Speak Out: ‘This was a catastrophe’: Capital still fighting to fix school

It’s been months since a tornado stemming from Tropical Storm Isaias struck and caused structural damage to William Henry Middle School during the summer, but the building is still no closer to occupancy. When Isaias careened through Delaware on Aug. 4, it hit William Henry hard. The roof over the gym was destroyed, allowing for […]

Speak Out: DPH discourages gatherings, travel; families adjust

If Delawareans follow the Division of Public Health’s advice surrounding holiday gatherings in the time of COVID-19, Thanksgiving will be very different this year. “We want to limit gathering to the greatest extent possible, and when we talk about Thanksgiving, gathering with people who already live in your home already is our recommendation,” said Dr. […]

Speak Out: New social gathering guidelines outlined

As Delaware experiences a surge of COVID-19 positive cases and hospitalizations, the last week in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. The new guidelines lowered the capacity for indoor dining at restaurants from 60% to 30%. All other indoor gatherings outside of homes must also be limited to 30% of the venue’s […]

Speak Out: NYC schools to close again as virus rate rises

New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall. • It’s rising because the inadequate test can’t tell the difference between […]

Speak Out: Officials warn of renewed COVID-19 restrictions

State officials issued a warning of possible restrictions if Delaware’s COVID-19 numbers continue to rise. Dr. Karyl Rattay, the director of the Delaware Division of Public Health, said at the state’s weekly COVID-19 press briefing that DPH is looking at social activities where the virus is being transmitted. The state is currently experiencing a spike […]

Speak Out: Dover box plant on course for groundbreaking

Dover City Planner Dave Hugg provided an update on U.S. Corrugated of Delaware on Tuesday. He said everything is on course and he expects ground will be broken in early December on the 457,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on a 37.4-acre site at 1601 POW-MIA Parkway. • Hope they plan on widening the one-lane road they are […]

Speak Out: Georgia audit to trigger hand tally of presidential vote

Georgia’s secretary of state Wednesday announced an audit of presidential election results that he said would be done with a full-hand tally of ballots because the margin is so tight. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said at a news conference that his office wants the process to begin by the end of the week and […]

Speak Out: Biden moves forward without help from Trump’s intel team

As he contests this year’s election results, Trump has not authorized President-elect Joe Biden to lay eyes on the Daily Brief. · Biden is the threat. – Frederick Tate · You spelled “president-elect” wrong. – Eddie Curley Hunt, Hank and Vanilla Ice set for 2021 Delaware State Fair Country stars Sam Hunt, Hank Williams Jr. […]

Speak Out: COVID restrictions causes 33 West closure

Brandon Pelton, owner of 33 West Ale House & Grill on Loockerman Street, had a feeling back in the spring that his business was facing long odds toward survival amid the COVID-19 restrictions restaurants were facing. He recently announced that his fears had become a reality and that he was closing the doors to 33 […]

Speak Out: Biden-Harris ticket makes history

Forty-eight years to the day that he ousted an incumbent to secure his first term as a Delaware senator, Joe Biden addressed the nation as its president-elect from his adopted home of Delaware. Alongside him, Kamala Harris made history with a number of firsts: She’ll be the first woman, first Black person and first South […]

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