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Coastal Towns Asking for Lewes-Rehoboth Canal to be Dredged

REHOBOTH BEACH/LEWES, Del.- Coastal Towns are now calling for the canal that travels from Lewes to Rehoboth to be dredged. Four towns along the coast are sending a letter to congressional delegates in the First State looking for funding to perform maintenance on the the canal. Not only are they saying it's long overdue, they're saying it's impacting the full potential of Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Lewes and Henlopen Acres all sent a letter to State Representatives asking for the canal to be dredged. Parts of the letter say the cities are concerned with the lack of maintenance for the canal since it was last dredged in 2002, nearly 20 years ago. It also says that the canal barely meets the demands for the boating public, due to heavy silt, and an unreliable depth. The letter asks for the representatives to consider the future of the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal if it was at its full potential. Rehoboth Beach Commissioners talked about this at their meeting last week, and one commissioner was in full support of the topic.
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Delaware offers toll amnesty program

Delaware’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) kicks off a three-month toll amnesty program next month. The program starts on October 1, 202, giving toll violators in the First State a chance to resolve their debt at a fraction of the cost. “This year the General Assembly passed Senate Joint Resolution...
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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.

Three bills signed advancing enviromental protection goals

State lawmakers checked off more items on their environmental to-do list last week with three bill signings. This year was big for environmental issues in the First State, with the advancement of a new clean water fund and the imposition of stricter renewable energy requirements. Lawmakers recently celebrated the signing...

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.

Delaware announces state-wide broadband project

The First State is looking to become the first state to reach every home and business with high-speed broadband service, the governor announced Thursday. Gov. John Carney, along with Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, and members of the General Assembly and Department of Technology and Information, said the state will invest $110 million in the wireline internet service.

In bid for another first, Delaware to allocate $110M in ARPA funds to broadband access for all

Officials on Thursday announced a sizeable investment to utilize federal funding to improve broadband access for all Delawareans. Joined by members of Delaware's federal and local delegation in Bridgeville, Gov. John Carney announced on September 16, 2021, that $110 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds would go to ensuring every "last mile" of the First State had access to high-speed internet.
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VIDEO | $110-Million Del. Broadband Expansion Announced In Bridgeville

Delaware plans to invest $110-million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act into reaching more parts of The First State with broadband access. Governor John Carney and other elected officials as well as business leaders in the sector announced particulars Thursday in Bridgeville. The expansion is also expected to increase Internet speeds. Carney said the state also will look to address affordability concerns as more learning, work and other activities take place online.
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Aslan Pugh: Football and Engineering

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers football has had a strong academic tradition, reaching as high as the top Academic Progress Rate in the nation under head coach Greg Schiano in 2010. That continued with 46 Academic All-Big Ten selections in 2020, the most for the program since joining the conference. Aslan...

CoastSnap Taking Off in Delaware

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. - Keeping track of our ever-changing beaches. CoastSnap is a program that allows visitors and locals to snap photos of the beach as a way to track environmental changes. CoastSnap stations were installed in march. Now as we close out the summer, many people have taken part in this project.

Delaware announces state-wide broadband project

(The Center Square) – The First State is looking to become the first state to reach every home and business with high-speed broadband service, the governor announced Thursday. Gov. John Carney, along with Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, and members of the...

Midweek Means Great Value in Greater Wilmington, Delaware for the End of 2021

Any day is a good day to treat yourself to an overnight stay at one of the many fabulous hotels and inns of Greater Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley. But did you know the treat is even sweeter in the middle of the week? We know, traveling during the weekend is typically the plan, but rates on fan-favorite hotels often go down midweek – sometimes way down. For example, the Hampton Inn of Middletown, Delaware offers half-off accommodation on weekdays!

DO Delaware: Hasan Minhaj show, Brewfest, wine tasting and Marc Lamont Hill discussion

Sep. 9—Before starting his national tour for his new one-man show, "The King's Jester," comedian Hasan Minhaj is going to bring his "Experiment Time" to the First State. Three of six shows already have sold out. And tickets for those remaining seats are nearly gone. "Experiment Time" follows Minhaj's success on the "Patriot Act," a political comedy show he created and hosted that premiered in 2018 on Netflix.

Delaware's restaurants still dealing with massive staffing shortages

Almost 90 percent of Delaware restaurants are short on staff, according to a survey from the Delaware Restaurant Association. Gone to your favorite restaurant to find it’s now closed on Mondays? That’s becoming more common in the First State, as many owners close on certain days give overworked staff a reprieve.

Leadership Central Delaware and Leadership Delaware, Inc. announce partnership

Leadership Central Delaware (LCD) and Leadership Delaware, Inc. (LDI) are in the business of mentoring, developing, and training the state’s next generation of leaders. Program leaders of both organizations believe that effective leaders that demonstrate vision and integrity, and who are ready to make a commitment to positively impact Delaware, are all too few. They understand that leadership training, which often happens simply by default, must be methodical and intentional to be effective. To that end, LCD and LDI strive to create an experience for emerging leaders that will assist them as they grow and become the region’s next generation of leaders.