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Some infrastructure cash to be spent on ‘capping’ 95 in Wilmington

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

State and federal officials gathered near the I-95 rehabilitation project in Wilmington Tuesday to discuss the impact the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill will have on the first state.  Delaware will receive $1.6 billion in funds from the federal infrastructure package. DelDOT Secretary Nicole Majeski said it will be used to ensure that “our roads and bridges are safe and well …

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Gingerbread doll house highlights annual Hagley contest

Betsy Price Headlines

Pastry chef Michele Mitchell’s gingerbread doll house will greet visitors at the 2021 Hagley Museum gingerbread contest. Photo by Kelsey Sedlacek   A pale blue gingerbread doll house sets the tone for Hagley Museum’s fourth annual Gingerbread House Contest. The two-story confection by Wilmington executive pastry chef Michele Mitchell will welcome guests to the display by contest participants. It’s meant …

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Adoptions remain high at Delaware’s animal shelters

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Alexis is one of Delaware SPCA’s longest-resident dogs. Now, the group is desperately trying to find her a forever home in time for the holidays. During pandemic-era shutdowns, many Delawareans sought to assuage their cabin fever-induced loneliness with a furry friend.  Pet adoptions reached an all-time high across many of the state’s animal welfare agencies, yet a dark cloud loomed …

New Schellville Winter Celebration in Rehoboth wows visitors

Daniel Larlham Jr. Culture, Headlines

  The Schellville Winter Celebration in Rehoboth Beach opened to rave reviews over the weekend.   Social media was abuzz over the weekend with delighted parents taking their children to the state’s latest holiday attraction. “Wow,” wrote Erik Raser-Schramm, who took his two sons, on Facebook. “Schellville is amazing. Behind the outlets on the north side of Route 1. By …

Pastors to sue Gov. Carney over future emergency worship restrictions

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Pastor Alan Hines of Townsend Church and Pastor David Landow of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Wilmington will announce a lawsuit against Gov. John Carney on Dec. 1 aimed at barring future emergency orders on churches. Photo by Shelagh Murphy on Pexels. Two pastors on Dec. 1 will announce a lawsuit against Gov. John Carney relating to his pandemic-era restrictions on …

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ChristianaCare exercise routine tested at UD used by Rams, Ravens

Daniel Larlham Jr. Headlines, Health

ChristianaCare physical therapists Brian Catania, second from left, and Travis Ross, far right, have trained the Baltimore Ravens staff in how to use their new program.   Two NFL teams have picked up an exercise routine developed by ChristianaCare physical therapists to reduce muscle injuries and ankle sprains. The routine developed by Brian Catania and Travis Ross was published in …

Brandywine River Museum reopens for holidays, without as many critters

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

  After coping with massive flooding from Hurricane Ida, the Brandywine River Museum of Art reopens the day after Thanksgiving.     After being closed to the public for almost three months by flooding, the Brandywine River Museum of Art is reopening Friday with its miniature railroad and Critter-decorated holiday displays. The holiday display will include highlights of its permanent …

Judge issues gag order over McGuiness case

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Prosecution and defense attorneys will no longer be able to comment publicly on the McGuiness case. Those involved in State Auditor Kathy McGuiness’s criminal proceedings will no longer be able to comment publicly on the case after Superior Court Judge William Carpenter issued a gag order on Nov. 4.  The order prevents both defense and prosecution from making extrajudicial statements …

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Paid medical leave won’t place onerous burden on business, sponsor says

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

Sen. Sarah McBride, center, leads a panel discussing the benefits of a proposed medical leave act. A bill to give Delaware workers up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave has earned the support of some lawmakers, business owners, medical professionals and nonprofit advocates.  But some business leaders fear a state-run paid leave program would be overly burdensome …