2016 Update—July 16th to 29th

On Saturday the 16th we door knocked/canvassed in the Hunt at Louviers with State Senator Dave Sokola, and also canvassed in other neighborhoods off Possum Park Road.  On Tuesday the 19th I met with the executive director of the Newark Housing Authority to discuss current projects, and had lunch with a member of the Newark city council.  On Wednesday the 20th I drove to Dover to attend the meeting of the Continuum of Care (a statewide group of those serving the homeless, which helps direct resources from the federal government), and that evening I attended a social event sponsored by the Progressive Democrats for Delaware on the Wilmington Riverfront.


On Saturday the 23rd in the morning Senator David Sokola and I provided bicycle support to the five and ten mile run/walk through Newark to benefit Preston’s Playground (http://prestonsplayground.com/).  That afternoon I canvassed in Woodmere with Senator Dave Sokola, and after that I attended the annual Newark Food and Brew.  On Monday the 25th in the evening, before the rain, I canvassed Nottingham with Lieutenant Governor candidate State Senator Bethany Hall-Long.  On Tuesday morning I joined a conference call with DelDOT to discuss a community concern at Nonantum Mills.  That evening I attended the quarterly meeting of the White Clay Creek State Park advisory council.  On Wednesday morning I met onsite in Nonantum Mills with community members and with DelDOT staff, to work to find a solution to their concerns.  Afterwards I met with stakeholders in the ‘direct shipment of wine’ community, and that afternoon I participated in a broad stakeholder group discussion on this topic, making it legal for out-of-state vineyards to ship wine to Delaware residents, which will result in Delaware vineyards to directly ship wine to Delaware and to non-Delaware residents.  We haven’t reached a consensus, but we did make progress.  On Thursday the 28th I met at St Johns UAME Church to discuss Newark Housing Authority issues, and afterwards Pam and I attended the Delaware State Fair in Harrington.


Email Update

We have had several emails related to recent meetings, on the direct shipment of wine, and on the Nonantum Mills/DelDOT concerns.  Some emails related to upcoming meetings, at Millcroft, and at the White House.


I have had emails regarding issues that come up while knocking on doors and taking phone calls and emails from residents—on traffic questions, on properties that are not being properly maintained, on the trimming of shrubbery at community entrances, requesting a tribute for the family of a Vietnam veteran who passed away, on a ditch along a DelDOT road which appears to pose a hazard, on helping a resident get expedited restoration of their Verizon service, and on potholes.