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Minimum wage bill sponsor condemns last-minute amendments to bill

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

    The bill to raise Delaware’s minimum wage is set for its final stop on the General Assembly roller coaster Thursday before being sent to the governor. And when it comes up in the House of Representatives, so will nine amendments filed since June 10, most by Republicans opposed to raising minimum wage to $15 by 2025. They would …

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$12 million Bezos donation will fund 24 scholarships at Salesianum

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Miguel Bezos, left, is donating $12 million to Salesianum School to start a scholarship fund names for the late Rev. James P. Bryne, right.   Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ parents are donating $12 million to Salesianum School, most of which will be used to fund  24 scholarships for underserved students, including money for things like notebooks, school trips and prom …

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Live, indoor theater is coming back

Betsy Price Culture, Featured, Headlines

Hasan Minhaj (Eric Hobbs photo) “Intermission is ending,” the Grand teased in an email on Tuesday. “Please prepare to return to your seats.” Live, indoor theater was quickly eliminated in the early days of the pandemic last March, and now it’s coming back. Here’s the latest from Bootless Stageworks, Chapel Street Players, the Delaware Theatre Company, the Grand, the University of …

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Carney to lift state of emergency on July 13

Betsy Price Featured, Government, Headlines

(MilfordLive photo)   Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday that he intends to lift the COVID-19 State of Emergency Order on July 13. He first signed the order on March 12, 2020, and today he also signed a modification that makes technical changes to the 29th emergency order. Ending the State of Emergency also will end mask and other COVID-19 related mandates such …

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Road, lane closings planned in NCCo

Betsy Price Featured, Government, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced multiple projects that call for closing roads in New Castle County. Detour signage will be posted. At all times residents will have access to their homes but may need to take posted detours. And all schedules are pending weather. Here’s a roundup. Christina Parkway (the eastbound direction of Route 4) will be closed …

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I-495 northbound partly reopened at I-95 split

Betsy Price Featured, Government, Headlines

The two left lanes of Interstate 495 northbound are now open at the I-95/I-495 split, the Delaware Department of Transportation announced. The two right lanes remain closed, following an accident. DelDOT used today’s accident to promote its app, with access to real-time traffic cameras, travel times, delays and advisories. Motorists can call DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center 24/7 to report any travel or …

Summer’s filling up with entertainment outdoors

Betsy Price Culture, Featured, Headlines

Summer doesn’t officially begin until next week, but outdoor summertime entertainment is already on tap by multiple organizations. Here’s a roundup. Delaware Art Museum The Delaware Art Museum is hosting drive-in movies in its parking lot or movies on a big screen in its sculpture garden, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington. “Dead Poets Society,” famously filmed in Delaware, is at 9 …

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Chick-fil-A opening on Route 13 near New Castle

Betsy Price Featured, Food & Dining, Headlines

(Chick-fil-A New Castle) A Chick-fil-A restaurant opens Tuesday near New Castle. The restaurant, at 107 S. du Pont Highway, near Route 273, will initially be open for only drive-thru customers, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. It’s the third Chick-fil-A for Wilmington native Adam Marcus, who also owns and operates the restaurants in Bear and the Christiana Mall. …

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Man gets 10 years for selling fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone

Betsy Price Featured, Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

A Claymont man was sentenced today to more than 10 years in federal prison for selling fake oxycodone pills containing fentanyl, authorities announced. Charles Crest, 29, was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration in May 2020 after he sold more than a thousand fake oxycodone pills to an undercover agent. A search of his apartment found more than 4,000 fake …