March 16, 2023

Five town hall meetings are being held this month to discuss the governor’s initiative to ban the sale of new gasoline

and diesel-powered cars, trucks, and SUVs in Delaware.

Here are the two meetings that are being held downstate:

Tuesday, March 21

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Indian River Senior Center

(214 Irons Ave., Millsboro)


Wednesday, March 29

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Camden-Wyoming Fire Company

(200 E. Camden Wyoming Ave., Camden)

Invited Speakers Include:

  • Dr. David R. Legates, former U of D professor and state climatologist
  • Dr. David T. Stevenson, Director, Center for Energy & Environmental Policy of the Caesar Rodney Institute
  • Shawn Garvin, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control



When: Monday, March 27 starting at 10 a.m.

Where: Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Rd., Georgetown

Register in advance:  

To help speed up the check-in process, pre-registration is requested. On-site registration will also be available. Service will be first-come, first-served. Assistance is limited to one per household. Attendees must be present to receive assistance. The Food Bank of Delaware is prepared to serve up to 1,000 households at this event. Recipients must bring proof that they live in Delaware (state-issued ID, utility bill, Delaware SNAP benefits card, etc. can all be used to show proof of residency).

Mosquito Control Section Set to Begin Spraying Woodland Pools 

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is expected to begin its annual mosquito spraying program this week. Operations will start in southern Sussex County, then expand into Kent and New Castle counties over the next several weeks. Controlling early-season woodland pool larval mosquitoes limits the emergence of biting adult mosquitoes later in the spring.


Up to 10,000 acres of wet woodlands near select populated areas will be treated with a helicopter applying the bacteria-derived insecticide Bti.


The spring woodland mosquito larvae spraying campaign marks the beginning of Delaware’s mosquito control season – which continues until late October or early November in most years.


Mosquito spraying announcements can be received by email, text, or voicemail by subscribing to Mosquito Control’s Spray Zone Notification System at To request local mosquito control service, please call the Milford field office at 302-422-1512


For more information on mosquito control in Delaware, visit

Eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofits, including faith-based groups, can now apply for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), which can reimburse up to $150,000 per site for physical and cybersecurity enhancements or other security-related activities for organizations at risk of a terrorist attack.


The federally funded, state-administered initiative provided $2.4 million in awards to 24 Delaware projects last year. The deadline to apply is April 21 at 5 p.m.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) invites all potential NSGP applicants and sub-applicants to participate in one of the upcoming outreach calls.


Date and Time

March 30 at 3 p.m.    Registration Link

April 4 at 2 p.m.         Registration Link

April 25 at 3 p.m.       Registration Link

May 4 at 2 p.m.         Registration Link


For more information, contact:

Mark Dworkin, (302) 659-2231, [email protected]