My Fellow Veterans: The General Assembly is again in full session. I encourage you to keep a close eye on all bills introduced or assigned to committees that may have an impact on veterans.
With winter gone and spring bringing warmer weather, more motorcyclists are out on the roads. The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) is reminding motorists to keep an eye out for motorcyclists because they are looking out for you.
DELAWARE CITY (April 11, 2013) - The last of three community meetings on the future of the Historic Fort DuPont Complex will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Delaware City Community Center, located at 250 Fifth Street (5th & Bayard).
The majority of teachers feel their schools are a good place to work and learn, feel trusted and recognized for their expertise, have the time they need to collaborate with peers and believe their school environments are safe, according to the more than 6,000 Delaware educators who responded to the TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Delaware survey.
Wilmington - Applauding the public's generosity during a month-long book drive in February, today Governor Jack Markell presented a portion of 3,000 books donated to the Terry Children's Center (TCC). Joined by Secretary Jennifer Ranji of the Delaware Children's Department and TCC staff, Governor Markell indicated that the large stacks of books displayed behind him [...]
Public Health Urges Precautions: Farm Rich Frozen Foods Prevent Possible Infection with E. Coli O121
The Division of Public Health (DPH) is urging the public to take precautions to prevent possible infection with E. coli O121 linked to Farm Rich brand frozen food products. On March 28, Rich Products Corporation recalled more than 196,000 pounds of Farm Rich brand frozen chicken quesadillas and several other frozen mini meals and snack items due to possible contamination.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, April 18, at the Kathleen H. Wilbur Elementary School, 4050 Wrangle Hill Road in Bear.
As National Public Health Week comes to a close, the Division of Public Health (DPH) provides some final tips on practical ways to protect your health.
Services are still available on Tuesdays and Fridays during 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The WIC office hours will remain the same and are not impacted by the reduction in health clinic service hours.
'Heroes on the Highways' Program Designed to Assist Military Members with Commercial Driver License (CDL) Testing / Goal to Secure Local Employment for Veterans
Dover -- The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has recently established the "Heroes on the Highways" program which will allow active duty military members and recently discharged Veterans to waive the pre-trip skills and road test requirements for the issuance of a Class A or B Commercial Driver License (CDL). The new program will aid in securing local employment for military members with truck or heavy equipment driving experience. The "Heroes" program has been established under the guidelines of the federal CDL Military Waiver Program.
'Hero's on the Highways' Program Designed to Assist Military Members with Commercial Driver License (CDL) Testing
Dover -- The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has recently established the "Hero's on the Highways" program which will allow active duty military members and recently discharged Veterans to waive the pre-trip skills and road test requirements for the issuance of a Class A or B Commercial Driver License (CDL). The new program will aid in securing local employment for military members with truck or heavy equipment driving experience.
Almost 200 volunteers donated over 440 service hours as part of a conservation project to plant 4,000 oak and pine tree seedlings on a 10-acre parcel of Blackbird State Forest on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7.
MILFORD (April 10, 2013) - An investigation that began in January culminated in DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement agents citing a Milford man for illegally offering mounted deer heads, turkeys and a bear for sale online.
DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Accepting Applications for 2013-2014 Low-Number Hunting License Lottery on June 4
The Division will conduct the lottery drawing for 20 available low-number Delaware hunting licenses with numbers under 1,000 at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 in the auditorium at DNREC's main office in the Richardson & Robbins Building in Dover.
DNREC Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program to Study Leipsic and Little Creek Watersheds in Summer 2013
This study is designed to confirm wetland maps and determine the health of local wetlands. The information gathered will help determine how to maintain and improve this important Delaware natural resource.
DOVER (April 9, 2013) - DNREC's Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program is seeking nominations for the 2013 Delaware Wetland Warrior Award, which recognizes exemplary efforts to protect wetlands and the critical services they provide to all Delawareans.
Delaware Law Enforcement Continues to Crackdown on Distracted Drivers with Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other. Campaign
Beginning today, Delaware State Police along with 39 municipal law enforcement agencies will again be cracking down on distracted drivers statewide as part of the second wave of the Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other. enforcement campaign to save lives on Delaware roadways.
In front of close family and friends the 324 Soldiers of Delaware's oldest unit the 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion gathered for a departure ceremony held at Delaware State University on Saturday. Once again the 198th ESB answers the call to active service, this time heading to the Afghan theater of operations.
The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and Delaware State Police will conduct a quarterly test of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations Alert and notification system on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Sirens will sound between 5:00PM and 9:00PM.
DOVER (April 8, 2013) - To encourage water conservation and promote wise use of it throughout the state, DNREC's Division of Watershed Stewardship is again offering rain barrels at a discounted price to Delaware residents in April at pickup locations in each county. Having a rain barrel provides an innovative way to capture rainwater from your roof and store it for later use. Water collected from rain barrels can be used to wash cars and to water lawns, gardens and indoor plants.