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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Coons sees a place for smaller bipartisan infrastructure bill

Good afternoon, Delaware U.S. Sen. Chris Coons has not given up on bipartisanship in the U.S. Senate. Politico reported earlier this week that the senator is part of an effort to come up with an $800...
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Covid update: 4 new deaths as new daily cases rise to 381

According to the Wednesday report from the Delaware Division of Public Health, Delaware continues to see an elevated level of coronavirus cases, with 381 new cases. A month ago, cases were averaging around 200 a...
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Dover Downs owner Bally’s completes purchase of Lake Tahoe area casino-resort

Dover Downs owner Bally's Corporation  completed the previously announced acquisition of MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa  from Caesars Entertainment, Inc. The casino-resort is located in Stateline, NV. While MontBleu comes with far fewer slots than...
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Carney says Delaware making headway in Covid-19 vaccinations

(The post may be slow to load due to graphics) Gov. John Carney said Delaware is ahead of the curve in vaccinations, with 38 percent of the state's population has received at least one dose...
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Need for third Bay Bridge in Maryland questioned amid pandemic

  By Jeremy Cox, Bay Journal News Service (Editor's note: This  story does not mention Delaware, although the  route of the bridge would have an impact on roads in the Diamond State.) Maryland transportation officials have recommended...
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Our view: Should Covid restrictions be loosened in Sussex?

Good afternoon, At yesterday's coronavirus briefing, longtime Associated Press Delaware reporter Randall  Chase asked whether restrictions would be tightened if cases continue to rise.  Gov. John Carney did not rule anything out but expressed the hope...
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Passenger rail start-up to meet with Amtrak officials

AmeriStarRail announced that Amtrak has agreed to meet with the start-up company to discuss private sector solutions and financing for Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.   The improvements are detailed at  www.AmeriStarRail.com.   AmeriStarRail is proposing more than  $5 billion...
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Delaware agricultural community discusses financial, environmental benefits of solar power

(From the Delaware Farm Bureau) Farmers are weighing the costs and benefits of solar after Gov. John Carney signed Senate Bill 33 in February. An earlier piece of legislation required 25 percent of Delaware’s energy use...
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From the Delaware Public Archives: The Hotel DuPont Biltmore

https://www.facebook.com/DelawarePublicArchives/photos/a.10151218634131995/10159642602201995/  
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Congressional delegation celebrates $16 million in funding for Covid vaccines

On Monday, the  state's congressional delegation met at Wilmington Hospital to take note of  the American Plan Rescue Act's allocation of $16 million for Delaware coronavirus vaccinations. The act was signed into law by President...