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DelDOT Highlights National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week “Become a hero toward zero, their lives depend on it.”

Staff WriterGovernment, RSS-GOV

Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski was joined by representatives of the Delaware State Police and AAA Mid-Atlantic on Monday at the 95/896 interchange project to call attention to the importance of safe driving in our work zones across the state. National Work Zone Awareness Week is held each April at the traditional start of construction […] Staff WriterThis post was …

Dover Motor Speedway has announced about 40 events and activities for the April 26-28 NASCAR weekend.

Dover Speedway adds music, games, trivia to NASCAR weekend

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

An AC/DC tribute band, a bagpiper, arcade games and trivia contests have been added to the Fan Zone during the Dover Motor Speedway’s NASCAR weekend April 26-28. These free attractions are part of efforts to give racing fans, particularly those who camp out all weekend, something else to do besides watch the races. Guests will need to pass through the …

Kent County has one of the highest percentages of young homeowners in the country. Tierra Mallorca photo from Unsplash.

Kent ranks 5th in country for young homeowners

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

This Old House, a media empire that for decades has been extolling old houses, just looked at how each generation approaches homeownership and what drives the decision to plant roots or seek new horizons. And Delaware makes a prominent appearance. Dover is No. 5 on a list it compiled of the country’s metropolitan areas for the greatest percentage of homeowners …

The Office of the Marijuana Commissioner (OMC) has released additional sections of the informal draft regulations.

Staff WriterGovernment, RSS-GOV

The Office of the Marijuana Commissioner (OMC) has released additional sections of the informal draft regulations for review. The sections of draft regulations released today include the sections related to tracking, product health standards, packaging and labeling requirements, and advertising. The Informal Comment Period on the OMC website omc.delaware.gov will close on March 29, 2024. […] Staff WriterThis post was …

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Decarbonization, hydrogen company expands in Kent County

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

An international company has chosen a site in Kent County to base its operations to support global decarbonization and the hydrogen economy. FFI Ionix will move from its 15,000-square-foot site in Harrington to 60 Starlifter Ave. in Dover . More than 22,000 square feet of the new facility’s $57,000 square feet will be lab space. The site will be the …

The Senior Roll Call Lifeline calls the homes of seniors and disabled New Castle County residents. (Andrea Piaqcuadio studio from Pexels)

Another ‘save’ by NCCo Senior Roll Call Lifeline

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines, Health

Every morning, the New Castle County Police Senior Roll Call Lifeline calls the homes of seniors and disabled county residents. On Sept. 20, one call led to finding a 76-year-old woman who’d fallen and couldn’t contact help. The woman, who lives in Heritage Park, off Kirkwood Highway, was sent to Christiana Hospital. That moment was called a “save,” and it …

Democrats and Republicans plan to attack voting changes differently

Same-day voter registration bill heads to Carney

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Senate on Wednesday voted along party lines for a same-day voter registration bill. House Substitute 1 for House Bill 25, sponsored by Rep. Sherry Dorsey-Walker, D-Wilmington, will allow residents to register at the polls on election day and immediately vote. The bill already passed the House and now goes to Gov. John Carney for his signature. When he …

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Prosecutors continue calling witnesses in McGuiness trial

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Prosecutors continued to call witnesses Wednesday on day two of testimony in the trial of State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness. The jury entered the courtroom more than an hour behind schedule because of technological difficulties. RELATED: Trial of Auditor Kathy McGuiness begins in Dover McGuiness sat quietly at the defense table while employees from the Department of Technology and Information detailed …

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State drops McGuiness case to reindict in Kent County

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Justice will not pursue its prosecution of State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness in New Castle County, according to a spokesman for the court.  “The State has entered a Nolle Prosequi without prejudice and has indicated it will submit the case involving Kathleen McGuiness to the Kent County Grand Jury on Monday, June 6, 2022,” said Sean O’Sullivan, …

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McGuiness trial up in air as prosecutors ponder venue change

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The trial against Delaware State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness got off to a rocky start Tuesday after her defense team argued the case should be heard in Kent County rather than New Castle County. Rule 18 of the Superior Court says that in most cases, a prosecution shall be held in the county in which the offense or offenses are alleged …