“The Clippers played an exhibition game against the servicemembers of Fort DuPont in 1941, with process doing to uniforms,” “Lost Delaware” writes. Courtesy of Delaware Public Archives

‘Lost Delaware’ explores what once was in the state

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

A new book offers striking stories about 71 Delaware landmarks that “now live solely in memory,” from the Greenbaum cannery (a Seaford operation that was sometimes described as the world’s biggest and was known for canning tomatoes, peas, peaches and pears) to the Cape Henlopen Light (a beacon that operated from 1767 to about 12:45 p.m. April 13, 1926, when …

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Hunter Biden charged with tax, firearm offenses in Delaware

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, has been charged with two misdemeanor tax offenses and one felony firearm offense by the United States attorney for Delaware. Hunter Biden, who’s been the focus of a national uproar about his finances and the contents of his laptop, had agreed to enter a plea of guilty to the tax offenses and enter …

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Former U.S. Senate aide tapped to join Wilm. City Council

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Latisha Bracy, a former aide to multiple United States senators, has been selected to fill a vacant at-large seat on the Wilmington City Council. The seat was held by Councilwoman Loretta Walsh, a Democrat, who resigned in October and passed away later that month. Sixteen qualified candidates submitted applications to the Wilmington City Council Committee of the Whole, which is …

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Climate advocates to rally outside Biden beach house

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

A group of climate advocates will march along the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk to President Joe Biden’s vacation home to protest fossil fuel projects and urge him to declare a climate emergency.  The July 23 march and rally, organized by Food & Water Watch Delaware, will begin with a press conference at the Rehoboth bandstand before protesters make their way to …

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What’s going on with Delaware’s gun bills?

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Delaware’s Democrat-controlled General Assembly has taken swift action to impose gun control measures in the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo, N.Y. and Uvalde, Texas.  The bills aim to amend the state’s background check system, ban semi-automatic firearms, Glock switches and large-capacity magazines, prevent individuals under the age of 21 from accessing guns, and allow lawsuits against firearm industry members …

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Delaware GOP unveils ‘Rescue Delaware’ plan at state convention

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Delaware state Republicans on Saturday introduced a plan to “Rescue Delaware” during a state convention that featured a slate of uncontested statewide GOP candidates and rallying cries to stand against “woke-ism,” election-tampering and the “radical left.” The newly-minted “Rescue Delaware” agenda includes policy objectives the party believes are “supported by a majority of Delawareans across all party lines” and will …

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State to perform quarterly audits of COVID relief, infrastructure funds

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Photo by Utah778/Getty Images Pro. Delaware has set aside more than $3 million to audit agencies and nonprofit organizations that receive funding from federal infrastructure and COVID relief bills.  The state will perform quarterly reviews of agencies and organizations receiving funds to monitor the efficacy of investments and ensure compliance. Behind those efforts is Claire DeMatteis, senior counsel and special …

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Delaware Dems want you to pay $46 to flex your Joe Biden knowledge

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Strapped for cash? Delaware Democratic Party asking supporters to pay $46 to spend an hour and a half with them on Zoom. Everybody in Delaware seems to have a Joe Biden story. After all, voters in Delaware have had 52 years to get to know the current U.S. president. You might have even seen him strolling down the boardwalk in …

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Farewell celebration Sunday for Bishop Silvester Scott Beaman

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Silvester Scott Beaman. bethelwilmington.org Bishop Silvester Scott Beaman, the Delaware pastor who delivered the inauguration benediction for President Joe Biden, is presiding over his last service in Delaware on Sunday. That’s because he was in July elected and consecrated as the 139th bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He has been assigned to serve the 15th Episcopal District of South …

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Biden authorizes federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Ida damage

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Rescue workers in the flooded streets of Wilmington after Ida. President Joe Biden has issued a Major Disaster Declaration for Delaware authorizing federal assistance in areas affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Gov. John Carney requested the declaration on Sept. 17 citing historic damage in New Castle County and difficulties responding in the wake of the pandemic.  Biden issued …