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Governor’s Weekly Message: Supporting Great Educators Who Strengthen Our Schools

Date Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County Weekly Message

Governor Markell highlights the State’s efforts to support and recognize great teachers and their impact on overall student success.




Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Supporting Great Educators Who Strengthen Our Schools

Date Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014
Categories:  News Transcripts

We all know how important teachers are to our children’s academic success. So to give our students the best possible education, we’ve got to celebrate and support great educators.




U.S. Forest Legacy Program adds 371 acres to Redden State Forest

Date Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

Thanks to funding from the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program, four former Glatfelter Pulp Wood, Inc. forested parcels totaling 371 acres are now part of Redden State Forest. The completion of the $1.35 million purchase this week marked the final phase of the Green Horizons Forest Legacy Program project in Delaware initiated in 2004 with the purchase of an easement on the 908-acre Ponders Tract near Ellendale.




Delaware Forest Service awards over $47,000 in urban and community grants

Date Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014
Categories:  Department of Agriculture Forest Service

The Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program is awarding over $47,000 in competitive grants to fund 14 community-based tree projects in all three Delaware counties. This year, more than half of the successful projects – a total of $29,429.35 – addressed tree management issues such as the removal of hazardous trees. Overall, 11 projects were funded in New Castle County, one in Kent County, and two in Sussex County.




You Are Not Invincible

Date Posted: Friday, October 24th, 2014
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County News Office of Highway Safety Safety and Homeland Security Sussex County

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the US. During Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct 19-25), the Delaware Teen Driver Task Force released a video titled “Crossing the Line”. The video tells the story of a 2012 fatal crash involving 17 year-old Andre Smith who was a passenger in a speeding vehicle driven by 19 year old driver Mar’Kese Marshall-Horsey. Andre Smith was killed in the crash on April 12, 2012 on Route 896 in Middletown.





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