The Public Arts Commission is taking inspiration from Philadelphia’s 1% for Art program.

New Castle County creates arts commission, will seek funding

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

New Castle County is taking a page out of the City of Brotherly Love’s playbook in an effort to add art and creativity to its streets and neighborhoods. The County Council this week unanimously passed Councilwoman Dee Durham’s Ordinance 23-160 to create a Public Arts Commission. The legislation took inspiration from Philadelphia’s 1% for Art program, which requires new city …

New Castle County council meeting, property tax

New Castle County OKs $331.4M budget, lowers property tax

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

New Castle County’s 2024 budget includes the first property tax reduction in 50 years. The tax reduction comes in the form of an automatic 5% tax credit for those paying property taxes, said New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer. “It’s the first decrease, we’re being told, since this form of government was created in the 1960s,” Meyer said. That decrease …

Brandywine Town Center

Smaller pond, more eateries for Brandywine Town Center?

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

    Changes are afoot at the Brandywine Town Center, which could include new buildings, restaurants and parking. What they will be is yet to be determined. “No changes are proposed for the main building,” said New Castle County Councilman Dee Durham, who represents the area around the Naamans Road power center. She and the Council of Civic Associations of …

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

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, 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, …

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Police officers, New Castle County settle sexual harassment suit

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, 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 …