New Castle County Public Safety Department Recruiting Event

NCC to hold public safety celebration, recruiting event Saturday

Charles Megginson Police & Fire, Government, Headlines

New Castle County’s Public Safety Department will hold a celebration and recruiting event Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Christiana Mall. The event will be held between Nordstrom and Cabela’s and will go on from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.  “We’ll celebrate our public safety, including police, fire, 911 communications, paramedics and the Office of Emergency Management,” said Sgt. Tracy Duffy, …

A student at EastSide Charter being greeted by community members as he enters the building for the first day of school.

A community of suits greet EastSide Eagles on 1st day

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Community members decked out in suits fought a torrential downpour to welcome students back to EastSide Charter School Tuesday morning.  For the seventh year in a row, the charter in northeast Wilmington held its annual Suit Up, Show Up first day, with students walking through rows of professional and other community members there to encourage them.  The students are high-fived, …

Hockessin LIbrary book sale

Hockessin Library shift to quarterly book sale proves popular

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

When the Friends of the Hockessin Library decided to cancel their annual book sale, they started having smaller pop-up sales in the library itself. To the members’ surprise, they like it better. Not only do they not have to worry about setting up, running and closing down the sale, which required about 200 volunteers, the new book sales seem more …

New Castle County's latest tax bill

New NCCo bills show new way to figure out taxes

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

New Castle County’s just-mailed tax bills come with an explanatory letter titled “Local service function tax rates have changed.” People who live in unincorporated parts of the county – and that’s most residents – and businesses in these unincorporated areas “will not see any change to their property tax rate,” the letter says. But it’s a different story for residents …

Claymont Electric Arc Park (Coastal Resilience Design Studio for the Claymont Renaissance Development Corp.)

Claymont eyed for new park with marina, amphitheater

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

  A marina, an amphitheater and 4.4 miles of trails are among the features suggested in a proposal for a large new park in Claymont. “We have a team ready … to make it a first-rate amenity,” said Brett Saddler, executive director of the Claymont Renaissance Development Corp., referring to a group of Delawareans with expertise in the environment, recreation …

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New Castle County set to approve $54 million in ARPA funds

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

New Castle County Council will vote at its next meeting to send just over $54 million in federal COVID relief funds to the county’s finance office for allocation. The money will go toward affordable housing, wastewater and stormwater management, nonprofit grants and more, according to Brian Cunningham, the county’s director of strategic communications. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, …

Officials gathered Friday for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Appoquinimink Library in Middletown.

Appoquinimink Library opens with focus on green energy

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

After decades of dealing with a teensy library stuffed inside a multi-use building, Middletown on Friday celebrated the opening of Appoquinimink Library, a new 28,000 square foot library and digital center. A small crowd gathered to watch officials cut the ribbon at 651 North Broad St. County Executive Matt Meyer called it a tremendous day for residents in south New …

a man standing in front of a store

State drops McGuiness case to reindict in Kent County

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Justice will not pursue its prosecution of State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness in New Castle County, according to a spokesman for the court.  “The State has entered a Nolle Prosequi without prejudice and has indicated it will submit the case involving Kathleen McGuiness to the Kent County Grand Jury on Monday, June 6, 2022,” said Sean O’Sullivan, …

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McGuiness trial up in air as prosecutors ponder venue change

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The trial against Delaware State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness got off to a rocky start Tuesday after her defense team argued the case should be heard in Kent County rather than New Castle County. Rule 18 of the Superior Court says that in most cases, a prosecution shall be held in the county in which the offense or offenses are alleged …

Rehoboth Beach Patrol

Here’s what to know about Memorial Day 2022 in Delaware

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

    After a cold, wet spring, consistently warm weather returns to Delaware with Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to summer. A time to remember members of the military who gave their lives for the country, the three-day weekend starting Friday night will feature multiple events marking the occasion. It will also see a stormy Friday leading into what …