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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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Carney announces emergency interest-free loan program for smaller establishments in hard-hit hospitality industry

Gov. John Carney on Wednesday announced the Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP).  HELP will provide financial relief for restaurants, bars and other hospitality industry businesses that employ thousands of Delawareans.   “Restaurants, bars, hotels, and other hospitality-related...
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DNREC drops fees at state parks as way to get residents outdoors

The Delaware  Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will charge no fees for entering  Delaware State Parks and state wildlife areas until April 30.   "Times are challenging and options are few, and this is an opportunity...
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Coronavirus news update: YMCAs closes all locations, Dover NASCAR races postponed, Biden Welcome...

As the YMCA of Delaware has decided to close all YMCA of Delaware locations temporarily effective at 8:00 p.m. tonight.   ,"We will continue to monitor the situation and plan to reopen on Wednesday, April 1st....
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A little sunlight for the hospitality industry

Hello everyone, Yesterday, this column took a look at the coronavirus catastrophe in the hospitality industry as well as concerns from a  small business leader on assistance being tied to debt. The concerns were aired by...
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3 testing positive for coronavirus work at Eastside Charter School, Wilmington public...

Employers confirmed that staffers at Wilmington's Eastside Charter School, the City of Wilmington and a DuPont Chestnut Run site were among those testing positive for coronavirus. The three are believed to be among the eight...
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Update: City of Newark announces changes aimed at limiting spread of COVID-19

The City of Newark announced measures aimed at reducing the risk of community spread of COVID-19, a respiratory virus identified in at least seven individuals associated with the University of Delaware. Measures range from now...
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Amazon to add 150 jobs in Delaware, 150 in neighboring Md. site in...

Amazon will add 150 jobs in Delaware as the company deals with demand and other issues resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. An Amazon spokeswoman confirmed the 150-job figure applies to its fulfillment centers in New...
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Number of coronavirus cases rises to 19 as Kent...

Three additional cases of coronavirus were reported this morning by the Delaware Division of Public Health. This is on top of the eight additional cases of coronavirus that were reported on Tuesday afternoon. The state...
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Grand, other performance centers go dark; Delaware cinemas cut capacity

The Grand and other venues have postponed or canceled performances in the wake of the governor's State of Emergency. On Monday, Regal Cinemas, the nation's second-largest movie chain announced it will close its locations...
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Cape May-Lewes ferry bans foot passengers, stops food service effective Wednesday

The Cape May-Lewes Ferry officials will limit boardings to passengers with vehicles. The restriction becomes effective on March 18 with the 7  a.m. departure from Cape May. Ferries had also carried foot passengers. “We are taking proactive...