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March in Dover snarls traffic, looting of Dover Mall store reported

A Sunday protest in Dover over the death of George Floyd impeded traffic on Route 13 with one report of looting of a Dover Mall store. The mayor of Dover declared a state of emergency...
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Delaware COVID-19 dashboard – Hospital stays fall below 190; death toll rises...

The dashboard at the bottom of summaries comes courtesy of the Delaware Division of Health. The dashboard  also offers interactive features that allow the user to drill down on metrics, such as the number of...
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Home sales and listings decline in April as prices increase

Figures from Berkshire Hathaway Home Services  Fox & Roach reported lower home sales in April, with the inventory dropping and prices increasing. in two of the state's three counties. "Real estate's spring market has seen...
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Memorial Bridge, DelDOT to resume cash toll collections

Delaware toll plazas and the Delaware Memorial Bridge will resume cash collections beginning Thursday at noon, in time for the Memorial Day weekend. Persons without E-ZPass transponders had been mailed bills. The bridge ended cash...
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Pier One seeking Bankruptcy Court OK to close all stores

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. announced that it has filed a motion seeking Bankruptcy Court approval to begin a  wind-down of the company‚Äôs retail operations. Pier 1 has stores in Christiana, north Wilmington, Dover, and Rehoboth...
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Carney fires back at Kent, Sussex legislators demanding immediate business, rental reopening

Sussex and Kent County legislators have written a letter to Gov. John Carney demanding an immediate reopening of Delaware businesses and leisure activities. The governor fired back, describing the action as political. "We write today with...
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Kent County establishing business relief fund with grants up to $500

Kent County has established a  COVID-19 Business Relief Fund which will offer grants of up to $500. Kent County Levy Court commissioners voted to establish the fund that would help small business owners as they...
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M&T Bank reports 2,245 Delaware businesses received $363 million in Payroll Protection Act...

M&T Bank Corporation announced that to-date 32,273 of its customers have received approval for a total of nearly $7  billion in funding through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). M&T has disbursed nearly 100 percent...
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Corrections reports death of inmate, 81, from combination of conditions including coronavirus

The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC)  announced that Jim Hunter, Jr., an 81 year-old inmate with underlying health conditions who was  housed at  James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC), died on Sunday, May 10 at Bayhealth, Dover,...
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Prosperity Partnership survey: Clock ticking for many businesses facing steep sales declines

Payroll Protection Program saves 2,400 jobs A statewide COVID-19 business survey taken three times to date  by Delaware Prosperity Partnership shows many employers facing a grim future. The third round of the Delaware business COVID-19 response...