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Student activist convinces State Fair to build more accessible bathroom

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A Thursday’s dedication of a handcap-accessible restroom at the Delaware State Fair are, from left, fair Treasurer Doug Crouse, Janet Butler, fair vice president Clark, student activist Jarrett Butler and State Sen. Dave Wilson.   One Delaware student appears to have a jump on a career as a lobbyist, as evidenced by his successful efforts to make the Delaware State …

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Wilmington to end most COVID restrictions July 29; meetings open now

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The city of Wilmington will lift most COVID-19 restrictions Monday, July 29, but meetings already are open to the public.   The public can attend Wilmington meetings in person again starting Monday, and all COVID-related service and program suspensions will end Monday, July 26. City buildings will remain closed to the public, except for public meetings or appointments. Lobby services, …

Tree worker killed by falling tree in Newark

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

Newark Police said a piece of a tree fell Monday onto a man helping cut it down and killed him. Photo by Pexels A tree service worker was hit and killed by a falling tree Monday, Newark Police Department reported. The name of the dead man is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin. A police press release …

Smyrna’s Laney to make WNBA All-Star debut July 14

Betsy Price Headlines, Sports

Betnijah Laney New York Liberty WNBA All Star from Smyrna Delaware   The 2021 WNBA All-Star game will once again star a Delaware high school hoops legend, and no, it is not Elena Delle Donne.  Betnijah Laney has been a rising star in the WNBA over the past two seasons & will represent Team WNBA in Las Vegas on July …

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Rabid skunk caught in Newark; 2 being treated for exposure

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The state Public Health department is warning people in a certain section of Newark about a rabid skunk. Photo by Bryan Padron/Unsplash   Two people whose dog found and killed a rabid skunk in their backyard are being treated for possible exposure to rabies. The Delaware Division of Public Health is advising people who live or spend time in the …

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Focus on Biden interest, Historic New Castle part of new tourism director’s plan

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

  Jen Boes is taking over the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau on July 1.   The outdoing executive director of the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau has a parting wish: That residents of Delaware come to appreciate and embrace all the things they can see, do and experience in the First State. Sometimes, said Sarah Ridgway Willoughby, …

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – June 17, 2021

Sonja Frey Town 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. This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Summer’s filling up with entertainment outdoors Live, indoor theater is coming back  Many ways …

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Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival back on for Saturday in Milton

James Diehl Culture, Headlines

    Organizers are hoping the third time’s the charm for the popular Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival in historic downtown Milton, which has been rescheduled for this Saturday, June 19. Having been nixed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic and suffering a last-minute cancellation on Memorial Day Weekend because of inclement weather, this popular early summer festival finally …

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Carney to lift state of emergency on July 13

Betsy Price Government

(MilfordLive photo)   Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday that he intends to lift the COVID-19 State of Emergency Order on July 13. He first signed the order on March 12, 2020, and today he also signed a modification that makes technical changes to the 29th emergency order. Ending the State of Emergency also will end mask and other COVID-19 related mandates such …

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10 ideas to bolster Delaware’s volunteer fire companies

Betsy Price Government

(Photo by Matt Chesin on Unsplash) A task force has laid out a 10-point plan to address the membership crisis among volunteer fire departments threatening fire protection throughout Delaware. “The men and women of Delaware’s volunteer fire service make a difference in the lives of Delawareans every day,” said Warren Jones, executive manager of the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association. “We hope more people will …