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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 …

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Tree worker killed by falling tree in Newark

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

Newark Police said a piece of a tree fell Monday onto a man helping cut it down and killed him. Photo by Pexels A tree service worker was hit and killed by a falling tree Monday, Newark Police Department reported. The name of the dead man is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin. A police press release …

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Rabid skunk caught in Newark; 2 being treated for exposure

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The state Public Health department is warning people in a certain section of Newark about a rabid skunk. Photo by Bryan Padron/Unsplash   Two people whose dog found and killed a rabid skunk in their backyard are being treated for possible exposure to rabies. The Delaware Division of Public Health is advising people who live or spend time in the …

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From Wilmington to Bethany, your fireworks guide

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

(Photo by Jingda Chen on Unsplash) Most Delaware places famous for their Fourth of July fireworks shows have decided the shows will go on. Of course, organizers will follow the latest pandemic guidelines. Wilmington will host fireworks starting 9:15-9:30 on July 4. The best viewing location is in Tubman-Garrett Park and other Riverfront locations, said Tina Betz, director of the Mayor’s Office of …