Speak Out: Trump plans to make court pick

President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court by week’s end, before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is buried, launching a monumental Senate confirmation fight ahead of the November election. • The real question is, why are members of the GOP going back on their own word for the […]

Speak Out: Fright Night canceled

Next month’s scheduled Fright Night in Brecknock Park has been canceled. • Of course it is. All 2020 events are canceled. — Jessica M. Willey • Except the state fair. — Julia Walker Stevens • Nobody is allowed to have any enjoyment in life. Vote red and the plandemic ends. — Mark Schmalhofer • Vote […]

Speak Out: US layoffs remain elevated as job market’s gains weaken

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week at 884,000, a sign that layoffs remain stuck at a historically high level six months after the viral pandemic flattened the economy. The latest figures released by the Labor Department on Thursday coincide with other recent evidence that the job market’s improvement may […]

Speak Out: DOJ asks to defend Trump in defamation suit

The Justice Department is asking to take over President Donald Trump’s defense in a defamation lawsuit from a writer who accused him of rape, and federal lawyers asked a court Tuesday to allow a move that could put the American people on the hook for any money she might be awarded. After New York state […]

Speak Out: Fall sports guidelines updated

Gov. John Carney signed the 26th modification to his State of Emergency Order on last week, releasing updated guidance from the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) on playing fall sports safely in Delaware. • Lawsuits are coming when kids start dropping dead exercising in masks. Nov 3rd can’t come fast enough. – Mary Crossan […]

Speak Out: Trump visits Kenosha

President Donald Trump stood at the epicenter of the latest eruption over racial injustice Tuesday and came down squarely on the side of law enforcement, blaming “domestic terror” for the violence in Kenosha and making no nod to the underlying cause of anger and protests — the shooting of a yet another Black man by […]

Speak Out: Return Day still on, for now

Sussex County Return Day, the post-election tradition unique to Delaware that has weathered rain and other challenges in its 200-plus-year history, is still a “go” as of the mid-August meeting of the Return Day Committee. A state holiday, Return Day is observed the Thursday after Election Day in November every even year. • The politicians […]

Speak Out: Schools must report COVID cases

Gov. John Carney signed the 25th modification to his state of emergency declaration today, which requires Delaware schools to notify families if they become aware of positive cases of COVID-19 in their buildings. • I also want to be told about kids that have HIV, hepatitis, MRSA or have mental health issues. — Beth Gallagher […]

Speak Out: Republicans nominate Trump

The Republican Party formally nominated President Donald Trump for a second term in the White House on Monday. • Did you miss the Republicans in the Senate finally determining that the Trump campaign did receive help or did Fox News skip that news? — Chris Henry • I served 23 years for people to support […]

Speak Out: Derelict Milford structure painted pink

A derelict building on Northwest Front Street got a fresh coat of paint Monday, going from a dingy yellow to a bright, vibrant pink. “Basically, the pink speaks for itself,” said the building’s owner, Jamie Masten. “If you’re going to do business in Milford, bring your Pepto.” • Humor brought out the seriousness of the […]