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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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A tale of two beach states

(Accompanying image shows the Ocean City boardwalk during  the pre-face mask summer of 2019. Dreamstime photo) Hello everyone, Shortly after this newsletter went out at noon on Tuesday, a release arrived from the governor's office announcing...
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Ocean City’s risky strategy

Hello everyone, Ocean City, Maryland and its mayor are plotting their own treacherous course in reopening hotels this weekend. The city’s Mayor Rick Meehan reportedly pushed for the opening earlier this month,  but hit a roadblock...
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Federal CDC called in as Sussex County is declared a coronavirus hot spot

Gov. John Carney on Tuesday declared Sussex County a hot spot for COVID-19 in Delaware as the number of cases rises sharply. Carney also announced the initial schedule for the State of Delaware’s Coordination and Care community testing sites....
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Trending: U of Washington model says Delaware could begin to ease social distancing...

A spate of coronavirus cases in Sussex County dampens rosier view A report from  a widely followed University of Washington institute  indicates that Delaware could begin to loosen social distancing restrictions later in May, NPR reported. Under...
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Dover Air Force Base reports first coronavirus case

An Air Force member assigned to Dover  Air Force Base tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). The positive test was confirmed at an off-base medical facility in Delaware. ​The individual is currently in isolation on the base...
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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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Sussex Tech shutting down JROTC program, due to lack of instructors

Sussex Technical High School announced the demise of its U.S. Army JROTC classes at the end of this school year. "Despite extensive research and outreach, JROTC Cadet Command has informed the district that there are...
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Dogfish to release in Delaware a limited edition stout aged in Sam Adams’ barrels

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery collaborated with new owner  Samuel Adams to release Utopias Barrel-Aged World Wide Stout. This limited-edition ale combines Dogfish Head’s World Wide Stout, an imperial stout and Sam Adams’ Utopias, a  blend...
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Perdue says 25 percent of chickens now have outdoor access

Perdue Farms says it is leading the industry in raising chickens with outdoor access and recently expanded its free-range product offerings under its  Perdue  Harvestland brand. Perdue achieved its goal to provide outdoor access in 25 percent...
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Grammy winner Eilish to headline Firefly Festival

Firefly Music Festival  will feature female stars  after a down year in 2019. Grammy winner   Billie Eilish will be joined by the politically charged group Rage Against the Machine, Halsey, Khalid, Blink-182 and Maggie Rogers. Also...