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NEW CASTLE — New Castle County is moving toward an electric future, passing code amendments Tuesday that relate to residential construction, electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. more
In a State of the City address that was more like a network TV talk show than the traditionally stiff podium-delivered address, Salisbury Mayor Jake Day on Tuesday reviewed the city … more
GEORGETOWN — Totally disabled veterans meeting eligibility criteria will not only be exempt from paying school tax but also Sussex County property tax under a piggyback ordinance proposal introduced to County Council on Tuesday. more
GEORGETOWN — By a unanimous decision, Sussex County Council on Tuesday affirmed the Planning & Zoning Commission’s July 8 approval of preliminary plans for Terrapin Island, a 42-lot subdivision on 32 acres near Lewes that spurred opposition and an appeal signed by more than 160. more
DOVER — It’s still an open field for those wishing to make a bid to represent the 1st District on City Council. As of Tuesday afternoon, no one had filed for candidacy in a Nov. 16 special election to fill the vacant seat left open when former Councilman Matthew Lindell announced his resignation in September. more
Some New Castle County representatives are calling for Gov. John Carney and House and Senate leadership to remove indicted State Auditor Kathy McGuiness from office. more
DOVER (AP) — The office of Delaware's embattled state auditor violated the state's Freedom of Information Act over a period of several years by failing to properly maintain logs of public … more
WILMINGTON — Delaware’s congressional delegation welcomed U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough on Monday for a discussion on suicide prevention and mental health. more
GEORGETOWN — Rep. Ruth Briggs King, a Republican who has held the 37th District seat since winning a special election in 2009, confirmed Monday that she has initiated an exploratory committee amid rumors of a possible vacancy in the 19th Senatorial District. more
Nearly two months after Delaware was hit by Hurricane Ida, President Joe Biden on Sunday declared that there is indeed an emergency need in the state and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the affected areas. more
WILMINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Mark A. Denney Jr. has requested that Superior Court deny a motion to sanction Attorney General Kathleen Jennings for comments made shortly after State Auditor Kathy McGuiness was indicted Oct. 11. more
WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., announced a change to his leadership team Monday, naming a new chief of staff. more
PRINCESS ANNE — County Commissioner districts are expected to shift in Princess Anne with U.S. 13 being the dividing line from Mt. Vernon Road south to where Somerset Avenue ends at Ocean … more
DOVER — This past week, the public weighed in on redistricting draft map proposals produced by Democrats, Delaware’s majority party. Early this week, updated maps go online, possibly … more
It’s a notion touted in America, often said by politicians and written on the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” … more
MIDDLETOWN — Despite traffic concerns, the town’s Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously approved a proposal for a 600,000-square-foot warehouse on Auto Park Drive, off Del. 299, on Thursday. more
GEORGETOWN — Terrapin Island, a proposed subdivision near Lewes opposed through appeal, is in the hands of Sussex County Council. more
LAUREL — Frank Calio wore several hats during his lifetime — including one that spanned more than 50 years in Delaware politics — and was known for never being afraid to speak what was on his mind. more
WILMINGTON — As both sides await court rulings in the case against indicted State Auditor Kathy McGuiness, there’s no estimating the time frame ahead. more
MILFORD — With only one person having filed to run, the special election to fill the vacancy in the city’s 3rd Ward has been canceled.  more
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