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Covid dashboard: 14 new deaths as vaccination total increases

A review of death records from January and February  led to 11 new deaths from Covid-19, the Delaware Division of Public Health reported on Wednesday. Delaware continued to chip away at the formidable  task of...
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Transportation notes: American, Southwest add leisure destinations; BWI top airport; Amtrak Auto Train...

American Airlines continues to add flights to leisure destinations from Philadelphia International Airport. American will offer three nonstop flights a week between Santiago in the Dominican Republic beginning April 2. “Santiago is currently a top underserved market at PHL,” said airport  CEO Chellie Cameron. “We’re thrilled...
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No additional Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses expected this month

Don't expect to see  a lot of available Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 in Delaware during March. Delaware did receive  8,000 doses delivered this week. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is "one and done" unlike the...
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Energize Delaware efficiency loan program reaches $1 million mark

The  Energize Delaware Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program (REELP) has reached the milestone of granting over $1 million in loans to Delaware homeowners.  The Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program provides low-interest loans to credit-qualified Delaware homeowners...
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AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine moves into worldwide COVAX system

The first of many millions of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine doses have begun arriving in low and middle-income countries across the world through the multilateral COVAX initiative. It marks an early step in the company's efforts...
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Viewpoint: Sen. Coons outlines postal service problems in Delaware

(The following is an except from. speech given on the Senate floor) Madam President, it's long been said that neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays our United States postal couriers...
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SBA disaster loans available for farms, businesses affected by heavy rainfall

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced  that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit organizations located in Kent, New Castle and...
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Giving back: Community Foundation sees giving surge; GOLO, DuPont Pettinaro, Calagione donations

In 2020, the Delaware Community Foundation awarded $31.2 million in community grants and scholarships, primarily from charitable funds established by individuals, families and corporate donors. The 2020 giving – which had an impact on  tens...
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Sale of business machine collection fuels scholarship fund

 After a lifetime preserving American innovation history, business owners Tom and Mary Russo have turned their collection of antique business machines into a scholarship fund. The Russos established the new Thomas A. & Mary Jo...
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Newark residents not happy with development patterns get chance to speak out

Good afternoon, Newark residents who are not crazy about the current mid-rise development pattern along Main Street will have a chance to air their views. The city  Planning Commission and the Planning and Development Department are...
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Delaware among the more restrictive states when it comes to Covid orders

Delaware ranks among the more restrictive states when it comes to coronavirus-related orders and regulations. The WalletHub financial information website ranks Delaware 37th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia in Covid-19 restrictions. Rankings...
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Covid-19 Dashboard: Four deaths as new cases fall below 200

New coronavirus cases fell below 200  in the Tuesday  report from the Delaware Division of Public Health.   Four new deaths reported  – two  individuals from New Castle County, and one  each from Kent and Sussex...