Earlier this year, I signed into law public safety legislation, including a program that allows the state to buy back dangerous guns. This week, we are putting that law into practice for the first time with a gun buyback program in the city of Wilmington.
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Today Gov. Jack Markell joined with Wilmington Mayor James M. Baker, State and City officials, law enforcement and Wilmington clergy to announce a “Gun Buy Back” program that will allow citizens to turn in unwanted weapons in exchange for bank gift cards.
Neighbors of Trinity Distribution Services in New Castle are benefitting from an environmentally-friendly project that improves air quality and the quality of life for residents in neighborhoods adjacent to the facility. Twenty diesel generators used to power refrigerated storage containers at the company’s Roger Road site have been replaced with electrified outlets, significantly reducing air pollutants, diesel fumes and noise in the community.
Governor Jack Markell and the Delaware Tourism Office launched the Delaware History Trail, comprised of 36 sites located throughout the state, to showcase the First State’s abundance of historical sites and to educate visitors and residents about Delaware’s place in American history. Visitors can now follow a trail of exploration to discover and experience Delaware’s rich heritage.
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