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Dept. of Correction Commissioner is stepping down

Department of Correction Commissioner Perry Phelps announced Friday he is retiring, effective July 15th. He served as commissioner for about two and a half years, a tenure that included the deadly February 2017 riot at the Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna.

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This week on "The Green"

Prosperity Now, Racial Wealth Divide in Wilmington

Wilmington a 'microcosm' of larger cities on racial wealth divide, study says

A vast divide in the amount of wealth accumulated by white families and families of color persists in the U.S.— and by some reports, has grown in the past few decades. That divide is reflected in Delaware’s largest city, where the median household income for black and Latino households is half that of white households— according to a study by D.C.-based nonprofit Prosperity Now.

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Delaware farmers will get another round of relief payments in part because of the United States’ escalating trade tensions with China.

The jury has delivered a verdict in the third trial of inmates allegedly involved in a deadly 2017 prison uprising.


US Centers for Disease Control - Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases

Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) is trying to prepare the public for a bad tick season as reports indicate the mild winter and excessive spring rainfall could lead to an inordinate amount of ticks in the First State this summer.  

Tony Hill

The Wilmington Public Library is trying something different to encourage kids to read.


Home No. 2 - The Peter Marsh Homestead 12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach (Submitted Photo)

A Milford artist has been commissioned by the Rehoboth Art League (RAL) to paint the seven homes for the 70th Annual Cottage Tour of Art.

Tom Byrne / Delaware Public Media

Delaware state workers are likely to see larger paychecks in the next fiscal year.

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AAA is predicting busier than usual roadways this Memorial Day weekend.



Nicholas Ciolino

Nemours is adding its presence to the new medical campus in Sussex County.

The State Auditor said she’s prevented from auditing a charter school by a law sponsored by the lawmaker urging her to do the audit.

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Wilmington City Council reconsidered Mayor Mike Purzycki’s 2020 budget plan Tuesday.