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Delaware Department of Agriculture

Rainfall prompts federal relief request for local farmers

State agricultural officials are hoping to get local farmers some federal relief after spring’s heavy rains destroyed some crops and stymied others from reaching an optimal yield.

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Some Delmarva farmers are freezing dead chickens

Long considered the most beneficial way to dispose of dead chickens, composting has become a management tool of the past for some Delmarva poultry farmers. Some local growers have shifted to a more environmental practice – freezer technology.

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This week on "The Green"

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Saying good-bye to Sweeney's Bakery

Sweeney’s Bakery — a beloved mom-and-pop shop in Brandywine Hundred — closed its doors after a 60 year run last weekend.

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Wilmington Police Dept.

The man convicted of a Wilmington shooting last fall and suspected of a mass shooting in Maryland that took place the same day was sentenced to 40 years in prison this week.

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The Bond Bill Committee approved nearly $826 million for capital projects in the upcoming fiscal year Thursday.


Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

Long considered the most beneficial way to dispose of dead chickens, composting has become a management tool of the past for some Delmarva poultry farmers.

Some local growers have shifted to a more environmental practice – freezer technology.


Delaware Public Media

The Delaware Senate passed the state’s 2019 operating budget Wednesday.

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Delaware state workers may expect to see paid family leave soon.


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A bill seeking to further reimburse Delaware’s primary care physicians cleared the House Health Committee Wednesday.

Delaware Department of Elections

The Delaware Office of Management and Budget has requested $10 million for new state voting machines.

The Clifford Keith Band

Delaware’s Clifford Keith Band is about to release its album “Coastal Highway” June 25th.

But area fans can get to hear it first - live - when the band performs the album in its entirety Friday night at Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes.

 

 


Courtesy of NOAA

A new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists says thousands of Delaware residents and their properties will be more prone to flooding aggravated by sea level rise by 2045.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The City of Wilmington and partner agencies held an open house Tuesday to show off plans for the wetland park they believe will help alleviate flooding issues in the Southbridge neighborhood.

 


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