Bridgeville angler Sydney McBroom with 53-pound Delaware record blue catfish caught on the Nanticoke River.

Another new record for state’s largest blue catfish

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

If it’s starting to sound like a broken record, that’s what it is: For the second time in less than a month, Delaware has a new state record blue catfish. Sydney McBroom of Bridgeville landed the 53-pound whopper, which measured 46.5 inches long and is believed to be the largest freshwater fish caught since the Delaware Department of Natural Resources …

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Fancy a low-digit Delaware hunting license? Enter State Fair raffle

Staff WriterGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control  will give away a low digit hunting license during its first-ever hunting license raffle. A raffle ticket will be given to any Delaware resident hunter who buys a 2023/2024 license at the DNREC Building at the Delaware State Fair between opening day, Thursday, June 20, and noon July 27. The winner’s name …

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DelawareLIVE Weekly Review – June 25, 2023

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines State’s 2024 budget of $5.6 billion jumps 10% over 2023 Republicans make one more try to limit DNREC on EV mandate After 6-month search, Learning Collab selects exec. director Republican bill would allow bail denial for firearm offenses Gender-affirming bill draws GOP criticism; action …

Reimbursements for EV purchasers was discussed in a Senate committee Thursday.

EV car reimbursements, school buses discussed in Senate

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Environment-friendly cars and school buses were the focus of the Senate Environment, Energy and Transportation Committee Thursday, and legislators appeared supportive of laws regarding both. House Bill 12,  sponsored by Rep. Sophie Phillips, D-Christiana, establishes a rebate program for new and used electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, using $2 million in funding from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The bill …


Republicans make one more try to limit DNREC on EV mandate

Sam HautHeadlines

The leader of the House Republicans offered a resolution during Thursday’s session asking DNREC to pause the implementation of California’s Advanced Clean Car II regulation. Like other Republican attempts to rein in state efforts to increase the number of electric vehicles on the road, the motion failed 17 to 22. The resolution also would have ask the Department of Natural …

Senate Bill 170 aims to evaluate the potential of offshore wind energy.

Senate passes offshore wind energy collaboration bill

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

The Senate passed seven bills Thursday, but two of them – one about offshore wind energy and one about tenant protections – received some resistance. Senate Bill 170, sponsored by Sen. Stephanie Hansen, D-Middletown, requires the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to work with the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland Interconnection to look into the viability of generating offshore wind …

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Offshore wind bill sent to Senate; will it hike power bills?

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A bill that requires DNREC to investigate offshore wind as a power source and work with electric companies to analyze its impact will head to the full Senate. Senate Bill 170, sponsored by Sen. Stephanie Hansen, D-Middletown, passed the Senate Environment, Energy & Transportation Committee meeting Wednesday. SB 17 0 would require the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control …


State: Complicated to ask Feds to tag smoky days as unusual

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A conservative institute wants Delaware to move to make sure that it’s not tagged by the feds with several bad air days because of last week’s smoky, hazy days caused by wildfires in Canada. David Stevenson, director of the Center for Energy & Environment at the Caesar Rodney Institute, has urged Delaware’s Department of National Resources & Environmental Control to …


Republican bills on EV regulation meet committee opposition

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Two Republican bills that would stop DNREC from implementing an unpopular electric vehicle mandate failed in House and Senate committees. Senate Bill 96, sponsored by Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, would forbid the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control DNREC from making any rules or regulations that would restrict the sale of gas-powered vehicles. House Bill 123, sponsored by …

Inspection lanes in Wilmington, Delaware City and Dover will be closed today.

Wildfires keep toll-takers off duty, shut DMV lanes

Ken MammarellaHealth, Headlines

The smoke from Canadian wildfires has caused important changes in Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles operations today. Cash booths at toll plazas will be unattended. No violations will be issued. Inspection lanes in Wilmington, Delaware City and Dover will be closed. Georgetown’s lanes will remain open at this time, the agency announced early this morning. All road testing in Wilmington, …