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Governor Markell pardons Conductor on the Underground Railroad Samuel D. Burris

Date Posted: Monday, November 2nd, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

In an effort to right a historic injustice, Governor Jack Markell issued a pardon for Samuel D. Burris, a free black man from Delaware, who, on Nov. 2, 1847, was convicted of aiding slaves escaping from their owners.




Governor Markell Announces Delaware Bayshore Milestones

Date Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

With autumn foliage at its peak and the scenic Thousand Acre Marsh in the background, Governor Jack Markell announced important Delaware Bayshore milestones that enhance the state’s natural resources for world-class conservation and boost the economy through recreational activities.




New Efforts Announced In Delaware Challenge To End Veteran Homelessness

Date Posted: Friday, October 23rd, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

In New Castle, Governor Markell joined other officials and partners for a meeting of the state working group on the Delaware Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness where they announced several new efforts in the statewide effort to end veteran homelessness.




Governor Announces Executive Order to Increase Pedestrian Safety and Walkability

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

Building on his initiative to make Delaware a more walkable and bikeable state, Governor Markell announced an Executive Order to increase safety, accessibility, and connectedness of pedestrian paths throughout the state.




Small Grants Help Revitalize Downtown Dover

Date Posted: Friday, September 25th, 2015
Categories:  News Office of Governor Markell

Joined by officials from the City of Dover and Kent County, Governor Markell and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi recognized the first recipients of small project grants that were made available through the Governor’s Downtown Development District (DDD) initiative.





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