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Redding Consortium focuses proposed funding on early childhood services

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  New state funding will allow Redding Consortium to help schools create more early childhood seats, services   Last year, the Redding Consortium for Educational Equality wasn’t included in the governor’s budget recommendations for this year. But they are for fiscal year 2023, which starts July 1.  Gov. John Carney plans to allocate $12.8 million to the consortium, which co-chair …

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Carney appoints Black woman to New Castle Superior Court

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  Gov. John Carney will nominate a black lawyer to the Superior Court in New Castle County, one day after the first Black woman was confirmed for the U.S. Supreme Court. Patricia A. Winston, a partner at Morris James in Wilmington since 2017, focused on a range of corporate and commercial issues. The Delaware Senate is expected to consider her …

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Getting crabby: Carney, Hogan wager on women’s NCAA game

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  UD’s women tip off against Maryland at 5 p.m. Friday.   Gov. John Carney and Maryland’s governor have bet a shipment of crab cakes on the result of Friday night’s March Madness game between the women’s basketball teams from their flagship state schools. The University of Delaware Blue Hens, led by Coach Natasha Adair, are 24-7 this season and …

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Cannabis legalization may return for a vote in 2022, sponsor says

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Rep. Ed Osienski, D-Newark. It may not be the end of the line for recreational marijuana legalization in Delaware. While Rep. Ed Osienski’s House Bill 305 was defeated in the House of Representatives after a stunning series of events Thursday, the Newark Democrat said he’s still hopeful that cannabis prohibition could come to an end in 2022.  “I hope there’s …

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Most public schools have made wearing face masks optional

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Only 7 public schools in Delaware have not yet lifted their face mask requirement. Photo by Rondae Productions/Pexels   Only two days after Gov. John Carney lifted Delaware’s school mask, virtually all schools have ditched the requirement and made face masks optional for teachers and students. Carney on Tuesday lifted the school mask mandate, effective at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. …

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Carney ends weekly COVID briefings, but not vaccine, booster push

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

DHSS Secretary Molly Magarik said the state will now shift to living with the COVID-19 virus.   As the number of new Omicron cases continues to drop in Delaware, Gov. John Carney said Tuesday he will once again suspend his weekly COVID-19 press briefings. The state will, however, continue to push for residents to take vaccines and booster shots, which …

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Brandywine votes to join Wilmington Learning Collaborative

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  Gov. John Carney, left, and Dr. Mark Holodick, secretary of the Delaware Department of Education talk to the Brandywine School District board.   The Brandywine School District board voted unanimously Monday night to join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative, following the lead of the Christina district. The Collaborative, a idea lobbied for by Gov. John Carney’s office and the Delaware …

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Delaware mask mandate to expire Friday, Feb. 11

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

Gov. Carney’s universal indoor mask mandate will expire Friday, Feb. 11/Getty Images Delaware’s universal indoor mask mandate will expire at 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 11. Gov. John Carney on Monday revised the State of Emergency order citing the sharp decrease in cases since the height of the omicron variant surge. While masks will no longer be required inside many …

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Purzycki says city will put $50 million into residential redevelopment

Betsy Price General News, Government, Headlines

The city of Wilmington will pour $50 million into residential redevelopment, starting in the city’s historic east side. That will include a new state-funded, state-of-the-art Bancroft School with classes and programming for students in first through eighth grade, as well as new athletic fields and after-hours programming. The first $30 million of the city’s projects will be spent in an …

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New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations seem to plateau in Delaware

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  New COVID-19 cases in Delaware seem to have plateaued and maybe even dropped a bit, Gov. John Carney said during a Tuesday press conference. In recent weeks, new cases often were in the upper 2,000s or into the 3,000s. As of Monday, the state was seeing 2,514.9 new cases per day over a seven-day average, a drop from most …