RideShare Delaware this week announced its rebranding as Delaware Commute Solutions. The RideShare Delaware program, first introduced in 1997, is rebranding with a new name, logo and website. Over the years, officials said, the program has evolved to provide commute options outside of just r…

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Gov. John Carney this week announced his intention to nominate Sussex County Superior Court Judge Craig Karsnitz as Resident Judge, and Robert Robinson as Superior Court Judge in Sussex County. Robinson would fill the vacancy left by the elevation of Karsnitz.

The ACLU of Delaware, Building People Power, Campaign for Smart Justice, Campaign to End Debtor’s Prison, Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow, Delaware Center for Justice, Delaware NAACP, Delaware United and Network Delaware launched a campaign this week in support of House Bill 37, the …

Protecting the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, examining the governor’s “unlimited authority to renew and modify state of emergency orders” and law enforcement accountability are among topics Delaware lawmakers are expected to discuss during the 2021 session of the state’s General Assembly.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control will reopen its state park offices Tuesday, Jan. 12, with limited hours, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day. Park offices were closed from Dec. 24, 2020, through Jan. 11 to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Gov. John Carney and Lt. Gov. Hall-Long have announced plans for a virtual inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The 74th governor of the State of Delaware and 26th lieutenant governor will be sworn in for their second terms at 10 a.m. that day at Legislative Hall in Dover.

The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will soon be implementing new evening hours, beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

The public and health stakeholders are being invited to engage in two virtual roundtables to further refine the 2020 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) Progress Report. The annual SHIP report describes how the Division of Public Health (DPH) and the community it serves will work together t…

Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced on Monday, Jan. 4, that manufactured-home owners in disputes with their community owners will be eligible for free legal representation by the non-profit Delaware Community Legal Aid Society Inc. (CLASI), under a contract it has entered with…

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Gov. John Carney on Saturday, Jan. 2, announced that he had appointed small-business owner and farmer Ellen Magee to serve as Sussex County Register of Wills. Magee will replace Cynthia Green, who won the election in November to represent District 2 on the Sussex County Council. Under the De…

Delawareans who have celebrated their holidays can help the environment by recycling their Christmas trees at one of the many yard waste recycling facilities located throughout the state.

Gov. John Carney on Dec. 9 released the fourth annual report of the Government Efficiency & Accountability Review (GEAR) Board. Carney established GEAR by executive order in February of 2017 in order to identify ways for state government to operate more efficiently, improve the delivery …

Citing a pattern of predatory acquisitions, a “buy or bury” strategy deployed against third-party developers and the erosion of users’ privacy protections, Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Wednesday, Dec. 9, that Delaware and other states are suing Facebook. The suit charge…

Consumers and some businesses in Delaware will no longer be able to use or distribute single-use plastic carryout bags at the point-of-sale, starting Jan. 1. Plastic carryout bags are commonly used to take items home from convenience, grocery and other retail stores. The Delaware Department …

As the season of giving approaches, Delaware Lottery officials reminded everyone that Delaware Lottery Instant Games, Draw Games and Sports Pick should never be given to children as gifts. All Delaware Lottery players must be 18 or older to purchase Instant and Draw Games, and 21 or older to…

As the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, people are being reminded of the hazards winter brings. Every year, winter weather conditions, such as snow and freezing temperatures, cause deaths, injuries, illnesses and property damage in Delaware.

Delawareans who use or own private wells can get free test kits for one more month, thanks to a program by Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP). Based in Frankford, the group won grant money to help homeowners test their tap water, to ensure healthy well water.

Delmarva Power is completing essential work to prepare the local energy grid to meet customer demand and keep homes and businesses warm and powered for winter of 2020-21. Employees are completing maintenance and inspections, as well as upgrades and critical repairs to prepare for winter weat…

DelDOT officials announced this week that Bayard Road between Zion Church Road and Evans Road will be closed for the removal and replacement of a failing crossroad pipe, beginning at 7 a.m. on Nov. 30 and running through 11 p.m. on Dec. 14, pending weather.

Delaware State Education Association (DSEA) President Stephanie Ingram, recently issued a letter to Gov. John Carney, asking for increased guidance, oversight and accountability at the school-district level regarding school districts’ managerial and operational responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) officials provided an update this week on the impacts of repairs of an existing bridge over Polly Branch near Selbyville. The left lane of Route 113 southbound in Selbyville will be closed for repairs to the bridge, through Dec. 11, pending weather.

The Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control will soon break ground on construction of an elevated walkway at Killens Pond State Park that officials said will provide a much safer trail connection along the pond’s eastern edge. The elevated pathway will also provide more a…

After sustained cleanup operations for last month’s oil spill in Delaware Bay spearheaded by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control and the U.S. Coast Guard, under a unified command, Delaware’s beaches have all been declared substantially “cleared,” official…

This week, both Sussex and New Castle counties are expected to resume jury trials, following Kent County, but before any of them started jury trials again, court officials carefully made plans and “thought the process through from beginning to end, with public health in mind,” Sean O’Sulliva…

As the number of coronavirus cases increases, Delaware Gov. John Carney this week issued a strongly worded warning to “do better” and “tighten this up,” stopping just short of announcing restrictions will be imposed again, as they were earlier this year, and as Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan did …

With the source of the recent oil spill on the Delaware Bay still a mystery, a collaborative cleanup effort between the U.S. Coast Guard and the state Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control is nearly complete, officials said earlier this week.

Danish energy company Ørsted, which is planning a wind turbine project off the coast of Delaware and Maryland, just got a boost from the State of Maryland, after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the state would join North Carolina and Virginia in a coalition to promote offshore wind energy.

Following its first post-election meeting, members of the Delaware Senate Republican Caucus selected its new leadership heading into the 151st General Assembly. State Sens. Gerald Hocker and Brian Pettyjohn were named Minority Leader and Minority Whip, respectively, by unanimous votes.

The Justice of the Peace Court this month launched a new Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) system aimed at helping litigants in the state’s busiest court resolve their disputes more quickly and without going to a courthouse. Parties in residential landlord-tenant cases filed on or after July 1…

Due to road construction on Monroe Street in Millsboro, DART Flex Route 902 will be on detour, beginning on Monday, Nov. 9, until further notice. A notice will be posted at the affected bus stop directing riders to the alternate boarding locations, officials noted.

DelDOT announced this week that a portion of Bayard Road near Frankford will be closed for the replacement of a failing crossroad pipe until 11 p.m. on Nov. 18, pending weather. Bayard Road will be closed between Wilgus Cemetery Road and Daisey Road, Frankford.

Cleanup crews under the unified command have successfully cleared all Delaware Bay beaches and another stretch of Atlantic Ocean coastline of oily debris and tar balls, officials announced on Tuesday. After the latest shoreline assessment, performed on Tuesday, Nov. 10, only Gordon’s Pond at…

Cleanup crews for the unified command responding to an oil spill on the Delaware Bay that traveled south onto area beaches have cleared oily debris and tar balls from a significant stretch of coastline from the southern side of the Indian River Inlet in Delaware to the Assateague Island Stat…