DelDOT Launches New Safety Campaign – BeDelAWARE

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To date, there have been 21 fatalities on Delaware’s roads in 2024. DelDOT has launched the “BeDelAWARE” safety campaign to increase awareness in the increasing number of crashes and deaths on Delaware roads – and encourage safe travel. The campaign wants you to become a HERO towards zero and includes a webpage dedicated to safety…

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MD State Highway Administration to Host Virtual Meetings to Help Assess Ways to Improve Safety

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In order to rapidly reduce roadway deaths under the Moore-Miller Administration, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will host five virtual public meetings this month to present information and obtain feedback on ways to improve safety for “vulnerable road users. Such users are identified as individuals walking, cycling or rolling. Input also will…

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Salisbury Police Improve Phone System to Keep Officers and Citizens Safe

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As Salisbury Police look to more effectively handle incoming phone calls, and focus more on the officers’ as well as your safety, they have implemented an automated phone system for non-emergency calls. Starting Monday, December 6th, callers to the Salisbury Police Department’s non-emergency number (410-548-3165) will be presented with menu options that will allow them to reach…

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Lewes Beaches Will Not Be Guarded This Summer

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Savannah Beach and Johnnie Walker Beach in Lewes will be ‘swim at your own risk’ this summer season.The City of Lewes announced Thursday that it had not been able to recruit enough lifeguards to safely protect the beaches.Lewes Parks and Marina Director Janet Reeves told WGMD News that the longtime captain also recently left for…

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Tiny Homes Considered For Homeless Shelter In Sussex Co.

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A non-profit will seek approvals and permits for its proposal to create temporary sleeping quarters for homeless people, including children. The cabins are manufactured by a company in Washington State. The Springboard Collaborative is working with Conley’s Church in the Lewes-Angola area, which said it has sufficient space on its property, and is looking for…

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Nov. Brings More Hunting Seasons In Del.

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Numerous hunting seasons will open in Delaware during the month of November, including the shotgun deer season that runs Friday November 12th through Sunday November 21st. Also, this Saturday and Sunday November 6th and 7th is the firearms deer hunt available only to youth and non-ambulatory hunters. Also getting underway in Delaware this month are…

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Staying Safe As The New School Year Begins

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Schools are heading back into session over the next few days, with others already in session for the new school year. Not every student rides the bus to school. According to Georgetown Police, the Indian River School District has more than 300 students who walk to school, and it’s just as important to watch for…

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Bicycle Safety Checkpoints Return to Coastal Hwy This Week

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The first bicycle safety checkpoint for 2021 is scheduled for Thursday, June 24, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Nike Outlet and Royal Farms along either side of Coastal Highway outside of Rehoboth. Just look for the canopy. The Sussex Cyclists and DelDOT personnel will be available to assist bicyclists with local biking info,…

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DSP Tips: Have A Safe Thanksgiving And Holiday Season

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Delaware State Police are sharing advisories and tips to make sure you and your family have a safe Thanksgiving and holiday season: By following these easy steps, a driver can enjoy safe holiday travel without jeopardizing their life or the lives of others on the road: Ensure all occupants are properly restrained. Plan a safe…

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Rehoboth Beach Encourages A Safe, Healthy Halloween

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Rehoboth Beach is encouraging citizens and visitors to enjoy a safe Halloween.In the year of the pandemic, that means that door-to-door trick-or-treating is discouraged under guidance from Delaware Public Health and the CDC – at least not without some modification.Those who want to give out treats are encouraged to find a way to do it…

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OC’s Sunfest Moves to October This Year

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For the first time in 46 years, Ocean City’s signature event – Sunfest – will move to October!  City officials say that with the leap year this year, Sunfest and the unsanctioned motor event will coincide.  To preserve Sunfest – and to keep residents and visitors safe – Sunfest will move to the week of…

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Concerns raised over bicycle safety in Sussex County

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With an increasing amount of Delawareans hitting the bike trails across Sussex County, comes an increasing concern over safety following a number of incidents this summer where bicyclists have been hit by vehicles. Days after a bicyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a vehicle near Frankford, James Wilson, Executive Director of Bike Delaware,…

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“Driven to Protect” Launched at MACo Conference in OC

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Governor Larry Hogan joined Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials in launching “Driven to Protect,” a public-private partnership between the state and proponents of a new breath alcohol detection system that could help keep impaired drivers off the road. The governor attended a demonstration of the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety along with MDOT…

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8th Animal in Worcester County Positive for Rabies

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An eighth rabid animal has been found in Worcester County. County Health officials remind pet owners to be aware and be sure their pets have the proper vaccinations. Officials say a groundhog found on Manklin Creek Road in the Ocean Pines area on July 3 has tested positive for rabies. So far in Worcester County…

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Gate Change Information at DAFB After Construction Ends on Friday

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The Main and North Gate construction projects are scheduled to be completed Friday, July 5th. Several upcoming Installation Entry Gate changes will be made to help facilitate the return to normal gate operations. The purpose of the construction was to upgrade the gate infrastructure to sustain the safety and security of the installation. The Main…

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Ground Broken on West OC Shared-Use Bicycle/Pedestrian Path

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Ground was broken on a shared-use path in West Ocean City Tuesday morning.  Maryland Transportation and local and state officials were on hand.  The new path will be constructed of a variety of materials – concrete, asphalt and a boardwalk – so that bicyclists and pedestrians can more safely travel between Route 611 and the…

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DAFB Main Gate Construction Continues until July 6th

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Construction at the Main Gate at Dover Air Force Base continues and is now scheduled to be completed by July 6th. The purpose of the construction is to upgrade the gate infrastructure to sustain the safety and security of the installation. From approximately May 6th to July 6th, the Main Gate will be closed to…

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Preparation is Key Ahead of Winter One-Two Punch

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Preparation is Key Ahead of Winter One-Two Punch AAA urges motorists to use the “calm before the storm(s)” to prepare their vehicles for winter weather driving. Old Man Winter returns to start the week with another one-two punch of snow and ice across the region.  The first punch is set to arrive Sunday night and…

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2 Year Deal – DOC to Send Inmates to PA to Reduce Officer Overtime

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To enhance public safety and decrease correctional officer overtime, the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) announces it has entered into a two-year agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PADOC). A reduction in officer overtime will improve work life balance for staff, improve security in Delaware correctional facilities, and result in a decrease in operating costs. Over the…

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This is National Fire Prevention Week

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This is National Fire Prevention Week! Fire Prevention Week is this week!!!  Your local Fire Departments are again putting their  annual Fire Prevention Task Force in service to deliver their annual safety message to thousands of children and adults throughout their fire district.  It’s one of the most fun events of the year for all…

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