Farmers

Senate Republicans unveil mini-doc on Delaware farmers

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

When you think about “government communications,” you might automatically tune out. Press releases, statements, political jargon — it can all be a bit dull. When the Delaware Senate Republican Caucus decided to focus on the challenges being faced by the First State’s agricultural community, its members knew a press release wouldn’t cut it. That’s why Matt Revel, the caucus’s communications …

Richard Cordrey

Lawmakers mourn loss of longtime Millsboro Sen. Richard Cordrey

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware Senate’s longest-serving president pro tempore has died. Richard Cordrey was 88. The Millsboro Democrat was elected to the Delaware House of Representatives in 1970. He held the office for just one term before being elected to the state Senate, where he served until 1996.  He was the Senate president pro tempore from 1977 until his retirement, after which …

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Delaware bans 37 invasive plants (with more to come)

Ken Mammarella Culture, Government, Headlines

Delaware has banned 37 invasive plants, and the number will grow. The hit list in a law that became effective July 1 includes plants often sold to homeowners or shared among gardeners and weeds that just seem to be all around that no one today likes. They are: (1) Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora). (2) Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica). (3) Oriental …