DNREC and Federal Agencies Release Draft Restoration Plan for 2006 Bermuda Islander Oil Spill in Delaware Bay
DOVER, Del. (Feb. 6, 2013) - Federal and state agencies, including the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, have received settlement funds to restore conditions for fish, birds, sensitive habitats, horseshoe crabs and recreational use of the Delaware Bay areas that were impacted in 2006 by an oil spill from the vessel Bermuda Islander.
Delaware Food Supplement Program to Spread Monthly Food Benefits Over Longer Period Beginning In March
Beginning in March, a change to Delaware's Food Supplement Program (FSP) will spread out the monthly distribution of food benefits that help to feed more than 153,000 Delawareans over 15 days instead of the current seven days.
Feb. 7, 2013 marks the thirteenth annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Delaware's Division of Public Health (DPH) joins the national call for awareness and action and encourages African Americans in Delaware to get educated, get tested, get involved, and get treated for HIV/AIDS if already infected.
Juniors in Delaware's public schools now can register to take the SAT college readiness exam for free during the school day on Wednesday, April 17.
Biden, 12 States and Federal Government Sue S&P for Deceiving Consumers and Investors with Devastating Economic Consequences
Lawsuit charges company with misrepresenting independence of its ratings of securities backed by toxic mortgages
Governor Jack Markell announced today his appointment of two experienced state leaders to serve as acting cabinet officials at the Department of Correction (DOC) and Department of Services for Children, Youth and Families (DSCYF) while he searches to fill those positions on a permanent basis.
Governor Orders American, Delaware Flags Flown at Half-Staff to Honor Former Adjutant General Arthur Episcopo
Governor Markell ordered the American and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff beginning Wednesday, February 6th until the close of business Thursday, February 7th in honor of former Adjutant General Arthur Episcopo.
A program that targets children in low-income areas to ensure they have meals during the summer is seeking sponsors for meal locations.
The Division for the Visually Impaired (DVI) will sponsor a town hall meeting Feb. 11 in Dover to give consumers and the general public an opportunity to provide feedback to the director, staff and advisory councils on the ongoing operation of DVI programs and services.
Two Delaware Guard members were honored for their leadership during the annual Colonel S.B.I Duncan Leadership Award on February 3. Held in the SBI Duncan Readiness center the award is presented to an enlisted Soldier and Airman serving as traditional guard members.
The best and the brightest Soldiers and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Delaware National Guard took part in a yearly Soldier and NCO of the Year competition held at Bethany Beach Training Site. There were six competitors in all, three NCO's and three Soldiers, all competing for the top honor for the Delaware Guard.
The Department of Education's School Nutrition Program has won more than $338,000 for outstanding performance, an award that will go toward supporting nutrition programs in schools across the state.
DOVER (Feb. 5, 2013) - The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help with "Bye Bye Boxwood," an invasive plant removal project, at the Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area east of Smyrna from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.
U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons and U.S. Representative John Carney (all D-Del.) announced a $995,202 grant award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases to support the Delaware Division of Public Health's immunization program. The program ensures providers have access to and administer all recommended vaccines, keeps providers up-to-date on relevant developments in the vaccine field and maintains their awareness of the epidemiology of vaccine preventable disease in Delaware and across the nation.
DOVER (Feb. 1, 2013) - To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware's fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement agents responded to 33 complaints and issued 16 citations between Jan. 23 and 30.
Dover -- Since weather forecasts are calling for up to an inch or more of snow late this evening, several hundred crew members from the Delaware Department of Transportation will begin reporting to work after rush hour traffic is over. If conditions are worse than forecast, more staff will be mobilized tonight. Even an inch of snow can make the roads slick and can cause crashes.
DNREC to Hold Public Hearing Feb. 7 in Millsboro on Cleanup Plan for Burton Island Ash Disposal Site
MILLSBORO (Feb. 1, 2013) - DNREC's Site Investigation and Restoration Section will hold a public hearing on the final phase of the proposed cleanup plan for the Burton Island ash landfill at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Millsboro Fire Hall, 109 East State Street in Millsboro.
DOVER (Feb. 1, 2013) - The new 2013 Delaware Fishing Guide has arrived with a colorful splash and is being distributed to fishing license dealers throughout the state, including many hardware, sporting goods and bait & tackle shops. Anglers also can pick up a copy of the guide, along with their fishing license and trout stamp, at the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife's main office in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, and can get it online too - by visiting the DNREC website.
Earlier this week, we shared some exciting news regarding Delaware's public education system - next school year, nearly 1000 kindergarteners and first graders will be enrolled in our world language immersion program, spending half their school day learning in either Chinese or Spanish. Over the next decade, we expect that number to reach 10,000. It's one of many ways we're working to create a world class education system.
Super Bowl a.k.a. "Harbowl" will be one of the biggest sporting events in 2013. While, many will be watching the game to see which coach Harbaugh can bring home the trophy, Delaware law enforcement officers will be watching the roads ensuring impaired drivers don't ruin your Super Bowl celebrations.