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Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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Delmarva makes headway in restoring service after tropical storm

Delmarva Power warned that it may take days to restore power to some customers after Tropical Storm Isaias brought high winds and flooding. The company’s Emergency Response Organization is mobilized with all company resources dedicated...
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Artesian buys Delaware City’s water system after managing utility for 17 years

Artesian Water Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Artesian Resources Corporation purchased the water system of Delaware City. Artesian is headquartered south of Newark. Financial terms were not immediately disclosed. This acquisition is the culmination of...
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Jobless payments in Delaware during pandemic total more than $770 million

$600 a week payment ends Delaware has paid out more than $770 million in unemployment compensation benefits during the pandemic period from March to the waning days of July. In its weekly report, the Delaware Department...
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Chemours reports profit, increased cash flow in difficult 2nd quarter

The Chemours Company, Wilmington,  remained profitable and reported increased cash flow in the second quarter. Earnings came in well above analysts' forecasts. Highlights Net Sales of $1.1 billion Net Income of $24 million. Adjusted earnings before...
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Maryland governor issues Covid-19 travel advisories for a few ‘high risk’...

Family events seen as a risk factor in contact tracing efforts Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the state will issue health advisories for a few "high-risk states."  He also reported that family gatherings show...
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Covid-19 update: Rate of positive cases remains at 4.3 percent as 91...

In its Thursday report, The Delaware Division of Public Health reported the closely watched rate of new cases over seven days rose slightly to 4.3 percent. A total of 91 people tested positive. The number of...
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DuPont reports second quarter loss after writedown of value of transportation-related businesses

  DuPont reported a second-quarter loss while seeing double-digit gains in sales of protective materials used in the fight against Covid-19. The loss was largely the result of a non-cash writedown of the estimated value of...
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D.C travelers to Delaware put in quarantine category

Washington D.C. added Delaware to its list of high-risk states that would require travelers undergoing quarantine for 14 days. On Friday, Mayor Muriel  Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-081, with requirements for all people traveling into Washington,...
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Newark Alderman’s Court closed after staffer shows symptoms of Covid-19

Newark Alderman's Court, located at 220 South Main Street, is temporarily closed to the public  after a city employee reported symptoms consistent with Covid=19   Many staff members are self-isolating and the building will be closed to...
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Navient reports higher earnings in 2nd quarter

Navient reported higher earnings in the second quarter, despite challenges posed by  coronavirus. The student loan services company is based in Wilmington.  “The COVID-19 crisis continues to challenge our nation, customers and clients. We have actively...