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DMV announces driver licenses will be 8 years long beginning Dec. 12

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:16:30 GMT

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Sussex County School Gets Thousands of Free Books

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:38:56 GMT

Students at North Georgetown Elementary School will soon have nearly 9,000 new books--and it won't cost a dime. The school is part of United Way of Delaware's "My Very Own Library" program that aims to ensure low-income students have books to read at home.

Cape Henlopen High School Wellness Center Considers Offering Contraceptives, HIV Testing

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:00:28 GMT

According to a presentation given to the school board by Wellness Center nurse Joann K. Economos, parents and students are currently requesting the center offer HIV Testing and contraceptives. The Wellness Center--operated in partnership with Beebe Healthcare and Delaware Division of Public Health--currently offers services including sports physicals, immunizations and STI & pregnancy tests.

How would you like to get your pets picture with Santa? Now you can

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:44:34 GMT

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.

Delaware announces recycling grant recipients

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:17:34 GMT

Delaware Governor Jack Markell, along with Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary David Small and Delaware Recycling Public Advisory Council Chair B.J. Vinton, have announced the recipients of grants through the through the DNREC's Recycling Assistance Grant Program. A total of $714,076 was awarded, and there were a total of 24 recipients for this year's grant program.

DMV to Sell Low-Number License Plates

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:48:48 GMT

Delaware drivers will soon be able to reserve a retro, five-digit license plate number from the Division of Motor Vehicles. Media outlets report that starting Thursday, a limited number of plates will be available for purchase at all DMV locations on a first-come, first-served basis.

Number of Flu Cases Reaches 13 in Delaware

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:02:23 GMT

State health officials on Monday said the number of lab-confirmed flu cases in Delaware this flu season has reached 13, a figure they reported was an uptick from last year but marked a relatively quiet season thus far. Andrea Wojcik, a spokeswoman for the Delaware Division of Public Health, said the numbers also may not reflect flu cases where a sick person decides not to seek medical attention because they are not recorded.

14 dogs rescued in one of 'worst neglect cases'

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:46:23 GMT

A tip from concerned citizens led to an early Thanksgiving for 14 dogs and an arrest in "one of the worst neglect cases" seen in Delaware, officials said. Delaware Animal Services responded to a call about several neglected dogs and other dogs running loose in a wooded area.

WWII tower could become beach attraction

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:14:26 GMT

WWII tower could become beach attraction Rebar-enforced concrete towers dot the Coastal Highway in Delaware. Check out this story on The Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation along with the Fort Miles Historical Association and the State of Delaware hope to raise money to restore this WWII fire control tower south of Dewey Beach.

Emergency preparedness is focus at symposium

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 21:46:33 GMT

More than 160 emergency preparedness stakeholders attended the fifth annual Public Health Preparedness Symposium at Delaware Technical Community College's Terry Campus in Dover. The Division of Public Health, Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness Section planned the event for representatives of federal, state and local government and non-governmental organizations as a way to enhance communications between the agency and its stakeholders.

Delaware Gov.-elect Carney Announces Members of Transition Team

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 22:04:17 GMT

Carney said that more than 35 Delawareans, with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, will help him review state government operations and develop a policy action plan to guide his term in office. The team will be divided into four committees: Economic Development & Healthy Environment, Public Safety & Strong Neighborhoods, Education & Healthy Families, and State Budget & Workforce.

Trump country: Delmarva's Trump voters senda

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 22:04:16 GMT

Trump country: Delmarva's Trump voters send message Hillary Clinton won Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, but the Delmarva peninsula is Donald Trump country. Check out this story on Donning an official red Donald Trump tie, business owner Michael Harrington, sits in the conference room of his real estate office in Dover.

Attorney General offers guidance for handling hate crimes

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:44:50 GMT

Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn has sent guidelines to state law enforcement and education officials outlining the proper way to handle terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and hate crimes if they arise locally. Media outlets report Denn sent a letter this week clarifying how officials can use the state's statutes for such incidents.

County holds workshop on new comp plan

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 22:18:57 GMT

The Sussex County Council, along with members of the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission and County staff met earlier this week for a workshop on the County's 2018 Comprehensive Plan. A comprehensive plan, which is required by state law, is a long-range policy guide for decision-making regarding the future of the natural and built environment of a community.

Police Search for Missing Smyrna Man

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:54:13 GMT

According to police, 39-year-old Lincoln Nathan was last heard from on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Troopers have been unable to make contact with Lincoln to check on his welfare. Attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful and there is a real concern for his safety and welfare, police said.

Delaware DHSS seeks $42M in additional general fund dollars

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:57:51 GMT

Delaware's Department of Health and Social Services is asking state budget officials for $42 million in additional funding to pay for Medicaid and other programs. The $1.22 billion budget request presented Tuesday represents an increase of 3.6 percent over the current year's budget.

Commentary: Happy (belated) Return Day

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 05:24:40 GMT

Delaware, with its unique makeup of only three counties, none of which are like the others, has its fair share of political turmoil. From the generally conservative Sussex, the middle-of-the-road Kent, to the liberal Philly suburb that is New Castle, I know of no other place with more opportunity for political discord, feelings of powerlessness, or just plain sour grapes.