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Embracing the spirit of its name (The Green in Dover and the New Castle Green), The Green provides an open-air meeting place for Delawareans to discuss events, consider issues and share ideas. This radio and online magazine presents the highest quality Delaware news and information. Through informed reporting, nuanced storytelling and in-depth interviews, The Green reaches past stereotypes and knee-jerk reactions to encourage a fuller, more robust discovery of Delaware, today.

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Mark Reeve/Delaware Century Farm Portraits

 The history of some of Delaware’s oldest agricultural farms and families are being preserved in paintings.


The Delaware Century Farm Portraits Projects will feature oil paintings of the First State’s oldest Century farms, agricultural properties that have been owned by the same family and farmed continuously for more than 100 years.

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 Next month, the northern long-eared bat will officially gain status as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The decline of this bat species in the First State and beyond has been largely due the spread of a disease called white nose syndrome.

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The 2015 version of the Kids Count in Delaware Fact Book is out - offering the latest snapshot of information on the well-being of children in the First State.

The good news is that dropout rates have dropped dramatically, falling more than half  - to 2.1% - since Kids Count began publishing the data 20 years ago.

Arts Playlist: Delaware's Poet Laureate

Mar 29, 2015

In April, poetry takes center stage with National Poetry Month. Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.

Delaware’s Poet laureate JoAnn Balingit says its a great opportunity for readers to rediscover the power of this literary form.

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A year ago, University of Delaware and DNREC announced they would work to expand the state’s electric vehicle charging station network, but that network won't be ready until later this year.

So, what’s it like to take an electric car on a long trip in Delaware now -- before the network is in place? Delaware Public Media’s science reporter Eli Chen followed a couple whose vacation plans involve taking their Nissan Leaf from the top of the state all the way down to the bottom.

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More than five years after the dunes near Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge were first breached by waters from the Delaware Bay, a massive effort to restore the preserve and hold back rising seas from a vulnerable area of the southern Delaware coast is about to begin.

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A new report says parents and coaches still may not know when to seek emergency attention for kids who suffer head injuries or when it’s safe for them return to playing sports, despite increased media attention about concussions.

The study from Nemours found that almost 40 percent of coaches said they would do something other than removing a child from play and not allowing them back before they saw a doctor after a blow to the head.

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From the northern Delaware border to the southern beaches, the First State is increasingly steeped in businesses boasting craft beers. Numerous breweries, brewpubs and alehouses are scheduled to open this year, while more brands continue to pop up at local liquor stores and in mainstream restaurants.

Some might wonder if the small state is now too saturated in the craft beer craze.

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Gaining approval to start a charter school in Delaware is a challenge.

Getting it open is an even bigger challenge.

Working behind the scenes is a nonprofit that helps smooth the way, the Innovative Schools Development Corporation.

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For five charter schools scheduled to open their doors in August, the day of reckoning is near. In fact, by the start of next month, all five will have a pretty good idea of where they stand.

On April 1, the new schools – three in Wilmington, one in suburban New Castle County and one in Kent County – must give preliminary enrollment projections to the Charter Schools Office in the state Department of Education. According to the department’s rules, they are supposed to have confirmed enrollments equal to at least 80 percent of their authorized enrollments.