Carney picks former Brandywine superintendent for state education post

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  Dr. Mark Holodick has been nominated to replace Dr. Susan Bunting as secretary of education. Photo by DigitalElements/Pixel   Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday he will nominate the former superintendent of Brandywine School District as the new secretary of the Delaware Department of Education. Dr. Mark Holodick lead Brandywine for a decade before going to work at the University …

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Winterthur names longtime gardening guru Chris Strand as new CEO

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Winterthur’s longtime head of gardening has been named the estate’s new director   Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library broke a long tradition of searching for new blood to head the former du Pont estate by naming its longtime gardening chief Chris Strand as the new director and CEO. Strand had been serving as the Brown Harrington director of Garden and …

Brandywine’s Jahsha Tabron named Delaware Teacher of the Year

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Brandywine High School special education teacher Jahsha Tabron     Brandywine High School special education teacher Jahsha Tabron was named the Delaware Teacher of the Year Monday night. “It really does feel like winning an Academy Award,” Tabron said as tears spilled out of her eyes at Dover High School. She was chosen from a field of 20 teachers representing …

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Delaware auditor Kathy McGuiness indicted on five counts

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Delaware Attorney General Kathleen Jennings announces indictment of state Auditor Kathy McGuiness. Delaware Auditor Kathleen K. McGuiness has been indicted on five counts stemming from fraud and abuse in the management of her office, state Attorney General Kathleen Jennings announced Monday afternoon. Among the charges leveled at McGuiness is that she fired workers in her office to hire her own …

New Delaware COVID-19 cases levels off; other stats rise

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

      The number of new COVID-19 cases in Delaware remain steady, but deaths rose dramatically last week, partly because of a review of records. The seven-day average of new positive cases dropped to 450.9 as of Thursday afternoon, down two from last week, as the percentage of total positive tests rose slightly, according to the weekly wrap-up from …

Lawmakers, police seek middle ground on oversight boards

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A series of livestreamed roundtables will focus on the need for civilian review boards and more access to law enforcement records. Photo by Pixabay/Pexels. University of Delaware Police Chief Patrick Ogden doesn’t believe police agencies need civilian review boards overseeing their operations and personnel decisions. Ogden also serves as chairman of the Delaware Police Chief’s Council. “These issues are complicated,” …

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Business group usually critical of Chancery Court praises last move

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A business group that is usually harshly critical of Delaware’s Chancery Court praised it this week for striking down a motion against the company at the heart of its organization. Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware applauded Chancery for refusing a motion to hold TransPerfect Global in contempt of court. A press release from the business group called the motion “frivolous.” …

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Carney cabinet exodus continues with Bunting leaving Education

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Dr. Susan Bunting   Delaware Secretary of Education Susan Bunting will leave her post in December, capping a career of nearly five decades in public education in the First State. Her successor has not been chose, Gov. John Carney said in a Wednesday press release announcing her departure. Bunting became the secretary of education in 2017. She had spent the …

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Shot 6 times, Milford officer says family is his motivation to recover

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

Milford Cpt. T.J. Webb is still in physical therapy five days a week recovering from his wounds.   On Dec. 10, 2020, Milford Police Cpl. T.J. Webb pulled his unmarked silver Dodge Nitro behind the white SUV driven by a man accused of trying to kill his own brother in Reading, Pennsylvania. Two other police cars pulled up nearby at …

Delaware COVID cases, hospitalizations level off in last week

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The number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Delaware has leveled off in the last week. The seven-day average of new positive cases dropped to 452.7 as of Thursday night, down 14 from last week, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. The number of hospitalizations remained at 225, the same as last week. Of those, 35 are …