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    State, broadband providers promote low or no-cost access for low-income households

    Delaware officials Monday announced a program to build awareness of a low-cost home Internet program. On hand for the announcement in Dover was Gov. John Carney, central and southern Delaware city officials, and representatives for Verizon and Comcast. The Affordable Connectivity Program is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that lowers or eliminates the cost of broadband service for low-income...

    Corteva joins venture to grow winter canola for use in renewable fuels

    Dow-DuPont spinff Corteva Inc. Bunge Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation announced a commercial collaboration to introduce winter canola hybrids that produce plant-based oil to meet demand for renewable fuels. Corteva, a seed and crop protection company, moved its headquarters from the Wilmington area to Indianapolis but maintains a presence in northern Delaware. ...

    Travel notes: Cheap Amtrak fares, Avelo gets some love and dropped nonstops from Frontier

    Amtrak's surprise move that tempoarily dropped late night fares on Northeast Regional trains to as low as $5 oe-way drew a lot of attention and at least one complaint over a lack of such fares to New York City. A look at the Amtrak website found few if any rock bottom fares to New York City, although there was some...

    Bill introduced that would boost standard deduction, Earned Income Tax Credit

    Legislation that makes the standard deduction for personal income taxes availble to more taxpayers has been introduced. The bill also increases the the Earned Income Tax Credit for lower income residents.. House Bill 89, sponsored by State Rep. Paul Baumbach and Senate Pro Tem Dave Sokola, was introduced in the House. House Bill 89 increases the standard deduction...

    Updated My Take: Delaware’s bank failure

    Before federal regulators shut Silicon Valley Bank down last week, the nation had gone a long time since it saw a similar crash-and-burn situation. Still, Delaware has not been exempt from banks taking a dive. A little more than a decade ago, many of us were shocked when Wilmington Trust suddenly collapsed due to a series of bad loans. The...

    Woman charged after showing handgun at Dewey restaurant

    A Dover woman was arrested after she displayed a handgun at a Dewey Beach restaurant. At 12:46 p.m. the Dewey Beach Police was dispatched to the Lighthouse Restaurant. Officers were told that a female brandished a firearm in a non-threatening manner and was still in the establishment. Dewey Beach Police were assisted by Rehoboth Beach officers....

    Covid hospital stays decline with bulk of serious cases coming from those not up to date on shots

     Delaware saw a decrease in case rates and hospitalizations from Covid-19 according to a monthly report from the Delaware Division of Public Health. The report showed that the vast majority of those hospitalized with Covid-19 were not up to date on their vaccinations and urged Delawareans to get, boosters or vaccine. Fewer than one in four Delawareans are...

    Export-Import Bank President to speak at World Trade Center event

    (Photo of Lewis) Delaware businesses, attorneys, bankers, and economic development leaders are invited to a forum on export financing and global trade featuring Reta Jo Lewis, the president and chair of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), on March 27. Registration is currently open at wtcde.com, with a March 20 deadline. The forum will be held from 8 a.m. to...

    Coons and Cornyn introduce bills aimed at spurring hydrogen energy uses

    (Bloom Energy photo of research into the use of hydrogen in ships) U.S. Sens.  Chris Coons (D-Del.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today reintroduced their bipartisan Hydrogen Infrastructure Initiative, a package of four bills to support the adoption of hydrogen in energy-intensive sectors.  Senators Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) are also cosponsors. Hydrogen does not emit...

    Hunter Biden files counterclaim against former computer shop owner

    Hunter Biden has filed a counter against former Wilmington computer repair shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac that, among other things, alleges that the Trolley Square repairman invaded his privacy, viewed content before 90 days listed on a repair order, and did not follow Delaware law regarding unclaimed property. The action was filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware. Isaac...

    Bidens spend quiet weekend at home near Greenville that included visit to Wilmington restaurant

    President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden flew out ut of the Air Guard base at Wilmington-New Castle Airport Sunday night after spending a quiet weekend at their home near Greenville. They were slated to arrive at the White House at around 9 p.m. after an hour-long flight. No public events were held during the weekend. Biden's frequent...

    Rankings: Delaware 7th in foreclosures, 11th in inflation impact, 3rd in gasoline price drop

    Delaware ranks in the top 15 when it comes to the impact of inflation, according to SmartAsset. The website compared data from all 50 states across seven metrics related to poverty, unemployment, inflation, and housing insecurity. Delaware has one of the nation's highest jobless rates, with high rates of food and housing insecurity. RankStateDec 2022 jobless ratePeople Experiencing Recent Housing InsecurityPeople...

    Delaware Congressional delegation announces $25 million for beach nourishment projects

    (Photo of a clean-up at Slaighter Beach in 2014) (The Delaware Congressional Delegation announced $25 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be used for renourishment projects for Delaware’s bay beaches. “I’ve long worked to provide Delaware with the resources needed to restore and maintain our bay beaches,” said Sen. Tom Carper, chairman of the Senate Environment and...

    Amtrak rolls out $5 to $10 one-way ‘Night Owl’ fares to and from Wilmington

    Amtrak is offering “Night Owl Fares” on select Amtrak Northeast Corridor routes from Wilmington, Washington, D.C. and New York City. According to the passenger railroad, the fares are an option for travelers returning from concerts, plays, sporting events, visiting friends or spending a day in the city. Amtrak coaches seat two per row. The fares are also an answer...

    Crude oil drops; Will gas prices follow?

    Delaware gas prices were up by a couple of pennies during the past week. The price at the pump in Delaware dipped by two cents between Wednesday and Thursday, AAA reported. Still, prices remain d about eight cents a gallon above a month earlier but well below the figure for a year ago, a period when Russia's brutal...

    Dover partnership seeks property development director for proposed downtown mixed-use projects

    The Board of Directors of the Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP) announced that a search is underway to hire an experienced property development director who will recruit developers and oversee the building of mixed-use projects identified within the Capital City 2030:  Transforming Downtown Dover plan. DDP Board President Todd Stonesifer said, “We are preparing now for a new generation of leaders to put roots in the ground...

    Sprinkler waterline break forces 120 to exit Newark apartment complex

    About 120 people were forced out of their apartments Wedneday night after a break in a sprinkler waterline. The Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder company reported that firefighters were dispatched to Fountainview Apartments at around 6 p.m. after an alarm sounded. Firefighters were told the alarm was the result of water flow or sprinkler activation. Affected...

    Do More 24 raises $2.37 million

    More than 530 Delaware-based nonprofits raised over $2.37 million during Do More 24 Delaware 2023. The 24-hour around-the-clock fundraiser took place on March 2nd and 3rd. This year, donations came from all 50 states, including over 15,000 donations from Delawareans alone. Many participating nonprofits were able to meet or exceed their fundraising goals, which wil the nonprofits...

    My take – Survey says nearly two in three respondents favor legal marijuana

    The message from readers of our newsletter is loud and clear. Despite concerns over impaired driving, health, and workplace issues, the legalization of recreational marijuana enjoys widespread support.The findings track with previous polls over the years that have shown residents strongly favoring legalization. Still, the nearly two-thirds margin is surprising since businesspeople would face workplace challenges arising from legal...

    Giving back: Highmark, Food Bank, GOLO

    Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware announced its first quarter BluePrints for the Community grant recipients. BluePrints for the Community is a donor-advised fund at the Delaware Community Foundation  that has invested more than $35 million to improve health outcomes in the state. “By targeting specific aspects of health and well-being, we’re advancing real change for Delaware communities,” said Nick Moriello, president of...