City of Milford staffing shortage impacting resident services

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The City of Milford is facing the same hiring challenges to fill vacancies as many other municipalities and businesses are presently facing.  The City is hiring in several departments, including Electric, Public Works, Parks & Recreation, Customer Service, IT, Police and Solid Waste. Due to staff vacancies, and the use of temporary labor, residents may see a delay in service. …

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Guard offering free medical, dental, eye exams in Dover through Sunday

Betsy Price Government, Headlines, Health

The National Guard’s Innovative Readiness Training programwill offer medical, dental, optometric and mental health exams for free in Dover.   Nearly 250 National Guard service members from several states have been deployed to Dover on a training mission that will simultaneously provide no-cost medical services to residents who are uninsured, underinsured or simply in need of care.  Pop-up clinics focusing …

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Student activist convinces State Fair to build more accessible bathroom

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A Thursday’s dedication of a handcap-accessible restroom at the Delaware State Fair are, from left, fair Treasurer Doug Crouse, Janet Butler, fair vice president Clark, student activist Jarrett Butler and State Sen. Dave Wilson.   One Delaware student appears to have a jump on a career as a lobbyist, as evidenced by his successful efforts to make the Delaware State …

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$80 million Clean Water Act sets up trust to direct cash into projects

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Wetlands in Sussex County. Photo by Joann Kingsley/Delaware Community Lens   A bipartisan bill aimed at addressing wastewater and drinking water issues in Delaware’s underserved communities was signed into law by Gov. John Carney Thursday after six years in the making. House Bill 200, the Clean Water for Delaware Act, creates a framework and funding source which lawmakers say will …

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Bill to mandate police body cameras signed into law

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

    Nate McQueen, secretary of the Delaware Department of Safety, leads applause for police officers during a ceremony that made police body cameras a state law.   Delaware has become the eighth state in the country to mandate the statewide use of body cameras by police officers. Gov. John Carney was joined by members of the House Black Caucus, …

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Sen. Ernie Lopez will not seek re-election in 2022

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Sen. Ernie Lopez   Republican State Senator Ernie López will not be seeking re-election in 2022, according to a press release issued by the Senate Republican Caucus Friday afternoon.  He didn’t cite a reason why. López’s district includes Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Harbeson. “It is with a great deal of thanks and humility to the people of …

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Fishermen, scientist praise increased dredging in Sussex waters

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

$16 million has been allotted to help DNREC dredge inland Sussex County waters. Archival photo courtesy of DNREC   By Charlie Megginson Delaware’s inland bays, canals and waterways are about to become easier to navigate after the General Assembly last month authorized a record $16 million for dredging projects. The hope is that boaters will be able to enjoy more …

Greatest impact of Elsa is expected to be overnight

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

This National Weather Service map shows the predicted path of Elsa as of Thursday morning.   The National Weather Service has put Delaware under a tropical storm warning and says the biggest worry of the storm moving up the Eastern seaboard will be rain. Heavy rains of 1 to 3 inches could cause flash flooding and some river flooding from …

The Delaware Legislature returns to session on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

List of Bond Bill’s community projects still unpublished

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The General Assembly passed Delaware’s Bond Bill, which funds construction projects, last week but there’s still no list of the district projects.     When the General Assembly passed a record-setting $1.3 billion bond bill last week, the spending package did not include a list of the $70 million in projects chosen by legislators for their districts. The Community Redevelopment …

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Knight’s Crossing receives final major subdivision approval

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Knight’s Crossing received final approval for Phase I of a development that will be constructed near the former marina on Route 1 On Monday, June 28, Milford City Council approved a final major subdivision plan for Knight’s Crossing, a development located on the former Milford Marina property. The development will include 87 single-family detached dwellings and 30 townhouses. The final …