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Office of Marijuana Commissioner Opens Social Equity Workshop Registration

Staff WriterGovernment, RSS-GOV

The Office of the Marijuana Commissioner (OMC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Social Equity Workshop Registration. Social Equity stakeholders are invited to participate in these workshops that aim to provide information to those interested in applying for a Social Equity license in the Delaware adult-use recreational marijuana industry.   OMC has partnered […] Staff WriterThis post was …

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Apply Now for Nonprofit Security Grant Program

Staff WriterGovernment, RSS-GOV

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is urging eligible nonprofits, including faith-based organizations, to prepare now for an upcoming Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) opportunity anticipated to be available for applications in April 2024. NSGP provides funding for projects that enhance physical security and cybersecurity to nonprofits at high risk of a terrorist attack. Staff WriterThis post was originally published …

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DelDOT Highlights National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week “Become a hero toward zero, their lives depend on it.”

Staff WriterGovernment, RSS-GOV

Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski was joined by representatives of the Delaware State Police and AAA Mid-Atlantic on Monday at the 95/896 interchange project to call attention to the importance of safe driving in our work zones across the state. National Work Zone Awareness Week is held each April at the traditional start of construction […] Staff WriterThis post was …

The Senior Roll Call Lifeline calls the homes of seniors and disabled New Castle County residents. (Andrea Piaqcuadio studio from Pexels)

Another ‘save’ by NCCo Senior Roll Call Lifeline

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines, Health

Every morning, the New Castle County Police Senior Roll Call Lifeline calls the homes of seniors and disabled county residents. On Sept. 20, one call led to finding a 76-year-old woman who’d fallen and couldn’t contact help. The woman, who lives in Heritage Park, off Kirkwood Highway, was sent to Christiana Hospital. That moment was called a “save,” and it …

New Castle County is moving forward with a plan to require fire sprinklers in new home. (Pixabay photo from Pexels)

NCCo working to require fire sprinklers in new homes

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

New Castle County is moving forward with a plan to require fire sprinklers in new townhouses and one- and two-family dwellings. Its planing document cites lots of support, including the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office, the New Castle County Fire Chiefs Association, the New Castle County Firefighter’s Association, the New Castle County Fire and Ambulance Advisory Board, the Fire Sprinkler …

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Contractors: Prevailing wages bill will raise state costs

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A bill that would increase the prevailing wage for contractors making products offsite is unlikely to be heard in the House after the legislature passed the 2024 fiscal year’s budget on Wednesday. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 102, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Bryan Townsend, D-Newark, would require laborers making products away from a building site to be paid …

Fisher's Popcorn of Delaware is expanding to Frankford.

Fisher’s Popcorn picks Frankford site to expand

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

Fisher’s Popcorn of Delaware has chosen Frankford for a new $4.85 million facility that will more than quadruple space for its manufacturing and wholesale operations. The company’s current production facility in Fenwick Island is 2,000 square feet, and the new 17-acre site on Route 20 is almost 10,000 square feet. The additional space will include two kettles and a large …

Seaford Library kiosk

State campaign to encourage use of library privacy kiosks

Sam HautHeadlines, Government

The state plans a marketing campaign to encourage more residents to use Social Service Kiosks that now exist in some libraries to access medical and other private services. The soundproof booths are located in 13 different libraries across the state.  Health and library officials hoped they would help some of Delaware’s more disadvantaged populations get the help they needed to …

RISE Against Hunger meals packing

Sussex community event hopes to pack, donate 150,000 meals

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

A Sussex County community-wide program aimed at feeding the hungry plans to pack and donate as many as 150,000 meals March 4. It already knows it has the money and manpower to pack 100,000 and is hoping for more donations between now and March 2 to help hit their goal.  “I am really kind of ecstatic about where we are, …

Return Day

From politics to parties, this tradition dates back to 1812

Ken Mammarella, Delaware Journalism CollaborativeHeadlines, Culture

Delaware LIVE News is part of the Delaware Journalism Collaborative, a partnership of local news and community organizations working to bridge divides statewide. Learn more here. This is the story of cockfighting and barbecued chicken, of oxcarts and ox roasts, of political parties and alcohol-fueled parties and of at least one death. This is the story of Delaware’s Return Day, an …