Delaware farm markets adapting to changing landscape

WYOMING — A regular visitor at Fifer Orchards for around three decades, Ann Anderson will miss the hugs and friendly conversations. Instead, she plans to receive her asparagus, avocados, peach ice cream and more during a quick stop and go. “It’s going to be very strange and I’m going to miss it,” Mrs. Anderson said […]

Millsboro OKs Texas Roadhouse preliminary plans

MILLSBORO — Town of Millsboro leaders Monday formally welcomed Texas Roadhouse, approving a preliminary site plan – with contingencies – for a proposed western-themed steakhouse restaurant that would be sandwiched between the existing Taco Bell and a proposed Grotto Pizza in Peninsula Crossing. “Welcome to Millsboro, Texas Roadhouse,” said Millsboro Mayor Michelle Truitt. “We hope […]

Bridgeville woman gets cool deal on ‘Shark Tank’

BRIDGEVILLE — It’s been a self-described “whirlwind” for Katey Evans and her family since March 27. That’s when the Bridgeville woman appeared on the ABC show “Shark Tank” looking to get a deal for her family farm’s line of desserts called The Frozen Farmer. “My phone started blowing up as soon as the episode began […]

Highmark Delaware gives $200,000 to state’s COVID-19 initiative

WILMINGTON – Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware announced Friday a $200,000 BluePrints for the Community contribution to the Delaware COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative, to meet the needs of the individuals, families and organizations that are experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis. “Now more than ever, it is crucial that organizations positioned to help […]

Stimulus aid for ‘small business’ will go to some big chains

IOWA CITY, Iowa — As the federal government prepares to launch a $349 billion loan program meant to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic, critics have growing concerns that some mom-and-pop shops might get squeezed out. The Paycheck Protection Program — part of the $2 trillion relief package signed into law last week — […]

Essential Business: Area liquor stores stay open amid pandemic

CAMDEN — Though many residents question why liquor stores are deemed essential in the governor’s state of emergency order, it’s for serious reasons that the businesses remain open. Gov. John Carney’s office explained last week that life without alcohol would likely push some to seek “unsafe and unhealthy alternatives in an attempt to get the […]

Camden company receives masks from China, donates to police

CAMDEN — Instead of providing a few free medical face masks, Chinese supplier Shenzen Bergek Technology Co. sent 1,000. The donations arrived Tuesday at SUMURI computer company, which distributed them to local law enforcement without hesitation. The sequence began with a March 18 email from China to SUMURI in Camden offering to share some masks […]

Chesapeake Utilities responds to COVID-19 with donation

DOVER — Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced on Thursday that it will donate $200,000 to support response and relief organizations assisting communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company also announced a special one-time grant from its SHARING program for customers economically impacted by the spread of the coronavirus. The SHARING program is a nonprofit organization […]

Dover Post Office move to S. Queen Street is official

DOVER — The journey to find a new home for the Dover Post Office, which began three years ago, officially came to an end earlier this week when the U.S. Postal Service completed the purchase of its new Dover location on 350 S. Queen St., the former site of Chesapeake Utilities. The move will end […]

Highmark waives fees for COVID-19 treatment

PITTSBURGH – Highmark has announced that members who require in-network, inpatient hospital care for COVID-19 will not incur any deductibles, co-insurance and co-pays, effective immediately. The decision applies to members with group employer coverage (self-funded groups may elect to opt into the program), as well as Affordable Care Act and Medicare members. Highmark previously waived […]

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