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Delaware State Parks Fee Season to Begin March 1

Test Feed - Wed, 02/27/2013 - 10:34am
DOVER (Feb. 27, 2013) - DNREC's Division of Parks and Recreation reminds visitors to Delaware's state parks that entrance fees will be collected beginning March 1. The fee season extends until Nov.30.

Governor Testifies on State Leadership and Innovation in Disability Employment

Test Feed - Wed, 02/27/2013 - 8:34am
Governor Markell testified before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions for a hearing titled "State Leadership and Innovation in Disability Employment."

Ellen Priest to Display Paintings Inspired by Jazz in the Mezzanine Gallery in March

Test Feed - Tue, 02/26/2013 - 3:09pm
Ellen Priest, Individual Artist Fellow in Painting, will present an exhibition of recent work in the Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery from March 1-28, 2013. The Gallery, open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is located in the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington.

Delaware Weights and Measures Inspectors Protect Consumers, Businesses

Test Feed - Tue, 02/26/2013 - 3:09pm
More than 9,200 gas pumps across Delaware were checked and inspected for accuracy during 2012 by state Weights and MeasuresPrice inspection inspectors, the first line of defense to make sure Delaware consumers get what they pay for.

Governor Markell: Sequestration Cuts Would Hurt Delaware

Test Feed - Tue, 02/26/2013 - 3:09pm
The Governor issued a statement regarding the sequester following a meeting with President Obama.

Biden's Office Arrests Project Engineer, Foreman In Scheme To Defraud AstraZeneca

Test Feed - Tue, 02/26/2013 - 2:28pm
Attorney General Beau Biden announced that his office has arrested two men for Theft and Conspiracy in a bid to defraud AstraZeneca.

Reminder: Pencader Information Session Tonight

Test Feed - Tue, 02/26/2013 - 10:50am
Department of Education leaders remind Pencader Business and Finance students and their families of a gathering tonight where they can learn more about enrolling in another school for next year.

Former State Senator Joseph Booth Receives Legislative Award from Delaware Association of Conservation Districts

Test Feed - Tue, 02/26/2013 - 9:54am
DOVER (Feb. 26, 2013) - The Delaware Association of Conservation Districts recently presented former State Sen. Joseph Booth with its annual Legislative Award, which is given to a legislator for outstanding service, loyalty and devotion to conservation efforts in Delaware.

March First Saturday highlighted by historical theater and new exhibits

Test Feed - Tue, 02/26/2013 - 9:36am
DOVER (Feb. 26, 2013) - On Saturday, March 2, First Saturdays in the First State, presented by First State Heritage Park, offers visitors the opportunity to re-live history through three historical theater events along with a chance to see two new exhibits.

The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park to close for 2013 beachnesting season

Test Feed - Tue, 02/26/2013 - 8:52am
LEWES (Feb. 26, 2013) The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half mile along the bay shoreline, will close beginning Friday, March 1, for the benefit of piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns and other threatened and endangered beachnesters and migratory shorebirds.

Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Training for Delaware Communities Set for March 26 - 28 at the St. Jones Reserve

Test Feed - Mon, 02/25/2013 - 3:07pm
DOVER (Feb. 25, 2013) - The Delaware Coastal Training Program and Delaware Sea Grant are offering Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Training on March 26 - 28 for Delaware communities.

Biden: More Than 1,000 Delaware Families Have Received Direct Financial Benefits from National Mortgage Settlement

Test Feed - Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:28pm
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced Monday that 1,015 Delaware homeowners have received $57.4 million in financial benefits from the national mortgage foreclosure settlement that his office, other state Attorneys General, and the federal government reached last year with the country's five largest mortgage-servicing banks.

5 School Districts, 9 Charters Join Delaware Talent Cooperative

Test Feed - Mon, 02/25/2013 - 9:40am
The Department of Education announced today that five school districts and nine charter schools have confirmed their participation in the Delaware Talent Cooperative.

Governors Convene for 2013 National Governors Association Winter Meeting

Test Feed - Mon, 02/25/2013 - 8:32am
Led by Chair Governor Markell, Governors from across the nation gathered in Washington, D.C., for the 2013 National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting.

Public Workshop - State Route 273, Appleby Road to Airport Road

Test Feed - Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:00am
Dover -- The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is holding a Public Workshop to obtain comments for proposed improvements to State Route 273 from Appleby Road to Airport Road. The workshop will be held on Monday, March 4, 2013, at the DelDOT Bear Office, 250 Bear Christiana Road, Bear. The public is invited to attend any time between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

One Hundred Airmen of Delaware Air Guard Complete Final Preparations before Deploying to Southwest Asia

Test Feed - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 7:30pm
About 100 Delaware Air National Guardsmen from the 166th Airlift Wing are heading overseas again to the Southwest Asia combat zone to serve for four months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Signs of Spring on State Wildlife Areas: DNREC Staff Banding Screech Owls, Cleaning Nest Boxes

Test Feed - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 4:09pm
DOVER (Feb. 22, 2013) - From now through the first two weeks of March, to prepare for bird nesting season, more than 350 nesting boxes at state wildlife areas throughout Delaware are getting their annual spring cleaning by DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife staff. Perched high on predator-proof poles at heights from six to 30 feet above the ground or water in forested wetlands, these boxes are designed primarily for wood ducks, but also can provide perfect nesting and roosting places for screech owls.

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter Feb. 13-20

Test Feed - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 4:05pm
DOVER (Feb. 22, 2013) - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement agents responded to 21 complaints and issued 45 citations between Feb. 13 and 20.

Division of Fish and Wildlife Seeks Volunteers for 2013 Frog Monitoring

Test Feed - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 3:53pm
DOVER (Feb. 22, 2013) - The sound of frogs calling in the night is more than just a sign of spring's arrival. This familiar sound is also a call to volunteers across the state to participate in the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife's Delaware Amphibian Monitoring Program (DAMP), for which the Division will hold an orientation for volunteers from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 1. The meeting will be held at the St. Jones Research Reserve, 818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, located off Route 9.

Governor's Weekly Message: Making Progress: Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

Test Feed - Fri, 02/22/2013 - 1:53pm
In his weekly message, Governor Markell shares an update on his initiative as Chair of the National Governors Association, which will be highlighted during the NGA's Winter Meeting this weekend.
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