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 or posted online under the stories at 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 […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: DelDOT construction delays add to frustration

Delaware is the First State, but among states, first in very little. What are we measuring to determine how well we do things? “What gets measured gets improved” is an old saying in management disciplines. We are always proud of our history, but where else do we provide leadership across the country. How about our […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: DelDOT ignores safety concerns of Dover City Council

An important safety feature is missing from the long-awaited West Dover Connector, now named POW/MIA Parkway. A shared-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists parallels the road. Users of this path will be required to cross the roadway, which has a posted speed of 40 mph, at an unsignalized intersection. Last April, the Dover City Council […]

Update: Del. 1 reopens between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach

Update – DelDOT announced that lanes are now open on Del. 1 northbound and southbound. DEWEY BEACH – The Delaware Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that for the safety of motorists, a breach in the dunes near Conquest Road has occurred and Del. 1 northbound and southbound (Cullen Bridge over Indian River Inlet) is closed […]