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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 …

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Compact Membrane to spend $3.1 million to expand

Katie KazimirBusiness, Headlines

New Castle’s Compact Membrane Systems will spend $3.1 million to expand to meet market demand and triple its workforce, with state grants paying about one-third of that. Founded by a former DuPont scientist in Wilmington 30 years ago, CMS creates technology to capture and reduce carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions. It will get $875,480 from the state to help …

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New opt-in video call option lets 911 see emergency live

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines, Milford-live

Starting Monday, New Castle County 911 operators will be able to ask callers if they would be willing to let 911 see what they’re witnessing through real-time video. If so, 911 will text a link to the caller that allows that person to livestream video of a scene through a phone camera. The choice to turn on the camera phone …

The Public Arts Commission is taking inspiration from Philadelphia’s 1% for Art program.

New Castle County creates arts commission, will seek funding

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

New Castle County is taking a page out of the City of Brotherly Love’s playbook in an effort to add art and creativity to its streets and neighborhoods. The County Council this week unanimously passed Councilwoman Dee Durham’s Ordinance 23-160 to create a Public Arts Commission. The legislation took inspiration from Philadelphia’s 1% for Art program, which requires new city …

New Castle County Hope Center

Hope Center plans to face budget questions with facts

Peter OsborneGovernment, Headlines

As homelessness increases in Delaware and COVID-related support dries up, the New Castle County Hope Center plans to roll out its new long-term sustainability strategy in January. It will include a companion dashboard demonstrating how big a dent in the problem the center has made over the past three years. New Castle County purchased the former Sheraton Hotel on Airport …

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New Castle leaders celebrate ‘Excellence in Education’ 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A stunning sunset shone through the glass walls of the Community Education Building in downtown Wilmington Monday night as community leaders celebrated the state’s educational advancements. The “Excellence in Education” event brought together heads of schools, executives of local community organizations, education advocates, state politicians, teachers and more.  Those in attendance – some of whom gave brief speeches – included …

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Wilm. Prayer Breakfast includes pleas for peace in Middle East

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The fighting and loss of life in Gaza and Israel was brought up several times during Thursday morning’s annual Delaware Leadership Prayer Breakfast, attended by more than 500 people. New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer, who is Jewish, asked for a moment of silence for those who were killed or suffering as a result of the fighting after Hamas terrorists …

The Newark Free LIbrary is being replaced with a new building on the same site.

Ideas for new Newark library sought in 2 town halls, survey

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Two town halls and an online survey have been announced to collect ideas for the new Newark library. Members of the public are invited to share their thoughts directly with the architectural firm, Quinn Evans, at meetings hosted by the Friends of the Newark Free Library. The first meeting will be 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Newark Senior …