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Carney says Delaware making headway in Covid-19 vaccinations

(The post may be slow to load due to graphics) Gov. John Carney said Delaware is ahead of the curve in vaccinations, with 38 percent of the state's population has received at least one dose...
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Need for third Bay Bridge in Maryland questioned amid pandemic

  By Jeremy Cox, Bay Journal News Service (Editor's note: This  story does not mention Delaware, although the  route of the bridge would have an impact on roads in the Diamond State.) Maryland transportation officials have recommended...
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FDA recommends pause in Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen  Covid-19 vaccine after a handful of unique blood clot cases were reported. The White House responded by...
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Covid vaccinations now available to all over 16 regardless of medical issues

Medical providers, including hospital systems, may now administer coronavirus vaccinations to Delawareans aged 16 or older regardless of a medical condition. The state had earlier opened up its vaccine waiting list to those 16 or...
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Our view: Should Covid restrictions be loosened in Sussex?

Good afternoon, At yesterday's coronavirus briefing, longtime Associated Press Delaware reporter Randall  Chase asked whether restrictions would be tightened if cases continue to rise.  Gov. John Carney did not rule anything out but expressed the hope...
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Passenger rail start-up to meet with Amtrak officials

AmeriStarRail announced that Amtrak has agreed to meet with the start-up company to discuss private sector solutions and financing for Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.   The improvements are detailed at  www.AmeriStarRail.com.   AmeriStarRail is proposing more than  $5 billion...
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Trustees extend contract for President Assanis

The University of Delaware Board of Trustees extended the contract for President Dennis Assanis  to 2026. Assanis joined the university in 2016. “I know I speak for the entire UD Board of Trustees when I...
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Delaware agricultural community discusses financial, environmental benefits of solar power

(From the Delaware Farm Bureau) Farmers are weighing the costs and benefits of solar after Gov. John Carney signed Senate Bill 33 in February. An earlier piece of legislation required 25 percent of Delaware’s energy use...
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Congressional delegation celebrates $16 million in funding for Covid vaccines

On Monday, the  state's congressional delegation met at Wilmington Hospital to take note of  the American Plan Rescue Act's allocation of $16 million for Delaware coronavirus vaccinations. The act was signed into law by President...
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Superior Court signs off on Mountaire’s $65 million waste treatment settlement

Delaware Superior Court approved a $65 million settlement between Mountaire and a group of neighbors to resolve remaining issues related to the 2017 discharge  that occurred at its wastewater treatment plant in Millsboro. Attorneys in...
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Bancroft Construction founder Stephen Mockbee dies

Bancroft Construction Co. founder Stephen Mockbee, of Chadds Ford, PA, died over the weekend.. Under Mockbee,  a graduate of the University of Delaware, the Wilmington-based  contractor grew from a two-person company, into one of Delaware’s...