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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 …

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DelDOT’s clankers hope to cut Casho Mill crashes

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

Seven large red balls hanging on chains above Casho Mill Road are the talk of the town in the Newark area. The balls were recently installed by the Delaware Department of Transportation to reduce the number of too-tall trucks hitting a nearby railroad underpass. Instead, the clank of the balls should warn the driver to turn around. Anthony Merlino posted …

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Your guide to Delaware fireworks, and so Fourth

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

  Most Delaware places known for Fourth of July fireworks and other Independence Day activities have announced their plans. Organizers consistently ask for people to arrive early and leave late, and the Delaware Department of Transportation warns that many events close roads, too. Dusk is about 9:05 p.m. on the Fourth, but fireworks could start as late as 9:30. Here’s …

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Memorial Day events honor those who gave their lives

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

Veterans Memorial Park, near Delaware Memorial Bridge Events to recognize Americans who lost their lives in service to the country will occur in several spots in Delaware this month, not just on Memorial Day (May 30). Here’s a roundup. The Delaware Memorial Bridge Memorial Day service starts at 10:30 a.m. May 30 at the Veterans Memorial Park, near the New …

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Newark community groups offer help to homeless, pets

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The event will be held on April 2 at the Red Roof Inn on College Ave. in Newark. Faithful Friends Animal Society, The Journey and the Food Bank of Delaware will join forces on April 2 to offer supplies, resources and support to Delawareans facing housing insecurity – and their pets.  The three groups will host “Easter Hope 2022” from …

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Water quality testing firm to invest $3.3M in Newark production space

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

A water quality testing supply company will invest $3.3 million to expand its operations into Newark after receiving $1.25 million in grants from the state. The LaMotte Company, based in Chestertown, Maryland, will occupy a 79,000 square foot office space and production facility in the Pencader Corporate Center. The facility will lead to the immediate creation of 50 jobs. The …

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Newark to conduct recycling audits beginning Feb. 24

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Newark will begin conducting “recycling audits” during regularly scheduled recycling pickups, the city announced Tuesday. In a press release, city officials said audits are necessary in order to improve the city’s compliance with Delaware Solid Waste Authority guidelines relating to recycling contamination.  “Delivering clean recyclable materials to the Recycle Center allows the city to avoid costly penalties imposed by DSWA …

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Curbside residential EV charger bill released from House committee

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A bill heard by the House Energy Committee Tuesday would require Dover, Wilmington and Newark to set up a permitting process for curbside residential EV chargers/Getty Images A bill released from the House Energy Committee Tuesday could soon require Delaware’s three largest cities to make it easier for residents to install personal electric vehicle charging stations.  Senate Substitute 1 for …

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Newark assessing pavement conditions on all city streets

Ken Mammarella Government, Government & Politics, Headlines

Newark is inspecting street quality throughout the city. (City of Newark) Newark is performing a citywide pavement condition assessment and inspection project through Nov. 22. ARRB Systems will gather pavement condition data on all city-maintained roadways. The city will use this data to identify the streets most in need of repairs and to develop a multi-year paving and preservation plan. …

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Passenger abandons car as 5 teens steal it in Newark

Charles Megginson Headlines, Police & Fire

Car thieves jumped into a car that was left running in Newark last week, only to find a passenger in the back seat.   Five brazen teenagers successfully stole an idling car in Newark late Friday evening after discovering a passenger was still inside the vehicle, according to Newark Police.  The driver parked the car on Amstel Avenue near South …