Local SPCA teaming up with Louisiana parish to save animals

NEW CASTLE — The Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Tangipahoa Parish Animal Services in Hammond, Louisiana, are partnering in a yearlong “embed” program, a pioneering initiative supported by Best Friends Animal Society geared to reduce euthanasia and save the lives of many more sheltered animals. The collaboration aims to […]

DuPont, Chemours reach agreement over ‘forever chemicals’

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DOVER — The DuPont Co. and its spinoff business Chemours have agreed to resolve legal disputes over environmental liabilities for pollution related to man-made chemicals associated with an increased risk of cancer and other health problems. The binding memorandum of understanding announced Friday comes just over a month after Delaware’s Supreme Court upheld the dismissal […]

COVID-19 hospitalizations fall to lowest point in three weeks

DOVER — The number of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Delaware dropped to its lowest point in three weeks, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s daily update on Friday. There were 420 COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide — the lowest amount since there were 412 on Jan. 1. The state experienced a record number of […]

DOC commissioner, officials urge correctional officers to be vaccinated

SMYRNA – With a goal of at least 80% of the state’s correctional officers vaccinated for the coronavirus, Claire DeMatteis and other prison officials set an example late Friday morning. The Delaware Department of Correction commissioner received the first of two required shots at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center and was soon followed by correctional […]

Md. lawmaker with gun sets off House chamber metal detector

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol police are investigating an incident in which a Republican lawmaker was blocked from entering the House chamber after setting off a metal detector while apparently carrying a concealed gun. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., set off the metal detector while trying to enter the chamber Thursday afternoon. The metal detectors were installed […]

Last day to register to vote in Milford police referendum

MILFORD — The city’s police station referendum isn’t until Tuesday, but the last day to register to vote with the city is Friday. To vote in the referendum, citizens must be registered with the city of Milford. Registering to vote with the city is a completely separate process from registering to vote with the state. […]

COVID-19 vaccination appointments offered to 11,500 seniors this weekend

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health contacted 11,500 seniors Thursday offering appointments for this weekend’s large vaccination events in Delaware City and Georgetown, utilizing the DPH’s new registration system which was launched Wednesday. According to the DPH, invitations for appointments were extended with the highest priority going to individuals with age and health […]

‘Unity is the path forward’: Biden sworn in as 46th president of the United States

DOVER — Joe Biden took the oath of office to become the nation’s 46th president at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday. Sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, President Biden pledged to work to build a more perfect union. “I, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of […]

Women of color celebrate Harris’ inauguration as VP

Across the state Wednesday, women of color celebrated, as they watched one of their own shatter a glass ceiling that had guarded the office of the vice presidency. Vice President Kamala Harris is not only the first woman to occupy that position — she’s also the first Black vice president, the first vice president of […]

Delaware reacts to Joe Biden’s inauguration

DOVER — Welcome to the club, Delaware. The First State officially joined the 18 others that have had a resident serve as president on Wednesday, as longtime Delawarean Joe Biden was sworn in as the nation’s head of state. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1942, President Biden moved to New Castle County with his family […]