A centralized newsfeed of news and press releases from State of Delaware agencies for the last two weeks.
Updated: 1 hour 52 min ago
Dover -- The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is carefully monitoring a new snow storm, set to begin Wednesday afternoon and deliver as much as six inches of accumulation in some areas. Forecasts are calling for rain during the daytime tomorrow, possibly turning to all snow Wednesday evening. Because of forecasted high winds, power outages may be possible from downed trees and power lines which could affect some traffic signals.
Soldiers of the 193rd Regional Training Institute welcomed a new commander to the Bethany Beach Training Site, in a ceremony held Sunday, March 3. Col. Jay Hooper, the Deputy Land Component Commander, presided as Lt. Col. Len Gratteri passed the colors, symbolically relinquishing his control of the unit, to Lt. Col. Fred Cost.
DOVER (March 1, 2013) - DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement agents responded to 9 complaints and issued 10 citations between Feb. 20 and 27.
Governor's Weekly Message: Governor Markell Offers Poetic Toast at National Governors Association White House Dinner
"On this one night it's a relief - politics doesn't drive the conversation. We don't speak of partisan issues or presidential aspirations," said Governor Markell.
Did you know that you are three times more likely to be killed in a car crash at night? Statistics show that the night time hours are the most dangerous time to be on the road.
DOVER (March 1, 2013) - With mild temperatures and a bit of sun peeking through the clouds, DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Fisheries staff met a large truck from Pennsylvania yesterday at the gates of Tidbury Creek Park just south of Dover. They lost no time getting to their task - to prepare Tidbury Pond for its annual rite of spring, the opening of downstate Delaware's 2013 trout season on Saturday, March 2.
Delaware advanced 21 slots on the national Gallup Healthways Well-being Index from ranking 47 in 2011 to 26 in 2012.
DOVER (March 1, 2013) - The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife is seeking volunteers to help monitor the state's osprey population. These large raptors with their distinctive stick-built nests on tall poles or platforms can be seen along many Delaware waterways, especially Sussex County's Inland Bays. Osprey depend on a healthy and abundant food supply, and since their diet consists primarily of fish, monitoring their population and activities statewide provides a good indication of water quality.
Governor Markell announced his nomination for Commissioner of Correction and Secretary of the State Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families.
Attorney General Beau Biden, who last year led a group of 53 of his colleagues in calling for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, released a statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to send VAWA legislation to President Obama to be signed into law:
Attorney General Beau Biden and 13 of his colleagues today filed legal briefs with the United States Supreme Court supporting the freedom to marry for all couples and arguing that laws discriminating against same-sex couples violate the federal Constitution.
Attorney General Beau Biden announced that his office is marking National Consumer Protection Week (March 3-9) by conducting informational public forums across the state next week and directing Delawareans to online resources to help guard themselves against fraud.
With the passing of former Delaware Lieutenant Governor Gene Bookhammer, Gov. Markell has ordered the American and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff beginning the morning of Thursday, February 28 until the beginning of business on Tuesday, March 5 as a mark of respect.
Governor Jack Markell presented the Governor's Heritage Award to former Delaware Supreme Court Justice and Secretary of State William T. Quillen at a ceremony on Wednesday at the Delaware Public Archives in Dover. The Governor's Heritage Award is given to those Delawareans who have contributed significantly to the recognition, preservation, and celebration of Delaware's heritage. Quillen is the ninth person to receive the distinction.
The Education Commission of the States will honor Delaware in May for winning the 2013 Frank Newman Award for State Innovation, which recognizes "states and territories for enacting innovative education reforms or implementing innovative programs that go beyond marginal or incremental changes to improve student outcomes on a large scale."
Dover -- The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and the Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be exhibiting at this weekend's Delaware Home and Garden Show, hoping to expand a program that helps keep neighborhood roads and streets attractive, and answering questions about the various services they provide throughout the state.
Howell School Road Project / On March 7th, the Public is Invited to View and Comment on Latest Plans
Bear -- The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will hold a Public Information Meeting to update the public on plans for the Howell School Road Project. The workshop will be held Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the Olive B. Loss Elementary School, Multipurpose Room/Gym side, 200 Brennan Blvd., Bear.
Highlighting the importance of the arts in every child's education, Governor Jack Markell introduces Empowering Youth through the Arts, a series of videos that document outstanding arts programs being offered in arts organizations and cultural centers across the state.
DOVER (Feb. 27, 2013) The Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Control has announced the proposed plan and specifications for the project that will clean-up and restore Mirror Lake in Dover.
DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Seeks Volunteers for Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area Project on March 9
DOVER (Feb. 27, 2013) - The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help with "Bye Bye Boxwood," a habitat restoration project, at the Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area east of Smyrna from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9.