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Thursday, June 4, 2020
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Purzycki speaks out on police response & the racial divide ...

Wilmington Mayor MIke Purzycki issued the following message on Thursday. “Since last Saturday night’s demonstration and the violence that ensued, I have received many emails either condemning our weak police response to the lawbreaking or...
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The 60 percent surprise

Hello everyone, Gov. John Carney had a bit of surprise earlier this week for beleaguered restaurants and other businesses dealing with a 30 percent restriction on capacity under Phase 1 of the state's reopening plan. Rather...
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Back to the ‘60s and not in a good way

Hello everyone, At 11 a.m. today, Christiana Mall reopened to shoppers after abruptly canceling a Monday opening under Phase 1 of the state’s coronavirus response. It came after a turbulent weekend that included a peaceful  Saturday...
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A quick look back at a turbulent May

Hello everyone, Delaware Business Now's website was cruising toward a more normal May if the term normal applies anymore. Then came Saturday night as a peaceful protest over George Floyd's death at the knee of a...
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This is Us … and that is no longer acceptable – DSU President Tony...

By Tony Allen Allen is President of Delaware State University and a former executive at Bank of America, Wilmington. This message went out to the DSU community.   Reacting to Ahmaud Arbery’s murder in Georgia, Dean Francine...
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Dust in the air and being brought up the right way

My sister and I  were lucky to have a mother and father who brought us up the right way. Both of my parents were Southerners. My dad, who worked at a copper mine,  was born...
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Guest view from AARP: State must release more coronavirus nursing home data

By Lucretia Young, AARP Delaware State Director Thousands of nursing home and assisted living facilities in the U.S. have experienced COVID-19 outbreaks, and Delaware’s own facilities are seeing more than their share. According to the Kaiser...
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A $400 million COVID economic recovery plan from Land of Ben...

Hello everyone, Vermont's  Phil Scott has announced a bold economic recovery plan that's worth more than a passing look. Last week, the Republican governor from the state known for Ben & Jerry's, the band Phish and...
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A tale of two beach states

(Accompanying image shows the Ocean City boardwalk during  the pre-face mask summer of 2019. Dreamstime photo) Hello everyone, Shortly after this newsletter went out at noon on Tuesday, a release arrived from the governor's office announcing...
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Delaware, take a bow

Hello everyone, The beach areas got through the Memorial Day weekend with very few problems. This time around, there was none of the unwelcome national attention saw around St. Patty's Day - shortly before stay...