:30! My teenage son has drill team practice every day at 6 a.m. because there are too many […]

Speak Out: Citizens United, Dover trees, Coronavirus

Citizens United A commentary writer said “It is not only congressional representatives who do the bidding of Big Money special interests. Ms. Butler mentions the Article V convention process as one way to propose amendments to the Constitution. It has been said there is Big Money behind the push for a convention. Money is an […]

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