28.5.13

Next BTCC Meeting Tuesday the 4th of June 7PM

Next BTCC Meeting Tuesday the 4th of June 7PM

At Marbrook Elementary School

2101 Centerville Road  Wilmington, DE 19805

16.5.13

Strict Enforcement for Patrons who Consume or Possess Alcoholic Beverages or Narcotics, or Gamble within New Castle County Parklands - New Castle County Police Department CITIZEN ALERT




New Castle County Police Department






CITIZEN ALERT

        
New Castle County Police Announces Strict Enforcement for Patrons who Consume or Possess Alcoholic Beverages or Narcotics, or Gamble within New Castle County Parklands


May 16, 2013

New Castle County Police Announces Strict Enforcement for Patrons who Consume or

Possess Alcoholic Beverages or Narcotics, or Gamble within New Castle County Parklands

New Castle County Police would like to warn the public that there will be strict enforcement and zero tolerance when it comes to parking violations and for those individuals who are caught possessing or consuming any alcoholic beverages or narcotics, or are found gambling while inside a New Castle County Parkland.

According to Chapter 24 (Section 24.01.008) of the New Castle County Code

“The consumption or possession of intoxicating liquors or beverages and/or dangerous or narcotic drugs, or gambling of any kind is prohibited in any park, except that the sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages shall be permitted in the clubhouse of the Delcastle Recreation Area, the clubhouse of the Greenhill Golf Course and the conference facilities at the Rockwood Museum and other County facilities with the authorization of the General Manager of the Department of Special Services”.

As a result of these infractions, not only will an individual have to pay a fine, but there is a chance that if they are an affiliate of a league or any other organization, that group could have their parks permits taken away and/or lose their playing privileges within county programs. Police have been made aware of recent quality of life issues that have been occurring within the Delcastle Recreation Area due to individuals congregating within the parkland while consuming alcohol.

With support from County Executive Tom Gordon, Colonel Setting wants to resolve this issue immediately and has called for strict enforcement and zero tolerance for violators of the aforementioned County Ordinance. Colonel Setting states: “There will be an increase in police presence within the parkland by uniformed and undercover officers to ensure that this issue becomes resolved so that residents will feel safe again and enjoy all the amenities that Delcastle or any other county park has to offer.”

10.5.13

Nominating District D Candidates for Red Clay Consolidated School District School Board

Red Clay school board incumbent Kenneth Woods faces phantom opponent
    

May. 9, 2013
    

Red Clay Board of Education incumbent Kenneth Woods has been making the rounds at PTA meetings, school events and hitting the campaign trail in general, taking nothing for granted after five years on the school board. His opponent has been nowhere to be found.


By Antonio Prado



Wilmington, Del.  --  

Red Clay Board of Education incumbent Kenneth Woods has been making the rounds at PTA meetings, school events and hitting the campaign trail in general, taking nothing for granted after five years on the school board.
Woods, a graduate of Wilmington High School, also gave his cell phone number and his email address to the state Department of Elections for New Castle County, as most school board candidates did.
In contrast, his opponent, newcomer Charles Walters, gave neither his phone number nor his email address to the elections department.
Moreover, Woods has never seen Walters at a school board meeting, which all of the other candidates have regularly attended, making public comments at least once.
The phantom candidacy has been a curiosity to Woods and other onlookers.
"My opponent has never been seen," he said. "He's young, 23, still attending school and living with his mother and father. If you want to be active, you need to show up at things and you need to be able to be contacted. No one can reach out to him."



    Woods said he believed a school board member should not only be visible to the public but easily accessible as well.

    He took some time to chat about his bid for re-election on Thursday.
    Q Why did you decide to run?

    A I ran five years ago because of financial mismanagement and the public wanted change on the board. That was one of the biggest reasons I ran, trying to get things under control – especially school construction. There was so much work going on they couldn't get it under control. Since elected, we got a $117 million capital referendum passed to get schools fixed. We also oversaw the state energy saving program, ESCO, to cut our energy expenses and transition to green technology.

    Q What do you think are the most important challenges Red Clay faces presently?

