Letter to the Editor: A new trend toward thanks

Letters to the Editor

For about fifteen years I’ve been a subscriber of Delaware State News (DSN). I’ve lodged complaints about late deliveries, no deliveries, mishandled vacation stops, damaged papers, etc. But today, with all the negative things going on with most of our lives due to COVID-19, I feel the need to reverse the trend towards complaints. I […]

From the Publisher: We’re here for you in this extraordinary time

In this unique historical moment, when everyone is struggling to understand the definition of “flattening the curve” and how to practice “social distancing,” questions abound and proliferate. Where will you find accurate and credible information about what is happening in our community? Where will you find an explanation of what steps the state health officials […]

Delaware State News staff adhering to strict CDC guidelines

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, everyone has questions about everything. All these questions essentially relate to how we can protect our families, our friends, neighbors and ourselves from COVID-19. Your safety, the safety of our employees, and of our delivery contractors are of the utmost importance to us. Some subscribers have called and […]

Coronavirus coverage free to access on Delaware State News website

The spread of the coronavirus and the appearance of COVID-19 in Delaware is the most important news story of the day. The Delaware State News is dedicated to covering this story as it unfolds, along with the ensuing questions about the unprecedented consequences on all our daily lives. We take our obligation to provide accurate, […]

2020 vision for State News includes politics

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Happy New Year! We are expecting 2020 to be quite busy, starting with the return of the General Assembly this month and coverage of the candidates in this big election year. Delaware State News state government and political reporter Matt Bittle said he […]

Biggs debuts ‘Ripped from the Headlines’ photojournalism exhibit

DOVER — The Biggs Museum of American Art will feature the visual storytelling of newspapers and magazines from throughout the greater Delmarva region in its first major exhibition on photojournalism starting today, entitled “Ripped from the Headlines: Photojournalism in Delaware.” News publishers are among the nation’s oldest and most revered image makers. Differing from other […]

Staff changes will better serve Delaware State News, monthly papers

DOVER — A number of staff changes took effect in late summer to better serve advertising clients of the Delaware State News and its companion publications in Kent and Sussex counties. Those include The Chronicle, Sussex Post, Greater Dover Extra and Smyrna Extra. Longtime employee Jenny Keim now is responsible for handling support for advertising […]

Digital subscriptions will help preserve our journalism

DOVER — Starting Nov. 4, visitors to DelawareStateNews.net will be limited to five stories per month unless they opt to subscribe. Last week, we posted a message on our website to alert readers to this important change. For our current subscribers, there is no additional cost. Anyone with a seven-day or Sunday print subscription already […]

Delaware State News survey closed

Editor’s note: The survey closed on Oct. 15 Thank you for your participation. DOVER — The Delaware State News marked its 66th anniversary as the first daily newspaper in the capital of the First State on Saturday. As you’ll read later in this column, we started with a pledge that we would make this your […]

Piece of State News history brings Christmas joy

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** It was Christmas Eve 2017 that this editor wrote a piece on a former Delaware State News editor with a legendary Christmas spirit. James C. Wickes, the editor of the then-weekly in the early half of the 20th century, wowed local readers and […]