Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 20, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Delaware animal groups see surge of Betty White challenge donations 10 things not to miss in Delaware Art Museum exhibit closing Jan. 23 Planning Council: If I-95 is capped, what should go there? Division of the Arts announces 2022 fellowship winners Business Cannabis edibles to debut in Delaware in weeks M&T, WSFS, PNC reducing, …

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Black leaders, activists split on Darius Brown ethics inquiry

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington Black Wilmington pastors and activists are divided over whether a state senator cleared of offensive touching and disorderly conduct charges should still face a Senate Ethics Committee inquiry. Several, including New Castle County Councilman Jea Street, Delaware NAACP president Richard “Mouse” Smith and the Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Curry, pastor of Ezion Fair Baptist Church, say …

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 13, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community $10 million bequest to fund 80 annual Del. Music School scholarships DelDOT to use electronic speed cameras on I-95 construction Food Food & fun: Music, games on menu at many Delaware restaurants Grain to expand with locations in Trolley Square, STAR campus Government To-go alcohol, outdoor dining bill sails through House committee Despite acquittal, …

Despite acquittal, Brown will still face Senate ethics inquiry

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Brown was found not guilty Thursday on charges of offensive touching and disorderly conduct. Despite being acquitted Thursday on charges of offensive touching and disorderly conduct, State Sen. Darius Brown will still face a Senate Rules and Ethics Committee review when the General Assembly reconvenes.  In a statement following news that the jury found the Wilmington Democrat not guilty on …

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – November 18, 2021

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. This Week’s Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY Bench of stone books honors devoted Hockessin library volunteer Milford man’s WWII service took him around world, into D-Day invasion Sussex teen …

Darius Brown off another committee after incident at press event

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

State Sen. Darius Brown, D-Edgemoor State Sen. Darius Brown has been booted from yet another Senate committee following a heated altercation with a state representative. The Wilmington Democrat is alleged to have verbally abused Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown, D-New Castle, during a Nov. 8 press event where lawmakers gathered to witness Gov. John Carney’s signing of multiple criminal justice-related bills. “He …

House, Senate seek advice on McGuiness removal, but fail to finish job

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Two separate resolutions passed in the House and Senate requesting the Delaware Supreme Court issue an advisory opinion on the General Assembly’s authority to remove indicted State Auditor Kathy McGuiness.  The auditor was indicted in October on a slew of felony and misdemeanor corruption charges alleging nepotism, fraud, theft and witness intimidation. She has pled not guilty to all charges. …

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Juneteenth joins Thanksgiving, MLK Day as official state holiday

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Opal Lee, left in gray, watches Gov. John Carney sign the bill making Juneteenth an official state holiday.   Juneteenth is now an officially recognized state holiday in Delaware. The holiday commemorates the date on which the last enslaved African Americans in the United States were emancipated, on June 19, 1865, more than two years after the signing of the …