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Early voting proves popular during general election

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delawareans appear to like early voting. One poll worker at the Wilmington Riverfront polling place said there had been lines out the door since voting began Friday, including one celebrity voter: U.S. President Joe Biden, who voted Saturday alongside his granddaughter Natalie. On Monday, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer cast his ballot at the same location. Meyer, who voted …

The four district superintendents watch from the front row as Jon Cooper, director of student services at Colonial, announces the new wellness centers.

New Castle launches 4 elementary wellness centers

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Four New Castle County elementary schools are getting wellness centers that will offer medical, mental health and nutrition services to vulnerable students. Appoquinimink’s Louis L. Redding Middle School – which also serves Silver Lake Elementary – Christina’s Brookside, Colonial’s McCullough, and Red Clay’s Richardson Park elementary schools will receive $250,000 in funding for the next two years, for a total …

A student at EastSide Charter being greeted by community members as he enters the building for the first day of school.

A community of suits greet EastSide Eagles on 1st day

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Community members decked out in suits fought a torrential downpour to welcome students back to EastSide Charter School Tuesday morning.  For the seventh year in a row, the charter in northeast Wilmington held its annual Suit Up, Show Up first day, with students walking through rows of professional and other community members there to encourage them.  The students are high-fived, …

Claymont Electric Arc Park (Coastal Resilience Design Studio for the Claymont Renaissance Development Corp.)

Claymont eyed for new park with marina, amphitheater

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

  A marina, an amphitheater and 4.4 miles of trails are among the features suggested in a proposal for a large new park in Claymont. “We have a team ready … to make it a first-rate amenity,” said Brett Saddler, executive director of the Claymont Renaissance Development Corp., referring to a group of Delawareans with expertise in the environment, recreation …

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New Castle County set to approve $54 million in ARPA funds

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

New Castle County Council will vote at its next meeting to send just over $54 million in federal COVID relief funds to the county’s finance office for allocation. The money will go toward affordable housing, wastewater and stormwater management, nonprofit grants and more, according to Brian Cunningham, the county’s director of strategic communications. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, …

Officials gathered Friday for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Appoquinimink Library in Middletown.

Appoquinimink Library opens with focus on green energy

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

After decades of dealing with a teensy library stuffed inside a multi-use building, Middletown on Friday celebrated the opening of Appoquinimink Library, a new 28,000 square foot library and digital center. A small crowd gathered to watch officials cut the ribbon at 651 North Broad St. County Executive Matt Meyer called it a tremendous day for residents in south New …

Delaware Museum of Nature and Science opening

Newly opened Museum of Nature, Science to get $500,000 from county

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reimagined Museum of Nature and Science, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer told the crowd that his administration is going to propose a $500,000 grant for the institution. “Everything we do in county government right now – similarly to what’s going on in the city of Wilmington – is about diversity, equity and inclusion,” …

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Police officers, New Castle County settle sexual harassment suit

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

New Castle County has settled a lawsuit with six current and former county police officers/NCCPD New Castle County has settled a federal lawsuit brought by six current and former female county police officers against the department’s former second-highest ranking officer.  The plaintiffs include Capt. Laura O’Sullivan, Capt. Patricia Davies, Senior Cpl.  Jessica Neipris, Ret. Master Cpl.  Lynda Scelsi, Ret. Master …

Pharmaceutical manufacturer could bring 500 new jobs to Middletown

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

    A pharmaceutical company that contracts to develop and manufacture drugs is building a state-of-the-art campus in Middletown that is expected to open in 2020 and have about 500 jobs by 2026. The campus will be on 190 acres and is now in its initial phase, said a Monday press release from WuXi STA and the Delaware Prosperity Partnership. …