DNREC to begin restoring beaches, dunes after powerful nor’easter

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Contol on Monday began restoring beaches after a powerful nor’easter caused widespread erosion and damage. The Mother’s Day weekend storm brought tropical-storm-force winds that affected communities along Delaware’s bayshore and Atlantic coast. “Our shoreline team will be hard at [work] for the foreseeable future on beach restoration priorities that this storm handed …

City Council OKs 11-acre Food Bank of Delaware campus

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Milford City Council on Monday evening approved the Food Bank of Delaware’s application to build a new campus on an 11-acre parcel in Independence Commons Business Park on Airport Road.  The facility will include Food Bank of Delaware offices, greenhouses, growing space, a grocery store-like operation and an orchard. The garden and greenhouses will be used to grow produce for …

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City Council approves 340-unit Westwood subdivision

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The 340-unit subdivision off Williamsville Road was approved by City Council Monday. Milford City Council on Monday evening unanimously approved an application by Ribera Development to develop a planned community on the north side of Williamsville Road. The 130-acre parcel, located behind United States Cold Storage, was already zoned for R-2 residential development – the second least-dense residential zoning type. …

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Incumbent Mike Boyle defeats challenger, others win unopposed

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Mike Boyle has won re-election to Ward 1 of the Milford City Council. Incumbent Milford City Councilman Michael Boyle has won re-election. Boyle triumphed over challenger Linda Bretzer in the Ward 1 election Saturday, winning 99 of the 119 votes. Five of the nine council seats were up for election, but incumbents Andrew Fulton, Brian Baer, Katrina Wilson and Mayor …

Conservatives marshal forces as school board elections near

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines

Republicans are going all in this year to support their candidates for school board elections that take place in three weeks.  The Delaware State Republican Party is sponsoring a “Super Saturday Day of Action” Saturday to encourage volunteers to meet candidates and help them campaign The right-wing Patriots of Delaware this week sent out an email saying “it’s time to …

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Masks no longer required on DART buses

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Dough4872/Wikimedia Commons Masks are no longer required on Delaware’s public transit buses.  A federal judge in Florida on Monday ruled the CDC overstepped its authority and failed to follow proper procedure when it extended the mask mandate for planes and other forms of public transportation. Shortly after, the White House announced the Transportation Security Administration would no longer enforce the …

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$300 checks are on the way. Here’s what you need to know

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Photo/Getty Images Delawareans will soon receive $300 checks thanks to a bipartisan direct relief bill signed Thursday by Gov. John Carney. The bill, aimed at helping Delawareans faced with high gas prices and soaring inflation, consists of a one-time payment to every state taxpayer who filed a 2020 tax return. “Delaware families are dealing with higher costs at the grocery …

DOJ seeks public’s assistance in Sussex County sexual abuse case

Charles Megginson Headlines, Police & Fire

Major Foster The Delaware Department of Justice is asking individuals who have been victims of abuse by an Ellendale pastor to come forward and assist in his prosecution. Major Foster, a Lincoln man, is facing pending charges after allegedly inappropriately touching multiple women during his time as pastor at Ellendale’s Philadelphia Pentecostal Holiness Church. Foster was indicted in November by …

Lawmakers announce plan to give every Delaware taxpayer $300

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday announced a plan to give every Delaware taxpayer $300 in direct economic relief. The relief plan, which would send direct payments to every Delawarean who filed a 2020 tax return, has the backing of Gov. John Carney.  Legislation is currently being drafted to enable relief payments. A bill is expected to be introduced during …

Trace Adkins, Frank Reyes top off 2022 State Fair concert lineup

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Photo courtesy of Delaware State Fair. The Delaware State Fair has announced its final two headline acts for the 2022 Delaware Lottery Summer Concert Series at the M&T Bank Grandstand. Country music star Trace Adkins and Dominican bachata artist Frank Reyes will top off the star-studded list of acts that already includes Hank Williams Jr., Sam Hunt, Nelly, Toby Mac, …