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Coronavirus cases rise to 450 with 2 additional deaths reported

 The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) disclosed two  additional fatalities related to coronavirus as the number of total cases jumped  by more than 50. Fourteen Delawareans passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Eight deaths are...

SBA announces $2.2 billion in Paycheck Protection Program loans as lenders, borrowers report glitches

The Small Business Administration Director reported that $2.2 billion in loans were issued under the Paycheck Protection Program as criticism surfaced over owners not being able to get answers. The emergency program was rolled out...

UD President wants future graduates’ thoughts on commencement

As expected, the  University of Delaware postponed  its 2020 commencement, with UD President Dennis Assanis asking future grads for their ideas.    Assanis  wrote in an Email message, “We’ve had to take a series of responsible,...

COVID-19 news & notes: Highmark’s $200K contribution; Saint Francis Hospital’s donation drop...

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware announced a $200,000 BluePrints for the Community contribution to the Delaware COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative. The fund aims to meet the needs of the individuals, families and organizations that...

Delaware average gas price falls to $1.89 a gallon

The national average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell under $2 per gallon for the first time in four years on Tuesday, AAA-Mid Atlantic reported. Locally, gas prices are following this trend. Pennsylvania and...

Vaughn inmates pivot from sewing prison clothing to making protective face masks

This week, three dozen inmates who are employed in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center garment shop began producing cotton face masks for the correctional system and first responders as the Delaware Department of Correction steps up to support the First...

Need emergency funds for your business: Here’s a list of sources

(Courtesy of the Delaware Division of Small Business) As of April 4. The federal CARES Act includes a $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program that provides forgivable loans for small businesses that keep workers employed. It also...

Lawmakers file vote-by-mail legislation for upcoming elections

Lawmakers have filed legislation that would allow for vote-by-mail in the 2020 Delaware  primary and general elections. The measure, an amendment sponsored by Rep. David Bentz, would eliminate an enactment date on an existing vote-by-mail...

Governor issues call-to-action in seeking supples for coronavirus battle

Gov.  John Carney issued a community call-to-action on Thursday. He is urging all Delaware citizens, businesses and nonprofits to offer their assistance in Delaware’s fight against coronavirus. The State of Delaware launched an online tool...

State reports 12 coronavirus deaths

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) confirmed an additional death related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The total number of cases is nearing 400. Twelve Delawareans have died due to complications from COVID-19.  Six deaths related...

Delmarva Power to notify commercial customers who qualify for lower rates

The Delaware Public Service Commission has approved changes to Delmarva Power's practices in commercial rate classifications. The changes that affect more than 5,000 customers  came after the PSC and the state Public Advocate investigated the...

Frontier service from Wilmington-New Castle to be revisited this fall

Frontier Airlines has canceled plans to fly from the  Wilmington-New Castle Airport but plans to revisit the issue in the fall. That was the word from Delaware River and Bay Authority spokesman James Salmon, who...