Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration rolled back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards Tuesday, raising the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come and gutting one of the United States’ biggest efforts against climate change. The Trump administration released a final rule Tuesday on mileage standards through 2026. The change — after two […]

Commentary: Renewable energy is part of an overall solution to COVID-19

By Tom Brett We are facing an FDR moment, in which it is essential to properly prioritize our nation’s response to the coronavirus crisis as our government makes massive investments in our economy.  The opportunity to remake our energy future is here and we must seize it. Our government’s approach to the coronavirus threat has […]

Kent, Sussex coastal communities primed for beach protections

DOVER — Several coastal communities in Kent and Sussex counties along the Delaware Bay shoreline took one step closer to receiving added protections from damages caused by erosion, wave attack and inundation. Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) commanding general and the 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, signed the […]

Letter to the Editor: Trees important to Dover

Trees are in it for the long haul.  Dover should be, too.  Residents Kathleen Doyle and Susan Yost know their science and their city. Trees clean our air and water, shade our bodies, nourish our souls.  And they just could save the planet.   Do they sometimes interfere with lighting or sidewalks?  Yes.  But maybe the […]

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 […]

Letter to the Editor: Dover’s trees

When talking about Dover’s trees, it is important to first read what has probably been overlooked, the City of Dover Charter. Here’s the section that deals with trees, copied right from Dover’s Charter: “ARTICLE V. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS” Sec. 51. Trees. “Trees being among the chief beauties of the city, and their preservation requiring that they […]

Dover replacing some trees with more infrastructure-friendly options

DOVER — To witness the type of character and beauty that trees add to the city of Dover’s personality, one just needs to drive down either State Street or Governors Avenue in mid-October. The explosion of color emanating from autumn leaves before they fall to the ground is breathtaking. City Manager Donna Mitchell said she […]

Congressional delegation sends letter over well contamination at DAFB

WASHINGTON — Members of the Delaware’s congressional delegation on Monday sent a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett requesting a site visit to Dover Air Force Base to address the per– and polyfluoroalkyl substances discovered in some private and commercial groundwater sources. The substances, which can be harmful to humans, were […]

W.B. Simpson student takes home green with his cabbage

DOVER — W.B. Simpson Elementary School fourth-grader Latrell McGinnis spent last spring tending to his cabbage in hopes of growing the best-looking cabbage in Delaware. After all the judging was completed, Latrell’s hard work paid off when he was announced as the state winner during a presentation at his school recently. More than 1,300 third-grade […]

Commentary: Dover should do right by all of its trees

By Kathleen M. Doyle and Susan Yost In his State of the Union address, the president announced plans to plant one trillion trees. Governor Carney recently announced his plan to have one million trees planted throughout Delaware over the next decade. Last year, Dover celebrated its 30th year as a Tree City — an Arbor […]