Veteran prosecutor files to run for state attorney general

DOVER — As four Democrats fight to garner the party’s nomination for attorney general, Peggy Marshall Thomas has her eyes on the general election with hopes of doing what only one Republican has done since 1994: win a statewide race as a non-incumbent. Ms. Thomas, 57, officially enters the race carrying with her decades of […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The death of our Constitution, democracy

The vitriolic rhetoric of the 2016 presidential campaign has mushroomed over the past two years into areas once thought sacrosanct. The targeting of officials out for dinner, at their homes, and the publishing of government employees’ home addresses over the immigration debate is frightening. It is readily apparent that the left wing now controls the […]

Pearl Oyster Grill coming to Dover Downs

DOVER — Oysters will be making a comeback in Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. A new seafood restaurant called Pearl Oyster Grill will be opening inside the casino later this summer in the former location of Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House, according to Dover Downs management. The restaurant space has sat vacant since Doc Magrogan’s shut […]

Carney signs executive order on budget limit

DOVER — Gov. John Carney on Saturday signed an executive order focused on limiting budget growth, although the directive is nonbinding. Based off recommendations issued last month by an advisory panel on budgeting, the order instructs the council that sets the state’s revenue forecast to develop a benchmark aimed at slowing the growth of the […]

Dover CPA joins growing list of candidates for state auditor

DOVER — Joan Winters believes the timing is perfect to throw her hat into the ring for the office of state auditor of Delaware. Mrs. Winters became the only Republican candidate thus far to enter the race for State Auditor when she announced her candidacy on Tuesday. The Dover resident is hoping voters will trust […]

Democrat files to run for state treasurer

DOVER — Democrat Colleen Davis announced Wednesday she is running for state treasurer. Ms. Davis, a health care professional from Dagsboro, is seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Ken Simpler. “I am honored to announce my candidacy for Treasurer for the State of Delaware,” Ms. Davis said in a statement. “As a consultant for major hospital […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hypocrisy is astounding

Beverly Monahan’s last letter focused on the Farm Bill and how other things not related to it should not be included. (“Farm Bill Analysis,” June 3) My question for her would simply be this: Where was this opinion of hers seven months ago when it was Trump who wanted the repeal of the individual mandate […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fascism on rise in United States

Arizona Immigration Customs & Enforcement separated 1,400 migrant children from their parents. Arizona ICE lost the children. World War II historian Robert Paxton says fascism is “a form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation, or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy, and purity, in which a mass-based party […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support for Carney’s Super Bowl decision

I support Gov. Carney’s decision to follow the advice of his protection unit and take security personnel to the Super Bowl. (“Carney’s trip to Super Bowl cost state almost $4,100 for security,” May 22) Protecting our elected officials is serious business. I was as ecstatic as our governor when the Eagles made it to the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Guaranteed government jobs have dire consequences

Sen. Bernie Sanders recently promoted the idea of a guaranteed government job for every person in America who wants one. A followup poll claimed that 40 percent of young and middle aged Americans agreed. While I generally take polls with a grain of salt because questions can be cleverly designed to insure the desired response, […]