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Cat found near Battery Park tests positive for rabies

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

Delaware Public Health officials say a rabid cat has been found near Battery Park in Old New Castle. Photo by Aleksandr Nadyojin/Pexels.   The latest animal in Delaware to test positive for rabies is a calico cat found near Battery Park in Old New Castle. The cat, which appeared to live or spend time between West Ninth Street and West …

Hagley damage may hit $2 million, and it has no flood insurance

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

These two photos from Hagley show water halfway up the back door of the visitors center.     Damage to the lower property at Hagley Museum and Library  — a seminal piece of Delaware industrial history where DuPont manufactured gunpowder — may hit $2 million, according to CEO Jill MacKenzie. Water overflowing the Brandywine River Sept. 2 after the remnants …

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DSU, UD both rise in annual national college rankings

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Delaware State University and the University of Delaware both rose in the annual ranking among colleges by U.S. News and World Report. DSU has risen to No. 10 among all Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings and remains at No. 3 among public HBCUs, and the University of Delaware has risen to …

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Hagley reopens after flooding with limited access, reduced prices

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Hagley visitors can tour the Eleutherian Mills home, garden and barn.     Hagley Museum and Library has reopened with limited access for visitors following historic flooding from Ida. A press release announcing the opening did not detail the extent of the damage, but said damage assessment continues. The site of du Pont’s original gunpowder mills, Hagley sits along the …

Wilmington Jaycees bring back Christmas Parade

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Santa Clause is coming to Wilmington Nov. 27.   The Wilmington Jaycees annual Christmas Parade returns Nov. 27, after taking last year off because of COV ID-19. The parade will feature floats, antique cars, local celebrities, community groups, marching and string bands, among other performers and of course, the star of the show, Santa Claus. Children once again will be …

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For 1st time, Milford woman describes escaping twin towers 20 years ago

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Peggy Reilly’s husband, Jim, assumed she had been killed in the South Tower collapse.   Peggy Reilly only wears shoes she can run in. It’s a lesson the Milford resident learned in 2001 on the 13th floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower when American Airlines Flight 11 slammed into the building 80 floors above. Reilly was standing in …

DSU’s Tony Allen tapped to head White House HBCU group

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

DSU president Dr. Tony Allen   Among the issues that DSU President Tony Allen wants to help the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities tackle are historic inequities in physical infrastructure funding, more federal research support, and more as well as easier access to financial support for students. All of them are topics he will champion after being appointed by …

State sees highest number of daily COVID cases since January

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

Delaware reported 665 new COVID-19 cases Friday, the highest daily total since January. Even so, the number of new cases, when averaged over seven days, dropped slightly to 389 as of Thursday, down from 397 last week. In its weekly COVID-19 update, the Delaware Division of Public Health said Friday that 252 people are hospitalized, up 19 from last week. …

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DuPont gives DSU grad students swank computers, conference fees

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Delaware State University grad students show off their new MacBook computers.   DuPont’s donation Thursday of MacBooks to 50 Delaware State University graduate students in science and math curriculums satisfied school and student needs. It also gave a helping hand to those a little further down the job pipeline on the way to becoming future scientists. The donation, which also …

State will pay for 10 days of COVID-19 leave for teachers

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The state will offer up to 10 days of pay for teachers who must quarantine, isolate or care for family members.   The state of Delaware will fund up to 10 days of paid leave for teachers who need to take time off their jobs to deal with COVID-19 and will pay for substitute teachers needed to cover those classes. …