Firefly fans start to flow through gates about 7:30 p.m.

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Thousands of fans were waiting anxiously to admission into the Firefly Music Festival late Thursday. Thousands of wet and tired concertgoers began flowing through the entry gates to the Firefly Music Festival in Dover about 7:30 p.m., seven hours after admissions were expected to begin. Early in the day it was clear the event’s start would be marred with weather …

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Firefly start delayed as storms strafe Dover Woodlands

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Firefly campers already in the grounds are having to deal with the rain as they wait for the music to start. DOVER — Firefly Music Festival is off to a slow start after heavy thunderstorms forced organizers to delay the beginning of the festival.   Entrances to the festival have been temporarily closed and festival-goers are not being admitted at …

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Delaware law firm will pay for LSAT tests, tutoring for DSU students

Charlie Megginson Education, Headlines

  A $10,000 donation from Morris James will enable students to study more rather than working to raise money for the LSAT, tutoring.   Delaware law firm Morris James has donated $10,000 to Delaware State University to pay for law school applicants’ law school admission tests and prep courses.  The donation may not have a lot of zeros after it, …

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Biggs Museum given historic building on Dover Green

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

The Biggs will spend a year deciding how to develop the Kirk Short building into a public space that celebrates its heritage.   The state has transferred ownership of a historic property on the Dover Green to the Biggs Museum of American Art. The Kirk and Short Building, formerly known as the Todd House and the Kirk Printing Shop, was …

Wilmington to pay for 20 teens to take drone, virtual reality classes

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

The city of Wilmington will pay for 20 students to attend drone and virtual reality classes.   The City of Wilmington will pay for 20 teens to complete aerial drone and virtual reality training programs.  In coordination with Drone Workforce Solutions Drone School, 10 area teens will be selected to participate in a 16-week training course on the operation of …

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Firefly’s back Thursday with Lizzo, Billie Eilish, vaccine/testing mandate

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Firefly returns to Dover Thursday after a year off because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Firefly.   After taking a year off due to the pandemic, Firefly Music Festival is returning to the Woodlands at Dover, bringing a star-studded lineup headlined by Billie Eilish, The Killers, Tame Impala and Lizzo.  The event will begin Thursday, Sept. 23 and run …

Carney seeks federal disaster declaration from Biden

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

More than 275 Delaware homes and businesses have been affected by flooding from the Brandywine River, Carney’s letter to Biden says.   Gov. John Carney on Friday sent a letter to President Biden requesting a Major Disaster Declaration following flooding caused by Tropical Depression Ida.  If authorized, the declaration would provide the state with federal financial resources for both the …

GOP’s Julianne Murray to run for AG on law-and-order platform

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Julianne Murray says that as attorney general she’ll take the victims’ sides in law enforcement. Photo by Dan Zitofsky on Facebook.   Sussex County attorney and former Republican gubernatorial candidate, Julianne Murray, announced her candidacy for attorney general Thursday afternoon in front of the Wilmington Police Department.  Murray said her candidacy was the first step in an “important quest to …

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Spadola’s ethics bill tabled until Wilmington Council’s October meeting

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A Wilmington City Council proposed ordinance to require annual ethics training will be heard Oct. 7. Photo by Bark Magrabi/Pexels   A proposed ordinance to require Wilmington elected officials and city employees to participate in annual ethics training will not be heard until October. The bill’s sponsor, Wilmington City Council member James Spadola, R-At Large, agreed to table the legislation …

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State to invest $110 million in expanding broadband ‘the last mile’

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

Sussex County legislators gather to look at broadband maps. Clockwise from top, Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, Rep. Jesse Vanderwende, Rep. Ruth Briggs King, Rep. Charlie Postles and Sen. Dave Wilson.   COVID-19 funds will pay for a $110 million Delaware investment aimed at guaranteeing high-speed broadband internet access for every home and business in the state.  The expansion project, announced Thursday …