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Airline notes: Philly gets OK for overseas flights; Southwest, United eye leisure destinations for...

Transatlantic flights are now allowed to resume at Philadelphia International Airport following five months of restrictions on processing inbound passengers from Europe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced  that travelers from restricted...
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Army Corps awards contract $11.1 million Bethany area beach project

he U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has awarded a contract to Weeks Marine, Inc. for $11.1 million to conduct the periodic nourishment of the Bethany & South Bethany Coastal Storm Risk Management...
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Lack of complete tax returns leads to rejection of Relief Grant applications

Applicants seeking the popular DE Relief Grant are required to submit a full tax return. "We have seen that the submission of incomplete tax returns has been a pain point for some applicants, and we...
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NiKang Therapeutics biopharma start-up gets $50 million in Series B funding

NiKang Therapeutics, Inc., a biotech company, announced the completion of Series B financing for $50 million led by RTW Investments, LP with additional support from new investors including Lilly Asia Ventures, Casdin Capital, HBM Healthcare...
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Giving back: WSFS Bank, Pete duPont Foundation, AARP, Community Foundation

 WSFS Bank, the primary subsidiary of Wilmington-based  WSFS Financial Corporation, announced a $35,500 pledge from the bank and the WSFS Community Foundation to provide laptops, tablets and internet devices for students from low-to-moderate income...
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North Delaware getaway package combines hotel stay and free admission to trio of...

A new getaway package to Greater Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley, “3-2-1 Getaway,” includes free admission to three of the area’s top attractions with a two-night stay at any participating hotel. The package includes admission...
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Fire damages residential/commercial building in Milton

A fire at a commercial/residential building in Milton caused $100,000 in damage. The fire on Tuesday was reported on  100 block of Federal Street. The Milton Fire Department arrived on the scene and found smoke and...
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Coronavirus death toll up by one as percentage of positive cases rises...

The Delaware Division of Public Health reported an additional death from coronavirus complications on Tuesday. The toll now stands at 629. The individual was a Sussex County male in his 80s who was a resident...
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Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware announces grant program for justice advocacy groups

The advocacy group Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) announced a $100,000 fund to incubate and support local activists, advocacy groups, and nonprofits engaged in efforts for transparency, diversity, and accountability in Delaware’s state...
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State highlights array of Covid-19 testing options for individuals, employers

Delaware is not ending "pop up" coronavirus testing but is focusing on offering more options.  The options include a saliva-based  home test that was first piloted on teachers returning to the classroom. The home test is...
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Stimulus checks, jobless benefits not reviving the hospitality sector

Good afternoon, Recent releases from the office of the Delaware State Treasurer and the Delaware Department of Labor contain some eyepopping numbers. So far, the combination of the stimulus checks and jobless benefits since the Covid-19...
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Amtrak now offers discounts, seating guarantee for frequent travelers on...

Amtrak commuters or frequent passengers to or from Wilmington can now save up to 40 percent on the cost of their monthly tickets and 50 percent for 10-ride tickets on all Northeast Regional trains,...