Finally! USS Delaware home state commissioning Saturday

Jarek Rutz Culture, 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 James Government, 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 Megginson Government, 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 Megginson Government, 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 Price Education, 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 Price Government, 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 Price Government, 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 …

State narrows gap between stats and Fourth of July vaccination goal

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  Delaware is sitting at 69.8% of the eligible population vaccinated.   Delaware is thisclose to making its Fourth of July goal to give at least one dose of vaccine to 70% of those eligible to take them. The state said in a press release Monday afternoon that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 69.8% of Delawareans …

The Bidens head to Rehoboth Beach house this week

Betsy Price Beaches, Government & Politics, Headlines

Helicopters like the Marine One were seen flying over Sussex County and at Rehoboth Beach. Photo from Wikipedia Commons.   President Joe Biden seems set to hit Rehoboth Beach this week arriving as early as Wednesday.  Three Marine Ones have been seen flying over Sussex County, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is closing parts of the Gordon …

Delaware’s vaccine goal in June: Adding 17,000 more people

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines, Health

    Delaware wants to vaccinate 17,000 people between now and July 4 to meet the goal President Joe Biden has set to have 70% of the population vaccinated by the Fourth of July. Gov. John Carney says that means the state needs to vaccinate about 5,000 people a week for the next month. “And celebrate Independence Day like no …