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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…

Monroe B. Hudson Jr. took the oath of office recently as the 10th commissioner of the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) during a ceremony in the department’s Steven R. Floyd Sr. Training Academy in Dover. He was joined by Gov. John Carney, former DOC commissioners, state officials, fam…

Arthur Hemenway, a 79-year-old retired Selbyville-area man, recently purchased a dozen Instant Game tickets while visiting his local Royal Farms #263, on Lighthouse Road near Selbyville. One of those tickets was a 20X the Win Instant Game ticket, which ended up making him the game’s first $2…

Beginning Monday, July 19, Lucky for Life drawings will be held every day at 10:38 p.m., Delaware Lottery officials announced this week. Currently, Lucky for Life drawings are held on Monday and Thursday nights at 10:38 p.m., but the five additional drawings will offer Delaware Lottery playe…

Ørsted, the Danish wind energy company that is developing the 120-megawatt Skipjack windfarm off the Maryland-Delaware coast, announced on Wednesday, July 7, that it has submitted a bid to Maryland’s Public Service Commission to develop Skipjack Wind 2, which could provide energy for more th…

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), along with local, state and federal partners, were monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa mid-week, and continued to coordinate with counties and key state agencies to ensure readiness if the system worsens. They also urged the public to prepare for p…

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced to motorists mid-week that high friction surface treatment (HFST) will be applied on Gum Road between Roxana Road and Shockley Town Road, necessitating a portion of the road being closed from Wednesday, July 14, at 7 p.m. until 5 a…

The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will again be assessing late fees, beginning on Monday, Aug. 2, per Gov. John Carney’s recent announcement that Delaware’s State of Emergency declaration will be lifted in July 2021.

Gov. John Carney on June 30 signed a $4.7 billion 2022-fiscal-year operating budget for the State of Delaware, a sustainable financial plan that makes historic investments in Delaware public schools and sets aside $286 million in new savings to prepare for future economic and revenue downturns.

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced on Monday, July 5, that the State has confirmed one case of listeria associated with a multistate outbreak of listeria monocytogenes infections linked to recalled Tyson Foods ready-to-eat chicken products. Two other cases had been confir…

State and federal wildlife experts and wildlife rehabilitators are investigating reports in at least six Mid-Atlantic and Central states, including Delaware, of sick and dying songbirds stricken by an unknown disorder characterized by swollen eyes with crusty discharge, as well as neurologic…

Nearly $44 million dollars is in the hands of Delaware’s 55 non-county, non-metropolitan governments from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). The federal government charged the Office of the State Treasurer (OST) with developing a process to distribute those funds, and State Treasur…

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), in conjunction with Kriss Contracting, will be performing signal upgrades on Wednesday, June 23, at the intersection of Route 20/Main Street and Route 26/Clayton Street in Dagsboro. The work will include removing two signal heads and a sign…

The State Senate unanimously passed legislation on June 16 that would formalize what Attorney General Kathy Jennings said is a responsible, independent and collaborative process to allocate the significant funds the State has received, and will continue to receive, from opioid settlements.

Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) will hold a virtual public hearing workshop via Zoom to provide input and comments on proposed changes to DART Statewide Bus Services to become effective Sept. 12. The virtual hearing is set for Tuesday, June 22, from 4 to 6 p.m

Gov. John Carney on Friday, June 4, signed a proclamation declaring June 2021 as Pride Month in the state of Delaware. Carney and the Delaware Department of Human Resources (DHR) also released the Action Plan for Improving State Policies for LGBTQ+ State Employees.

Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary Shawn M. Garvin has named Angela Marconi the new director of DNREC’s Division of Air Quality, succeeding David Fees, who is retiring from DNREC at the end of May, after more than 25 years in state government.

More than 200,000 Delaware workers currently lack access to an employer-sponsored retirement program, meaning they have no effective way to save for the future. Bi-partisan legislation introduced in the Delaware House of Representatives creating the Delaware Expanding Access for Retirement a…

Warm weather and sunny skies can only mean one thing; it’s beach season, and with that comes the start of DART’s Beach Bus. As the 2021 summer season approaches, DART’s daily Beach Bus service will be on the road ready to provide a ride to visitors and residents.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control will launch an off-peak surf-fishing permit pilot program starting Tuesday, May 25. The pilot program is being introduced in response to unprecedented surf-fishing permit sales and to provide an opportunity to allow mor…

With inland water temperatures rising and aquatic plants emerging, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control will be treating certain downstate public ponds for the nuisance aquatic weed hydrilla, starting this week.

Despite last week’s announcement by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) that those who are vaccinated against the coronavirus no longer have to wear face masks indoors or outdoors in most circumstances, the unvaccinated remain at risk.

As the 2021 Delaware legislative session continues, with about five weeks left until the final day on Wednesday, June 30, state Senate Minority Leader Gerald Hocker has several concerns, including allowing unblended fuel to be sold in the state for small engines and outboard motors.

Whether in their own back yards or while taking a walk outdoors, Delawareans are likely to encounter young wildlife this time of year, and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) is reminding well-meaning residents that usually the best thing they can…

A virtual panel discussion about marijuana, “Myths vs. Facts,” was held recently, seeking to address some of the concerns about the impact that legalization of marijuana for use by adults would have in Delaware. Delaware House Bill 150 would legalize recreational use of cannabis by those 21 …

The proposed legalization of marijuana in Delaware could have far-reaching impact on businesses across the state, according to a panel assembled for a webinar titled “Weed and Work” sponsored by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.

Gov. John Carney on Monday, May 10, nominated Kevin O’Connell to serve as the next chief defender for the State of Delaware, leading the Delaware Office of Defense Services (ODS). The Delaware Senate is expected to consider his nomination next week.