    A Federal and state budget cuts will be tough. We'll have to figure out how to continue and how to get dollars back into the classroom. You realize you're really y under control of the state government. Legislators and the Department of Education can say where the money goes so it's tough to get the dollars where you really need as opposed to where they say you need them. Teachers are at the forefront, in the classroom. Technology is a big part of it as well.

    Q What can the Red Clay Consolidated School District do to improve?

    A I started the district facilities committee to oversee what was being done with school construction and to save money. That was to show the state how you can save money without interference. The money still has to get to the kids. That's been the tough part. In the last five years, we've lowered the tuition tax rate twice in the last five years.

    Q Why should the people elect you over your respective opponent?

    A As a parent, you want to be able to get a hold of your school board member. As a school board member, you want to be responsive to parents. You're here for the public.





VOTING INFORMATION
The Red Clay school board election is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, according to the Department of Elections for New Castle County. American citizens 18 and over who reside in Red Clay are eligible to vote.



9.5.13

Centerville Road Closed May 16th, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Motorists can expect traffic delays as a result of area road projects - Del-DOT is alerting motorists to a road projects that may cause traffic delays.




On Thursday, May 16th, DelDOT has announced that Centerville Road will be closed between Barley Mill Road and Hillside Road from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

 Crews will be removing a tree that poses a safety hazard to motorists. 

Detour Northbound: Barley Mill Road to Route 141 northbound to Hillside Road and return to Centerville Road. Reverse for southbound traffic.

4.5.13

Wet Spot at Armstrong & Vermont


The wet spot at Armstrong & Vermont Avenue is still there ......

Artesian Water Customer Service Center

Our customer service representatives are available during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Customers can call the Customer Service phone numbers listed below


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E-mail

You can e-mail your customer service questions at any time to custserv@artesianwater.com

Please include your account ID and contact information. We make every attempt to respond to e-mails by the next business day.

3.5.13

ParkCleanUp May 4th 9AM








Nominating District A Candidates for Red Clay Consolidated School District School Board


BOHM FOR RED CLAY
VOTE MAY 14 
Strong Parent Advocate, Experienced Educator, Qualified Community Leader 
THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR RED CLAY







ADRIANA BOHM FOR SCHOOL BOARD

I have spent my life in the Red Clay School District. Growing up on 21st and Jefferson Streets I attended Warner Elementary School, Stanton Middle School and Dickinson High School.
As a college professor and parent, I returned to the district I love, and now I want to do my part to see Red Clay School District succeed for every
child. ROOTED IN RED CLAY.
  • Grew up on 21st and Jefferson Streets, lived
    in Pike Creek
  • Attended Red Clay schools
  • Raising a family in Red Clay District
  • Both children attend Red Clay Schools
    WORKING FOR RED CLAY.
  • Advocacy Chair for Highlands Elem. PTA
  • Member of the Parent Superintendent Council
    & Buzzy Cooke Elementary School Feeder
    Pattern Committee
  • Committed to involvement: Regularly attends
    district wide meetings
    www.bohm4redclay.com

    Contact me at
    bohm4redclay@gmail.com
AS YOUR SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE I WILL SUPPORT:
  • More parental and community power in shaping educational policy;
  • More advocacy for all students, including those from low-income backgrounds, those with special needs and those who excel;
  • More programs for equalizing students’ educational experiences — increased use of technology in classrooms, free pre-K where necessary, additional special education support;
  • Enhanced professional development for educators. Schools must also provide teachers with more incentives for remaining in those schools and not transferring to out-of- state positions.


AS YOUR SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE I WILL SUPPORT:
  • More parental and community power in shaping educational policy;
  • More advocacy for all students, including those from low-income backgrounds, those with special needs and those who excel;
  • More programs for equalizing students’ educational experiences — increased use of technology in classrooms, free pre-K where necessary, additional special education support;
  • Enhanced professional development for educators. Schools must also provide teachers with more incentives for remaining in those schools and not transferring to out-of- state positions.

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Robert L. Cooper, Jr.  

