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Friday, September 25, 2020
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Outbreak tied to Maine wedding tells us all we need...

Good afternoon, It's a cautionary tale for those in Delaware and elsewhere who host or organize events. A small wedding and reception in rural Maine became a Covid-19 "superspreader"  that apparently claimed one life and even...
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Delaware motorists don’t reap benefits of low gas taxes

Good afternoon, The latest update from AAA Mid-Atlantic shows motorists are not benefitting from the state's low gas taxes. As of today, the average price at the pump  in Delaware is $2.29 a gallon. In South...
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A lifeline for small businesses and nonprofits

Good afternoon, In recent months, this column I have advocated for the use of some of  the state's more than $1 billion in  Cares Act funding to assist businesses and nonprofits that have been hammered...
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Back in the yellow Covid column

Good afternoon, Delaware is back in the yellow category. Covid Exit Strategy  and the widely viewed  Johns Hopkins dashboard  showed the percentage of positives rising to a worrisome  7.5 percent. By the weekend,  the rate had...
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Wilmington’s moment

Good afternoon, In this strangest of years,  Wilmington had its moment. The virtual Democratic Convention ended  with a flourish when Joe Biden,  Jill, vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, and husband Douglas  exited the Chase Center and...
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Just another day in Delaware

Good afternoon,   It was one of those days that could have only come in 2020.  First, we had news of Delaware joining other states in filing suit over slowdowns in mail service and their possible effect...
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Restaurants navigate state ‘guidance’

Good afternoon, The Delaware Restaurant Association recently passed along the most recent state Division of Public Health regs. Reading through the guidance is a good idea for diners.  Many of us are not fully aware of the complexities...
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Little reason for alarm as Covid-19 stats show surge in positives

Good afternoon, A few alarm bells went off yesterday and today when the Delaware Division of Public Health released daily coronavirus states. The figures showed a sharp increase in the rate of positive tests hit...
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The case for microgrids

Good afternoon, There were some anxious moments yesterday at A.I. DuPont High School when a power outage took place before Joe Biden introduced vice-presidential running-mate U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris. The grid around Greenville is fragile these...
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Remembering Panera

Good afternoon, The sign is off the building at  Panera  on Newark's Main Street. The popular spot for students and baby boomers was another casualty of  Covid-19. The same seems to be true with the location at...