After Tropical Storm Isaias and tornadoes spawned by the storm left a destructive wake through Delaware on Tuesday that included many downed trees and limbs, the cleanup has begun for many Delaware residents – and will include disposing of more yard waste than usual.

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Sunny skies opened over Sussex County mere hours after Tropical Storm Isaias scrambled up the Atlantic Coast this week. The former hurricane had softened in North Carolina and dumped inches of rain over the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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Declaring the two most important responsibilities of state government to be protecting the health and welfare of citizens and strengthening the economy, Gov. John Carney signed Executive Order No. 42 on Monday, Aug. 3, establishing a Rapid Workforce Training and Redeployment Initiative for D…

A decision about how schools will reopen could be finalized as early as next week, Gov. John Carney said at his Tuesday, July 28, press briefing, noting that it most likely will be a hybrid model with both remote learning and in-person instruction, with elementary school children returning t…

The Delaware Department of Correction announced this week that an inmate at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown had died after being infected with COVID-19. DOC officials reported that John W. Rosciolo, a 78-year-old inmate with underlying health conditions, had died on Friday, Jul…

Gov. John Carney announced on July 23 that eight women were selected for induction into the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame for 2020 and 2021. The Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame Committee, Carney said, elected the women for their remarkable achievements and contributions to the State of Delaware.

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Danish wind-power company Ørsted may be looking at a site in Bethany Beach or in the Cedar Neck area near Ocean View for a planned interconnection facility for its Skipjack offshore wind farm, according to a statement from the company on Wednesday, July 15.

Reacting to an announcement this week that one-third of Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI) inmates had tested positive for the coronavirus, the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware issued a statement calling for the release of inmates who were within six months of the end of their s…

Overall, lawmakers worked together well at this year’s General Assembly, according to one local lawmaker, though the session was abridged due to coronavirus concerns.

Gov. John Carney, Attorney General Kathy Jennings, Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi and Justice of the Peace Court Chief Magistrate Alan Davis recently announced a joint effort on foreclosure and eviction prevention to support Delaware homeowners and renters fin…

Gov. John Carney on July 1 signed into law House Bill 346 — legislation that allows Delawareans to vote by mail in the 2020 primary, general and special elections. House Bill 346 makes voting by mail an alternative to in-person voting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and establishes procedures …

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Danish wind-power company Ørsted announced on Friday, July 10, that it was dropping a controversial proposal to place an interconnect from its Skipjack wind farm program at Fenwick Island State Park. They said they would be announcing a new interconnect site in the coming weeks. The Fenwick …

Recommendations for the reopening of schools are currently being reviewed by Delaware Secretary of Education Susan Bunting, after groups appointed to study effective ways to reopen were presented this week. The goal, Gov. John Carney said at a press briefing on Tuesday, is providing “as much…

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control has released the results of a survey that included questions about the possible location of an electrical interconnection facility at Fenwick Island State Park, bringing power from a proposed offshore wind farm, as well…

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This month, Delawareans can vote at any polling place in their county, although fewer overall locations will be available. This, along with a push for absentee voting, is part of the State’s plan to offer safer voting alternatives during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Effective July 1, the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) will quarantine New Castle County in its entirety due to established populations of spotted lanternfly found in Odessa. This is an expansion of the quarantine initially enacted in February 2019 and updated in September 2019.

Gov. John Carney, commenting this week on the resignation of Delaware Department of Health & Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker, characterized her as “just a delightful woman with incredible grace and great leadership.”

Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings on June 24 issued a statement confirming her decision not to prosecute or further pursue legal cases that resulted from the June 9 racial justice protests in the Dover area.

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Gov. John Carney on Tuesday, June 16, announced that Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker will leave her current role as the head of the Department of Health & Social Services (DHSS) this summer to join Nemours’ National Office of Policy & Prevention in Washington, D.C.

Gov. John Carney on June 11 announced his intention to nominate Mark Conner as Superior Court Judge in Sussex County, Monica Horton as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in New Castle County, and Rae Mims as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Sussex County.

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing two additional fatalities related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and is providing an update on the number of positive cases and recovered individuals. All data reported through the daily updates are based on data received as …

DelDOT recently announced to motorists that Delmarva Central Railroad will be resurfacing and performing general maintenance on their railroad crossing at Old Landing Road between U.S. Route 113 and East State Street near Millsboro, and a road closure will be in place there.

With beaches opening in Sussex County this weekend, DART transit officials announced that Routes 201, 204, 206 and 215 will operate a weekday service schedule on Memorial Day, with paratransit operating complimentary ADA-only service. All other DART services, fixed route and paratransit, wil…

Temporarily closed on March 17, in response to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, Delaware’s three toll plazas will resume cash collection at the I-95, Biddles and Dover Toll Plazas on Thursday, May 21, at noon, officials announced on Wednesday.

With the state’s beaches opening, DART announced on Wednesday, May 20, that it will increase its operations to seven days a week on select Sussex County bus routes. Routes 201, 204, 206 and 215 will now operate daily, with the addition of Sunday service. The added Sunday service on Route 206…

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Gov. John Carney on Thursday, May 14, announced that the State of Delaware will lift restrictions on Delaware beaches and community pools at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22, subject to strict social-distancing requirements and other restrictions. Ice cream shops and trucks will reopen with restrict…

The Skipjack wind-farm project, which has met with opposition from coastal residents since it was announced last October, recently announced that federal permitting issues will cause a one-year delay in the project’s expected completion date.

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced this week that Johnson Road between Bearhole Road and Dickerson Road, near Selbyville, will be closed for five days, as a DelDOT contractor will be replacing the deteriorating corrugated metal pipes with reinforced concrete pipes.

The theme for the 50th anniversary of Earth Week was climate change, an issue that concerns most Delawareans, according to a report commissioned by DNREC’s Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy. The report found 77 percent of Delawareans see climate change as a serious threat that will har…

After statewide public hearing workshops, DART made changes to its original proposal for public transit service changes. New schedules will be available online and on buses in early May. The approved service changes are planned to go into effect on May 17; however, based on details of Gov. J…

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The Delaware State Police conducted multiple checkpoints over the course of the weekend throughout Sussex County, as a measure to enforce Governor Carney’s order restricting out-of-state travelers’ entry into Delaware. The checkpoints occurred between approximately 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. both day…

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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.