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***Crime Prevention Alert***
Sergeant Wes Reynolds from New Castle County Police Department ·

The cold weather with frigid temperatures has some residents leaving their cars unattended while warming. County Police warn all residents to never leave their cars unattended as this is an easy target for would be “Warm-up Thieves.”

Police have responded to seven (7) stolen cars since Sunday with each victim reporting they left their cars warming while inside their home.

Residents are reminded that they could be fined for leaving their cars unattended according to Delaware state law, but we want to offer a few tips to stop “Warm-up Thieves.”

Carry your car keys wherever you go, never leave them in the ignition, even if you leave for only a few seconds.

Sit inside your car while it defrosts, and never let it defrost unattended. The best method to defrost your car is to start your engine, turn on the defrost and then let the engine warm while you clear away any snow or ice.

Lock and secure your vehicle when exiting it.



Saturday, April 8, 2017 — 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM*

January 19, 2015November 18, 2016 Andrea Stewart
Gliding through rolling hills, farms and forests, large and small towns, the Brandywine, White Clay, and Red Clay Creeks, and Christina River constitute the watershed of the Christina River Basin, before continuing into the Delaware River. This watershed provides more than 75% of the water supply for residents and businesses in New Castle County, Delaware.

The Christina River Watershed Cleanup’s mission has always been the removal of man-made debris from within this beautiful watershed, while raising public awareness for pollution prevention. Since the Cleanup began in 1992, more than 360 tons of tires, appliances, household items, and other trash have been cleared from within the watershed.

Join hundreds of volunteers and help clean the single most important natural resource in our region! A solid effort is needed each year to keep each of these waterways as free from debris as possible while also improving wildlife habitat.

Do you have a few hours to spend along Naamans Creek in northern Delaware? How about you and your coworkers volunteering near I-95 within Churchman’s Marsh? What about a little time working near White Clay Creek, in Delaware or Pennsylvania?

* Please note the new ending time of 11:00 AM for the 2017 Cleanup *


DuPont sells hotel to Buccini/Pollin; country club for sale

The News Journal Jeff Mordock & Patricia Talorico January 31, 2017

DuPont has sold its hotel business to Wilmington-based developer Buccini/Pollin and, separately, has formally listed the DuPont Country Club for sale.

Separately, DuPont announced it will begin the process to sell the DuPont Country Club at 1001 Rockland Road in Brandywine Hundred. The company has not yet hired a broker, but a source familiar with the offering said a sale will be contingent upon the new owner continuing to operate the property as a country club and make an investment in the property.

Residents of Brandywine Hundred feared the 525-acre site would be redeveloped as a residential development after it was revealed Woodlawn Trustees Inc., a Wilmington company whose mission is to preserve land along The Brandywine, released deed restrictions that once prohibited the club’s development in 2008. The removal of the deed restriction was revealed by The News Journal in a 2015 article. (

Public Workshop for DART

You are invited to attend the 36th Annual Hall of Fame of Delaware Women Award Ceremony to be held during national celebration of Women’s History Month on March 22, 2017 at the Christiana Hilton, 500 Continental Drive in Newark Delaware 5:30 pm. The cost is $50/person.

The Delaware Commission for Women will induct into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women four women, whose purpose-filled lives have made substantial and meaningful differences in the state of Delaware: Carolyn Berger (Judiciary) Debra Heffernan (Advocacy/Legislation), Janice E. Nevin (Health Care) and Kendall M. Wilson (Advocacy/Community Service) (deceased)

You can register for this event by clicking here for the website.

Replacement of BridgeWill Require a Portion of Carr Road to be Closed

Beginning Monday, February 27

Wilmington: The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) advises motorists that their contractor, Eastern Highway Specialists Inc. will be closing Carr Road between Washington Street Extension and Marsh Road for the rehabilitation of the bridge over Shellpot Creek. The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, February 27 and is anticipated to be complete by mid-June, pending weather.

This project will involve the replacement of the superstructure with steel beams with a concrete deck and hot-mix overlay on stone abutments. Additional work includes minor reconstruction of the roadway approaches, repointing existing stone abutments and wingwalls, and the replacement of the guardrail.

Detour Routes:

Northbound: Motorists will take Washington Street onto Marsh Road and make a left on Marsh Road to return to Carr Road.

Southbound: Motorists will make a left on Carr Road to Marsh Road, make a right on Marsh Road onto Washington Street, and make a right on Washington Street and back to Carr Road.

Variable message signs (VMS) will advise motorists in advance of the upcoming closure and detour signage will be placed.



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