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Marijuana legalization bill pulled from House agenda for more work

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

A bill that would allow marijuana to be grown and sold for recreational use was pulled from the House agenda Thursday. Photo by Photo by Harrison Haines     The online reaction to the pot bill going up in smoke Thursday was on point. “That’s a lot to inhale,” said Scott Clabaugh on a Republican Facebook page. “I can host …

Dems retaliate for Republican no votes by adjourning before GOP bills hit House floor

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  After Republican members of Delaware’s House of Representatives voted Thursday against a bill that would allow people to vote absentee for any reason, the Democratic leadership responded by ending the session before three Republican bills came to the House floor. “Those bills were not considered because of and in retribution for the Republican vote against House Bill 75,” said …

Wilmington Police Chief talks about efforts to curb gun crime

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

Wilmington Police Chief Robert J. Tracy     Acknowledging that gun-related crimes have soared, Wilmington Police Chief  Robert J. Tracy issued a press release Thursday saying his department is trying to fight that in part by focusing on illegal gun possession. “The past couple of weeks have shown us just how much of a problem this remains – to include …

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Molding future surgeons: Bayhealth launches third residency program

Betsy Price Culture

Pictured right to left are Program Director Bradford Mitchell, MD, FACS, ECNU, and Program Coordinator Katherine Burklew for Bayhealth’s General Surgery Residency Program. The General Surgery Residency Program is the third of Bayhealth’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs to launch and has recently earned accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). General Surgery Program Director Bradford Mitchell, …

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Del. man sentenced for cyberattack on ex-employer

Betsy Price Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

(Photo by Bermix Studio on Unsplash) A Middletown man was sentenced Wednesday to six months of home confinement and more than $13,000 in restitution in a cyberattack on his old employer’s computer network. The sentence came from Leonard P. Stark, chief U.S. District judge for Delaware and was announced by the Department of Justice. Levii Delgado, 36, of Middletown, had …

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Del. ranked No. 9 in new jobs survey

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

(Photo by Canva Studio from Pexels) Delaware is the the ninth best state for jobs, according to the 2021 Best & Worst States for Jobs, released Wednesday by WalleHub, a personal-finance website. WalletHub compared the 50 states across 35 key indicators of job-market strength, opportunity and economic vitality. Delaware’s rank (1 being best and 25 being average): • Fourth in employment. • 14th …

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Mt. Cuba launches native plant collection

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Mt. Cuba Center has launched the Mt. Cuba Collection, a branded selection of native plants that the Hockessin botanic garden has introduced to commercial production. The first five plants are available at Gateway Garden Center in Hockessin and other garden retailers through early fall.       These plants “support healthy habitats by providing homes and food for wildlife,” Jeff …

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More safe havens likely for surrendering babies

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

(Photo by Jill Sauve on Unsplash) A bill to allow families to safely surrender babies at Delaware’s police stations received only positive comments at a Senate Health & Social Services hearing Wednesday. SB 161 expands the safe haven concept from hospitals, and the idea came from nurses at ChristianaCare, according to Sen. Marie Pinkney, the bill’s primary sponsor. “Abandonment of a baby is …

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Baseball all-state teams announced; Appo’s Carrier is player of the year

Betsy Price Headlines, Sports

Lorenzo Carrier Appoquinimink Baseball Player of the Year   Pitchers 1st Zach Hart 12 St. Georges   Chris Colmery 12 St. Marks 2nd Grant Allen 11 Sussex Tech   Luke Gabrysh 12 Concord HM Evan Bouldin 11 Appoquinimink   Kevin Williams 12 DMA   Braedon Scherer 12 Conrad   Jack Burns 11 St. Marks   Marty Coyne 10 Tower Hill …

Bill that would create program to help renters avoid eviction passes Senate

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

A bill that would create a pre-eviction program for renters about to be kicked out passed the Senate Tuesday. Photo by George Becker/Pexels   A bill that would create a new state program to help people on the edge of eviction stay in their homes or apartments is headed to the House after passing the Senate Tuesday. The bill would …