While those in the hearing acknowledged most tow companies are operating in an ethical way, some have poor practices that HB 351 would seek to prevent.

Tow companies with predatory practices under heat

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

A bill aimed at cracking down on predatory practices from towing companies flew through the House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee meeting Tuesday. House Bill 351, sponsored by Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark, creates the following requirements for the towing and storage of vehicles without the consent of the owner or operator:  Photographic evidence must be taken to document the …

A large chunk of Delaware's population are expected to travel upwards of 50 miles for Christmas this year.

Guide to Christmas 2023 in Delaware

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

If you’re hitting the road for Christmas, you’re not alone. Nearly a third of the state’s population is expected to ​​travel 50 miles or more by car for the year-end holidays.  Here’s what to know about Christmas in the First State a week away from the holiday: Travel The 330,000 Delawareans traveling is an increase of 2.6% over last year, …

The First State has plenty of events and buffets for families to celebrate Thanksgiving.

What to expect for Thanksgiving 2023 in Delaware

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

With almost 15% of First Staters expected to travel this weekend, here’s what to know about Thanksgiving travel, weather and more.  Travel AAA Mid-Atlantic, a regional travel agency, expects nearly 150,000 Delawareans to be traveling for theThanksgiving weekend, the third highest travel volume for the holiday since 2001. 91% of First State travelers, or 36,000 people, will be reaching their …

Your guide to the new year in the First State.

Ring in 2023 with these events and tips 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

As 2022 nears its end, here’s what to know about celebrating the new year in the First State: Road safety Gas prices in Delaware are the lowest they’ve been since October 2021, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic, a regional travel agency. However, AAA predicts traffic will be minimal on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Still, the state’s Office of …

Delaware is expected to see a 3.3% increase in travelers compared to last year's holiday season.

On the go? Your guide to end-of-year holidays

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Hitting the road for the holidays? You are not alone: 33% of First State residents are expected to travel more than 50 miles to celebrate the holidays. That’s 3.3% more travelers than last year. Here’s what to know about Christmas and New Years weekends in Delaware.  Travel Gas prices in Delaware are the lowest they’ve been since October 2021, according …

Labor Day weekend is right around the corner, and here's how it's being celebrated in the First State.

Labor Day weekend in Delaware: Here’s what to know

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

With the Labor Day weekend’s official end to summer comes slightly cooler temperatures, cheaper gas and lots of chances for fun, whether it’s homemade or public.  AAA Mid-Atlantic expects travel to return to near pre-COVID levels with families getting their last bit of vacation in before school starts. Weather for Labor Day weekend On Saturday, the temperature in Delaware beach …

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Here’s what to know about Memorial Day 2022 in Delaware

Jarek RutzCulture, Headlines

    After a cold, wet spring, consistently warm weather returns to Delaware with Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to summer. A time to remember members of the military who gave their lives for the country, the three-day weekend starting Friday night will feature multiple events marking the occasion. It will also see a stormy Friday leading into what …

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Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – August 12, 2021

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom. From here, you can scroll through the pdf, forward and backward, zoom in or out in 10% increments, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. [pdf-embedder url=”https://townsquaredelaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/TSD-Aug-12-2021.pdf” title=”TSD Aug 12-2021″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Hockessin’s Chinese Festival returns with events, food moved outside …

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AAA praises Wilmington’s move to start online ticket appeal system

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Wilmington is launching a new online ticket appeal system. Photo by Andras Vas/Unsplash   After years of complaints from citizens and advocacy groups, the City of Wilmington has launched a new online system to appeal traffic and parking tickets.  AAA-Mid Atlantic, which has been advocating for reforms to Wilmington’s handling of parking and traffic tickets since 2016, praised the move. …