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Wilmington assesses damage as city cleans up after record flooding

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Rescue workers in the flooded streets of Wilmington on Thursday. Photo from city of Wilmington.     Updated: This story has been updated to include information about a disaster reception center Tuesday and continued canvassing of neighborhoods through the Labor Day weekend. With the city of Wilmington under a state of emergency after Ida caused historic flooding, the city and …

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Elsmere woman who kept 49 cats in house charged with animal cruelty

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

Officers who entered Marybeth Stankevich’s house found 49 live cats and four dead ones. Photo by Mermek AM/Pexels.   A 64-year-old Elsmere woman was charged with 106 counts of animal cruelty after 49 cats were living in  her home. The animals were discovered Tuesday when Officers from the Office of Animal Welfare responded to an animal welfare complaint at Marybeth …

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110 animals airlifted from Louisiana to Delaware ahead of Ida

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Brandywine Valley SPCA members help take cats and dogs off an emergency airlift before Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans.   An emergency airlift helped 60 cats and 50 dogs dodge Hurricane Ida by bringing them from Louisiana to Delaware.  The Brandywine Valley SPCA received the shelter animals Saturday before transporting them to their Delaware facilities. The emergency airlift was originally …

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – July 29, 2021

Sonja Frey Headlines

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. This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Bear Drive In opens Friday with ‘Fast & Furious 9,’ ‘Jungle Cruise’ UD’s Resident …

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SPCA will use $500,000 state grant on $4.5 million new shelter

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

  This artist’s rendering shows the design for the Brandywine Valley SPCA’s new lobby.     The Brandywine Valley SPCA is preparing to move its New Castle operations to a new facility on Churchmans Road, thanks in part to a $500,000 grant included in the bond bill passed by the General Assembly in June. The new facility will replace its …