Gov. John Carney issued more changes to his emergency orders.

New daily COVID-19 cases more than double in the last four weeks

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The number of COVID-19 cases attributed to the Delta variant has allowed cases to double in a month.   Thanks to the Delta variant, the number of new COVID-19 cases each day in Delaware has more than doubled in the last month. On June 25, the state Division of Public Health said the average daily number of new cases had …

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Dover leaders form USS Delaware submarine support association

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The new Delaware Submarine Association will support the morale, well-being and recreation of the crew of the USS Delaware.”   A group of Dover business leaders, advocates and veterans have founded a nonprofit to support the crew of the first state’s namesake nuclear warship, the USS Delaware. The Delaware Submarine Association has joined the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce and …

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Student activist convinces State Fair to build more accessible bathroom

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A Thursday’s dedication of a handcap-accessible restroom at the Delaware State Fair are, from left, fair Treasurer Doug Crouse, Janet Butler, fair vice president Clark, student activist Jarrett Butler and State Sen. Dave Wilson.   One Delaware student appears to have a jump on a career as a lobbyist, as evidenced by his successful efforts to make the Delaware State …

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UD’s Resident Ensemble Players offerings will stay online for fall

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  UD’s REP Theatre plans to return to indoor performances in 2002, with curtain calls like this one from 2017’s “You Can’t Take It With You.”   The University of Delaware’s professional theater company will keep its offerings online in the fall, but begin planning for a return to live performances in 2022. The Resident Ensemble Players will offer four …

House painter by day. Artist by night. Ellendale artist can’t put down brush

Daniel Larlham Jr. Culture, Headlines

Gilberto Rodriquez’s portraits, landscapes and painted mannequins will be on exhibit at the Mispillion Art League through Aug. 7       The first person to ask Gilberto Rodriquez for one of his art works was his kindergarten teacher, right after she scolded him for drawing in class. Rodriguez, who lives in Ellendale and has an exhibit at the Mispillion …

Kenny elected to board of regional school accreditation group

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines

Chris L. Kenny   Delaware LIVE’s owner has been elected to serve on the board of one of the nation’s largest higher-education accreditation organizations. Chris L. Kenny, who also owns A Better Delaware, will serve for three years as a public member on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s board of commissioners. Middle States is a non-governmental organization tasked …

Delaware will spend $100 million opioid windfall on treatment, prevention

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware’s share of the opiod settlement will flow into the state over 17 years. Photo by Tanya Nova/Pexels   Most of the $100 million Delaware is getting in an opioid lawsuit settlement will be spent on treatment and prevention of drug abuse. Attorney General Kathleen Jennings talked Thursday in a press conference about how the state will deal with its …

Delaware State Police seek help naming VW Beetle recruit

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Sgt. Dan has retired from his safety program duties, and State Troopers want fairgoers to help name his replacement.   After wearing out two Volkswagen Beetles as safety education vehicles, the Delaware State Police fleet has been joined by a turbo-charged 2019 Beetle that needs a name. You can submit your suggestion at the Delaware State Fair, which starts today. …

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$80 million Clean Water Act sets up trust to direct cash into projects

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Wetlands in Sussex County. Photo by Joann Kingsley/Delaware Community Lens   A bipartisan bill aimed at addressing wastewater and drinking water issues in Delaware’s underserved communities was signed into law by Gov. John Carney Thursday after six years in the making. House Bill 200, the Clean Water for Delaware Act, creates a framework and funding source which lawmakers say will …

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Mispillion, Cedar Creek watersheds worth millions for nature alone, study says

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  The Pew Charitable Trusts study included photos of wildlife in wetlands, such as this snowy egret.   Delaware’s Mispillion River and Cedar Creek watersheds — two of Delaware’s last biggest undeveloped tracts of undisturbed land — are worth millions in terms of leisure, recreation and wildlife viewing alone, a Pew Charitable Trusts study says. But they are also under …