Does Del. Bill Intend To Usurp Parental Oversight?

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Delaware House Republicans are stepping up their opposition to a measure they say would usurp parental oversight over sensitive matters regarding their children, such as abortion or gender identity.House Bill 400, sponsored by Democratic Representative Krista Griffith, D-Wilmington area would allow dependents to receive health care services without the knowledge of the policy-holder. Griffith has…

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Commentary: Increasing School Safety Should be the Goal of Lawmakers, Budget-writers

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The following is an opinion submitted by Delaware State House Minority Leader Danny Short, R-Seaford Following the tragic events at Robb Elementary in Texas, there has been a renewed emphasis on keeping our kids safe.  Many lawmakers, on both the federal and state levels, have defaulted to their established agendas, proposing laws to restrict firearm ownership. …

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Captains Needed To Keep Woodland Ferry Sailing

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“Help wanted” at the Woodland Ferryā€¦Captains are currently needed to keep the ferry running across the Nanticoke River in the Seaford area.House Minority Leader Danny Short, R-Seaford is spreading the word about the vital need for skilled personnel.A US Coast Guard license and other criteria must be met.Applications will be taken through April 27th. For…

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GOP Lawmakers React To Gov. Carney’s Address

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A few compliments, but also some concerns and criticisms, came Governor John Carney’s way Thursday as Republican legislative leaders reacted to his State of the State Address. State Senate Minority Leader Gerald Hocker, R-Ocean View, pointed out that he heard nothing mentioned about what would be done to help students make up for lost learning…

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Del. Legislative Committee Hearings To Be Livestreamed

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Delaware General Assembly committee meetings will be livestreamed when lawmakers resume the session in January, according to leaders of the majority Democratic caucuses. While regular sessions have been available virtually since May 2020 – early in the COVID-19 pandemic – committee hearings have continued via Zoom. Citizens will be able to attend in-person or virtually.…

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Black Friday, Small Business Saturday Ignite Holiday Shopping Season

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The day after Thanksgiving begins the holiday shopping crunch, although Black Friday deals have been available for weeks now. Small businesses also welcome your dollars, especially on Small Business Saturday. At the Crossroads of Delmarva, many Downtown Salisbury businesses are offering special deals as well as special discoveries Saturday. An artists’ market will also be…

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