Delaware under a blanket of snow, a foot deep in some parts

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Ruth Houston-Behrens/Facebook Delaware’s massive and largely unexpected snowstorm dumped up to a foot of snow in some parts of the state, while other parts received hardly any snow at all. The storm, which many residents only found out about Sunday night, was not certain to happen. Some forecasts Sunday evening said Delaware wouldn’t see any snowfall. That changed overnight when …

For many in 2022, snow days are just ‘work from home days’

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Charlie Megginson/Delaware LIVE News The first snow of 2022 has exceeded expectations with much of Delaware now forecast to see between eight and twelve inches of accumulation.  Some areas in central Delaware are rapidly approaching that estimate. Ruth Houston-Behrens/Facebook A coastal flood warning remains in effect for tidal areas in Kent and Sussex Counties. According to the National Weather Service, …

Del. minimum wage to increase Jan. 1 and not everyone is happy about it

Charlie Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

Delaware’s minimum wage will increase to $10.50 per hour Saturday. (Getty Images/Darren415) With Delaware’s minimum wage set to increase from $9.25 per hour to $10.50 per hour beginning Jan. 1, some are still sounding the alarm bell for the impacts such a move will have on small businesses — and consumers, too.  The adjustment is the first of four gradual …

Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s January concert postponed

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s January concert will now take place sometime in June. Photo courtesy of Delaware Symphony Orchestra. Citing a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and concerns surrounding the omicron variant, the Delaware Symphony Orchestra has postponed its Jan. 21, 2022 concert featuring pianist Lara Downes until an undetermined date in June.  “With the enormous rise in infection rates …

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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Delaware state parks receive national award for excellence

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Trap Pond State Park. Photo courtesy of DNREC. Delaware’s state parks have won a national award for excellence in park and recreation management. The recognition from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and National Recreation and Park Association is judged on long-range planning, resource management, innovation and fiscal responsibility. This marks the second time Delaware’s state parks received …

Cape May-Lewes Ferry ticket sales exceed pre-pandemic levels

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

Cape May-Lewes Ferry passenger counts have reached, exceeded pre-pandemic levels. Photo courtesy of CMLF on Facebook. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry has seen vehicle and passenger counts return to — and in some months exceed — pre-pandemic levels. Vehicle crossings during the month of October reached the highest number since 2007, while October’s passenger count reached the highest number since 2008. …

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Former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner dies at 86

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Ruth Ann Minner, Delaware’s first female governor, died Thursday at age 86. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Governor. Former Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner has died at age 86. The Milford Democrat was Delaware’s first female governor,  serving 2001-09.  She previously served as the state’s lieutenant governor from 1993 until 2001. Before that, she represented the Milford/Slaughter Beach …

Children ages 5-11 now eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Health

Children ages 5 through 11 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine in Delaware. Photo courtesy of the Delaware Division of Public Health. Children ages 5 through 11 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine in Delaware. The Delaware Division of Public Health announced Wednesday that providers can begin administering the vaccine immediately.  The …

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General Assembly passes redistricting bill; new district lines take effect next election

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware Legislative Hall by Brian K. Leonard. September 2021. When Delawareans vote for their state representatives and senators a year from now, they could find out that they live in a new legislative district.  That’s because during a special session of the General Assembly on Monday, both chambers approved Senate Bill 199, which redraws those district boundaries. The bill passed …