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New museum exhibit celebrates why Swedes came, how they lived

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  A notched log cabin moved from Idaho is a centerpiece in a new exhibit about why Swedes came to Delaware at the Kalmar Nyckel museum.   Destination Delaware, a compact new exhibit at the Kalmar Nyckel museum in Wilmington, celebrates the founding of New Sweden and the people who made those colonies successful. Opening Wednesday at the Copeland Maritime …

Most COVID-19 numbers continue to fall

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  The number of new COVID-19 cases in Delaware dropped by more than 10% in the last week. Even so, 24 new deaths were recorded, including seven from a review of vital statistic records, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. Delaware has seen 139,380 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday night. New cases were down to 391.6 cases from …

Delaware sees more reports of rabid animals because state is testing more

Betsy Price Government, Headlines, Health

  Another Delaware skunk was diagnosed with rabies Friday. Photo by Bryan Padron. When the state announced Friday that it had diagnosed another wild animal with rabies, it may have felt like déjà vu. The Delaware Division of Public Health already this spring and summer had announced that it had found rabies in two cats, a skunk, a deer and …

As Bear Drive In prepares to close for season, owner calls project a success

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

People watched “Jungle Cruise” inside and outside of their cars on opening night, July 31.from inside, out of cars at the Bear Drive In’s opening night.   Averaging 500 cars per three-day weekend during the summer, the Bear Drive In’s first season was a success, its owner said. “So, the summer went really really really well,” said Bob Weir. “The …

Brew Works peach cider to raise money for Hagley Recovery Fund

Betsy Price Food, Headlines

  Hagley and Wilmington Brew Works have another cider for sale Friday that was made with two kinds of peaches from Hagley’s orchard.   Wilmington Brew Works and Hagley Museum and Library  are releasing a new cider Friday, and some of the proceeds will go towards a recovery fund to help the former du Pont estate cope with $2 million in flood …

Brandywine’s Jahsha Tabron named Delaware Teacher of the Year

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Brandywine High School special education teacher Jahsha Tabron    Brandywine High School special education teacher Jahsha Tabron was named the Delaware Teacher of the Year Monday night. “It really does feel like winning an Academy Award,” Tabron said as tears spilled out of her eyes at Dover High School. She was chosen from a field of 20 teachers representing their …

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Delaware auditor Kathy McGuiness indicted on five counts

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Delaware Attorney General Kathleen Jennings announces indictment of state Auditor Kathy McGuiness. Delaware Auditor Kathleen K. McGuiness has been indicted on five counts stemming from fraud and abuse in the management of her office, state Attorney General Kathleen Jennings announced Monday afternoon. Among the charges leveled at McGuiness is that she fired workers in her office to hire her own …

Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – October 9, 2021

Betsy Price Culture, Police & Fire

This week on Delaware State of the Arts Podcast, Kaitlin Ammon interviews Delaware poets Jane Miller, a 2021 Established Fellow in Literature: Poetry, and Jack Mackey, a 2021 Emerging Fellow in Literature: Poetry, about their upcoming, joint poetry reading. They also discuss ൪uartet, the online poetry journal that Miller helped to found and now co-edits, and its most recent issue. …

New Delaware COVID-19 cases levels off; other stats rise

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

      The number of new COVID-19 cases in Delaware remain steady, but deaths rose dramatically last week, partly because of a review of records. The seven-day average of new positive cases dropped to 450.9 as of Thursday afternoon, down two from last week, as the percentage of total positive tests rose slightly, according to the weekly wrap-up from …

Lawmakers, police seek middle ground on oversight boards

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

A series of livestreamed roundtables will focus on the need for civilian review boards and more access to law enforcement records. Photo by Pixabay/Pexels. University of Delaware Police Chief Patrick Ogden doesn’t believe police agencies need civilian review boards overseeing their operations and personnel decisions. Ogden also serves as chairman of the Delaware Police Chief’s Council. “These issues are complicated,” …