COMMENTARY: Toward Zero Deaths aims to eradicate Delaware road fatalities

As we head into the Labor Day holiday, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Safety and Homeland Security want to stress the importance of safety on our roadways. To date this year, 71 people have lost their lives in crashes on Delaware roadways. This is compared to 59 fatalities during the same period […]

Babysitting safety training

The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing held three babysitter training courses in June and July. All classes were open to the community and accommodated teens ages 12-15. More than 40 participants learned how to safely babysit infants and children in a caring manner. Highlights from the courses included lessons on the business of babysitting […]

COMMENTARY: Building a culture of preparedness of Delaware

Emergency preparedness comes in many forms. It comes in the fire safety demonstrations put on by volunteers; it’s the safety warnings and messaging provided by trusted weather sources and local officials; it is the flashlight you bought and keep in case of emergency, along with a spare pack of batteries. Preparedness for disasters takes many […]

Dover nonprofits voice opposition to proposed public safety fee

  DOVER — Leaders of Dover’s nonprofit organizations voiced such strong displeasure with a proposed “public safety fee” at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that officials agreed to put off action and wait six weeks to revisit the issue. The proposed fee would be imposed on nonprofits in the city that own building structures. Councilman […]

COMMENTARY: Delaware offering lessons for other states in road safety

It’s the holiday season, a time when visions of sugar plums, rather than driving safety, are more likely to be dancing in our heads. But, unfortunately, it is just the time when we need to be more focused and extra diligent about driving safety, since these holidays are both our busiest and deadliest period on […]

COMMENTARY: Delaware is working to make all schools safer

Last week marked “Safe Schools Week” across the country, and in Delaware, efforts to enhance safety in public and charter schools throughout the state are chronicled in a recent report from Department of Safety and Homeland Security (DSHS) Secretary Robert Coupe to the General Assembly. The report enumerates the successes in school compliance with the […]

Southern Delaware hit hardest by snow storm

Updated at 1:20 p.m. With the snow accumulations and frigid weather downstate, Sussex County schools Sunday afternoon started announcing closures for Monday, Jan. 9. The Cape, Seaford, Indian River and Sussex Tech school districts are among those closed. For information, visit schoolclosings.delaware.gov. Officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation said snow crews overnight had made “a […]

Five inch snowfall possible by Saturday afternoon

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DOVER — Hazardous weather outlook and winter storm watch warnings are in effect for downstate Delaware over the next few days. The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey, predicts that a Saturday coastal storm could dump five or more inches of snow, but say that even small shifts in the storm track could […]

Oh deer! Look out for animals in the roadway

DOVER — This is the time of year when motorists never know when a deer might dart out in front of their vehicle. That’s why the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding all drivers to be extra cautious, especially when driving at night. Shorter days are […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Kent County Emergency Services rising to challenges

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A recent letter to the editor concerning emergency preparedness in Kent County was informative. [“Crisis preparation must be priority in Kent County,” Sept. 22] It went to great lengths to point out the great work that Kent County has done to make sure that our paramedics and emergency response were the best in the country. […]