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Warning: Be Cautious of Predatory Practices related to Social Equity Licenses

Staff WriterGovernment, RSS-GOV

The Office of the Marijuana Commissioner (OMC) has received reports of out-of-state entities contacting potential social equity applicants in Delaware. These entities may be trying to trick you into paying for help securing a social equity license. ¬† The OMC does not endorse these activities and is working to investigate them, partnering with the Department [‚Ķ] Staff WriterThis post was …

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Electronic Speed Safety Program to begin in I-95/Route 896 Construction Zone

Staff WriterGovernment, RSS-GOV

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) in partnership with the Delaware State Police announce that beginning Monday, July 8, 2024, the Electronic Speed Safety Program (ESSP) will be active in the I-95/Route 896 construction zone in Newark and will last until the end of the project. The first 21 days of the program will be [‚Ķ] Staff WriterThis post was …

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The Office of the Marijuana Commissioner launched the Social Equity Eligibility Validation Application and DIA Map

Staff WriterGovernment, RSS-GOV

The Office of the Marijuana Commissioner (OMC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Social Equity Eligibility Validation Application and Disproportionately Impacted Areas (DIA) Map OMC is responsible for implementing the Marijuana Control Act in Delaware, which includes a Social Equity License program. Individuals interested in applying for a social equity license must first [‚Ķ] Staff WriterThis post was …

This image illustrates the Bortle scale, which measures the impact of light pollution on the dark skies at a given location. It shows, from left to right, the increase in the number of stars and night-sky objects visible in excellent dark sky conditions compared with cities.  The illustration is a modification of a photo taken at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile, a place with excellent dark-sky conditions, perfect for astronomy. European Southern Observatory.

NCCo takes another step to curb light pollution

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

  Light pollution was on many Delawareans‚Äô minds in mid-May as they sought dark places to observe the northern lights. And a few days later New Castle County Council unanimously approved an ordinance to reduce light pollution. ‚ÄúOrdinance 23-122 only affects new commercial construction projects (or significant redevelopment projects), and at its most basic simply ensures that light and energy …

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Ticks are out there questing, and they’re looking for you

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Ticks don’t fly, drop or hop onto people. For the most part, they perch in undergrowth, with two of their eight legs extended, hoping to hitch a ride on your clothes as you walk¬† by. It’s called questing, and once they’ve attached themselves to a host, they crawl their way into the perfect spot for a bloody meal. Those details …

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Middletown-area warehouse developer sues New Castle County

Karl BakerBusiness, Headlines

This story was originally published on¬†Spotlight Delaware.¬† A development company that has built distribution centers for Amazon and Walmart is suing New Castle County, claiming that government inaction has improperly delayed its controversial plan to construct a nearly 2.4 million-square-foot warehousing complex near Middletown. The lawsuit¬†follows months of outcry in the Middletown area¬†against the development of massive warehouses, and the …

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Southbridge residents await remediation of contaminated park

Jose Ignacio Castaneda PerezGovernment, Headlines

This story was originally published on¬†Spotlight Delaware.¬† Regular visitors of Barbara Hicks Park in Wilmington‚Äôs Southbridge neighborhood face potential health risks stemming from contaminants in the soil that were discovered nearly two years ago. Despite the discovery, city officials have¬†not yet made a decision on remedial action or established a timeline to clean up the park. Frequent park visitors face …

Pettinaro Management is donating 30 acres on the west side of Hercules Road in Mill Creek to New Castle County for a park. Ken Mammarella photo.

Exclusive: 30-acre park off Hercules Road in the works

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

New Castle County is on its way to being given 30 acres for a park in the Mill Creek area. The land is part of a country club known as Hercules when it opened in 1937 (that‚Äôs why the road it‚Äôs on is called Hercules Road) and then Delaware National before being sold, with housing planned. ‚ÄúThe project was approved …

Payments for New Castle County sewer bills are now due March 22. (Photo by Eliobed Suarez on Unsplash)

NCCo gives residents 3 more weeks to pay sewer bills

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

New Castle County is giving residents three more weeks to pay sewer bills that it says were delayed in the mail. ‚ÄúWhen our office was alerted that residents had not received their annual sewer bills as expected, we immediately investigated the situation and learned that the delay had been caused by operational changes at the United States Postal Service, County …

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New opt-in video call option lets 911 see emergency live

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines, Milford-live

Starting Monday, New Castle County 911 operators will be able to ask callers if they would be willing to let 911 see what they’re witnessing through real-time video. If so, 911 will text a link to the caller that allows that person to livestream video of a scene through a phone camera. The choice to turn on the camera phone …