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Fri, 26 May 2017 14:32:46 GMT

A new state commission is aimed at promoting the welfare and interests of Delawareans of African and Caribbean descent. A bill being signed Friday by Gov. John Carney establishes the Delaware African and Caribbean Affairs Commission.




Spanish Immersion safe for now

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:47:06 GMT

Some local elementary school parents rejoiced this week to learn that the Indian River School District isn't canceling Spanish Immersion classes. The school board made no movement May 22 to change the program and then approved 117 applicants' acceptance into the 2017-2018 Spanish Immersion kindergarten class.




Delaware Judge Upholds Election Approving Tax Hike

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:23:09 GMT

A Delaware judge on Wednesday upheld a local school district election in which residents approved a property tax increase, despite finding that the district's advocacy for the tax hike violated a provision in Delaware's constitution aimed at ensuring free and equal elections. In a 186-page ruling, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster said the Red Clay district violated the constitution's elections clause by holding 75 family-focused events at 23 school building polling places on the day of the vote.




Marijuana Is In The Spotlight In Delaware And The Question Is Here: Should Delaware Legalize?

Fri, 19 May 2017 20:20:42 GMT

A comprehensive bill, House Bill 110, has been filed by Rep. Helene Keeley and Sen. Margaret Rose Henry. It cleared its first step this week: passage through House committee, but has a long path ahead yet.




More sand coming to storm-ravaged local beaches

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:05:07 GMT

Officials in Delaware's southernmost beach towns could breathe a sigh of relieve early this week, after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Monday, May 15, that it had allocated between $15 million and $22 million for replenishment of the beaches in Bethany, South Bethany and Fenwick with about a million cubic yards of stand, starting this fall and to be completed before the 2018 summer season.




HS 1 for HB 85

Fri, 19 May 2017 02:02:15 GMT

This bill eliminates the use of an enrollment preference for students living within a 5-mile radius of a charter school. This change was supported by a majority vote of the Enrollment Preferences Task Force established by House Bill No.




Delaware cybersecurity bill to update requirements for data breach response

Thu, 18 May 2017 21:29:24 GMT

House Bill 180, sponsored by Representative Paul Baumbach, would require businesses to safeguard personal information and provide notice to Delawareans within 60 days of discovering a breach. Officials say business must notify the Attorney General if a breach affects more than 500 residents.




360-degree views at beach's newest waterfront bar

Wed, 17 May 2017 18:03:04 GMT

The restaurant, complete with a circular 200-person rooftop deck, sits at the corner of the Indian River Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean at the south side of Delaware Seashore State Park. 360-degree views at beach's newest waterfront bar The restaurant, complete with a circular 200-person rooftop deck, sits at the corner of the Indian River Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean at the south side of Delaware Seashore State Park.




Bill Expanding Medical Marijuana Stalls in Delaware Senate

Wed, 17 May 2017 13:03:51 GMT

A bill expanding the permissible uses for medical marijuana in Delaware stalled in the state Senate on Tuesday after lawmakers noted that a promised amendment to address concerns of the medical industry never materialized. The bill failed to win Senate passage after 10 lawmakers in the 21-member chamber abstained from voting.




HB 167

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:47:47 GMT

"Cooking wine" contains alcohol but has been exempted from alcohol regulation by the federal government and many states as long as it contains no more than 20% alcohol by volume and no less than 1.5% salt, thereby making it unfit for beverage consumption. This Act adds cooking wine to the list of exempted liquids from the alcohol regulation.




HA 1HB 113

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:21:07 GMT

This amendment slightly reduces the rate built into the bill from 6.0% TO 5.9%, to avoid an additional fiscal cost. The amendment also removes the annual increases of the match from 6% to 15%.




HB 86

Wed, 17 May 2017 01:47:59 GMT

This bill corrects an unintended consequence of House Bill No. 15 of the 148th General Assembly, signed into law by the Governor on June 24, 2015, by preventing double taxation of premium ceded to a series captive insurance company or protected cell.




HB 98

Tue, 16 May 2017 20:58:36 GMT

This Act establishes the ability to grant a waiver for participation in interscholastic sports when a child exercises the right for choice from one school to another school of choice provided the standards for the waiver are met.




New at Delaware beaches: A fresh squadron of restaurants, plus concert space, bowling alley

Tue, 16 May 2017 14:00:06 GMT

While the vacationers have been away, coastal Delaware has been busy. Visitors will find more restaurants than ever to satisfy their palates.




Carney Nominates Traynor to Delaware Supreme Court

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:59:27 GMT

WILMINGTON , Del. Gov. John Carney on Monday announced he has nominated Gary F. Traynor to serve as a Justice on the Delaware Supreme Court.




HB 38

Fri, 12 May 2017 17:49:02 GMT

This bill places the same requirements for the issuance of non-potable well permits within existing areas where a water utility has been granted a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity as those that currently apply to the issuance of a potable well permit.




County discusses trash, illegal dump sites

Fri, 12 May 2017 12:58:48 GMT

Trash has been a topic of discussion for some time in Sussex County. Over the years, County Councilman Sam Wilson has voiced his upset with littering, and Councilman Rob Arlett recently focused on illegal dump sites.