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Sunday, September 27, 2020
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State reports 44 daycare, education-related coronavirus cases

In its weekly report, The Delaware Division of Public Health reported the seven-day average of percentage of persons who tested positive for coronavirus decreased from 7.2 percent  as of Sept. 17, to 6.7 percent as...
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Gas prices down slightly drop despite decline in inventory

Most drivers in the Delaware Valley have seen a decline in gas prices in the past week. Delaware drivers saw a decline of three cents. Meanwhile, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline...
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Giving back: Wilm. Strong awards $98,000; Nonprofit grant application window to open; Easterseals gets...

Barclays US Consumer Bank, West Side Grows Together, and Wilmington Alliance have distributed $98,000 to local businesses through The Wilmington Strong Small Business Fund. The fund was developed to support small businesses citywide that are...
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Carney amends emergency order to allow processing of freedom of information requests

Governor John Carney on Friday issued a revision to the omnibus State of Emergency order, resuming the processing of requests under Delaware’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).   The lack of processing of the requests...
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Second round of Relief Grant applications to open on Oct. 1

Delaware small businesses and nonprofits will be able to apply for the $30 million available from the second round of DE Relief Grants starting at 10  a.m. on Oct. 1. “Delaware small businesses are the...
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Coons reports mail-sorting machinery was re-installed at Hares Corner site

U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) praised the reported reinstallation of mail-sorting machinery  at the New Castle (Hares Corner)  USPS Mail Processing and Distribution Center. "While I'm glad to hear that changes are being made at...
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Viewpoint: Jennings’ climate lawsuit a political stunt

  By David T. Stevenson (Stevenson is director of the Caesar Rodney Institute Center for Energy & Environment. He served on the Environmental Protection Agency transition team for the Trump Administration) Delaware’s Attorney General has filed a lawsuit...
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Hospitals see uptick in seriously ill coronavirus cases

The number of patients in Delaware hospitalized with coronavirus dropped on  Thursday from 61 to 57, the Delaware Division of Public Health reported. The number is well off the peak of  330 reported in the...
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Some Lost Wages jobless benefits recipients saw payments reversed due to eligibility glitch

The Delaware Division of Unemployment insurance continues to make payments for the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA)  program but did admit to an error in determining eligibility that resulted in some individuals having their payments...
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The herculean task of bringing jobs to a former paint plant

Good afternoon, This week, we gained a glimpse into the determined effort to get 130 jobs to the former PPG paint plant site. Utah-based National Vinyl Products and the  Kent County Economic Partnership announced the opening of...