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Draper Media, Verizon FiOS reach agreement

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:08:00 GMT

Just in time for Thanksgiving football, Draper Media and Verizon FiOS have reached an agreement immediately bringing CBS and FOX back to thousands of customers in Kent and Sussex counties. On Sept.




Delaware provides tax shelter for multimillion-dollar art

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:12:25 GMT

Long a darling of secretive limited liability companies, the First State is building a reputation as a prime location for out-of-state art collectors and investors to park their multimillion-dollar masterpieces and reap the tax benefits. In the last two years, New Castle County has seen a proliferation of maximum-security art storage companies, including several Manhattan offshoots, that lock up hundreds of millions of dollars worth of paintings and sculptures by Old Masters and buzzworthy emerging artists.




Delaware Officials' Lawyers Ask for Postponement in Vaughn Lawsuit Hearing

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:35:54 GMT

Delaware attorneys on Thursday asked a judge to postpone a Monday hearing in which they were expected to argue for the dismissal of a federal lawsuit from the family of the correctional officer killed in February's inmate uprising at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. The letter filed by C. Malcolm Cochran IV, the lead lawyer representing former governors Jack Markell and Ruth Ann Minner, said "the parties were discussing an amendment to the complaint."




Town approves site plan for section of Millville By the Sea

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:11:35 GMT

The Millville Town Council on Tuesday, Nov. 14, approved a final site plan for a 65-lot section of Sea Star Village, which is part of Millville By the Sea. The council held a public hearing Tuesday on the plan, which is the third section of Sea Star Village to be approved by the Town.




Pickleball Worthies of 2017

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:30:52 GMT

Let's stop the presses for at least one brief moment this week before yet another pickle harvest engulfs us. Before we hermetically seal the year 2017, I want to mention just a few people who I believe do more than the rest of us - much of it selflessly unseen - so the game of pickleball along our pickleball coast and beach resorts can be enjoyed by so many.




Clayton Theatre Shows Captioned Screening for Deaf

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:18:04 GMT

DAGSBORO , Del.- The Clayton Theatre is normally closed on Tuesday's during the winter months. But after learning that deaf community members were struggling to find captioned feature films, the theatre decided to open it's doors.




Bridgeville Considers Changing "Dangerous Dog" Code

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:14:34 GMT

Currently, town code states that dogs with proven aggressive behavior and Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, American Pit Bull Terriers and dogs with the appearance and characteristics of the aforementioned breeds are considered dangerous, and therefore subject to different town rules. For example, no one under the age of 21 may walk a dangerous dog through town and dangerous dogs may not be kept on porches, patios or any part of a house the dog could exit on its own volition.




Rehoboth man sought in Valero...

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 19:12:14 GMT

Anyone with information on this man is asked to call 752-3801 or 1-800-TIP-3333. DELAWARE STATE POLICE IMAGE Armed with a sharp instrument, Cody B. Reeves, 24, entered the Route 1 gas station at 7:05 p.m. and approached the clerk, said Master Cpl.




VFW to host annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Post 7234

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:07:49 GMT

This weekend, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 will host a Veterans Day Ceremony to thank area veterans for their service to the country. "Veterans Day is to honor all the veterans from all the branches of service," said Fulton Loppatto, adjutant for Post 7234.




Joe Biden's memoir offers diary entries of Beau'sa

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:29:43 GMT

Ahead of Tuesday's release, we dig into the former vice president's reveal, heart-wrenching new memoir, which details his son's cancer battle. Barack Obama surprised more than 600 people attending a fundraiser at the Wilmington Country Club Monday.




Opening of New Delaware Medical Marijuana Dispensary Delayed

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:40:53 GMT

Columbia Care , a New York company that currently operates in six states, says central Delaware's first dispensary will not open for at least six months later than initially planned, the latest setback for a statewide medical marijuana program roll out marked by delays. Columbia Care declined to comment, but Delaware Department of Health and Social Services spokeswoman Emily Knearl says zoning, construction and permitting holdups caused the delay.




