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 …

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 …

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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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Wilmington offers plumbing, electrical help for residents with flood damage

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Wilmington residents still coping with flood damage have a variety of ways to get help.   The city of Wilmington is offering plumbing and electrical help to residents dealing with the aftermath of the Sept. 2 flooding. Specifically, the city will provide funding to homeowners for certain essential services, including: Plumbing/mechanical work for the restoration of gas service Electrical inspections …

Wilmington Jaycees bring back Christmas Parade

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Santa Clause is coming to Wilmington Nov. 27.   The Wilmington Jaycees annual Christmas Parade returns Nov. 27, after taking last year off because of COV ID-19. The parade will feature floats, antique cars, local celebrities, community groups, marching and string bands, among other performers and of course, the star of the show, Santa Claus. Children once again will be …

Proposed Wilmington ordinance would close stores, bodegas at 10 p.m.

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Proponents of closing corner stores and bodegas earlier say it will keep late-night crowds, crime down.   An ordinance aimed at restricting hours of operation for corner stores and bodegas in certain areas of Wilmington was introduced Thursday in a City Council planning meeting. The legislation before the Community Development & Urban Planning committee would force convenience stores and fast …

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Wilmington about to start redistricting; public can watch in person, online

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The city of Wilmington soon will begin reshaping its council districts based on census data.   Wilmington residents will be able to watch as the city beings the process of redrawing the city council districts. Work will start the week of Aug. 23, and residents can attend in person or watch here, according to a press release from the city. …

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Here’s list of $70 million in projects picked by legislators for their districts

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

  The General Assembly has posted the list of its $70 million in community redevelopment projects picked by individual legislators.   The list of projects included in the Delaware General Assembly’s $70 million community redevelopment grants includes $2 million for a private school stadium, $1.6 million for the Delaware Agricultural Museum, and $1.35 million for the Nanticoke Indian Association. Community …