New Castle County Chamber of Commerce State of the County

Music in sewers unexpected topic at State of the County

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

The New Castle Chamber of Commerce‘s second annual State of the County included a number of revealing, and often unexpected, moments: The county plays classical music through its sewers to see how well the sound travels and uses that information to decide whether sewer work is needed, saving time, trouble and overall expense, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer told …

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Delaware LIVE wins 4 awards in national contest

Staff WriterBusiness, Headlines

Delaware LIVE reporters won four awards, including a first place, in the 2024 National Federation of Press Women Professional Communications Contest. The national contest pits first-place  state winners against each other, in this case winners of the the 2024 Delaware Press Association 2024 Professional Communications Contest. Editor Betsy Price won first place in specialty articles/hobby for “They spend weeks lighting …

All five registered candidates for governor in November's election gave their thoughts on education issues in a public forum Wednesday night.

The 5 candidates for governor talk education in Delaware

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

The five candidates vying to replace Gov. John Carney in November’s gubernatorial election took the stage Wednesday night to give their thoughts on the state of education in Delaware. The three Democrats and two Republicans agreed that the need for reform in First State schools transcends politics.  The forum, hosted by Polytech High School, was organized by the Vision Coalition …

Delaware GOP Chair Julianne Murray will not run in this year's gubernatorial election.

GOP Chair Murray decides against bid for governor

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

The leader of Delaware’s Republican Party has decided against a run for governor. Julianne Murray, chair of the Delaware GOP announced Monday that she will forego the gubernatorial race to help strengthen her party. “I cannot sit idly by as our party faces the prospect of division and distraction,” Murray said in a statement. “Now, more than ever, unity is …

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Delaware Live wins 10 Delaware Press Association awards

Staff WriterBusiness, Headlines

Delaware LIVE reporters won 10 awards, including five first place ones, in the 2024 Delaware Press Association 2024 Professional Communications Contest. Editor Betsy Price won three first place awards, including feature story for online publications for “Delaware Wedding: Matt Meyer, Lauren Cooksey marry in Rehoboth;” arts and entertainment coverage for “Winterthur’s Ann Lowe exhibit: History, fashion on parade;” and hobby/crafts …

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New Castle County to manage Hope Center after audit

Jacob OwensGovernment, Headlines

This story was originally published by Spotlight Delaware.  New Castle County is taking over the operations of the Hope Center homeless shelter from a hotel company that had held the contract to manage the facility ever since it launched during the height of the COVID pandemic. The company, Hersha Hospitality Trust, is the same firm that sold the Hope Center building – …

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Governor’s race is seeing big money – from the candidates

Karl BakerGovernment, Headlines

  This story was originally published on Spotlight Delaware.  The three-way race to become Delaware’s Democratic candidate for governor is gearing up to be among the most expensive and competitive in recent history – and much of the money is flowing from the candidates’ own personal bank accounts. In December, Collin O’Mara, Delaware’s former chief environmental regulator, loaned his fledgling campaign $750,000 – …

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9 appointed to New Castle County Arts Commission

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

An artist, a landscape architect, the head of the Delaware Art Museum, and a downtown nonprofit exec who’s led the installation of outdoor art are among nine people who have been appointed to the New Castle County Arts Commission. The new county board was inspired by the Philadelphia’s 1% for Art program, which requires new city construction or major renovation projects …

Early and absentee voting was the focus of a recent Superior Court ruling that received a lot of response from state politicians. (Photo from Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Politicians react to court striking absentee, early voting laws 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

A ruling by the Delaware Superior Court that restricts early and absentee voting – a highly contentious aspect of the 2020 Presidential Election – has state leaders reacting on party lines.  Judge Mark Conner ruled Friday in favor of former state attorney general Jane Brady’s suit that laws passed by the General Assembly – over objections that they were not …

Payments for New Castle County sewer bills are now due March 22. (Photo by Eliobed Suarez on Unsplash)

NCCo gives residents 3 more weeks to pay sewer bills

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

New Castle County is giving residents three more weeks to pay sewer bills that it says were delayed in the mail. “When our office was alerted that residents had not received their annual sewer bills as expected, we immediately investigated the situation and learned that the delay had been caused by operational changes at the United States Postal Service, County …