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Archive -- 2011

 
January

School district will retain much of its jobs-preservation grant

County selects curators for three historic properties

Campaign launched to prevent naming new school for Biden

Brandywine fills vacant seat on the school board

County will waive property taxes on reopened refinery

Where's the phone book?

Kovach upsets Sheldon in the special election

Clark fills three top managerial positions

Transition committee hands Clark a detailed roadmap

Library called important to Claymont redevelopment

Kovach sworn in as Council president

February

Clark rules out possibility of a property tax increase

Council agrees to pay a portion of social agency's utility bill

Council approves requiring more specificity on items put before it

March

District will retain Hanby name for its new school

County looks for disconnects in Green Acres community

Council comes up short of rules meeting participants

Members of County Council agree to make up -- sort of

Non-public schools losing students at an accelerated rate

Ordinance would tighten county redevelopment requirements

Sewer disconnects will be painless, residents are told

Darley Green picked as site for the new Claymont library

County budget looks toward long-range structural change

Commonwealth greatly expands size of its library land donation

April

Fisker Automotive will receive half of original tax incentive

County said close to financial aid deal with Police Athletic League

County reports extent of its spending with private firms

May

School election turnout expected to be sparse

Yard waste disposal site will remain in operation

County Council redistricting process gets under way

New Wawa unit planned for Concord Pike location

Council enacts budget amid heated wrangling

June

Redistricting plan for county preserves political status quo

Diocese fiddles with liturgy while real issues burn

Timetable for new library is disclosed

Plan for pulling troops out of Afghanistan disappointing

First county union agrees to contract concessions

July

Details of Caesar Rodney's ride not as well known as you'd think

Catholic schools losing their students at an accelerated rate

Brandywine school tax rate given a modest increase

Towers at the seashore are World War II relics

Council appears ready to enact a redevelopment ordinance

Council approves changes to redevelopment law

Sump pump disconnection program still hasn't begun

Post offices in the state may be spared closure

August
 

Brandywine district will go to voters next year for a property tax increase

County finished fiscal year in the black -- Or did it?

September
 

Children's Home up for sale

County bonds remain A-A-A despite Standard & Poor's U.S. debt downgrade

Police chief among those leaving shorthanded force

Brandywine referendum timetable has been set

October
  County Council will reinstate 'worthy cause' grants giving

Claymont library design unveiled

School opening scheduled

A couple of Barley Mill afterthoughts

November
  Committees assigning priorities to tax referendum proposals
December
  Brandywine Referendum panels propose several new programs
Tight budget said reason for no administrators' raises

Outside accountants certify the accuracy of county's fiscal report
   
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