I-95 toll plaza. www.ezpassde.com file photo

EZ Pass lanes on I-95 closed this week

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

I-95 toll plaza. DelDOT file photo The EZ Pass lanes in both directions at the I-95 Newark Toll Plaza are closed this week for patching and striping. During the work, motorists will utilize the CASH lanes, and the Delaware Department of Transportation advises anticipating lane shifts and slowdowns. The work is scheduled to end at 5 a.m. Friday, pending weather. Ken …

Route 1 in Sussex County. DelDOT photo

Delaware clears up after wind, rain and high tide

Ken Mammarella Government

Route 1 in Sussex County on Friday. DelDOT photo By noon Saturday, it appears that the worst was over from the miserable conditions on Friday — high winds, heavy rain and tidal surges — that closed roads throughout Delaware. That said, “motorists are urged to drive with caution because standing water may still be present” on shoulders, Delaware State Police warned. …

Route 1 in Sussex County. DelDOT photo

Woodland Beach evacuated; Route 1 closed in coastal Sussex

Ken Mammarella Government

Route 1 in Sussex County. DelDOT photo Friday’s weather was as miserable as predicted, with strong winds, coastal flooding, a warning of flash floods and multiple roads closed or impassible. The flooding forced the evacuation of Woodland Beach in Kent County and closed part of Route 1 in Sussex County and other roads throughout the state, the Delaware Department of …

The aftermath of Hurricane Ida. City of Wilmington photo

Flooding closes coastal roads; historic crest due tonight

Ken Mammarella Government

The aftermath of Hurricane Ida. City of Wilmington file photo Hazardous weather is likely today, according to the National Weather Service, and it’s already closing some Delaware roads. “The flooding will be notable both for its unusual intensity and particularly long duration, with concern lasting through at least Sunday morning before the elevated waters at last recede,” The Washington Post …

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Farewell celebration Sunday for Bishop Silvester Scott Beaman

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

Silvester Scott Beaman. bethelwilmington.org Bishop Silvester Scott Beaman, the Delaware pastor who delivered the inauguration benediction for President Joe Biden, is presiding over his last service in Delaware on Sunday. That’s because he was in July elected and consecrated as the 139th bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He has been assigned to serve the 15th Episcopal District of South …

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

Delaware will hold its 21st Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. (Photo by Volodymyr Hryshchenko on Unsplash) Delawareans looking to discard expired or unused medications can drop them off at locations around the state thanks to a collaboration between the Delaware Division of Public Health and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. Dropoff locations will accept medications Saturday, Oct. 23 between …

Delaware Memorial Bridge sets a record for September traffic

Ken Mammarella Government & Politics, Headlines

Delaware Memorial Bridge (Delaware River and Bay Authority) The Delaware Memorial Bridge this year set a record for September traffic, the Delaware River and Bay Authority announced, with 1,506,880 vehicles. Continued strength in commercial traffic and passenger car volumes offsets weakness in daily commuter numbers, with so many people still working from home. “The Delaware Memorial Bridge has now set …

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Newark assessing pavement conditions on all city streets

Ken Mammarella Government, Government & Politics, Headlines

Newark is inspecting street quality throughout the city. (City of Newark) Newark is performing a citywide pavement condition assessment and inspection project through Nov. 22. ARRB Systems will gather pavement condition data on all city-maintained roadways. The city will use this data to identify the streets most in need of repairs and to develop a multi-year paving and preservation plan. …

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Delaware’s 10-digit dialing requirement starts Oct. 24

Ken Mammarella Headlines

Photo by Ken Mammarella   Georgetown native Brian Pettyjohn remembers making calls in the past, when Delawareans in the same telephone exchange could reach each other by dialing four digits. He is also prepared for the future, when Delawareans with (302) phone numbers will need 10 digits to call others in the 302. And the future starts Oct. 24. The …

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Highmark rebates 5.1% of health insurance premiums

Ken Mammarella Business, Headlines, Health

  (Delaware Live photo) The check from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is really in the mail. And it’s for a lot of money. Highmark is rebating $12.1 million to individual Delawareans and those who buy small-group insurance, according to Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro. The 20,857 individuals will split more than $8.4 million, with an average rebate of …