Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed a bill into law yesterday that will allow the state’s students with medical prescriptions to use pot oil at school.
In the presence of guardians and caretakers, nurses at public and private schools from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade will be able to administer cannabis oil to children with prescriptions anywhere on school property, including on buses. Read more »
Officials at the University of Delaware are considering an alteration to the school’s spring break schedule, according to a report from the Associated Press. The change would make the school’s break align with the breaks of other colleges in the area. The potential scheduling change comes after Willem Golden, a freshman student from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, died at an off-campus party in March. Read more »
A University of Delaware student is facing multiple drug charges after being accused of manufacturing and selling food laced with marijuana, including treats that bear a strong resemblance to Froot Loops and bunny-shaped gummies.
Dylan Nunn, 22, a hotel and restaurant management and entrepreneurial minor (hmm…) is alleged to have run a home shop in his Newark, Delaware, apartment called “The Bakery” where he concocted and sold the pot-infused food.
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“When I support a candidate, I fully support that candidate,” said former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter back in 2008 while standing by his endorsement of Hillary Clinton in spite of growing support for her opponent Barack Obama.
“It’s what I do when I get involved in a campaign. I campaign like I’m campaigning for myself,” he said.
Nutter wasn’t exaggerating. Eight years later, he’s still in Clinton’s corner and still campaigning with just as much vigor.
On Sunday, April 17th, he’s heading to Wilmington, Delaware for a Clinton organizing event. There Nutter will join Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams, along with several Delaware state representatives and senators to plead their case for Clinton. Her campaign said in a press release that “Nutter will be joined by Mayor Dennis Williams and state and local elected officials to highlight their support for Clinton and her plans to break down the racial, social and economic barriers that hold Delaware families back.” Read more »
Moe’s Southwest Grill in Wilmington, Del. Photo | Google Street View
Delaware State Police say a digital camera was found in the bathroom of restaurant — and was positioned in such a way that it could have recorded women using the toilet.
The camera was discovered on March 19th at the Moe’s Southwest Grill at the Midway Plaza, a strip mall in Wilmington. An employee notified cops around 9 that she had found a small digital camera in the bathroom. Police first confirmed the existence of the camera on Monday when Action News reported on the discovery. Read more »
If you prefer real furs over faux, there’s a major sale happening today through Saturday that you need to check out (because, as connossieurs know, furs at half price are about as common as unicorn sightings). Jacques Ferber, a Philadelphia fur stronghold since 1927, is holding a major sale this weekend—but there’s a catch. Read more »
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Delaware residents have an odd obsession with license plate numbers. The lower the plate number the more valuable a plate is considered to be. Residents are willing to dole out heaps of cash in order to secure the single and double digits. Last weekend, plate no. 14 sold to a Delaware couple for the ripe price of $325,000. So, why are residents willing to drop enough green to buy a house for a license plate number? Aaron Dunphy, the owner of Low Digit Tags — a website that functions just like eBay, but instead sells only Delaware license plate numbers — said the reasons differ between collectors. “For some it’s a status symbol,” said Dunphy. “I’ve had some that buy them as an investment, others will flip them.” While the low numbers are generally considered the most valuable, Dunphy said there’s also a market for numbers that people have a personal attachment to. He’s gotten requests for tags for birthday, wedding and even divorce dates. It’s all made possible by Delaware’s policy of recycling old license plate numbers, because of the low population of the state they don’t have to worry about expanding beyond 999,999.
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A jury has acquitted a Dover, Delaware, police officer accused of kicking a black suspect in the face — even though the suspect appeared to be complying with commands at the time.
Dover Cpl. Thomas Webster IV, had been charged with felony assault in connection with the 2013 incident, which was captured on a police car dashcam. Webster was seen kicking 29-year-old Lateef Dickerson in the head, knocking him unconscious and breaking his jaw. Dickerson had fled from another officer who was breaking up a fight. Read more »
I know the last thing you’re thinking about right now is next spring, but Dover, Delaware’s insanely popular Firefly Music Festival dropped some news today that could get you in the early-planning spirit. This morning on Twitter, they posted the lineup for the 2016 festival, taking place June 16-19. Headlining musicians include Mumford & Sons, Florence & the Machine, Kings of Leon and soooo many other bucket-list acts.
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Photos: Brandywine Sotheby’s International Realty
Well, this obviously trumps that time my friends and I found a wad of old bills hidden in the rafters of my basement closet. See, Francesca Rudin, she of unique vintage collectibles shop Scout and Annie +Details in Kennett Square, lives with her family at Rockspring, a 14-acre estate in New Castle County, Delaware. It’s a home with quite the story.
Once a property belonging to the famous Du Pont family, Rudin says she and her husband found it terribly dreary, with little light or notable architectural details to speak of when they bought it nearly fifteen years ago. They wanted it regardless, however. “Our goal was to bring it into the 21st century and to let in a lot of light because it was a dark house. Peter really had a vision of how to do that, so now it’s a very bright and airy house,” she recalls.
The Peter in question is architect Peter Zimmerman, who’s had a hand in designing other area homes like this and this.
But why the Rudin’s commitment to what sounded like a TLC-needing home?
“Probably insanity,” laughs Rudin.
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