Delaforum was set up six years ago this month as a sort of halfway house
on the road to personal retirement after a long career in
journalism and related communications. It soon became apparent
that the site could fill a niche by reporting community news of
interest to residents of Brandywine Hundred. It also has been
obvious that a part-time effort cannot provide the level of
coverage that this community deserves.
Accepting that reality has led to a
decision to convert to a more personal blog format. The blog --
short for web log -- has, in a very short time, taken on an
important role among news media. Quality and professionalism
vary greatly but, taken as a whole, bloggers extend the
availability of information. It remains for you, the reader, to
sort among what is offered and separate the proverbial wheat and
Confused about what a blog is?
CLICK HERE to
access a quick primer.
Delaforum will call itself a "blog +plus+".
It will keep most of the features that regular visitors say they
appreciate. It also will continue to be a forum, which was the
original concept. For the time being, 'Community voices' will
retain its present format while ways to provide a more valuable
exchange of responsible opinion are studied. Your comments and
suggestions in that regard are welcome. (Use this
e.mail link to
communicate directly if you would prefer that your message not
To the extent it can, Delaforum will
cover significant news on a selective basis. In many instances,
you will continue to be able to read all about it 'first in
New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin ordered 1,500 police officers to
leave their search-and-rescue mission Wednesday night and return
to the streets to stop the looting that has turned increasingly
hostile as the city plunges deeper into chaos. The number of
officers involved amounts to virtually the city's entire police
PULSE to read up-to-date
accounts from newspapers in New Orleans, Biloxi and Mobile.
Cindy Sheehan is not alone in her stance. The latest Gallup poll
found that 41% of Americans would tell President Bush to "get
the [expletive] out of Iraq."
An effort is underway to develop a
plan for workable implementation of a ban on dumping yard waste
in landfills. The governor's office and Department of Natural
Resources & Environmental Control are looking for ammunition to
use in what they agree will be a tough battle to have recycling
legislation enacted after the General Assembly returns in
The controversial Paladin stone wall is
back in the news with residents asking Superior Court to throw
out a Board of Adjustment ruling that the condominium
community's developer doesn't have to restore the section of
wall it had torn down.
It has been a bountiful year for catching crabs in the Delaware
-- but an off year for selling them.