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 […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: On kitchen fires, Maryland and West Dover Connector

I see Paul Eichler, chairman of Delaware Fire Sprinkler Coalition, has written his opinion regarding legislation of sprinkler systems in private housing, as printed in the Delaware State News Sunday Sept. 10. I don’t necessarily take exception to his opinion that fire suppression systems save lives but I do take exception to quite a bit […]

DelDOT looking to widen US 13 in part of Kent County

CAMDEN — Congestion hit the area again Wednesday afternoon. Citizens concerned about heavy traffic on U.S. 13 in the Camden, South Dover and Wyoming area crowded around several displays and maps looking forward. The Delaware Department of Transportation hosted a three-hour public workshop at Caesar Rodney High to unveil very preliminary design plans to add […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Speeding problem in East Lake Gardens

I live in East Lake Gardens. We have a big problem with speed on our streets. I have been asking for something to be done about drivers running stop signs and speeding. The police department has been helping somewhat. When people complain, things get done. When the city blocks off East Loockerman Street, this was […]