Lopez: Beau Biden Act best solution to reducing gun violence

Dear Friends, Since my first election to office in 2012, I have co-sponsored and voted for multiple pieces of legislation addressing gun violence before us in the Delaware General Assembly. The vast majority of measures were ones that I strongly supported and cast votes to that accord. With much of the current debate revolving around […]

House Bill 270 makes sense, but what about the polluters?

Ladies and gentlemen, I am writing you these comments since I will not be able to attend the Hearing on HB-270. Where I live in Millsboro is a little-known burb known as Possum Point.  We have been fighting for clean water here in Sussex County since 2013, long before HB-270 was in existence. No one […]

Delaware Farm Bureau supports Allen Harim conversion plan

Delaware Farm Bureau has represented Delaware Agriculture for the past 74 years. Our mission is simply to promote and protect Delaware Agriculture through education and advocacy to ensure a quality of life for farmers and their consumers. Delaware Agriculture is an $8 billion industry. In 2015, total value of poultry raised was $946,342,000.  Delaware ranked […]

Apologies offered for unintended hurtful remarks

From the bottom of my heart, I offer my deepest apologies that some of what I said before the Indian River School Board on Monday, February 26, 2018 hurt former band members and boosters. That most certainly was not my intention in any way. As I said that night, I have been a Band Booster […]

Warning: Get ready for the financial ride of your life

“Warning!  Fasten your seatbelt!  You are about to experience a bumpy ride and potential financial turbulence as a result of heroic efforts to save your life.” This is a Call to Action alert that Delawareans should be made aware of. Delaware has an excellent 9-1-1 and Emergency Medical System that we rely on 24 hours […]

Right to work passage would give Sussex County much-needed business boost

Born and raised my entire life and started two businesses here in Sussex County, I would like to offer my opinion of the Right to Work (RTW) ordinance that was turned down. I also served on the county council 20 years and was privileged to be president about 12 of those years. Forget the legality […]

Gender identity proposal will create waves of negative waves

This letter is intended to be a comment on the pending regulation on gender identity currently being considered by the Department of Education. It is my concern that this regulation, though intended to have a positive effect on ALL school children and the education community, will have a very negative effect on the entire community. […]

Councilman Arlett: Why we want Right-To-Work in Sussex County

Seaford used to be called “The Nylon Capital of the World,” with a DuPont plant that employed more than 4,600 people. Today, it often seems that we’re the capital of missed opportunities and lost jobs. Employment growth in Delaware is essentially flat and has significantly lagged the national rate so far this year.  A recent […]

Letter: Right to Work proposal is totally wrong

Sussex County, Delaware is known as a place where hard working people have lived, toiled, and eventually prospered since the first immigrants from Europe set foot on this soil in 1637. I find it saddening that now we are seeing an effort to make that dream more difficult for our working families in 2017, and […]

To regulate or not? That is the question

Last time I reported to you about the activities of the Sussex County Economic Development Action Committee, I pointed out four areas in which Sussex County must improve if we are to sustain Sussex County as a “Place To Be.” Those areas included training, salary improvements, affordable housing and job opportunities.  Two other areas remain […]