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Editor's note: With the mandated closure to the public of all restaurants and bars in the state, except for carry-out, drive-through and delivery services, we are compiling a listing of which restaurants are remaining open to provide those services and the details involved. Restaurants that …

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Effective March 16, the Delaware Department of Corrections and GTL, the department’s vendor that provides inmate phone and video visitation services, are providing two free 5-minute phone calls per week to all inmates at every Level V prison and Level IV Violation of Probation and Work Relea…

The Mosquito Control Section within DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife this weekend will launch its annual campaign to protect Delawareans and First State visitors from biting mosquitoes. The Mosquito Control Section’s first “Fight the Bite” mission for 2020 is the spraying of spring wo…

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Delmarva Power & Light has been given permission to run electric lines under Whites Creek in Ocean View. This additional line will create a looped circuit, which will help prevent power outages in the area.

The Sussex County Council this week agreed to changes in its Memorandum of Understanding with the Delaware Department of Transportation, after hearing an overview.

Gov. John Carney and the Office of Women’s Advancement & Advocacy (OWAA) on Tuesday announced that the nomination process is open for induction into the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame for 2020. Nomination forms are available online at de.gov/women. The deadline for applications is midnigh…

The Delaware Transit Corporation will host a public hearing and workshop at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, at the Georgetown Public Library, to present information and accept public comment on proposed changes to statewide bus service. The changes will be effective on Sunday, May 17.

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) this week announced that contractor George & Lynch Inc. will be removing and replacing three crossroad pipes on Route 1 northbound/southbound between Hall Avenue and Palmer Avenue in Dewey Beach next week, necessitating lane closures on …

DelDOT announced this week that a portion of Indian Mission Road near Millsboro will be closed starting Monday, March 9, for the removal and replacement of a crossroad pipe. In addition, an additional pipe will be installed to accommodate future flooding in that area, officials said.

The Delaware Department of Correction announced this week that Maj. Jon Beck, security superintendent of Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI) and a 25-year DOC veteran, has been appointed deputy warden of SCI, effective March 1. Beck fills a vacancy created when SCI Warden Truman Mears was …

On Monday, Feb. 25, the Delaware State Police held a ceremony to welcome the newly selected Honorary Commanders for 2020. The event, led by DSP Superintendent Col. Nathaniel McQueen Jr. took place at the Delaware State Police Museum in Dover. McQueen spoke at the event and helped recognize t…

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With the recent struggle to get funding to relieve overcrowding at several Sussex County schools, Gov. John Carney says he understands why people downstate might be frustrated at his multi-million-dollar proposal for Wilmington schools, but he argues that it’s a situation unlike any other.

In its ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety in the town, Fenwick Island’s town council on Feb. 21 approved the installation of “rectangular rapid flashing beacon” (RRFB) systems at pedestrian crosswalks at two particularly dangerous intersections.

With public input sessions beginning next week to create Delaware’s plan to mitigate, adapt and respond to climate change, most Delawareans believe climate change and sea-level rise are happening, and a majority say the State should act now to address both issues, according to a survey commi…

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials recently announced plans to close a portion of Route 30/Millsboro Highway near Dagsboro for the removal and replacement of a crossroad pipe for drainage improvements.

Nearly a month after hundreds of people filled the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Md., to comment on changes in plans for two wind-farm projects off the Delmarva coast, Maryland’s Public Service Commission has agreed to hold new hearings on the projects.

After two drafts and thousands of public comments, the State of Delaware has scrapped the proposed Regulation 225, originally intended to prevent discrimination against school children based on gender and other protected characteristics.

Delaware Gov. John Carney on July 23 signed Senate Bill 65 into law. The bill is aimed at protecting LGBTQ youth from “conversion therapy,” which is considered dangerous and has been widely discredited. The legislation was sponsored by state Sen. Harris McDowell and state Rep. Debra Heffernan.

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police announced this week that they are increasing patrols and closely monitoring state wildlife areas, fishing piers, public boat launching facilities and multi-use areas for visitor safety and compliance, as well as checking for illegal acti…

The Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control's Mosquito Control Section, in conjunction with Delaware's Division of Public Health and Department of Agriculture, this week announced the first detection this year of West Nile virus (WNV) in wild birds, indicating the rec…

Gov. John Carney on Saturday, June 30, signed House Bill 3 into law, surrounded by members of the General Assembly, educators and advocates. The legislation offers State workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child younger than 6. With the legislation, Delaw…

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington is now taking applications for Delaware households to qualify for a benefit from Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The federally-funded program assists low-income households with heating bills through direct payments to home e…

On Aug. 10-12, the Delaware State Fire School will host 60 teenage girls, ages 13 to 17, from around the region who will gear up for the second annual Camp Fury Delaware. Camp Fury began 10 years ago in Tucson, Ariz., and was adopted last summer in Delaware.

DNREC's Division of Fish & Wildlife announced this week that the 2018/2019 Delaware Hunting & Trapping Guide is available now at participating license agents throughout the state, at the Division of Fish & Wildlife's licensing desk in the Richardson & Robbins …

All are welcome to attend a free veterans' town hall-style meeting to discuss current issues, including healthcare and other vet topics. The forum will be held Tuesday, July 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Selbyville fire hall, 30 N. Main Street, Selbyville.

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its Small Business Alliance are looking for exceptional companies to apply for the 2018 Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business awards. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the award is considered the Chamber's most visible and important tribute to sma…

The staff of Delaware Seashore State Park were set to reenact a 19th century shipwreck rescue drill at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum on Thursday, June 28, at 5:30 p.m. Delaware Seashore State Park is just one of three locations in the entire country that reenact the drill of th…

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), top Democrat on the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, this week responded to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) decision to abandon a 2017 rule aimed at preventing hazardous spills at vessel sites and industrial sites, and to reneg…

Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police this week reminded recreational anglers that a Delaware fishing license is required for fishing, crabbing and clamming in both tidal and non-tidal waters statewide.

Residents who are opposed to construction of offshore wind turbines, as well as those in favor of them, had a chance to voice their opinions at a workshop in Bethany Beach on May 31.

After receiving more than 11,000 public comments on a proposed anti-discrimination Regulation 225 in late 2017, the Delaware Department of Education has rewritten and shortened the proposal to include more parental notice and fewer school requirements.

Life may be getting easier for Sussex County residents who have had trouble acquiring Internet service, as the Sussex County Council announced this week a partnership with wireless Internet service providers BridgeMaxx, Bloosurf, Nuvisions/Broad Valley and DelmarvaVoIP/Conxx.