Editorial

Editorial — Area is showing itself to have big shoulders

It wasn’t that long ago when local business owners and Chambers of Commerce would meet to figure out how to create “shoulder seasons” in the fall and spring.

Editorial — Collaborative effort is a positive for future

We have long sung the praises of Delaware Tech Community College (Del Tech) because of their initiative in starting a career-path program focused on the aviation industry, since the Delaware Coastal Airport is in such proximity, and it seemed like a common-sense approach to higher education.

Idenitfy the jobs. Train students to perform those jobs. It just makes sense.

Editorial — Small businesses get holiday spotlight, too

Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sits Small Business Saturday — a marketing effort created by a major company, to benefit small businesses. Well, and itself, obviously.

Editorial — Thanksgiving for Thousands is a shining light

It’s not just about the beach, hunting and chicken in Sussex County.

Editorial — Sentence raises more questions than answers

Former Millville Volunteer Fire Company (MVFC) Treasurer Justin Oakley was recently sentenced to six months in jail for stealing nearly $200,000 from the company. Oakley was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,181.88, which he reportedly did immediately following sentencing on Friday, Nov. 3.

County, Discover combine to help whole region

Sussex County Administrator Todd Lawson dropped a little bombshell for those in attendance at the Sussex County Today & Tomorrow Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Editorial — Ordinance needs to be discussed thoroughly

Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett is pushing an ordinance related to right-to-work legislation for the county, and it could be put in front of council at its Oct. 31 meeting.

The ordinance would intend to “provide that no employee covered by the National Labor Relations Act be required to join or pay dues to a union, or refrain from joining a union, as a condition of employment.”

Editorial — It will take a community to fight the heroin problem

Like nearly every corner of America, we have been hit hard by the heroin epidemic.

Young, old, wealthy, poor, male, female, black or white — heroin has come for every demographic we have, and left a trail of tears, broken hearts, crime and death in its wake. So, how do we combat it?

Editorial — Frankford makes tough call — now needs a solution

On Wednesday, the Town of Frankford announced via their Facebook page that they would not be going through with a proposal from Dagsboro Police Chief Clifford Toomey that would consolidate two separate police agencies under the supervision of Toomey.

Editorial — Opportunity at hand to recycle hard-to-recycle goods

As our calendars turn to October, and our wardrobes begin to take on a more autumnal flair, we often have to make some subtle changes around the house.

Editorial — James Farm, CIB set to put future plans into action

The James Farm Ecological Preserve is one of the community’s special treasures.

Editorial — Frankford, Dagsboro discussing creative solution

The Town of Frankford has been relying on Delaware State Police coverage since the resignation of former police chief Mark Hudson in July. Even before Hudson’s departure, there were some concerns that there simply wasn’t enough police coverage in the town, particularly with the area-wide rise in heroin-related crimes.

Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey may have found a solution.

Editorial — The season is over. Now starts the best season yet

It’s here.

What has been affectionately coined as “Locals’ Summer,” kicked off Monday afternoon, and people from around the community crawled out of their coccoons, hit the beach and visited local shops and restaurants again after the unofficial end of summer that is marked by Labor Day weekend.

Editorial — It's time to start thinking about helping kids

We may not want to admit it just yet, but summer as we know it will soon be wrapping up, and children in the area will soon be returning to their classrooms.

Tornado just another element of surprise for us

Again, our balloon of security has been a bit punctured.

Editorial — We ask Fenwick to keep working on sidewalks

Pedestrian and bicyclist safety are major concerns for all our coastal towns. As well they should be.

Scammers now come at people from every direction

Most of us have received the emails from Nigerian royalty promising to make us millionaries if we send a “small” amount of money their way. Or the free gift cards we can all get through our emails if we just sign up for a trial period of Product X. Or “urgent” emails from banks urging us to sign in on the website they provided a link to in order to keep your assets from being frozen.

Editorial: Murray left behind a proud legacy for all of Delmarva

When word began to filter through our newsroom on Tuesday that longtime News Journal environmental reporter Molly Murray had died, one would have thought that we had lost a co-worker of our own.

Editorial — Vogel, council made the right call in budget deal

The Town of Ocean View has been looking at ways to step up their security on the second floor of the Wallace A. Melson municipal building, located on Central Avenue.

Editorial — Addiction, problems at jails, are connected entities

Gov. John Carney signed a $4.1 billion budget for the 2018 fiscal year on Sunday night, and while people will no doubt scrutinize, argue and complain about nearly every line item approved, there were two elements that received extra attention that are particularly worth noting.

Editorial — Enjoy the beach — but take time to know the rules

The Fenwick Island Town Council recently approved a first reading of a law that would limit oversized umbrellas and tents on the beach, following in the footsteps of Bethany Beach and Rehoboth Beach — who both approved similar measures earlier this year.

Editorial — Let’s keep good memories from summer season

Well, it’s summer.

Honestly, “summer” really kicks off around here Memorial Day weekend, but the sun and the calendar are now in agreement over the switch of the seasons, and kids from our surrounding areas are out of school. So it is now official.

Editorial — Multi-pronged efforts have Millsboro on the rise

Here comes Millsboro.

The town has seen community leaders and business owners attempt to revitalize downtown and other areas of Millsboro for years by attracting new businesses and tourists. The Chamber of Commerce has jumped in, trying to create new events that will keep Millsboro hopping, such as this year’s planned July 4 celebrations.

Deal or no deal, our environment must be protected

When President Donald Trump decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, reactions were fast and furious across the board.

Editorial — Police taking major steps to save lives at every turn

It’s often said that growth is the worst thing to ever happen to this community.

The positives and negatives of the area’s astounding growth can be debated for decades (and have been), but we feel there is a much-worse threat to the community: heroin and other opioids.

Editorial — Remembrance should be on our minds this weekend

Memorial Day has a certain mystique around this community, and it should. Summer is when we shine, and it is the time of the year we should be enjoying all around us and welcoming others to share in our “wealth.”

But there is a much-larger meaning of the day, and we ask all of you to take a few moments and remember.

Editorial — Sussex County showing financial independence

Sussex County Administrator Todd Lawson, along with Finance Director Gina Jennings, presented Sussex County Council this week with its proposed $143.8 million budget for the 2018 fiscal year.

Five young skateboarders offer a lesson

It doesn’t necessarily sound like the biggest news of the week, but there is great hope in what took place at the last Frankford Town Council meeting.

Five local boys, skateboards in hand, showed up at the council meeting and asked that the Town consider a place where people could ride their skateboards without interference or incurring wrath.

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