Kathleen Whittam, LCCE, CD (DONA), a Lewes resident and owner of Kathleen Whittam-Delaware Doula,...

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:10:18 GMT

Kathleen Whittam, LCCE, CD , a Lewes resident and owner of Kathleen Whittam-Delaware Doula, attended the Lamaze 2017 Advocacy Summit: Advancing Safe and Healthy Birth, held Oct. 24 in Washington, D.C. The objectives of the summit were to increase awareness of Lamaze, and to ask for congressional support for public policy to increase access to evidence-based childbirth education and the inclusion of childbirth education as part of the comprehensive prenatal care models. Once recognized only as breathing techniques for labor, Lamaze is now the leader in evidence-based childbirth education with a mother-centered focus.




Del. Officials: New regulations result in over 10 percent decrease in opioid prescriptions

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 22:19:32 GMT

Delaware officials note a decrease in opioid prescription rates after new regulations were put in place throughout the state. There is a decrease of over 10 percent for opioid prescriptions, in Delaware.




Possum Point Players present Holiday Comedy FRUITCAKES

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 03:25:30 GMT

Possum Point Players present the comedy "FrUiTCaKeS" as their holiday gift to the community. Production dates are December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at Possum Hall in Georgetown; Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinees are at 2 PM.




A year into a schedule of 20-hour days, seven-days-a-week at their new Fenwick Island eatery, One...

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:45:21 GMT

Gov. John Carney during the 24th annual Today and Tomorrow Conference on Delaware Technical Community College's Owens Campus in Georgetown. CASSIE GOTTO WHITE PHOTO Delaware Technical Community College President Dr. Mark T. Brainard made the case that community colleges are more important now than they've ever been.




Delaware Confirms First Sussex Co. Flu Case for 2017-2018

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 19:40:32 GMT

DOVER , Del.- The Delaware Division of Public Health on Friday reported the state's first laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza in Sussex County for the 2017-2018 flu season. The Sussex County case involves a 65-year-old woman.




Puppy scammers prey on Delawareans

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 03:51:56 GMT

Puppy scammers use phony Delaware addresses, collect thousands for nonexistent dogs More than 20 puppy scam websites have used phony Delaware addresses. Check out this story on publicopiniononline.com: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/crime/2017/10/27/puppy-scammers-use-phony-delaware-addresses-collect-thousands-nonexistent-dogs/802527001/ After her dog Dino died last year, Betty Bechtel was desperate for a pint-size poodle to fill the gaping hole in her heart.




Puppy scammers prey on Delawareans

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 03:51:55 GMT

Puppy scammers use phony Delaware addresses, collect thousands for nonexistent dogs More than 20 puppy scam websites have used phony Delaware addresses. Check out this story on ydr.com: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/crime/2017/10/27/puppy-scammers-use-phony-delaware-addresses-collect-thousands-nonexistent-dogs/802527001/ After her dog Dino died last year, Betty Bechtel was desperate for a pint-size poodle to fill the gaping hole in her heart.




County could introduce - right-to-work' ordinance next week

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 10:20:00 GMT

At the urging of Councilman Rob Arlett, the Sussex County Council may introduce an ordinance related to "right-to-work" legislation at its Oct. 31 meeting. The draft ordinance, "relating to the promotion of economic development and commerce by regulation of certain voluntary payments required of employees in Sussex County," would be intended, he said, to" provide that no employee covered by the National Labor Relations Act be required to join or pay dues to a union, or refrain from joining a union, as a condition of employment."




New education initiative announced for The First State

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 06:11:45 GMT

Delaware students have been falling behind the national curve during their early school years, and the state is taking action. Governor Carney, along with Education Secretary Susan Bunting, State Board of Education President Dr. Dennis Loftus and United Way of Delaware President Michelle Taylor announced a new campaign, the Delaware Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, aiming at improving statewide literacy rates by the end of third grade.