Delaware is bucking a national housing market trend, according to a new report released Thursday. Real estate information company RealtyTrac’s monthly and quarterly report shows that total home sales were up almost half a percentage point in March nationwide. In Delaware, though, housing sales were down one percent last month.
State officials and a collection of conservation groups hailed recent successes in state wetlands preservation Wednesday in Kent County, including the addition 750 acres to the list of First State wetlands protected.
The Delaware Supreme Court says DelDOT must pay legal and other fees incurred by a Middletown couple in its successful challenge of the agency’s effort to condemn their property for its U.S. 301 highway project.
Republicans originally proposed the idea in December and are now offering a bill that would allow the designation of areas where workers would not be forced to join a union as a condition of employment.
The top brass at the Delaware Symphony Orchestra is changing tune. DSO has named Bruce Kallos as its new Chair of the Board, following the resignation of longtime advocate, Tatiana Copeland.
The Cure Violence anti-violence initiative’s national director Frank Perez joined Mayor Dennis P. Williams (D-Wilmington) on a tour of some of Wilmington's most violent neighborhoods Tuesday. Mayor Williams is asking for $100,000 in his proposed 2015 budget to bring Cure Violence to the state’s largest city.
The Air Quality Partnership of Delaware used Tuesday's Earth Day celebration on Wilmington’s Rodney Square to highlight next week’s Air Quality Awareness Week. From April 28th to May 3rd, the partnership will concentrate on educating Delawareans about air quality issues, and what they can do to minimize pollutants.
A USDA survey of Delaware farms shows irrigated fields out-produced non-irrigated land, even in ideal growing conditions. The study shows that irrigated farmland produced an average of 40 more bushels of corn per acre during the 2013 growing season.
Senator Chris Coons is joining the effort to designate the American Discovery Trail a part of the National Trails System. Coons announced he’ll introduce the National Discovery Trails Act of 2014 in the Senate at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes Tuesday.
The Delaware Outdoor Trail offers dozens of activities at 60 locations throughout the state. Those who participate in five activities in each of Delaware’s three counties -- from biking or hiking to wildlife viewing -- will complete an “Outdoor Trails Passport” and win a Delaware Tourism backpack.