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Low-digit Delaware surf-fishing tags to be auctioned

The auction runs through Dec. 9 on six specific tags – numbers 25, 105, 206, 416, 451 and 469 – and six “choice” categories.

A bit of Madagascar now on display along the Brandywine

The animals include three radiated tortoises; four ring-tailed lemurs; two black and white ruffed lemurs; and one male and one female crowned lemur. 

Delay requests refused, so ban on plastic bags starts Jan. 1

‘All stores will suggest you bring a recyclable bag,’ a trade group executive said, and if you do, ‘you will be asked to bag your own groceries.’

Gorgeous new Hunt Country book comes with call to action

'The message I most want to make clear is to cherish this open space, to prioritize preservation and realize how vital the land is. For everyone.'

Just 4 beaches left to get all-clear after oil spill cleanup

Just four Delaware beaches -- Gordon’s Pond at Cape Henlopen State Park, North Shores Beach, Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach -- await a final sign-off following cleanup of the Oct. 20 oil spill, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and...

Some Atlantic beaches in Del., Md. cleared of oily debris

Beaches in Maryland and the southernmost parts of Delaware are no longer affected by the Oct. 20 oil spill, officials said today. Beaches cleared include the part of Cape Henlopen State Park along the Atlantic Ocean, Bethany, South Bethany, Fenwick...

Cleanup of oil spill is down to coin-sized tar balls

Cleanup of the oil spill that was first spotted Oct. 19 at Broadkill Beach is now focused on coin- to pancake-sized tar balls that continue to wash up with the tide along miles of beach in Sussex County and...

Oil spill has spread down to Ocean City, DNREC says

An oil spill reported a week ago in Bowers Beach has spread to Ocean City, Maryland, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said today on Twitter. And there’s progress in the cleanup. About 55 tons – enough to fill...

Oil spill has potential for serious effects, UD expert says

There’s potential for “some very serious consequences” from this week’s oil spill on Sussex County beaches, a University of Delaware expert said today. “The true consequences of this exact oil spill event are unknown at this point,” said Edward A....

A day to safely dispose of old medications, vaping devices

Expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and vaping devices can be safely disposed 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at six Delaware State Police offices. Take Back Day is free and anonymous. The Drug Enforcement Administration, which is partnering with...
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Restaurants, Public Health respond to crowded food court photo

Restaurant owners say they want a level playing field, “Somebody has to speak up for us, and it can’t always be Carrie,” one restaurant owner said.

Diamond Dance Company Nutcracker performance planned

by Terry Rogers Traditionally, Diamond Dance Company annually performs The Nutcracker at local high schools and...

Been around folks you don’t live with? State wants you to be tested

Gov. John Carney: 'Let’s all do our part to limit the spread this winter. Wear a mask. Think twice before gathering with friends or family.'
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