Delaware State News Front Pages of 2017

DOVER – As we usher in a new year, we also take a look back at all 365 front pages of the Delaware State News in 2017. The year started with the inaugurations of a new Delaware governor, John Carney, and a new president, Donald Trump. In Delaware, a February prison uprising that led to […]

Foundation supports volunteer efforts at AMC Museum

DOVER — Among the news releases and newsletters that came across the editor’s desk recently were two related to the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base. The first was an advance of the Veterans Day event planned for Saturday. The other was a 2017 Annual Campaign piece from the Air Mobility Command […]

We’ve been keeping it real since 1953

DOVER — Welcome to “National Newspaper Week.” It starts today, and the theme is “Real Newspapers … Real News.” We have been keeping it real here at the Delaware State News since 1953. That’s when we became the first capital daily in the First State. We have dedicated ourselves since to publishing a newspaper “of, […]

McDowell ‘strived to improve the lot of his fellow man’

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines… *** Last Sunday, we published an obituary for Floyd E. McDowell Sr., a longtime educator who advocated for school and health care reforms. He was an occasional contributor to the Delaware State News opinion page. There was a fitting line in his obituary that read, […]

At Dover Days Festival, city celebrates 300 years

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** The first of Dover’s 300th anniversary celebrations will step off Friday, May 5, with cake and a march of kazoo-playing citizens at Dover Days. The evening will end with fireworks. So what’s the story behind Dover’s tercentenary? It plays off 1717, the year […]

Are you feeling taxed after this week’s news?

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines… *** Tax increases and spending cuts have been hot topics in the past week around state government circles as Gov. John Carney and legislators try to figure out a projected $380 million budget shortfall. On Thursday, Gov. Carney revealed his “shared sacrifice” spending plan. The […]

Not exactly high times in Delaware with budget talks ahead

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines… *** With the legislature in session, we can expect budget discussions to be in the headlines frequently from now until July 1. Gov. John Carney, who has been touring the state and discussing challenges with Delawareans, said he will release a proposed budget to lawmakers […]

Delawareans, chime in on the budget problem

Gov. John Carney held one of his “Budget Reset Community Conversations” on Wednesday in Milford. Sen. Gary Simpson, R-Milford, kicked off the forum with comments about the $350 million projected deficit, and how it’s not nearly as bad as the $800 million problem former Gov. Jack Markell had. “We have come through this before,” he […]

Prison standoff brought back memories of 2004

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines… *** There was a sense of déjà vu to the news this past week. The 19-hour standoff at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna brought back memories of 2004. Delawareans recalled the counselor who was abducted and raped at knifepoint in the same prison, […]

Kent County Profile celebrates area’s economic progress

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines… *** On Tuesday, we will celebrate another year of progress in Kent County. The Delaware State News will host the annual “unveiling” of the Kent County Profile, an economic development magazine we assemble in collaboration with the Kent Economic Partnership. In planning and editing the […]