Letter to the Editor: Delaware litter program cleaning up

Since expanding the Work A Day Earn A Pay Pilot Public Works Jobs program statewide in July 2019, the program has collected nearly 1,500 bags of trash along Delaware roads. The program is a collaborative effort between the Delaware Department of Transportation and Goodwill Industries of Delaware and Delaware County. “I want to thank Delawareans […]

Lanes to be reconfigured at Del. 1 Biddle’s Corner toll plaza

DOVER — The Delaware Department of Transportation will be reconfiguring lanes at the mainline toll plazas on Del. 1 located at Biddle’s Corner to allow for a more streamlined flow through the E-ZPass express lane system. The work will be taking place at the Biddle’s Corner toll plaza on or about next Monday (weather permitting) […]

Letter to the Editor: DART should be more attentive to riders’ needs

I recently attended a Delaware Transit Corp. meeting in Dover. This meeting was to provide input and comments on proposed changes to DART Statewide Bus Services that will become effective Dec. 15. All three counties will be affected but my main focus was Kent County where I live. Route 106, which services Dover Air Force […]

Speak Out: Lowering speed limit on Del. 8

At the request of Calvary Baptist Church, a 37,000-square-foot worship facility preparing to build west of Dover High School, the city of Dover is hitting the gas in an effort to slow traffic on Del. 8 from Artis Drive to the high school. The Utility Committee of the Council Committee of the Whole voted unanimously […]

Speak Out: Rising gas prices

Typically, fall brings lower gasoline demand which usually pushes prices at the pumps down. However, in the wake of attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia last weekend, gasoline prices at the pump in Delaware and across the nation are on the rise. The average cost of a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline in Delaware […]

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted

ROMULUS, Mich. — The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members. On picket lines at plants across the country, many of the 49,000 workers have expressed doubts about whether UAW leaders […]

Union votes to strike at General Motors’ US plants

DETROIT — Roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. plan to go on strike just before midnight Sunday, but talks between the United Auto Workers and the automaker will resume. About 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favor of a walkout during a meeting Sunday morning in Detroit. Union leaders said […]

Speak Out: Right-lane law

Readers reacted to a recent commentary by Samuel B. Hoff where he stated “A proposal by Delaware State Sen. Bryan Townsend (D-Newark/Bear) to force drivers within the state to stay in the right lane under most circumstances, SB 185, is well-intended but has both practical and constitutional challenges.” • “We can hope that citizens traveling […]

Commentary: Left lane restriction bill is unwise

A proposal by Delaware State Senator Bryan Townsend (D-Newark/Bear) to force drivers within the state to stay in the right lane under most circumstances, SB 185, is well-intended but has both practical and constitutional challenges. On the one hand, state governments possesses the authority pursuant to law to enact restrictions on their roads. Relevant to […]

Commentary: Mileage-based fee is not the answer for Delaware

I am writing in response to an article titled “DelDOT seeks more volunteers in mileage-based user fee study.” This was on the front page of the State News Aug. 24. I am trying to live the American dream and build a new home. I work hard for a living to purchase everything that I own. […]