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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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...
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.
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,...
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...
Stacker compiled a list of counties with the COVID-19 vaccination rates in Delaware using data from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
There’s a steady stream of warehouses and fulfillment centers coming to the First State. Amazon’s new operation at the former GM Boxwood Road plant is the most notable, but many more are up and running or on the way. Contributor Jon Hurdle takes a closer look at this burgeoning logistics...
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 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...
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...
On Sunday, Elsmere's Ray Firmani will celebrate a rare milestone for many: he'll turn 100 years old. In those 100 years, he's accumulated quite a few stories, more than most, one could argue. A Delaware resident for 95 years, Firmani has lived life to its fullest. He's served his country...
(The Center Square) – The Delaware Treasury Department is teaming up with the state’s Plans Management Board, which oversees the state’s college savings plan, to encourage more people take advantage of the state’s higher education funding mechanism. In a Friday news release, State Treasurer Colleen Davis talked about how her...
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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.
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.
DOVER – Delaware’s unemployment rate continued to inch down 20 more basis points in August, with the state adding jobs in every sector but retail and utilities, according to state officials. The state added 800 net jobs last month, adding to the gain of more than 6,000 over the preceding...
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.