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More than 500 Delawareans turn out to ‘Stand with Israel’

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Culture

Hundreds of arms shot into the air Wednesday night at the packed “We Stand With Israel Solidarity Rally” at Wilmington’s Siegel Jewish Community Center. Caryl Marcus-Stape, chairman of the board of the Jewish Federation of Delaware, had just asked, “How many of you have parents, children, grandparents, loved ones, families or friends in Israel?” Then, “How many of you know someone …

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Carney to end public health emergency order in May

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

  Playing follow the leader, Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday he will end the State of Delaware’s COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Order on May 11. That will coincide with the plans of President Joe Biden, who announced months ago that he would end the national public health emergency May 11. “Consistent with the ending of the federal public health emergency, and …

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ChristianaCare names breast center after Tatiana Copeland

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

    ChristianaCare has named its Breast Center The Tatiana Copeland Breast Center after a Wilmington philanthropist who was treated for cancer there. The naming of the center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute reflects Tatiana and Gerret Copeland’s financial support, the healthcare system said in a press release. The couple gave a $1.2 million gift …

Finally! USS Delaware home state commissioning Saturday

Jarek RutzCulture, Headlines

    The crew of the USS Delaware lines up while practicing for the Saturday’s public commissioning.   The crew aboard the USS Delaware Friday showed off a dress rehearsal of Saturday’s commissioning ceremony at the Port of Wilmington. Originally set for April 2020, the pandemic pushed a public program to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Attendees will …

Biden appoints Delaware’s former adjutant general to USO Board

Karen JamesGovernment, Headlines

AMONG RETIRED US. ARMY MAJOR GENERAL FRANCIS “FRANK” D. VAVALA’S MANY PROJECTS IS HELPING FORM A MILITARY HIGH SCHOOL IN SUSSEX COUNTY. Photo by Capt. Brendan Mackie/U.S. Army A former adjutant general for the Delaware National Guard has been appointed by President Biden to serve on the Board of Governors for the USO. Retired US. Army Major General Francis “Frank” …

Lewes man flies flag below black pants to honor U.S. soldiers

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Lewes resident Harry Farreny says he will fly the U.S. flag this way for 13 weeks to honor soldiers killed in Afghanistan.     A Lewes man said he’s flying a pair of pants above the American flag in his front lawn to protest the Biden presidency and express his discontent with Biden’s handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan. …

Carney seeks federal disaster declaration from Biden

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

More than 275 Delaware homes and businesses have been affected by flooding from the Brandywine River, Carney’s letter to Biden says.   Gov. John Carney on Friday sent a letter to President Biden requesting a Major Disaster Declaration following flooding caused by Tropical Depression Ida.  If authorized, the declaration would provide the state with federal financial resources for both the …

DSU’s Tony Allen tapped to head White House HBCU group

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

DSU president Dr. Tony Allen   Among the issues that DSU President Tony Allen wants to help the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities tackle are historic inequities in physical infrastructure funding, more federal research support, and more as well as easier access to financial support for students. All of them are topics he will champion after being appointed by …

Biden appoints Jack Markell to lead country’s Afghan resettlement efforts

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell President Joe Biden has appointed former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell to head the country’s efforts to resettle Afghan refugees. Markell, w ho was governor from 2009 to 2017, will officially be called the White House Operation Allies Welcome coordinator, according to a story in the Washington Post. It is a temporary position expected to conclude …

Biden appoints Carney to bipartisan governors council

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Delaware Gov. John Carney Gov. John Carney has been appointed to a national Council of Governors by President Joe Biden. The two have known each other for decades. The Council of Governors is designed to link state and federal authorities in dealing with emergencies, disasters, homeland defense, defense support for civil authorities and matters pertaining to the National Guard. The …