Nominating District "A"  Candidate for Red Clay Consolidated School District -- School BoardMarch 2013


Dear Friend:


I would like to take this time to formally introduce myself. I am Robert L.
Cooper, a retired firefighter and civil servant, running for a Board Member
position for the Red Clay Consolidated School District. With relatives that
attend Evan G. Shortlidge Academy, Heritage Elementary School, and Skyline
Middle School I am hyperaware of the educational concerns that exist within
our community. As a lifelong Wilmington resident, I have seen firsthand how
ineffective communication between the School Board and parents has resulted
in a desire for reform. As your Board Member, I will be unafraid to voice
my concerns in the community and fill this growing public desire.

Dedicated to Change

I attended P.S. duPont High School and have since seen the lessening of
parental inclusion in the School District. As your board member, one of my
chief concerns will be our districts growing suspension and dropout rates.
I will be your vocal community liaison to fully address these issues and
the urgent concerns of parents.

Unwavering Commitment to Wilmington’s School District.

One of my main reasons for serving on the School Board is also the safety
of our students. Specifically referring to the safety for all students on
school grounds and the necessity for responsible bus attendants.

“Giving Kids the Tools to Succeed”
Having been a lifelong member of Wilmington, I have acquired the tools
necessary to see both our students and our district succeed. I have been a
board member of WEMA, a youth athletic group, playing an integral role in
the lives of our inner city youth, and I currently act as the public safety
chairperson of Southeast Ninth Ward Civic Association. As a previous
Fireman’s Advisory Board Member, I served as an instrumental liaison
between aggressive firemen and the community, which I know will help me
better interact with the struggling students in our district. I promise as
your chosen board member, I will use these tools together to fill shrink
the widening gap of communication between our community and our schools. I
understand our community and have an even better understanding of the issue
that exist. There is no better candidate to serves as your 2013 Red Clay
Consolidated School District Board Member. 



I hope to receive your vote.



Robert L. Cooper, Jr.

2.5.13

Lost Dog Emmitt Please Contact 302 690 7735



Red Clay School District 2013 School Board Election 14 May 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Red Clay School District 2013 School Board Election 14 May 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.


Nominating District "A" - Term expires June 30, 2018


Robert L. Cooper, Jr. - You Tube


Nominating District "D" - Term expires June 30, 2018

Kenneth R. Woods

Charles Waters

Nominating District "E" - Term expires June 30, 2014

Michael J. Piccio


Date of Election: May 14, 2013 Time of Election: 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Marbrook Elementary School 2101 Centerville Rd Wilmington 19808

You may vote in this election if you:
  • Show proof of identity and address;
  • Are a U.S. and Delaware citizen;
  • Are at least 18 years old; and
  • Live in the Red Clay Consolidated School District
People may vote at any Polling Places from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on the day of the election.




POLLING PLACE LOCATIONS
POLLING PLACEADDRESSTOWN
A. I. duPont High School50 Hillside Rd, GreenvilleWilmington 19807
Baltz Elementary School1500 Spruce AveWilmington 19805
Brandywine Springs School2916 Duncan RdWilmington 19808
Cab Calloway School of the Arts100 N duPont RdWilmington 19807
Conrad Schools of Science201 Jackson AveWilmington 19804
Dickinson High School1801 Milltown RdWilmington 19808
Forest Oak Elementary School55 S Meadowood DrNewark 19711
H. B. duPont Middle School735 Meeting House RdHockessin 19707
Highlands Elementary School2100 Gilpin AveWilmington 19806
Hilltop Lutheran Community Center1018 W 6th StWilmington 19805
Lewis Elementary School920 N Van Buren StWilmington 19806
Linden Hill Elementary School3415 Skyline DrWilmington 19808
Marbrook Elementary School2101 Centerville RdWilmington 19808
McKean High School301 McKennan's Church RdWilmington 19808
North Star Elementary School1340 Little Baltimore RdHockessin 19707
Stanton Middle School1800 Limestone RdWilmington 19804
Warner Elementary School801 W 18th StWilmington 19802

Red Clay's District A features three-horse race for school board

Red Clay's District A features three-horse race for school board The Red Clay Board of Education race for District A has drawn the most crowded field and the most diversity for district residents planning to vote in the May 14 school board election. Two Ph.D. academics and a tutor for inner city youths, all of the city of Wilmington, comprise the field of contestants vying to replace outing Red Clay Board President Leah Davis, a former teacher in the district.

 http://www.hockessincommunitynews.com/article/20130419/NEWS/130419750