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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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West Nile virus found in Delaware chickens infected by mosquitoes

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

West Nile virus has been found in Delaware chickens, infected by mosquitoes.   West Nile virus has popped up in sentinel chickens, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Tuesday. The state routinely tests some chickens for mosquito-borne illnesses including West Nile virus and  Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Both can make people sick and, in a few cases, …