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New ITM at Rosehill Community Center results from Banking Desert Initiative efforts

More financial services are coming to the Route 9 Corridor in New Castle County thanks to a community initiative to end the so-called “banking desert” there.

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Century Farm program recognizes more First State farming families

The Delaware Department of Agriculture honors five families as 2019 Century Farm Awards recipients.

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Delaware is renewing a program offering incentives for people who buy electric cars.

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U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case involving Delaware’s judicial balance requirement. 

The Court announced Friday it accepted Gov. John Carney’s petition to review the federal appeals court decision affirming a lower court ruling that the requirement is unconstitutional. 

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It’s been just over a year since the State of Delaware reached a 50-year lease agreement, turning over operation of the Port of Wilmington to GT USA, the American arm of global port operator Gulftainer. 

The deal was expected to bring additional revenue to the state while creating thousands of direct and indirect jobs as Gulftainer invests up to $700 million dollars to upgrade and expand the port.

Contributor Jon Hurdle looks at where port expansion plans are 14 months into the agreement, and the current outlook for the Port’s future.

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A handful of First State charter schools are seeking renewals this year, and this week the state’s Charter School Accountability Committee met to weigh in on their status.

Contributor Larry Nagengast was at this week’s committee hearing and outlines each school’s situation.

Award winning author Margaret McMullan is coming to the Rehoboth Beach Public Library Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 to discuss her new book.

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Medical Society of Delaware recently elected a sports medicine physician as its 176th president, naming Dr. Joseph Straight of First State Orthopedics to the post.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino speaks with Straight about a host of health and medical issues affecting the lives of Delawareans as he prepares to take over at the start of the new year.

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Several formerly stalled Wilmington Housing Partnership projects on the city’s East Side may move forward in the hands of Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County.

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation is giving residents additional time to weigh in on a proposed deal with an offshore wind company.


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A controversial plan to limit development on septic systems in New Castle County has advanced toward a full council vote. 


Some residents on Wilmington’s West Side have brighter neighborhoods thanks to a pilot program aimed at increasing residential security and public safety.