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State retirees sue to stop Medicare Advantage plan

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A group of Delaware state government retirees and pensioners has filed suit against two government officials tasked with implementing a change in their health insurance coverage. RISE Delaware, an organization formed after state officials announced a plan to transition retirees to a Medicare Advantage program, filed the lawsuit in the Delaware Superior Court. RISE hopes to stop the transition to …

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Lawmaker hosts conference aimed at ending human trafficking

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Government

Lawmakers, state employees and law enforcement officers gathered at Legislative Hall Tuesday to learn how Delaware can better address the scourge of human trafficking. Delaware is one of 39 states to receive an ‘F’ on the Shared Hope International Child and Youth Sex Trafficking Report Card, attendees learned Tuesday. Areas the state performed the worst in include identification and response …

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Dogfish, Dewey Beer, Fifer Orchards team up on autumn ale

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will host its second-annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its Milton Tasting Room and Kitchen. The free event will feature food, music, art, entertainment, and off-centered ales, including a brand-new fall beer brewed in collaboration with Dewey Beer Co. and Fifer Orchards. “I am always pumped for this …

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Tour Delaware’s historic Buena Vista mansion, grounds

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Buena Vista, one of Delaware’s most historic estates, will welcome visitors for a one-day-only autumn event on Saturday, October 8. The event, which will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., will feature lawn games, pumpkin painting, mansion tours and outdoor painting sessions conducted by the Sunshine Plein Air Artists. The main section of the Buena Vista mansion was …

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Rehoboth Beach to hold special meeting on offshore wind

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

The City of Rehoboth Beach will hold a special meeting Tuesday focused on offshore wind projects under development off Delaware’s coast. According to the city, the meeting will include presentations from representatives of eight organizations as well as a question-and-answer session. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and is open to the public, both in person and via livestream. Click …

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Federal judge partially halts Delaware ‘ghost gun’ ban

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A federal judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction partially halting Delaware’s enforcement of its new “ghost gun” ban. “Ghost guns” refer to privately manufactured firearms, often assembled with various parts purchased online or created with 3D printers. The guns do not have serial numbers and are untraceable. The decision marks the first-ever federal Second Amendment decision upholding the right …

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Diocese of Wilmington to honor first responders, lawyers

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington will honor police officers, firefighters, EMTs and military personnel during its annual Blue Mass on Friday, Oct. 7. The mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, located at the corner of Cedar Street and South Clayton Street. The Diocese invites first responders and military personnel of any …

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Meet the candidates for Delaware state auditor

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Government

In the race for state auditor, Delawareans have two choices: Democrat Lydia York, a career accountant and attorney, and Republican Janice Lorrah, an attorney who rose to prominence by suing Delaware’s governor over his COVID-era school mask mandate. Both say they’re running to restore integrity to the Office of the Auditor — a position that traditionally doesn’t get much attention, …

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Next in McGuiness saga: Sentencing

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A sentencing date has been set in the case of state Auditor Kathy McGuiness.  In July, McGuiness was found guilty on charges of conflict of interest, official misconduct, and structuring to avoid compliance with procurement law. The structuring charge was later dismissed by the judge. She will be sentenced on the conflict of interest and official misconduct charges Wednesday, Oct. …

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Ground broken on new Kent County Family Court

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Government

Just three months after the groundbreaking of Sussex County’s new Family Court building, officials gathered in Dover Thursday to kick off construction of Kent County’s Family Court. The $117.7 million, three-story, 106,711 square-foot building, located at the corner of South Governors Avenue and Water Street, will be more than three times larger than the existing courthouse — expansion officials say …