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Sussex County Council approved $450,000 Tuesday to help purchase and preserve more than 30 acres of open space.

The land is located off Route 9 near Cool Spring. It's mostly fielded with a woodland edge and a small creek running alongside the planned state trail system that will connect Lewis and Georgetown.

Lt. Governnor's Challenge

Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long recently kicked off the “Lieutenant Governor’s Challenge,” which aims to build a stronger and healthier Delaware.


The influenza virus has not been especially active in Delaware so far this season despite getting an early start.

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The state’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control  is asking a federal appeals court to review a decision by the EPA that could affect air quality in Delaware.


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The University of Delaware has a new resource for tracking data related to the state’s opioid crisis. The Delaware Opioid Metric Intelligence Project, or DOMIP, is an interactive online map displaying overdose rates throughout the state.

The University of Delaware Journalism Program’s speaker series – The Front Page Café - returned last month.

Two guests came to the UD Trabant University Center in Newark to discuss the opioid crisis in Delaware, UD professor and researcher Tammy Anderson and News Journal reporter Brittany Horn.

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The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is offering its opinion on how Mountaire Farms can mitigate pollution caused by numerous wastewater violations at its Millsboro processing facility.

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Open enrollment period for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is underway. One organization is continuing to help people sign up, despite federal funding cuts.

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Eden Park and Hamilton Park have been advocating for solutions to the environmental issues in their neighborhoods for years. Newly released results of a community survey show residents' perceptions of these issues—and thoughts on relocation.

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Delaware is joining more than two dozen states, counties and cities battling the Environmental Protection Agency over emissions.