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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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Great Dames finds a path forward in the  age of Zoom

Good afternoon, Great Dames and founder Sharon Kelly Hake faced a crisis in March. The empowerment, mentoring  and networking community thrived on in-person events  Panel discussions and Q&A sessions featured frank discussions of women overcoming barriers to...
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Fate of former Hercules golf course property sealed

Good afternoon, As expected, the New Castle County Council approved a plan to build homes at the scenic former Delaware-Hercules County Club site west of Wilmington. As  DelawareOnline  reported, the council had few options after a...
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Meyer fights back after PAC mailer alleges ties to Trump tactics

Good afternoon, The upcoming  Democratic primary for New Castle County Executive is heating up. Earlier, a  New Jersey-based political action committee Building Stronger Communities sent out a mailer supporting Maggie Jones in her effort to limit incumbent...
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Small business relief program draws a flood of applications

Good afternoon, The results are in on the first wave of the Delaware Relief Grant  program. As noted in the story below, within  36 hours, the Delaware Division of Small Business received more than 1,600 applications. The portal for...
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Hitting the pause button on a Covid-19 vaccine

Good afternoon, We learned yesterday that the road to a coronavirus vaccine will not be smooth. AstraZeneca announced that trials for the vaccine have been put on the pause after an unexplained illness was reported. The AstraZeneca-Oxford...
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Ocean City’s Covid-19 economic gamble. Did it pay off?

Good afternoon, We will know in the coming months if Ocean City's, MD's coronavirus economic and public health gamble paid off.  On Monday,  it was reported that  Worcester County had Maryland's highest rate of coronavirus cases. ...
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Historic New Castle and the 19720

Good afternoon, One of our most popular stories this week came out of a press release issued by the City of New Castle. It was announced that the  United States Post Office will allow residents to...
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The Battle of Cooches Bridge

Good afternoon, On this day in 1777, the only battle on Delaware soil was fought. The  Battle of Cooches Bridge, also known as the Battle of Iron Hill,  came with clashes between revolutionary troops and  ...
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Outbreak tied to Maine wedding tells us all we need...

Good afternoon, It's a cautionary tale for those in Delaware and elsewhere who host or organize events. A small wedding and reception in rural Maine became a Covid-19 "superspreader"  that apparently claimed one life and even...
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Storms topped story list during a strange August

Good afternoon, In one of the weirdest and most eventful months on record for Delaware, a blend of destructive weather and the presidential nomination of Joe Biden dominated the list of most-read stories in Delaware...