Twelve Delaware Schools Recognized for Students’ Academic Achievement¬†

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Twelve schools from across Delaware are being commended for their student’s growth and progress in English language proficiency. Among the school districts recognized include Woodbridge Early Childhood Center, Lewes Elementary School, Laurel Elementary School, and West Seaford Elementary School. Woodbridge Early Childhood Education Center in the Woodbridge School District is one of the schools in…

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December Seasons Set to Open for Hunting and Trapping in Delaware

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Hunting and trapping seasons will open on December 1st. That includes a special antlerless deer season which runs from December 10th through the 18th. There are multiple furbearer trapping seasons that open December 1st as well as duck, Canada goose, woodcock, snipe and other hunting seasons that are open in December. Deer hunting is allowed…

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Updated Recycling Information from DNREC

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Have you ever had questions about what and where to recycle? If you live in Delaware, check out DNREC’s updated online resource to help you determine what is acceptable in terms of how you manage trash. The resource includes pictures of more than 375 common items and lets you know how and where you can…

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Midterm Elections

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A strong slate of candidates wasn’t enough for a red wave to take shape in Delaware. There was no change in the statewide offices. Democrats Lisa Blunt Rochester, Kathy Jennings and Colleen Davis were all re-elected to Congress, Attorney General and State Treasurer and Lydia York carried her momentum from the Delaware Primary to win…

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It’s Primary Election Day in Delaware

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It’s Primary Election Day in Delaware! Polls open this morning at 7am and will remain open until 8pm. In a Delaware Primary ‚Äď only registered Democrats and Republicans can vote ‚Äď and you’ll only see the candidates listed for your party and districts. If you have not yet registered ‚Äď you can do so at…

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Gov. Carney Vetoes Recreational Marijuana Legislation

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Governor John Carney, D-Del. has vetoed a bill that received final legislative approval that would have removed all penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana by a person 21 years of age or older. Carney released a statement Tuesday to accompany his veto of House Bill 371: ‚ÄúPursuant to Article III, Section…

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Some Key Races In Tuesday Del. School Board Elections

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Positions on local boards of education will be up for grabs in Delaware Tuesday, Delaware School Board Election Day.There are contested races for four-year terms in Delmar, Laurel, Seaford, Woodbridge, Milford, Lake Forest, Caesar Rodney and Capital School Districts. Candidates are running unopposed for Cape Henlopen School District and in the Indian River School District.Voting…

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9 Indicted In Takedown Of Eastern Shore Drug Ring

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A ‘significant’ drug trafficking organization on the Eastern Shore has been broken up following an investigation lasting several months, which has led to the indictments of nine people.According to Maryland State Police, the Caroline County Drug Task Force began investigating distribution of large amounts of cocaine, opioids, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamines in Caroline and Dorchester…

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H5N1 Avian Influenza Detected At Kent Co. Broiler Operation

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A case of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been confirmed in a Kent County commercial broiler farm.This is the first confirmed case in central Delaware, following earlier positive test results in New Castle County, Queen Anne’s County and Cecil County.Testing activity has increased since the recent discoveries and poultry farmers and growers have been…

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Del. COVID-19 State of Emergency Revised, Extended

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Delaware Governor John Carney has formally extended the COVID-19 State of Emergency, as required for it to remain in effect for another 30 days. The State of Emergency was implemented January 3rd to allow for members of the Delaware National Guard to be trained as Certified Nursing Assistants and to grant Delaware Public Health some…

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Del. Recreational Marijuana Bill Clears House Committee

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A state House committee has cleared legislation that would allow adults in Delaware to legally use marijuana for recreational purposes, while setting up a legal framework to regulate cultivation, sale and possession of marijuana. ‚ÄúToday, we heard from numerous members of the public ‚Äď advocates, veterans, retired law enforcement officers, educators and even faith leaders…

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Del. Auditor Announces Creation Of National Unemployment Insurance Audit Template

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Early in the pandemic, when jobs were lost by the millions and unemployment benefits were enhanced, the door to potential fraud was opened. Now, a group of state auditors, including Delaware’s Kathy McGuiness, want to determine the extent of the problem and develop proposed solutions. McGuiness recently told WGMD News that a national unemployment insurance…

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Del. Lawmakers Consider Constitutional Carry Proposal

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A Delaware legislative committee has heard testimony on a proposal to eliminate the requirement of a concealed carry permit for someone 21 years of age or older and not prohibited from having a firearm. State Senator David Lawson, R-Marydel said 20 states have similar provisions, which he says help law-abiding citizens carry a firearm for…

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BREAKING: Gov Carney Revises SOE to Include Indoor Mask Requirements Beginning Tuesday at 8am

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Governor John Carney on Monday signed a revision to the State of Emergency declaration, requiring Delawareans to wear masks in indoor public settings, including convenience stores, grocery stores, gyms, restaurants, bars, hair salons, malls, and casinos. The mask requirement takes effect at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 11. Also on Monday, Governor Carney announced plans to extend the school and child care…

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More Hunting, Trapping Seasons Open In Del. This Month

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December brings more opportunities for hunting and trapping seasons in The First State. The state’s third duck hunting season starts Friday and lasts through January 31st. Antlerless deer may be hunted between Saturday December 11th and Sunday December 19th. Hunters are encouraged to harvest does to help manage the size of Delaware’s deer population. The…

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Gov Carney Extends Public Health Emergency Order Another 30 Days

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Governor John Carney on Friday formally extended the Public Health Emergency order another 30 days to allow the State of Delaware and medical providers to continue COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs, and issued the following statement:  ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs no better way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 than getting vaccinated,‚ÄĚ said Governor Carney. ‚ÄúChildren ages 5 and older are now eligible…

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Delaware Must Now Dial 10 Digits for Local Calls

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Federal communications officials are reminding all Delawareans that they will need to dial the area code and 7-digit phone number on local calls¬†starting this Sunday, October 24.¬† The change is due to a decision made by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last summer when the agency¬†adopted rules¬†to establish 9-8-8 as the new, nationwide phone number…

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Bridgeville Junior Appointed to State BOE

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Governor John Carney on Friday announced he has appointed a high school junior from Bridgeville to serve on the State Board of Education. Shelby Farris, a former Woodbridge High School student who now attends Positive Outcomes Charter School, will join the board for its November meeting and serve through the end of the 2021-2022 school…

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DE Redistricting Public Hearings Next Week

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The General Assembly will host public hearings later this month to allow residents to comment on its proposed legislative redistricting maps. The House will host a hybrid hearing on Monday, October 18. The Senate will host a virtual hearing on Tuesday, October 19, and an in-person hearing at Legislative Hall on Thursday, October 21. All…

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