Delaware Division of Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay was recently honored as the longest-serving state public health official in the United States. Gov. John Carney surprised Rattay with an award on April 13 during the Delaware Healthy Mother & Infant Consortium’s Summit.

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced on April 13 that its Bureau of Oral Health & Dental Services would not reopen its Public Health Dental Clinics for direct patient care. The clinics, which previously operated within the Delaware State Service Centers, have been tempo…

Gov. John Carney on Friday, April 9, announced a series of judicial nominations, which were set to be sent to the Delaware Senate for consideration:

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control this week unveiled a new logo. Officials said the new logo builds on the department’s history of commitment to responsible use and protection of the natural environment.

In response to the eighth modification to the COVID-19 emergency order, issued by Gov. John Carney on March 29, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control will issue up to 1,000 additional one-year surf fishing permits for 2021, with a special voucher distributi…

Several community organizations from across the state came together this week to publicly launch the Delaware Voting Rights Coalition (DVRC), Delaware’s first statewide coalition focused strictly on expanding access to voting.

April is National Safe Digging Month, and Delmarva Power is joining Miss Utility of Delmarva – the one-call notification center for Delaware and Maryland – to remind residents, businesses and contractors in 2021 that safe digging must remain a priority to prevent damage to critical undergrou…

The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) announced this week that Maj. Kimberly Hughey, security superintendent of Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution (BWCI) and a 15-year DOC veteran, has been appointed deputy warden of BWCI, effective immediately. Hughey fills the vacancy created wh…

Due to road construction on John J. Williams Highway (Route 24), the DART Route 215 will be on detour, beginning on Monday, March 29, until further notice, DART officials announced this week. Notices will be posted at the affected bus stops directing riders to the alternate boarding locations.

In response to the eighth modification to the COVID-19 emergency order issued by Gov. John Carney on March 29, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control will issue up to 1,000 additional one-year surf-fishing permits for 2021.

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) contractor Zack Excavating Inc. is performing paving operations over two culverts on Route 26/Atlantic Avenue due to settlement both eastbound and westbound, DelDOT officials announced this week.

Gov. John Carney this week announced that the 2021 Compassionate Champion Award nomination form is now available. The Compassionate Champion Award recognizes individuals, organizations and educational institutions across the state of Delaware providing trauma-informed services. The nominatio…

Saltwater fishery-related businesses that suffered severe revenue declines in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic can apply to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control for financial relief from March 22 through May 5.

The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) on March 19 announced that Rayshawn Sheppard, a 30 year-old inmate at Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI), who they said had a history of significant chronic health conditions prior to his incarceration, had died on Thursday evening, March 18, at…

Joined by U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (both D-Del.), Gov. John Carney and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi on Friday, March 19, announced the reopening of the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DEHAP), which provides financial assis…

“Even one person can make a difference in moving us closer to a stronger, healthier, more vibrant Delaware.” With those words, Lt. Gov. Dr. Bethany Hall-Long kicked off the 2021 Lt. Governor’s Challenge on Facebook Live this week, urging individuals, organizations and institutions to create …

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control will begin annual spraying of spring woodland pools to control aquatic immature mosquitoes on Tuesday, March 23, weather permitting. Statewide spraying will originate in southern Sussex County, then expand into Kent and…

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced this week that Corrado Management Services will close Warrington Road between Route 24/John J. Williams Highway and Old Landing Road, Rehoboth, for the construction of a roundabout for Beebe Healthcare’s Rehoboth Health Campus.

President Joe Biden has signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package aimed to help the country’s economy return to pre-COVID strength. Delaware State Treasurer Colleen Davis said she believes the plan will play a big role in helping Delawareans.

State Reps. Mike Smith (R-Pike Creek Valley) and Bryan Shupe (R-Milford South) introduced legislation this week that calls for audio and video of all General Assembly proceedings — House and Senate floor action and committee meetings — to be streamed live, archived and made available online.

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), in collaboration with the Delaware Department of Safety & Homeland Security (DSHS), Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS), Delaware State Police (DSP), Federal Highway Administration (FHA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin…

The Delaware Department of Justice, along with the Federal Trade Commission and 46 agencies from 38 states and the District of Columbia, has stopped a massive tele-funding operation that the Delaware DOJ said bombarded 67 million consumers with 1.3 billion deceptive charitable fundraising ca…

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced this week that Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) will be relocating their transmission pole at the northwest corner of the Route 24/John J. Williams Highway and Route 5/Indian Mission Road intersection in Long Neck. The intersect…

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control reminded the public this week that the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean and bay beach, is now closed. Since 1993, the Point has closed annually each March for the benefit of threatened and…

Mark Luszcz of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), meeting with the Millsboro Town Council this week, suggested a less expensive alternative to spending $170,000 to widen the area at the Washington and State streets intersection to prevent turning tractor-trailers from going …

Taking aim at greenhouse gases and accelerating the state’s engagement in working to curtail global warming, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control announced this week that a new hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) regulation will be published March 1 in the state’s Reg…

A 32-year-old man from Lewes has claimed the final $250,000 top prize for the instant game Six Figures, Delaware Lottery officials announced this week. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket from his local Weis Market #271 on North Village Main Boulevard in Lew…

After receiving rider feedback at several outdoor Community Conversations and a virtual public hearing workshop, DART approved service and fare changes effective Feb. 14.

After receiving rider feedback at several outdoor Community Conversations and a virtual public hearing workshop, DART has approved service and fare changes to become effective Feb. 14, 2021. See below for highlights and new statewide fares. For specific route changes and more details, visit …

DelDOT officials this week announced that Hickory Hill Road will be closed for the removal and replacement of a crossroad pipe for better drainage. The work is set to take place between 6 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, pending weather.