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Catholic Diocese Blue Mass to honor first responders

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

A Mass to honor the region’s first responders is coming up. The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington’s annual Blue Mass for law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services and military will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6 at St. Elizabeth Church, 809 S. Broom St., Wilmington. The Mass will also be streamed on the diocese YouTube channel. The Blue Mass honors local, …

Delaware Military Academy held its annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony Monday.

Del. Military Academy remembers 9/11 with touching ceremony

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

It was impossible not to feel chills or tear up at the Delaware Military Academy’s Patriot Day ceremony of remembrance for 9/11. During Monday’s event, students took turns role-playing as the aircraft announcers on Sept. 11, 2001, making announcements for takeoffs, weather, destination and arrival times. “Welcome aboard United Airlines Flight 175,” one student said. “It is 8:14 a.m. and …

Diocese of Wilmington Blue Mass

Diocese of Wilmington to honor first responders, lawyers

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington will honor police officers, firefighters, EMTs and military personnel during its annual Blue Mass on Friday, Oct. 7. The mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, located at the corner of Cedar Street and South Clayton Street. The Diocese invites first responders and military personnel of any …

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Senate passes tax relief for retired military, first responders

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The State Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved two bills to provide tax relief for retired service members and first responders living in Delaware. If made law, Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 188 will exclude up to $12,500 worth of military pension income from state tax calculations for all retired service members, regardless of age, starting in 2023.  “Our nation’s …

Vials of Life are available at New Castle County libraries. (Ken Mammarella photo)

Vials speak to first responders when you can’t

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines, Health

Vials of Life are available at New Castle County libraries. Photo by Ken Mammarella     A refrigerator magnet and a filled-out piece of paper inside the fridge could be a lifesaver. They’re part of the Vial of Life, a program just launched by New Castle County. “The Vial of Life is a simple tool that can be used during …

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American flags will line Wilmington Riverfront through Sept. 20

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The Rotary Club of Wilmington has installed more than 500 American flags along the Wilmington Riverfront. Photo by Brian K. Leonard   More than 500 American flags are flying on the Wilmington Riverfront again. For the second year in a row, the Rotary Club of Wilmington has installed the flags to honor the U.S. military, first responders and front-line workers …