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There aren’t as many Delawareans as the census counted

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

  The 2020 census counted 967,000 Delawareans, but a new followup analysis by the U.S. Bureau includes Delaware as one of 14 states with statistically significant miscounts, concluding there are really only maybe about 917,000 Delawareans. The bureau’s traditional followup involved a survey of 161,00 housing units and a lot of number crunching. And in Delaware’s case, adjusting the count …

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Memorial Day events honor those who gave their lives

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

Veterans Memorial Park, near Delaware Memorial Bridge Events to recognize Americans who lost their lives in service to the country will occur in several spots in Delaware this month, not just on Memorial Day (May 30). Here’s a roundup. The Delaware Memorial Bridge Memorial Day service starts at 10:30 a.m. May 30 at the Veterans Memorial Park, near the New …

A problem with the supply of paper delayed the printing of Delaware personal income tax booklets.

Del. tax booklets delayed in delivery to libraries

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

A problem with the supply of paper delayed the printing of Delaware personal income tax booklets. A problem with paper supplies has delayed the printing and distribution of Delaware’s personal income tax booklets. Public libraries got their first copies on Tuesday. The state ordered 30,000 resident tax booklets and 10,000 non-resident tax booklets. “Paper copies of Delaware tax forms were …

Vials of Life are available at New Castle County libraries. (Ken Mammarella photo)

Vials speak to first responders when you can’t

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines, Health

Vials of Life are available at New Castle County libraries. Photo by Ken Mammarella     A refrigerator magnet and a filled-out piece of paper inside the fridge could be a lifesaver. They’re part of the Vial of Life, a program just launched by New Castle County. “The Vial of Life is a simple tool that can be used during …

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NCCo touts upgraded sewer cleaning trucks

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

The Vactor 2100i recycles water while it cleans sewer lines. (New Castle County)   Two new sewer cleaning trucks promise to save water, energy and time by recycling cleaning water, New Castle County says in a flyer accompanying its annual sewer bills. The new vehicles use hydraulic jets to dislodge debris, and they vacuum up debris and liquid from the …

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M&T, WSFS, PNC reducing, easing overdraft fees

Ken Mammarella Business, Headlines

Delaware’s largest banks are addressing concerns about overdraft fees (Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels)   Delaware’s three biggest banks are changing their rules on overdraft fees. M&T Bank this month is joining a nationwide movement to reduce or eliminate overdraft fees. WSFS Bank in December eased its overdraft rules. PNC Bank last year expanded its app to give customers …

Officials are considering capping I-95 to improve Wilmington's cityscape. (Wilmapco)

Planning Council: If I-95 is capped, what should go there?

Ken Mammarella Headlines

Officials are considering capping I-95 to improve Wilmington’s cityscape. (Wilmapco)   A regional planning agency is gathering public input on what to do if land is created over part of Interstate 95 in Wilmington during the Restore the Corridor project. The Wilmington Area Planning Council is running an online survey that ends Jan. 21. It follows two hearings on capping …

A demonstration for peace for Martin Luther King Jr. (West Side Grows Together)

Celebrations, service opportunities to mark MLK Jr. day

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

A demonstration for peace for Martin Luther King Jr. (West Side Grows Together) Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday, and for many people, it will be a day of service. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?” the United Way of Delaware quotes the assassinated civil rights leader. Here are some events …

Friends of the Hockessin Library book sale

Hockessin, Unionville used book sales canceled

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

Concerns about the spread of coronavirus have caused two huge fundraising book sales planned for early 2022 to be cancelled. “We hope to reschedule the sale for later in the year and to hold several smaller sales in the coming months,” the Friends of the Hockessin Library Board posted. “There will be no 2022 [Unionville High School] Book Sale,” a …