Bethany Beach -- DelDOT has now reopened Route 1 in both directions between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach. DelDOT crews worked around the clock to clear sand that washed on to the roadway during Wednesday's storm.
The Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) stood down its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) as of 12 noon today, as the winter storm that blew its way through Delaware yesterday and this morning has moved out of the state, leaving behind minimal damage.
Jordan McMillan, a freshman from Sanford School, won Delaware's Poetry Out Loud state competition on March 6, 2013, held at the Smyrna Opera House.
Delaware Imposes Three-Year Suspension and $5,000 Fine on Dr. Muhammed Niaz for Unlawful Prescribing Practices
Delaware's Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline suspended the medical license of Dr. Muhammed Niaz this week for three years and required that he pay a fine of 5,000 dollars for numerous violations of the state's Medical Practice Act
Dover -- The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in partnership with Delaware Interactive has developed a new temporary tag issuing system for new car dealerships. The new program, which officially launches on Friday, March 8, will provide greater efficiencies for automobile dealerships to fulfill DMV requirements governing the sale of motor vehicles and temporary tag issuance. The DMV has historically enjoyed a close working relationship with the state's auto dealership community.
Bethany Beach -- Due to flooding from yesterday's storm, Route 1 remains closed between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach. Other closings include: New Castle County: Bayview Rd & Silver Run Rd is closed due to Flooding. Old State Road at causeway is closed due to Flooding.
Former Congressman and Governor Mike Castle Joins Governor Markell, Lt. Gov. Denn and AG Biden to Unveil Background Check Bill
Joined by former Congressman and Governor Mike Castle and members of Delaware's law enforcement community, Governor Jack Markell, Lt. Gov. Matt Denn, Attorney General Beau Biden today unveiled legislation to require background checks for virtually all gun sales, with a few limited exceptions.
DOVER (March 6, 2013) - The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife is advising anglers to expect a reduced fish population in Records Pond, a 92-acre impoundment in Laurel that typically plays host to several small bass fishing tournaments each year and is popular with anglers seeking a variety of fish species.
DOVER (March 6, 2013) - The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife is looking for additional 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.
Governor Recognized with "Spirit of the ADA Award" for Efforts to Employ Individuals with Disabilities
Joined by leaders from government, business and the disability community, Governor Markell was presented with the Spirit of the ADA Award at the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) 2013 Leadership Awards Gala.
With the passing of former Delaware Judge and civil rights leader Leonard Williams, Gov. Markell has ordered the American and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff beginning the morning of Thursday, March 7 until the start of business on Monday, March 11 as a mark of respect.
DelDOT Asks Residents of Prime Hook to Use Prime Hook Road To Leave Their Community As Soon As Possible
Dover -- DelDOT is advising residents of Prime Hook that access from their community to the mainland is available now via Prime Hook Road, but this condition will change as the tide rises and the storm intensifies. A temporary connection to North Bay Shore Drive while be opened later today until daylight ends at 7 p.m. This connection could close sooner, however, should flood conditions require it, so residents remaining in the area should leave via Prime Hook Road now.
DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife Now Accepting Applications for 2013-2014 Low-Number Hunting License Lottery On June 4
DOVER (March 5, 2013) - DNREC's Division of Fish & Wildlife is now accepting applications for its annual low-number hunting license lottery. At 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 in the auditorium at DNREC's main office in the Richardson & Robbins Building in Dover, the Division will conduct the lottery drawing for 20 available low-number Delaware hunting licenses with numbers under 1,000.
Twenty-one talented state employees and their family members, recognized for their works of art as the results of the National Arts Program®: Delaware State Employee Exhibition and Contest II, were announced on Saturday, March 2.
A pending winter storm that is expected to arrive in Delaware on Tuesday evening and impact the state as late as Thursday, will bring heavy precipitation and flooding. Officials at the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) join with officials in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties in advising residents in flood-prone communities to be aware of potential flooding, and consider relocating in advance of the storm's arrival.
The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) will be holding a public workshop to obtain comments from surrounding businesses and the general public for the capital project along Route 72. The project limits will extend from Route 1 to Willamette Drive and will include work along McCoy Road, Route 71, and several other intersecting roadways.
Four women will be honored March 21, 2013 at the 32nd Annual Hall of Fame of Delaware Women: Beatrice "Bebe" Coker; Patricia Maichle; Dr. Wilma Mishoe; and the Honorable Jane Richards Roth.
Did you know that you are three times more likely to be in a car crash at night and wearing a seat belt decreases your risk of being injured or killed by approximately 50%? Delaware law enforcement officers are currently on the lookout for unbelted motorists during the first seat belt enforcement campaign of 2013. Drive without a seat belt and a ticket could be the least of your worries.
The National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils is bringing its multi-million dollar physical fitness campaign to Delaware.
Attorney General Beau Biden and legislative leaders today unveiled legislation that would extend a critical state program that provides assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure.