As your Delaware state treasurer, I am focused on managing the needs of our communities and the changing daily priorities. As the new normal begins to take shape, my team and I are performing the critical work of preparing for the near- and long-term effects that the coronavirus will have on…

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Editor's note: With the mandated closure to the public of all restaurants and bars in the state, except for carry-out, drive-through and delivery services, we are compiling a listing of which restaurants are remaining open to provide those services and the details involved. Restaurants that …

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It was Thomas Paine who, in 1776, wrote in “The American Crisis,” “These are the times that try men’s souls.”

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Over the past few weeks, the president and our governor have made emergency declarations, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the Town of Ocean View and the Ocean View Police Department has implemented procedures to safeguard our citizens and staff and to ensure we continue to prov…

The federal government uses Census data to distribute more than $675 billion annually for public programs, including Medicaid, SNAP, Head Start, unemployment benefits, housing vouchers, programs for seniors and veterans with disabilities, school lunch programs and disaster relief.

This week, after an Iranian-backed militia celebrated the birth anniversary of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani by raining rockets on an American base in Iraq, killing two American soldiers, my mind returned to the memory of an early morning in late November 2014.

Broadband access has emerged as one of the clearest examples of the upstate/downstate divide here in Delaware. Most communities in New Castle County have long had ready access to high-speed broadband internet service, often from multiple competing providers. But downstate, it’s not too hard …

More than two years after the Federal Communications Commission repealed net-neutrality rules, it’s past time for lawmakers in Congress to come together and work across party lines to permanently protect the open internet. Broadband providers and big platforms shouldn’t be able to block or t…

Last April, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman from Delaware was killed in Afghanistan. Nearly another year has passed, and Americans are still dying there. Already this year, six Americans have lost their lives. Finally, this week after 18 months of negotiation, there appears hope t…

Bloom Energy is, yet again, under the microscope and facing intense scrutiny for its lack of providing tangible results for Delaware and Delawareans. News articles published recently have brought the question of whether taxpayer funds are effectively being used to subsidize Bloom back to the…

On Nov. 28, I attended my last meeting of the Cash Management Policy Board in my capacity as state treasurer. At the end of the two-hour meeting, Chairman John Flynn reflected on his 38 years of serving on the Board: “Compared to the previous 34 … we have done more to help the State in the l…

From the Greatest Generation to Baby Boomers, Generation X to Millennials, teenagers in every era have faced challenges growing up.

Pancreatic cancer is a cruel disease that not only impacts an individual, but also his or her whole family, and sometimes even an entire community. If you're reading this, you already know that, though, because the fight against cancer is one that at some point has impacted each and every on…

The Delaware State Police would like to offer safety guidelines for a great beginning to this new and exciting school year. With the start of school in the next few weeks, thousands of Delaware's precious children will ride a school bus every day. Some of our youngsters will be introduced to…

My name is Meghan Kelly, Esq. I am a candidate for the House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 race in the 38th District. I am running, in part, because I have a desire to draft laws to create better health care for Delawareans, and I want to persuade the federal legislators to draft specific…

On Friday, June 15, officials and members of the community gathered to cut the ribbon and celebrate the completion of the City of Rehoboth Beach's ocean outfall project. A win for the Inland Bays, this outfall will prevent over 17,000 pounds of nitrogen and 1,000 pounds of phosphorus from en…

At the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, March 13, the Town Council of Ocean View agreed that for the next round of budget preparation, the draft model should show a raise to property taxes of 100 percent. The final determination on the actual percentage of increase to be used will be done at…

Every elected federal official — the president, vice president, members of the House of Representatives, U.S. Senators — take an oath of office prior to serving. In addition, appointees to the U.S. Supreme Court also take an oath of office.

Farmers across the nation may have breathed a collective sigh of relief on June 27 as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent to the Federal Register a proposal to rescind its controversial rule defining “waters of the United States” and re-codify the regulatory text that existed prior…

In the 1960s, civil rights protests were growing, with the focal point being the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on May 4, 1968. Once again, as in the Civil War, Americans fought with Americans, supposedly over a moral issue, the “unfairness” of racial inequality, a seemingly eas…

Starting when we are children, we learn that food tastes good. We start to explore different tastes and textures, soon learning there are foods we prefer. However, as we get older, we become more and more busy. This busyness in our lives can mean a rushed 10-minute lunch at our desk or on th…

We are a nation of immigrants. The inscription at the base of the Statue of Liberty says it most succinctly: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” That inscription has welcomed many to our shores. The Declaration of Independence established our core v…

Critical to United States foreign policy will be issues that Russia and China pose for the new incoming Trump administration. Russia, recently, has deployed 225,000 troops, military equipment and missiles to the enclave of Kaliningrad, between Lithuania and Poland, which the U. S. has charac…

The 35 square miles of Delaware's Inland Bays make up a treasure all of us want to see thrive. As a new “State of the Bays” report from the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays documents, there are encouraging signs that water quality in the bays is improving, and the report shows people from…

Coastal Point Photos • Laura Walter: It's not really a ground-breaking event without dignitaries, officials and volunteers chipping in to get things started, and things got started in a major fashion at the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek.It all started in 2011 with a small cocktail…

Have you ever needed a “vacation” after your vacation? Did you ever go home after your well-earned vacation feeling tired, exhausted, run down? Sometimes we spend our entire vacation making sure everyone else is having a good time, and we forget to take any time out for ourselves. But perhap…

I'll put this simply: Without a clean, safe, and healthy ocean in Delaware, we wouldn't be in business. That's why our customers come to the shore. Because of this fact, we are always concerned about the next threat to our tourism-dependent business, be it climate change, oil drilling, wind …

How on earth was the Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) and the State's Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) able to convince Delaware's Legislature to unanimously vote to locate 442 acres of unsightly commercial floating cage oyster farms in the extremely sh…

If you follow the latest diet and nutrition trends, it was hard to miss the most recent report on red and processed meats from the World Health Organization (WHO). Scary headlines claiming processed meats are as bad as smoking had people dropping their bacon cheeseburger and ordering a salad…

Water quality in the Inland Bays (IB) has dramatically deteriorated over recent years as development and other land disturbing activities have taken place, and pollutants have accumulated. Unfortunately, some of the waters in the IB are polluted, and others can be vastly improved.

A new power plant we celebrated in Dover this past week represents more progress toward a vital goal for Delaware's future — powering our state with cleaner, more efficient energy. Calpine's Garrison Energy Center combines gas and steam turbines to produce up to 50 percent more electricity a…

Stress is inescapable. It can be societal, like war or terrorism. It can be community-related, like drugs or disease. It can be personal, like marriage or finances. It's no secret that stress makes us feel bad, but just how “bad” is stress for us?

On a Thursday evening in April, more than 30 women gathered at the Sea Colony Tennis Center in Bethany Beach. They came with a covered dish, gift bags filled with toiletries, scarves, jewelry and other donations in celebration of Mother's Day. They were there as part of a group called Delawa…

We all use the Internet for healthcare. We hear about the Ebola epidemic, H1N1, measles outbreak and the flu, and out come our phones and computers. I see it at work. As I talk to patients, their family is simultaneously looking up heart disease, surgery and Beebe Healthcare. Even though we …