The Delaware Solid Waste Authority has offered to expand its Newark recycling center to include yard waste. Courtesy of DSWA.

Changes afoot for Polly Drummond yard waste site

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

Changes are in the offing for the Polly Drummond community yard waste site, a popular site east of Newark for residents to drop off yard waste for free. Maybe it will close, with a nearby replacement. Maybe it will close, with a replacement further away. Maybe it will get dedicated funding. And for two out of those three alternatives, people …

offshore wind

Offshore wind bill sent to Senate; will it hike power bills?

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

A bill that requires DNREC to investigate offshore wind as a power source and work with electric companies to analyze its impact will head to the full Senate. Senate Bill 170, sponsored by Sen. Stephanie Hansen, D-Middletown, passed the Senate Environment, Energy & Transportation Committee meeting Wednesday. SB 17 0 would require the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control …

House session

Climate bill passes House after vote on two amendments

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Rep. Rich Collins on Tuesday begged House Democrats to join him in opposing a bill that set greenhouse gas emission limits in Delaware. “I have begged you to stand up one time and not just take this direction that apparently is so overwhelmingly powerful in this chamber,” the Millsboro Republican said. “And I know I’ve lost. I tell you it’s …

TSD Review April 13

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – April 13, 2023

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Longwood’s 200,000 tulips, other bulbs near full bloom 7,000 to attend UDance, raise $$$ for childhood cancer Delaware’s last Korean War Veterans chapter to dissolve DTC new season: Something old, something new, lots in between Business Limen’s purchase to help 600 more people get sober …

Eren Goldman

Legislative Small Business Caucus grills Garvin on EV rules

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Delaware will adjust its proposed electric vehicle regulations if sales are less than expected, costs of repairing EVs are comparable to gas vehicles and the state is considering a hybrid public comment meeting. So said Shawn Garvin, secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, during a meeting Thursday with the House Small Business Caucus. Garvin fielded …

GOP town hall electric vehicle

60 attend GOP’s Bellefonte town hall about electric vehicles

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

NOTE: This has been edited to correct information in speakers’ presentations. Most of the 60 people who showed up at the Thursday Delaware GOP town hall about a state electric vehicle mandate were clearly and adamantly opposed to it. A few, apparently members of the Sierra Club, which encouraged people to attend, spoke out in favor. One agitated woman who …

The Gordons Pond Trail at Cape Henlopen State Park. (Courtesy of DNREC)

Del. State Parks set attendance record: 8 million-plus

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Delaware State Parks set another attendance record in 2022, with more than 8 million visitors. Attendance at the 17 Delaware state parks has increased each year since 2015. In the past five years, visitation is up 37%. The most visited state park in 2022 was Cape Henlopen, with 1.9 million visitors. Alapocas Run, Auburn Valley, Brandywine Zoo, Fort Delaware and Killens …

Recycling Recyclopedia

DNREC’s Recyclopedia: Quick advice about what to recycle

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

  If you recycle, you’re like to constantly confront questions: Do I need to take the plastic ring off that milk carton? Is recycling a potato chip bag OK? Can I recycle my coffee cup from my favorite coffee shop? Can I toss this pizza box into recycling? Now that I’m done with this plastic teeth tray for Invisalign braces, …

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Total plastic bag ban begins July 1

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Do you use reusable grocery store bags? Beginning July 1, you’ll have to choose between reusable and paper — and there won’t be any other options. Under Delaware’s 2019 plastic bag ban, stores were allowed to use the thicker 2.25 millimeter-thick plastic film bags, which were considered reusable under the law. Last June, the General Assembly enhanced the state’s plastic …

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Delaware State Parks on track to set visitation record

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

After breaking attendance records in 2021, Delaware State Parks is on pace to set another visitor attendance mark by the end of 2022, DNREC announced Friday. In 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation had 47,250 active annual passes that allow daily entry into Delaware State Parks compared with 61,744 in 2021, a 31% increase. …