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Flag Lowering for Fallen Wilmington Firefighter Ardythe Hope

Date Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2016
Categories:  Flag Status Office of Governor Markell Office of Management and Budget

Governor Markell today ordered both the U.S. and State flags to be flown at half-staff in memory of fallen Wilmington Senior Firefighter Ardythe Hope. Senior Firefighter Hope passed away from her injuries as a result of battling a blaze in Wilmington the morning of September 24. Flags are to remain at half-staff until further notice.




Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Reducing Home Utility Expenses While Protecting the Environment

Date Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2016
Categories:  Transcripts

As temperatures drop, some Delawareans worry about utility bills that spike this time every year and their ability to keep their families warm during the winter season. Many households spend a large portion of their monthly income to heat poorly insulated homes, while drafty doors and windows allow heat to escape. That’s where Delaware’s Weatherization Assistance Program steps in to insulate and weather-proof homes at no cost to reduce the financial burden for low-income households, especially families with children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.




Governor’s Weekly Message: Reducing Home Utility Expenses While Protecting the Environment

Date Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2016
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County Weekly Message

Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights Delaware’s Weatherization Assistance Program, which insulates and weather-proofs homes at no cost to reduce the financial burden for low-income households, improve home safety, and protect the environment.




Governor’s Weekly Message: Giving Thanks Through Giving Back

Date Posted: Friday, November 25th, 2016
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County Sussex County Weekly Message

Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell pays tribute to the public employees who work each day to strengthen our communities, and recognizes the collective efforts of organizations and individuals who, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, give back to the community to help less fortunate Delawareans across the state.




Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Giving Thanks Through Giving Back

Date Posted: Friday, November 25th, 2016
Categories:  Transcripts

The first Thanksgiving, which took place nearly 400 years ago, launched a tradition of coming together to give thanks, break bread, and deepen connections between neighbors. I hope that on this Thanksgiving weekend you have the opportunity to do the same. While I have always appreciated this opportunity to gather with family and friends and focus on all we have to be thankful for, as Governor, I’ve also had the privilege to better recognize the Delawareans who quietly work every day to make our communities stronger, with little fanfare. They are public employees, including service providers, public safety workers, educators, and many more, and all the support staff who make the impact of their collective work possible. They are the men and women in uniform who are deployed abroad in service to our state and country, and who respond to emergencies at home.




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