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Delaware hosts addiction seminars to provide public with resources

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:21:36 GMT

Various community sessions were held throughout Delaware on Thursday to provide people with addiction treatment options and support available in the state. Countless organizations like Attack Addiction and Brandywine Counseling and Community Services made it out to the event with the goal of educating and providing resources to the public.

Delaware tries to decide whether to invest in offshore wind

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:15:35 GMT

Offshore wind companies are already hoping to install wind turbines off the Delaware coast. Delaware just needs to decide if the state will participate in buying the energy or helping to build the system.

Delaware Supreme Court Rules on Right to Bear Arms Outside One's Home

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:46:16 GMT

The Delaware Supreme Court issued an important decision a few days ago on the right to bear arms outside one's home. This right has at its core the right to self defense which is a natural right that every person is born with-an exalted right not shared with many of our laws.

Delaware companies find value in autistic workers

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:09:27 GMT

More and more Delaware companies are seeking out people with autism because they're finding they have qualities - particularly their attention to detail and fierce loyalty - that make them high performing employees. Statistics show that about 70 to 90 percent of people with autism in the U.S. are highly underemployed or unemployed.

Sandi Hagans: From welfare to a...

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 02:35:29 GMT

Sandi Hagans-Morris knows what it's like to be a teenage mother: She had three children before the end of her senior year in high school. Two months before graduation, she dropped out of Indian River High School.

Chancery Denies Request For Injunctive Relief Regarding State Contract Award

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:55:06 GMT

The recent opinion of Protech Solutions, Inc. v. The Delaware Department of Health and Human Services , C.A. No.

Barbershop closed for illegal tattooing, poor conditions

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 21:35:00 GMT

Delaware public health officials have shut down a barbershop for "grossly unsanitary conditions" and for performing tattooing and body piercing activities without a permit. WXDE-FM reports the Delaware Division of Public Health ordered the closure last week of the B & B Barber Shop in Selbyville.

Chancery Rejects Challenge to State Contract Bid Award

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 19:17:16 GMT

A recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision rejected a challenge by an unsuccessful bidder to an award by the state of a professional services contract. This decision provides a helpful example of how difficult it remains to challenge such bid awards.

DNREC releases update on nitrate levels found near Mountaire's Millsboro poultry plant

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:59:19 GMT

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says that it is working with the Delaware Division of Public Health to sample water from wells at private homes near Mountaire Farms Millsboro poultry processing plant. Officials say that the plant was recently cited by D.N.R.E.C. for wastewater violations involving excessive levels of nitrates.

Residents react to Delaware quake

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 07:21:38 GMT

Hundreds of Dover residents stood at City Hall to take in the holiday festivities just hours after a 4.1 magnitude earthquake occurred ten miles northeast of the city at the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Lincoln Willis works across the street from City Hall, and says he thought the roof might have been caving in.

Delaware Offshore Wind Working Group to Hold Public Workshop in Lewes

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 23:38:58 GMT

LEWES, Del.- In conjunction with DNREC's Division of Energy & Climate, Delaware's Offshore Wind Working Group will host a public workshop Tuesday, Dec. 5 in Sussex County. The workshop will allow people to gibe input about the potential for offshore wind energy and the ways that it might benefit the state.

Vision Source Announces Partnership With Aledade Delaware Accountable Care Organization

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:42:43 GMT

KINGWOOD, Texas- Vision Source announced that it has partnered with the Aledade Delaware ACO to provide eye health and vision services to their patients in Delaware. Aledade and Vision Source share similar goals with Aledade aligned on serving a group of primary care providers in the same fashion in which Vision Source serves optometrists, the company said.

Del. sees spike in overdoses over holiday weekend

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 03:43:49 GMT

The holiday season is in full swing, and it's a joyous time for many, but it's also a time of great concern for Delaware health officials. Over the long holiday weekend, from Wednesday to Sunday, 11 people died from suspected overdoses in the first state.

AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware Appoints Emmilyn Lawson Market President

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 23:21:36 GMT

Lawson is a longtime health care executive with more than 20 years of experience in Medicaid managed care in Delaware and Pennsylvania. She most recently served as vice president of Delaware Medicaid markets and chief operations officer for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware Health Options Inc. At Highmark, Lawson led all core operations for the insurer's Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program, and long-term services and supports products.

Former Del. Lawmaker Appeals Environmental Cleanup Decision

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:34:57 GMT

A former state senator who owns and operates a dry cleaning business in Sussex County is challenging a verbal decision by Delaware's environmental secretary regarding cleanup of the property. The state Environmental Appeals Board scheduled a daylong hearing Tuesday in Dover to hear the appeal from Joseph Booth and his wife Margaret, who own Thoro-Kleen Dry Cleaners in Georgetown.

Del. health officials: 11 overdose deaths prompts series of community sessions

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 22:48:49 GMT

Health officials announce a series of community sessions available to the public following over 10 overdose related deaths since just before the Thanksgiving holiday, in Delaware. The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services says as of Wednesday, 11 people died from suspected overdoses, in Delaware.

$50M Project Under Way on Delaware Station

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:55:39 GMT

A more than $50 million project that's been years in the making is finally under way in Delaware. An improved Newark Rail Station is being constructed in the location of the existing SEPTA rail station, west of SR 896 in Newark.