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Wilmington Transit Center breaks ground, completion date pushed back

Officials broke ground Monday on the new transit hub planned near the Wilmington train station.

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Families of Delaware inmates worry about loved ones being transferred to PA

Some inmates’ families are anxious their loved ones will among those the Delaware Department of Correction is moving to a prison southwest of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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The University of Delaware football team is finally returning to post-season play.

The Blue Hens earned their first bid to the NCAA FCS playoffs since 2010 Sunday, despite losing their final two regular season games.

United States Interagency Council on Veteran Homelessness

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says homelessness among military veterans in Delaware is down 17 percent from 2017.


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There aren’t currently any wind turbines off Delaware's coast, but a University of Delaware researcher’s work suggests having some could do more than just provide electricity.

 


Delaware State University put in its state budget request for fiscal year 2020 this week.

The university is seeking $54.5 million for operating costs and more than $105 million to cover deferred maintenance needs.

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The Wilmington Renaissance Corporation is working to make West Center City greener.


The First State has seen job growth in recent months according to payroll data released Friday.

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This story was originally published Sept. 14, 2018.

 

New Castle County has finished surveying residents of two communities along Route 9 about environmental conditions in their neighborhoods— and whether they might ultimately want to relocate, if given the opportunity.


As consumers plunge into the traditional holiday shopping season, they are expected to spend more than ever. They also will shop in more ways, making wish lists via voice-activated personal assistants, activating coupons on their phones, and downloading apps that lead them directly to gifts in the store.

 


Mitch Topal

We recently marked Veterans Day, honoring those who have served the country in the military.  But with each passing year there are fewer and fewer surviving veterans of World War II to recognize and thank.  And there fewer opportunities to hear their first hand accounts of that era.

That’s what makes a new book from Mitch Topal worth a read.  It’s called “Against All Odds: The Ray Firmani Story.”

Firmani, an Elsmere resident,  was a 23-year-old Second Lieutenant during World War II and the co-pilot on 25 bombing missions over Germany and France between December 23, 1944 and April 20, 1945.

In this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele interviews Topal and Firmani about “Against All Odds: The Ray Firmani Story” – and starts with an excerpt from the book's forward


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If I asked you who Christian Krauch was, chances are few of you would identify him as a brewing pioneer known as Delaware's "Father of Lager Beer."

The recently opened Wilmington Brew Works brewery is trying to rectify that.  It's teamed up with Krauch’s descendents and others to help $2,700 for a memorial to be placed on Krauch's unmarked grave in the Wilmington & Brandywine Cemetery, and perhaps make more people aware of his contribution to the state’s rich brewing tradition - a tradition that is now enjoying a renaissance.

For this week’s Enlighten Me, we sat down with Delaware beer historian John Medkeff to discuss Krauch and this effort to recognize his legacy.


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