Letter to the Editor: Why bring back  the ‘Blue Route?’

Representative Collins: I was deeply concerned to hear of your planned resolution to the House of Representatives to study the feasibility of a third bridge over the Indian River to address traffic concerns along U.S.113 in Millsboro. Prior to you taking office, DelDOT conducted the same study that you plan to propose. It cost taxpayers […]

Speak Out: Taking a toll

Citing safety and citizen concerns, the Delaware and Maryland Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Units worked together to target commercial vehicles bypassing the new U.S. 301 toll road, authorities said. The two-day operation was conducted on Feb. 28 and March 1. During the operation, 85 commercial motor vehicles were stopped and found to be bypassing […]

Police target trucks bypassing U.S. 301 tolls

MIDDLETOWN — Citing safety and citizen concerns, the Delaware and Maryland Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Units worked together to target commercial vehicles bypassing the new U.S. 301 toll road, authorities said. The two-day operation was conducted on Feb. 28 and March 1. The units staggered their hours so that enforcement was done from 5 […]

New U.S. 301 toll bypass now open

MIDDLETOWN — Mimi Clemens now has five to six extra hours weekly to do something else. The new 14-mile U.S. 301 roadway opened late Thursday morning after nearly three years of construction, so the project manager can bypass congested Middletown when commuting to and from Newark, saving 25 minutes travel time each way, more at […]

Pedal push: Senator Bikeway to go into motion

DOVER — The Senator Bikeway, an estimated 3.5-mile route for bicyclists that will eventually stretch from Dover High School in west Dover all the way to U.S. 13 by Dunkin Donuts, is showing signs of kicking into high gear in 2019. The city of Dover, in conjunction with the Delaware Department of Transportation, recently sent […]

Sound Off Delaware: DART dilemma

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. Readers reached to a Thursday letter headlined, “Delaware’s growing DART dilemma” whose purpose was “to get those in power to take a good, hard look at a very costly program which benefits […]

Letter to the Editor: Delaware school bus contractors face unfair competition from districts

Here is an interesting subject for discussion. It is an important subject in this day and age where government is bending over backward to help small business stay afloat and hire people to work. At least that is what all the politicians are saying anyway. But what happens when a government agency competes with a […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stricter enforcement needed on Delaware roads

This is an open letter to Gov. Carney, General Assembly members, Homeland Security and Safety and the Delaware Department of Transportation. Horrific news of the loss of five members of a New Jersey family, including four children and one parent, is a clarion call for drastic enforcement action and a review of traffic control procedures […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Area infrastructure projects just ‘federally funded boondoggles’

As a candidate for U.S. Congress in 2018, I urge all Delawareans to consider the value of two federally funded infrastructure projects now underway in Delaware costing hundreds of millions of dollars. These two projects are siphoning off funds needed elsewhere for more important infrastructure needs. The first is the Frederica interchange north of Milford. […]

Dover continues push for pedal power

DOVER — Getting residents of the city of Dover to switch from four wheels and fuel to two wheels and pedal power to get around isn’t something that is going to happen overnight. However, there are many people who believe the city is heading in the right direction with the construction of safer bicycle and […]