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Sophia Schmidt

Reporter/Youth Media Producer

Sophia Schmidt grew up in New Castle County. She comes to Delaware Public Media from NPR’s Weekend Edition in Washington, DC, where she produced arts, politics, science and culture interviews, and contributed to Gracie Award-winning coverage of the #MeToo Movement. She previously wrote about education and environment for The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, MA. She graduated from Williams College, where she studied environmental policy and biology, and covered environmental events and local renewable energy for the college paper.  Sophia enjoys throwing pottery, hiking and cooking for family and friends.

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Drivers crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridge will likely pay more for tolls starting this spring.

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The latest hotel on the Wilmington Riverfront is part-way through construction.

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Wilmington residents recommended ambitious changes for a planned I-95 repair project at a recent community meeting. DelDOT officials say they are not seeking recommendations.

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Historic New Castle is encouraging shoppers to check out its small businesses this Saturday.


From the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation's Facebook page

The State of New Jersey reached a settlement with the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation in Bridgeton last week, reaffirming its state-recognized tribal status.

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Congregation Beth Emeth in Wilmington started its own food pantry earlier this month.


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State officials dedicated a new historical marker for the Mount Pleasant Meeting House at Bellevue State Park this week.

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Nearly $3 million in federal funding is coming to the City of Wilmington to help mitigate flooding in its Southbridge neighborhood.


The federal grant will go to the South Wilmington Wetlands Project. The park, along with a planned sewer separation project, aims to decrease chronic flooding in Southbridge while providing wildlife habitat and open space.

According to City officials, the grant is the largest of 35 recently awarded nation-wide by the National Coastal Resilience Fund.

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The verdict in the first trial of inmates allegedly involved in the Vaughn prison riot is in.


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