Biggs Museum given historic building on Dover Green

The state has transferred ownership of a historic property on the Dover Green to the Biggs Museum of American Art. The Kirk and Short Building, formerly known as the Todd House and the Kirk Printing Shop, was built in 1859 by Henry Todd, a prominent agriculturist who served as a state legislator and town commissioner of Dover.
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Planning for COVID Testing Ahead of Firefly

DOVER, De. - As the grounds are being set up for the Firefly music festival in Dover, attendees are scrambling to get a COVID test for entry. Firefly announced earlier this year that festival patrons would need to bring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test no more than 72 hours from the event. With Firefly set to kick off Thursday, the clock is ticking for ticket holders who are unvaccinated to get a test.
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Sussex County Land Trust receives $26,448 donation from Beer & Benevolence

The Sussex County Land Trust (SCLT), a non-profit land conservation and preservation organization, recently accepted a donation of $26,448 from Beer & Benevolence, the philanthropic arm of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Beer & Benevolence contributed 100 percent of the August tips received at the Dogfish Head Tasting Room & Kitchen to the SCLT.

State to see $110M in universal broadband investment

Gov. John Carney, Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), members of the General Assembly and the Delaware Department of Technology & Information (DTI) on Thursday, Sept. 16, announced a $110 million investment to cover every “last mile” of Delaware with high-speed, wireline broadband internet service.

Delaware to be First State Again – With Broadband

Governor John Carney, Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, members of the General Assembly, and the Delaware Department of Technology and Information (DTI) gathered at Bridgeville Fire Company to unveil a $110 million universal broadband investment. It’s intended to cover the entire state with the capability to offer high speed, wired broadband service, effectively making Delaware the first state to do so.

When And Where To Expect Delaware’s Fall Foliage To Peak This Year

What’s your favorite time of year in Delaware? When the weather begins to cool off and the tourists head home from the beaches, Delawareans enjoy an autumn season that brings beautiful color to the First State. In the weeks before the bone-chilling winter temperatures roll in, Delaware changes from bright green to gorgeous hues of […] The post When And Where To Expect Delaware’s Fall Foliage To Peak This Year appeared first on Only In Your State.
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Breakthrough COVID-19 cases expected to become more common in coming months

WASHINGTON — Mild cases of COVID-19 among vaccinated individuals are becoming increasingly common as the highly contagious delta variant barrels through communities, but physicians and public health experts say that shouldn’t be a cause for significant concern. A breakthrough case of COVID-19 occurs when a person contracts COVID-19 at least...

Covid-19 update: 7 deaths – 4 vaccinated, 3 unvaccinated

The Tuesday report from the Delaware Division of Public Health, recorded seven new deaths from Covid-19. Five were residents of Sussex County, and two were from Kent County, with ages ranging from their 40s to their 80s. All had underlying conditions, with four fully vaccinated and three were unvaccinated. Separately,...
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Federal funding to boost Delaware broadband network

State and federal officials touted a $110 million investment for Delaware’s high-speed broadband internet network Sept. 16 with hopes of connecting every last mile of the state. Gov. John Carney, Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, and state lawmakers gathered...

Natl. Fish and Wildlife Foundation awards $11.5M in grants to protect Delaware River Watershed

DELAWARE – Delaware is known for its scenic coastline and wide variety of plants and animals; and all of that relies on water. Much of that water in the First State is part of the Delaware River Watershed. “It touches millions of people, and the more we can do to conserve it, protect it, and heal it, the better we’re going to be,” said Director of Advocacy and External Affairs for the Delaware Nature Society Emily Knearl.

Viewpoint: First State in need of drug pricing reform

On Aug. 12, President Joe Biden delivered remarks from the White House’s East Room to address the soaring cost of prescription drugs in the United States. In his speech, President Biden highlighted just how out-of-hand our country’s drug pricing crisis is and called on his former colleagues in the Senate to fight for lower drug prices.
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Auditor to host Sept. 20 town hall on rescue funds spending

State Auditor Kathy McGuiness will hold a town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. The event is part of a series of town halls focusing on Project: Gray Fox, her online resource for municipalities, counties, school districts and state agencies to securely track their American Rescue Plan Act spending.
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Delawareans encouraged to sign up for library cards

In Delaware, only 52 percent of children read at grade level by third grade; that number drops to 37 percent in 17 low-income ZIP codes, including western and central Sussex County, Dover and Wilmington. Children who are competent and passionate readers by third grade have a strong foundation for success in school and in life. Studies show that children with access to their local library see increases in reading scores on standardized school tests.