Delaware COVID hospitalizations highest since May 26

DOVER — The number of individuals in Delaware hospitals with COVID-19 was at 195 as of Wednesday at 6 p.m., according to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s daily update on Thursday. Hospitalizations increased by 12 compared to the day prior. They are at their highest level since May 26 when there were 196 hospitalized. […]

Bridgeville, Laurel highlight COVID hot spots

WILMINGTON — Bridgeville and Laurel posted the highest percentage of positive COVID-19 tests last week and highlight the Delaware Division of Public Health’s list of areas with elevated rates. Both western Sussex had 11.7% of COVID-19 tests be positive for the week of Nov. 14 to Nov. 20, according to numbers provided by the state’s […]

Drive-through food event feeds hungry in Sussex County

GEORGETOWN — The line of vehicles was long and winding, at times wrapping around the CHEER Community Center down Sand Hill Road to the Lewes/Georgetown Highway. Tuesday was family food box distribution day, and Johnny Jones of Bridgeville and Ed Scarborough of Rehoboth Beach were there to pick up boxes of meat, produce and dairy […]

Dover Police, partners distribute holiday meals

DOVER – The Dover Police Department and its community partners distributed 150 food packages during the third annual Operation Gobble event Monday. Thanksgiving meals were distributed door to door in the downtown area by Dover PD and volunteers from Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity, United States Air Force ACE (Airmen Committed to Excellence) Council, and […]

Carper, Coons receive Delaware Farm Bureau Awards

CAMDEN — Delaware U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons received national-level recognition when receiving the Farm Bureau Award, the organization recenlty announced. On Monday, Sen. Chris Coons, co-chair of the Senate Chicken Caucus and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, received his award during a ceremony at the Delaware State Farm Bureau. President Richard […]

Delaware part of data breach settlement

WILMINGTON — Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Tuesday that Delaware has joined a total $17.5 million settlement against Georgia-based retailer The Home Depot, resolving a multistate investigation of a 2014 data breach which exposed the payment card information of approximately 40 million Home Depot consumers nationwide.Through the settlement The Home Depot has reached a resolution […]

Family moves into new home for holidays

DOVER — Chakia Young will serve Thanksgiving dinner with an extra helping of gratitude this year. For the first time in seven years, the 25-year-old will actually be with her family Thursday. Usually, the single mom is stuck at work, while her family enjoys their meal. What makes this holiday even more special is that […]

Delaware COVID testing sites seeing increase in visits over last 10 days

WILMINGTON — COVID-19 community pop-up testing site visits increased by 40% in the last 10 days according to information provided by the state, a rise that has led to increased wait times and longer turnarounds for results. State officials are encouraging patience and asking those looking to get tested to preregister when possible. The state […]

Inmate COVID cases take big jump

SMYRNA — Positive COVID-19 cases at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center skyrocketed from 45 to 174 in a recent five-day span, according to an update Tuesday. The Delaware Department of Correction reported that 155 COVID-19-positive inmates at Vaughn were asymptomatic as of Tuesday morning and 19 were experiencing symptoms. The numbers were 21 and 24, […]

Downtown Milford Inc. announces new leadership and location

MILFORD — A key nonprofit focused on economic development in Milford announced Tuesday that it has settled on a new executive director and a new office space. Downtown Milford Inc. has appointed Cat Perfetti for the leadership position, a DMI press release said Tuesday afternoon. Ms. Perfetti has served as DMI’s executive director since September […]

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