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Connecting Schools with Our Future

Written on: March 4th, 2010 in Education

Earlier this week, I met a group of students from Appoquinimink High School in Middletown.  When I walked in, they greeted me professionally and confidently.  They looked me in the eye and shook my hand.  It was a genuine pleasure. These students were helping to launch a new Bank In School program, which is a […]


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Keeping Essential Services Running

Written on: March 2nd, 2010 in Recognizing State Employees

I’m almost done blogging about the storm—after all, most of us are sick of the snow—but there are still a few stories that I want to share with you to recognize some of the many Delawareans who have been working very hard. When state offices are closed, you may have heard that “essential personnel should […]


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Our Troopers: In the Community & On the Roads

Written on: March 1st, 2010 in Recognizing State Employees

Last week, our Delaware State Troopers did something that warmed my heart, while quite literally warming many others. Troopers, members of the Citizens Police Academy, and other individuals have been collecting winter coats at the Troop 2 barracks in Glasgow.  With a storm predicted, some of our Troopers wanted to make sure those coats got […]


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Thank You to Our Firefighters and EMS Teams

Written on: February 23rd, 2010 in Helping Our Neighbors

Delaware’s firefighters and emergency medical services personnel saved lives and risked their own throughout the state.  The Ladies Auxiliary teams provided essential support to transportation crews and police officers, as well as firefighters and EMTs.  Here are a few of the notes that I received thanking these brave men and women: Heather Johnson in Long […]


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Dedicated to You: Amazing and Awe-Inspiring

Written on: February 22nd, 2010 in Helping Our Neighbors

Last week, I asked State employees to share with me stories of compassion and commitment from the storm.  The response was overwhelming—I was deeply touched as I read about the unsung heroes. Many of you may have read the excellent article in The News Journal, and I want to share even more. For that reason, […]


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