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NCCo touts upgraded sewer cleaning trucks

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

The Vactor 2100i recycles water while it cleans sewer lines. (New Castle County)   Two new sewer cleaning trucks promise to save water, energy and time by recycling cleaning water, New Castle County says in a flyer accompanying its annual sewer bills. The new vehicles use hydraulic jets to dislodge debris, and they vacuum up debris and liquid from the …

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Police officers, New Castle County settle sexual harassment suit

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

New Castle County has settled a federal lawsuit brought by six current and former female county police officers against the department’s former second-highest ranking officer.  The plaintiffs include Capt. Laura O’Sullivan, Capt. Patricia Davies, Senior Cpl.  Jessica Neipris, Ret. Master Cpl.  Lynda Scelsi, Ret. Master Cpl. Margaret Ellwein, and Lori Kane.  Each officer alleged sexual harassment and misconduct by former …

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Delaware confirms 4 cases of Omicron; 1,079 new COVID cases Friday

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The Delaware  Division of Public Health has found first four cases of the Omicron variant among Delaware residents, it announced Friday. The four cases involve two adults in their 30s, a teenager and a child under the age of 10, all residents of New Castle County. Two individuals were fully vaccinated and two were unvaccinated. None of the individuals had …

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New Castle Court House Museum to be closed through spring 2022

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

New Castle County Court House. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. Beginning Dec. 31, the New Castle Court House Museum will be closed for the installation of a fire sprinkler system throughout the historic building.  The project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022. According to a press release announcing the closure, all contractors considered for …

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New Castle County to require new homes to be EV-charger ready

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

An electric vehicle charges. Photo courtesy of Nikon Corp. on Unsplash. All new residential units in New Castle County will be required to have the infrastructure to support electric vehicle charging, thanks to an ordinance passed by the County Council last week.  The ordinance, sponsored by Councilwoman Dee Durham, D-District 2, will help new home buyers more easily and less …

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Biden authorizes federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Ida damage

Charles Megginson Government, 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 …

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New Castle to celebrate ‘William Penn Day’ on Oct. 23

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

New Castle County Court House. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The City of New Castle will celebrate ‘William Penn Day’ this Saturday, Oct. 23 at the New Castle Court House Museum. The event will feature a day-long series of activities to commemorate the 339th anniversary of Penn’s Oct. 27, 1682 disembarkment at New Castle, his first landing in …

Rockwood Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival (New Castle County)

Smaller Rockwood festival – but with lots of ice cream

Betsy Price Entertainment, Events, Headlines

The Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park (New Castle County) Rockwood Park will host a scaled-down ice cream festival 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 26. Confirmed ice cream vendors include Cinnamon Bun Exchange, Dino’s Ice Cream Truck, the Ice Cream Shoppe, Kilby Cream, Kona Ice, Paleteria y Neveria Tocumbo, UDairy Creamery and Woodside Farm Creamery. Live local music …