Month: March 2018

A group of 39 Delaware educators gathered in Dover last night for the first meeting of the Teachers Advisory Council. The volunteer group is made up of two teachers from each of the state’s 19 school districts and six charter school educators that seek to facilitate communication and represent the voice of teachers in state…

(AP) — The 87ers are getting eighty-sixed. Philadelphia’s G League affiliate was rebranded Wednesday as the Delaware Blue Coats . The team will move from Newark, Delaware, to Wilmington and is set to play in the new 2,500-seat 76ers Fieldhouse. The team had been nicknamed the 87ers (also called the Sevens) and played on the University of…

(AP) — The Delaware Department of Transportation is suing a bridge designer for errors that sent a bridge project over budget and schedule. The Delaware 141 bridge finally reopened on Monday after the project ran nearly four months over schedule and $1 million over budget. Agency spokesman C. R. McLeod tells The News Journal of Wilmington that…

Delaware next summer will host the 2019 annual meeting of The National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA). The gathering brings together lieutenant governors from across the U.S. to share best practices, policy ideas and other initiatives. “Along with being the First State, Delaware leads our nation in many other ways as well,” said Lt. Governor Bethany…

Gov. John Carney and Sen. Margaret Rose Henry will join the Delaware Department of Human Resources for a speaking event on “Redefining Women in the Workplace.” Women’s advocate Lisa Maatz will give a lecture on how to advance the interests and opportunities of women and girls in the workplace. The event will take place at…

Delaware Division of Revenue Director Jennifer R. Hudson today released a list of the top 100 tax delinquent individuals and businesses on the Delinquent Taxpayers website. The Division is required by law to post the lists, which include names, addresses and contact information. Businesses and individuals qualify if they owe more than $1,000, were not…

University of Delaware graduate student Samantha Speck is studying geography to better understand the risks facing the U.S. mushroom industry. In the process, she surveyed mushroom farmers in Chester County, Pennsylvania and found a regional industry worried about its future. “Their concern is our mushroom market is going to become entirely imports because these businesses won’t…

Sens. Chris Coons and Tom Carper have both touted the $1.3 trillion bipartisan appropriations bill approved last week by Congress as a win for Delaware. “When Congress is gridlocked, the annual spending bill is one of the best opportunities we have to authorize and fund key programs that Delaware and our entire country rely on.…