bike

Milford moves to condemn widow’s property for bike path

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

  This report has been updated. The Milford City Council has voted to condemn eight acres of a widow’s property and pay her $20,000 for it, so the city can access the adjoining acres that it paid her brother more than $500,000 for. Milford wants the property to install bike and pedestrian paths that would help connect the town to …

weight-loss

Cost of weight-loss drugs for state employees hits taxpayers

Jacob OwensGovernment, Headlines

When Gov. John Carney announced last week that his Fiscal Year 2025 budget proposal included more than $93 million in additional spending for health care plan costs for state employees and retirees, he didn’t mention that a significant portion of that is attributed to an exploding issue: weight-loss drugs. Delaware officials budgeted about $2 million in the current fiscal year …

stripers

As stripers arrive earlier, commercial fishing season to shift

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

With striped bass coming into the Delaware River and bay earlier in the year as the weather warms up earlier, DNREC plans to adjust their commercial fishing seasons. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will accept written comments on the proposed changes through Feb. 14. Stripers, as the fish are commonly called, have been coming in earlier than …

The proposed legislation would legalize a method of burial called natural organic reduction.

Proposed law offers look at another ‘natural’ burial method

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

Delaware’s lawmakers are ironing out the details of an increasingly popular way Americans have dealt with death: allowing the body to naturally return to the soil.  It’s one of a variety of ways to deal with bodies other than the modern, and costly, traditional services involving embalming and burial in a big casket. Eco-friendly methods of burial are becoming more …

EDGE Grant workshop planned for January 31

Terry RogersBusiness, Government, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

The Economic Vitality Committee for Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI) has arranged for a workshop that will provide details on the Encouraging Development, Growth & Expansion (EDGE) Grant. Anastasia Jackson from the Division of Small Business will facilitate the workshop January 31 from 8:30 to 9:30 AM in the Training Conference Room at Milford City Hall, located at 119 South Walnut …

About 30% of the state's marijuana card holders are 65 or older.

Law allowing elders to self-certify for marijuana card passes House

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

Another marijuana law – sponsored by the apparent champion of cannabis in the state legislature, received some opposition in the House Thursday before ultimately passing. House Bill 285, sponsored by Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark, who has been a champion of marijuana in the state legislature, would allow Delawareans 65 or older to obtain a medical marijuana card without their doctor’s …

The proposed Bill of Rights would help protect and assist the nearly 130,000 student loan borrowers in Delaware. (Photo by designer491/Getty Images)

Student loan borrowers could get Bill of Rights

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

Laws that would establish a Bill of Rights for student loan borrowers and adjust the transfer of leave days for educators garnered support in a Senate Education Committee hearing Wednesday.  Senate Bill 132, sponsored by Sen. Sarah McBride, D-Wilmington, would make Delaware the 19th state to have a Bill of Rights for student loan burrowers.  Of the 18 states who …

Milford homeless village

Hearing on Milford homeless village is comment-palooza 

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

A Milford City Council hearing on a proposed tiny house village for the homeless packed the council chamber, lobby and a basement overflow room on Monday with people who spent four hours expressing their opinions. No vote was taken. Everyone who spoke agreed that it was important to help the homeless. They also stressed that  the city should do something …

The proposed law would place penalties on pornography sites who fail to conduct a required age verification.

Committee wrestles with porn site content sent to minors

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

The discussion in a House committee Tuesday got testy in response to a bill that would hold porn websites liable for showing graphic content to minors. “You’re getting a little snippy, and I’m trying to support your legislation, but I can stop…would you prefer that?” said Rep. Madinah Wilson-Anton, D-Newark, after asking a series of clarifying questions to Rep. Mike …

Governor John Carney's State of the State Address has been moved to March 5 at 2 p.m.

Carney’s State of the State address rescheduled for March 5

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

The annual State of the State Address has been rescheduled after Gov. John Carney had to cancel last week’s originally planned event due to illness. Carney now will deliver his 2024 address from the House of Representatives Chamber in Legislative Hall on Tuesday, March 5, at 2 p.m. The event will be livestreamed on de.gov/sots and on the governor’s YouTube …