Wilmington Friends

Wilmington Friends ends plans to build new lower school

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

  With Incyte Corp. backing out of a deal to buy Wilmington Friends’ lower school to build a new 5-story building, the 275-year-old education institution this week told the Alapocas neighborhood  that it will not build a new lower school. Instead, officials said in a letter to the affluent neighborhood, the school will renovate the current lower school building. Incyte’s …

DelawareLive April 16

DelawareLIVE Weekly Review – April 16, 2023

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Will Carney let marijuana bills become law without signing? Caesar Rodney teaching elementary students gun safety Delaware’s last Korean War Veterans chapter to dissolve 5 school districts drop virtual option for board meetings Culture ‘Man of La Mancha’s’ Don Quixote: Stuck in the middle …

Supreme court

Sitting judge, government lawyer nominated for Supreme Court

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

A Delaware Superior Court judge and a Wilmington lawyer who specializes in working with municipalities and governments have been nominated by Gov. John Carney to fill seats on the Delaware Supreme Court. Judge Abigail LeGrow and N. Christopher Griffiths will require confirmation by the Delaware Senate before taking the seat held by Justice Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves, who was appointed to …

bar exam Delaware bar exam

State bar exam to be twice a year; passing grade dropped

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Delaware will begin offering the bar exam for lawyers twice a year and will drop the passing score by two points as well as reduce the number of essays, length of clerkships and number of proceedings a candidate must attend before testing. The changes were adopted after a two-year study by the Delaware Board of Examiners and recommendations for reform …

DelawareLive Jan 1 1

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 1, 2023

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: January A perfect storm for schools, teachers: No subs, bus woes, COVID As revenues rise, Republicans say taxpayers should get some money back February Renter, landlord advocates disagree over solutions to eviction crisis Child care workers still waiting for promised $1,500 state bonuses March Pike …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Dec. 18, 2022

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Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Carney extends health emergency to protect hospital capacity DE Supreme Court explains decision to overturn vote-by-mail Culture Volunteers help pack Mountaire Cares boxes to feed 12,000 Business Walgreens, CVS to pay Delaware $43.6M opioid settlement Global case manufacturer moves from Maryland to Delaware Food …

Supreme Court of Delaware

DE Supreme Court explains decision to overturn vote-by-mail

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

In a 69-page decision that cited versions of Delaware constitutions dating back to 1776, the state’s Supreme Court this week explained its ruling overturning mail-in voting and same-day voter registration laws passed by the General Assembly earlier this year.  The state’s highest court in October unanimously ruled the statutes unconstitutional but issued an abbreviated order due to time constraints imposed …

Delaware Supreme Court Justice James T. Vaughn

Longtime Delaware Supreme Court justice to retire

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Delaware’s second longest-serving Supreme Court justice will retire in May 2023. Justice James T. Vaughn, Jr., 73, announced his decision Tuesday. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve since 1998 as a Superior Court judge and Supreme Court Justice,” Vaughn said in a letter to Gov. John Carney. “I will always appreciate the memories of working with …

DelawareLive Oct 9

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Oct. 9, 2022

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Supreme Court strikes down vote-by-mail, same-day registration Transparency advocates: Update FOIA for 21st century Sportsmen object to Jennings’ backing of gun purchase code Culture Hagley’s ‘Nation of Inventors’ to open Saturday, finally It’s raining bonsai at Longwood Gardens Business Forward Journey: Helping young severely …

Mail-in voting

Mail-in voting ruling on hold pending Supreme Court appeal

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Elections will be allowed to continue processing mail-in voting applications and preparing ballots while it appeals last week’s Chancery Court decision rendering the new law unconstitutional. The department will not be allowed to mail ballots to voters. In a letter opinion Monday, Vice Chancellor Nathan Cook granted the Department of Elections’ request to stay his ruling …