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Carney, Hall-Long assume top state elected offices

Gov. John Carney (D) and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long (D) took their respective oaths of office on the steps of Legislative Hall Tuesday morning, the first new administration in Delaware in nearly a decade.

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Environmental groups appeal state approval of ethanol shipments

Two groups are appealing a decision by Delaware environmental officials to allow a refinery to ship 10,000 of gallons of ethanol a day through the state.

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The Christina School District has tapped a Pennsylvania education administrator with Delaware roots as its next superintendent.

John Lee

 

Delaware recently adopted a streamlined permitting process for shellfish farming leases, but some aquaculture enthusiasts feel their voices have not been heard.

 

Steven Friend owns Friends Clams LLC in Georgetown, where he distributes clams to buyers. A lifelong supporter of shellfish farming, he has 136 oyster cages ready to go.

 

But he still needs a permit, a bond letter, and liability insurance to farm under new state regulations.

 

John Carney officially becomes Delaware’s chief executive Tuesday.

 

Carney will be sworn as the First State’s 74th governor Tuesday morning on the east steps of Legislative Hall.  The inauguration ceremony begins 11 a.m..

Vice President Joe Biden won’t quietly slip back into First State after he leaves office later this week.

A rally welcoming Biden and his wife Jill back to Delaware is scheduled for Friday.

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Wilmington’s mayor and acting police chief announced new actions Monday to address a series of shootings in the city over the past couple weeks.

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Delaware drivers finally saw some relief at the gas pump last week.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average cost of a gallon of regular slipped 5 cents last week – falling from $2.39 to $2.35 over the past seven days.

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Owners of illicit massage parlors may be put on notice should the General Assembly pass a new bill it’s considering.

The upcoming Festival of Words in Wilmington promises to give middle and high school students, as well as their teachers, an introduction to a diverse group of authors and ideas.

Courtesy of the governor's office

It’s not clear what outgoing Gov. Jack Markell will do professionally when he leaves office Tuesday, but he’s got one lifelong personal goal ready to check off his list.

Courtesy Raising Kings

Wilmington non-profit I Am the Village has been holding an annual weekend conference for its boys program Raising Kings since 2012.

 

But this year they’ve hosting a Week of Action – including a business competition, film screening and talk back, and street law sessions - all new this year.

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