October to be proclaimed “Children in Nature” monthGovernor Jack Markell has signed a proclamation declaring October as “Children in Nature Month” in Delaware. To mark the designation, DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation and other partners that comprise the Delaware Children in Nature Coalition will offer public programs designed to get children outdoors and into the beautiful fall weather.2014-09-29 17:00:41
Owens Station Shooting Sports & Hunter Education Center dedicated as downstate state-owned facilityGovernor Jack Markell joined DNREC Secretary David Small, Division of Fish and Wildlife Director David Saveikis, State Rep. David Wilson, DNREC conservation partners and shooting sports enthusiasts to dedicate a formerly privately-owned shooting sports range and conservation education center near Greenwood as the Owens Station Shooting Sports & Hunter Education Center, downstate Delaware’s first and only state-owned public shooting sports range.2014-09-28 17:00:57
Governor Creates Community Advisory Group to Support Wilmington StudentsFollowing through on a recommendation earlier this month from city legislators in the General Assembly, Governor Markell issued an Executive Order to bring together community leaders, parents, teachers, and others active in Wilmington education to provide suggestions and feedback on ways to improve educational opportunities for city youth. 2014-09-25 15:00:24
Governor’s Signature Supports Delaware’s Volunteer Emergency RespondersJoined by members of the General Assembly and volunteer firefighters at Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company to recognize Delawareans who provide life support services, Governor Markell signed into law three bills to help ensure volunteer ambulance and fire companies have the financial support to continue to serve the state to the best of their abilities.2014-09-24 16:11:35
Governor's Weekly Message Transcript: Supporting Students’ Emotional and Academic GrowthWe know the middle school years can be especially challenging for our youth as they face new academic and social pressures when they enter adolescence. Until last year, Delaware’s elementary and high school students had someone at school to talk to if they felt overwhelmed, but middle school students did not. That’s why Governor Markell proposed and the General Assembly approved $3.3 Million to place licensed mental health professionals into middle schools throughout the state.
Dr. Gary L. Collins Named Delaware Chief Medical ExaminerLewis D. Schiliro, Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security, announced the appointment of Dr. Gary L. Collins as Delaware’s Chief Medical Examiner. Dr. Collins will oversee the many forensic and pathology testing functions performed by the Division of Forensic Science (DFS).2014-09-17 13:23:58
Businesses selected for Project Pop-Up 2014Five entrepreneurs jumped at an opportunity offered by the State of Delaware and used it to achieve their dreams of moving into a brick-and-mortar location. 2014-09-16 13:35:18