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Gov. John Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long joined private-sector leaders at Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) on Tuesday, Oct. 5, to announce a $50 million investment in workforce development, including an expansion of the Forward Delaware jobs-training program for industries …

As part of a continuing effort to reduce emissions and be more environmentally friendly, the Delaware Transit Corp (DTC) announced this week, DTC has received a fourth Federal Transportation Authority (FTA) grant of $3,539,640 to purchase additional electric buses that will grow DART First S…

Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings filed a lawsuit on Sept. 22 against agrochemical company Monsanto and two of its corporate spinoffs, alleging long-lasting damage to Delaware’s natural resources. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages and clean-up costs associated with polychlorinated …

Every 10 years, the state’s legislature redraws district boundaries legislative and state school board districts based on the results of the most recent U.S. Census. This year, the redistricting process has been delayed due to the data from the U.S. Census Bureau arriving five months later t…

Gov. John Carney, Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), members of the General Assembly and the Delaware Department of Technology & Information (DTI) on Thursday, Sept. 16, announced a $110 million investment to cover every “l…

Ray Bivens, who oversees the state’s parks and recreation department received the 2021 National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) Conference Distinguished Service Award on Sept. 10 during the NASPD’s annual conference.

Realizing the impact that education costs have on families, Delaware State Treasurer Colleen Davis this week said she remains committed to helping make quality education attainable. Recent studies show more and more people nearing retirement are taking loans to help children and grandchildre…

Gov. John Carney on Sept. 17 joined members of the General Assembly and environmental advocates at a Wilmington-based solar array to sign three environmentally-focused bills designed to help expand the use of renewable energy, reduce carbon emissions and protect Delaware’s fragile ecosystems…

Gov. John Carney on Sept. 17 sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting a Major Disaster Declaration following flooding caused by Tropical Depression Ida. The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), in conjunction with the City of Wilmington and other partners, had spent the previo…

The Delaware Department of Technology & Information (DTI) and its partners are joining with the Lewes Public Library, Georgetown Public Library and South Coastal Library to present free cyber-awareness workshops for seniors, and on-site community informational events for all ages, during…

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is welcoming fans to the Firefly Music Festival beginning on Thursday, Sept. 23, and running through Sunday, Sept. 26, offering warnings for festivalgoers and other motorists of potential impacts on traffic in the Dover area.

At the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Conference, recently held at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware Gov. John C. Carney Jr. issued a resolution to the Delaware State Fire School’s senior instructor of public education, Mike Lowe, declaring September as Campus Fire Safety Month withi…

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is advising Rehoboth Beach-area residents who live or spend time in the vicinity of Kings Creek Circle and Road 273 of a positive case of rabies in a white-tailed deer in the area. The deer was showing signs of symptoms and was removed from a resi…

On Tuesday Sept. 7, on the Legislative Mall in Dover, members of the Delaware Judiciary and state government leaders gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of the Family Court of the State of Delaware.

DNREC was set to begin construction this week on several projects at Fort Delaware State Park that are designed to improve visitor experience. All areas of the fort normally open to the public will remain open, officials noted.

Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness announced this week that she will hold a series of town halls focusing on Project: Gray Fox, her online resource for municipalities, counties, school districts and state agencies to securely track their American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) spending.

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DNREC officials reported on Wednesday, Sept. 8, that its Emergency Response Team had been onsite that morning at the NRG Indian River power plant near Millsboro, monitoring cleanup of a diesel fuel spill that had occurred earlier on Wednesday at the facility.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control recently announced three new Delaware State Parks leaders. Mika Drake is now the superintendent at Bellevue and Fox Point state parks, Nicole Worthley is the new cultural conservation program manager at the First State …

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced this week that motorists may anticipate lane closures and possible delays for a number of special events in September. They were advised to use caution on and around those area roadways and to follow the instructions of law enforce…

Occurrences of a mysterious songbird illness and mortality event have decreased in the state to the extent that DNREC has lifted an advisory issued in June asking that the public temporarily discontinue use of bird feeders and baths. The advisory was initially issued as a precaution to minim…

DNREC is conducting a floodplain mapping study for Bundicks Branch, west of Lewes, and is encouraging the public to learn more about the upcoming mapping changes at https://de.gov/bundicksbranch. Comments and questions about the Bundicks Branch mapping study can be submitted online, with mor…

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Gov. John Carney on Tuesday announced that everyone kindergarten-age and older in K-12 schools and childcare homes and centers must wear face coverings indoors effective on Monday, Aug. 16 — regardless of vaccination status. The requirement covers both public and private schools in Delaware.

DNREC’s Shoreline and Waterway Management section plans to dredge White Creek between November and March 2023, pleasing many boaters who have been calling for opening a channel back into the creek for safe navigation.

When Constance Dick was in high school studying business, she knew a secretarial career interested her, but she never imagined she’d be contentedly working for the same employer for 70 years — with no plans to retire at age 88.

Alongside members of law enforcement, advocates and members of the General Assembly on Wednesday, July 21, Gov. John Carney signed legislation requiring police officers and certain employees of the Department of Correction and the Department of Services for Children, Youth, & Their Famil…

DelDOT announced this week to motorists that a portion of Cannon Road will be closed for the application of high friction surface treatment on the roadway curve, beginning at 7 p.m. on July 29 and running until 5 a.m. on July 30, pending weather.

Gov. John Carney on Thursday, July 22, signed into law House Bill 200, the Clean Water for Delaware Act, which creates a new Clean Water Trust to protect Delaware waterways and rebuild Delaware’s drinking water infrastructure with a focus on under-served communities.

West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in Delaware for the first time in 2021 in sentinel chickens, DNREC announced this week. The first finding occurred in northern New Castle County, at a sentinel chicken station sampled by DNREC’s Mosquito Control section on July 19.

DART is encouraging customers to continue using the remaining value on DARTCards to pay bus fares through Aug. 15. After Aug. 15, DARTCards will no longer be accepted.

Nearly two months after local boaters started wondering why red and green directional markers in area waterways were replaced with “Danger Shoal” signs, and called for dredging a channel back into Whites Creek for safe navigation, DNREC has announced a July 28 meeting to discuss dredging the…

DNREC will hold a virtual information session on Wednesday, July 28, to discuss the upcoming White Creek maintenance dredging project in Sussex County. The public meeting will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. More information about the project and the link to join the meeting can be fou…