Heavy traffic at vaccination events in Delaware City and Georgetown

DOVER — Delaware’s scheduled vaccination clinics in Georgetown and Delaware City have drawn a heavy turnout, seriously impacting traffic around the Division of Motor Vehicles offices in both municipalities. The Department of Transportation reported heavy congestion on its Facebook page Saturday morning. Several people commented on the agency’s posts, affirming the traffic in the areas. […]

Next application period for DE Relief Grants starts Tuesday

WILMINGTON — The Delaware Division of Small Business has announced that its DE Relief Grants portal will begin accepting new applications Tuesday at 10 a.m. According to spokesman Gary Haber, small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have not applied in earlier rounds will have the opportunity to apply for this relief program presented by the […]

CR hybrid attendance down; Appoquinimink lacking substitutes

With schools back in session for in-person instruction after the state recommended a hybrid hiatus, Caesar Rodney School District is seeing a decline in in-school students’ attendance and Appoquinimink is still facing a need for substitutes. Until this week, Caesar Rodney students had been remote since early December, after data released by the state showed […]

Unemployment benefit and alcohol-service bills released from committee, income tax measure filed

DOVER — A House panel Wednesday approved legislation aimed at preventing Delawareans from having to pay taxes on unemployment benefits and fixing the rates paid by employers, as well as a bill extending provisions regarding alcohol takeout. The bills were released by the House Administration Committee and should be voted on by the full chamber […]

Some Sussex Co. hearings moving to DelTech

GEORGETOWN — Seeking additional capacity for public attendance, Sussex County government has collaborated with Delaware Technical Community College on a change of venue for select public hearings on land-use applications — a move that will address an application backlog during the coronavirus crisis. Under the plan outlined by County Administrator Todd Lawson on Tuesday, selected […]

Milford reports 19 COVID-19 cases amongst city workers

After months of luck, COVID-19 has reportedly hit Milford’s city government in a big way. “COVID has hit our employees pretty significantly in the month of December,” said City Manager Mark Whitfield said at Monday night’s City Council meeting. While the city “really escaped most of COVID altogether through the middle of November,” he said […]

Lawmakers announce unemployment bill ahead of Tuesday’s return

DOVER — The General Assembly announced legislation Monday that would help Delawareans who lost their jobs during the pandemic. Beginning Tuesday and set to be held virtually for at least the first three weeks, the 151st General Assembly could tackle a large number of issues, although COVID-19-relief figures to be first and foremost. The bill […]

DPH reports three more coronavirus deaths

DOVER – Another 798 positive cases and three deaths were reported in the latest Delaware Division of Public Health update Sunday. The deaths upped the state’s total to 972 since March and involved victims between the ages of 86 and 91, all with underlying health conditions and residents of long-term care facilities. Also, current hospitalizations […]

DPH reports an additional 12 COVID-19 deaths

DOVER – An additional 12 deaths were reported in the latest Delaware Division of Public Health COVID-19 case report on Saturday. The state has now seen 969 coronavirus-related deaths since March 11. Also Saturday, DPH reported there were currently 62 critically ill patients (up three from the previous report) and 464 persons hospitalized (up 13). […]

Legislature announces January start will be virtual

DOVER — The General Assembly will conduct at least its first month virtually, lawmakers officially announced Thursday. Because of the pandemic, the legislature has not met in-person since January of this year, finishing its business in May and June over Zoom after taking a monthslong break. The 151st General Assembly will begin Jan. 12, with […]