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Federal HOME program helps Dunleith first-time homeowners

A federally funded housing program has been helping Delaware expand the supply of affordable housing for low-income residents since the early 1990s.

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This week on "The Green"

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Handful of Wilmington charter schools make downtown location work

The anticipated blossoming of charter schools near Wilmington’s Rodney Square hasn’t worked out quite as envisioned, but four city charters say they’re thriving as they deepen their downtown roots.

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Delaware State Parks

First State Heritage Park in Dover is celebrating Memorial Day by taking a look at Delaware’s History.


Courtesy Delaware Fish and Wildlife

As spring turns into summer, it's the start of white-tailed deer fawning season. Each year Delaware's Division of Environmental Controls gets calls from people thinking they have found ‘abandoned’ fawns. More than likely the young deer aren't abandoned at all; their mothers are out foraging for food. 


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At the old Claymont Steel site in northern New Castle County, some 425 acres of land sits empty and derelict, dotted with piles of brick and the rusting remnants of the Evraz steelworks that operated there until it closed in December 2013.

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New Castle County recently announced new measures to address vacant housing. County Executive Matt Meyer signed legislation allowing the county to register vacant properties if the owner fails to register them – and imposes additional penalties and fees for vacancy.

 

It’s part of a broader county strategy that includes prioritizing rapid rehabilitation and resale of vacant properties, streamlining the Sheriff sale process

 

Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly sat down with Meyer to discuss these efforts and what impact he hopes they’ll have.

 

 

Downstate medical marijuana patients now have a dispensary closer to home.


Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

Downtown Wilmington now has a new ice cream joint at 8th and Market, operated by UD students.


Gary Cooke

Eleven pairs of piping plovers have been reported at Cape Henlopen State Park and Fowler Beach - a record for the First State.

 


Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

A new survey finds most First State teachers think social and emotional learning is critical to a student’s success.  

 


Doug Baker / UD Photo Services

The University of Delaware has settled on a new men’s lacrosse coach.

 

UD is turning to Harvard associate head coach Ben DeLuca to guide its men’s lacrosse program.

 

 

City of Rehoboth Beach

Delaware has given Rehoboth Beach final approval for a project to empty its treated wastewater into the Atlantic Ocean.

 


 

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