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This is How Many People Have Died From COVID-19 in Delaware

Since the first death attributable to COVID-19 was reported in the United States on Feb. 29, 2020, an estimated 657,114 Americans have died — and as the delta variant spreads, that number continues to grow. Adjusting for population, there have been a total of 201 COVID-19-related deaths for every 100,000 Americans nationwide. In Delaware, deaths […]
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Hispanic Festival in Delaware celebrates culture, resilience

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — People danced in the streets and watched from their doorsteps as passing parade floats serenaded Wilmington’s majority-Hispanic Hilltop neighborhood last Sunday with the booming tunes of bachata and reggaetón. Many donned capes made of flags from Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Dominican Republic as they weaved...
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Delaware offering toll violation amnesty program, 640K vehicles could be eligible

DELAWARE – The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles is offering drivers with certain violations a chance to pay their debts at a discount. Starting October 1st, drivers with eligible toll violations can take part in the toll amnesty program, which waives overdue tolls in exchange for an amnesty fee. Anyone with outstanding toll violations that happened on Routes 1 or I-95 between January 1st, 2014 and April 30th, 2020 is eligible.
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I-95 Lane Closures Scheduled for Construction on Three Improvement Projects in Philadelphia, Delaware Counties

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Interstate 95 motorists will encounter single and double lane closures in both directions at several locations in Philadelphia and Delaware counties for various construction activities under three separate improvement projects, reports the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The work schedule and locations are:. Philadelphia:. Tuesday, September 21,...

Delaware expected to welcome ten families evacuated from Afghanistan

A total of 37,000 Afghan evacuees are expected to find new homes in communities across the country in the coming weeks. Delaware expects to welcome ten families. The AP reports this is few compared to other states—some of which are expected to welcome thousands of evacuees. Staff with Jewish Family...

Timing of Biden's long weekend in Delaware concerning

There are multiple crises happening in the United States. Thousands of refugees have overwhelmed the border town of Del Rio, TX, causing the border to shut down. France hs recalled its U.S. ambassadors after Biden blind-sighted them earlier this week. The possible return of U.S. political prisoners in Venezuela hinges on strategic talks in Mexico City, requiring the highest levels of support. A major scandal is unfolding involving General Mark Milley in what some are calling treason.

NAMI Delaware to host virtual night of hope and healing

NAMI Delaware is gearing up to host a virtual night of hope and healing next week. Many in Delaware have struggled over the past 18 months - due in part to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “And some of those people have experienced losses of different types - such as the...

Balloon Releases Banned in Delaware

Gov. John Carney is signing Delaware's balloon release ban tomorrow. This means, as of tomorrow, balloon releases will be prohibited in all three Delmarva states — Maryland and Virginia passed laws earlier this year. Balloons are one of the most common items that are found entangling and being consumed by...

In bid for another first, Delaware to allocate $110M in ARPA funds to broadband access for all

Officials on Thursday announced a sizeable investment to utilize federal funding to improve broadband access for all Delawareans. Joined by members of Delaware's federal and local delegation in Bridgeville, Gov. John Carney announced on September 16, 2021, that $110 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds would go to ensuring every "last mile" of the First State had access to high-speed internet.

Broadband infrastructure to finally expand internet access to all Delawareans

BRIDGEVILLE, Del. – On Thursday morning, State and local officials gathered in Bridgeville to discuss funding for a new broadband infrastructure investment which is going to make connection for technology such as phones a lot easier throughout the state of Delaware. A $110 million investment will help cover every last mile of Delaware with broadband internet service, one that many Delawareans have been waiting for, for almost a decade. “The reliability, the higher speeds that are possible with this is absolutely necessary now,” says Senator Brian Pettyjohn.

Delaware starting to see cases of new Mu variant

Delaware is just beginning to see cases of an emerging COVID-19 variant. The Mu variant remains a "variant of interest" not rising to a level of concern--yet. "The concern is that are genetic changes in the virus--which we expect and we've seen through time--but that those could change the virus in terms of how transmissible it is or that could change the vaccine in terms of efficacy," explained Jennifer Horney, founding director of the University of Delaware epidemiology program.