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State to invest $110 million in expanding broadband ‘the last mile’

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

Sussex County legislators gather to look at broadband maps. Clockwise from top, Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, Rep. Jesse Vanderwende, Rep. Ruth Briggs King, Rep. Charlie Postles and Sen. Dave Wilson.   COVID-19 funds will pay for a $110 million Delaware investment aimed at guaranteeing high-speed broadband internet access for every home and business in the state.  The expansion project, announced Thursday …

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Greenwood fox tests positive for rabies; bitten resident starts treatment

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

The Delaware Division of Public Health wants anyone who thinks they or their animals may have been in contact with a rabid fox in Greenwood to call the state, Photo by Steffie Wacker/Pexels   A fox in the Greenwood area has tested positive for rabies after biting a human Friday.  The incident occurred on Friday, Sept. 3 in the vicinity …

Doctor who sat on COVID-19 alt medicine panel leaves Beebe

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

Dr. Adam Brownstein, pictured at Monday’s panel, parted ways with Beebe Healthcare Tuesday.   A Milford doctor who sat on a COVID-19 alternative medicine panel Monday night has parted ways with Beebe Healthcare and Beebe Medical Group. The two events were not related, said Dr. Adam Brownstein, a family medicine physician. He said his departure had been three months in the …

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Among education options is ‘unschooling,’ anti-mask parents told

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines

  About 30 people attended the Milford meeting, including two families with children.   Parents who don’t want their kids going back to school wearing masks heard about a variety of options Thursday night during a town hall meeting at Milford Senior Center. The choices included traditional education alternatives, including private and parochial schools, homeschooling, learning pods and even “unschooling.”  …

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You’re not the only one who thinks traffic to, around beaches is worse

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

  Dr. Beth Duncan says there are increasing numbers of accidents in front of her Lewes office.   Delaware’s beaches have seen traffic return to pre-pandemic levels — and then some, according to people driving the roads.  With the resurgence of tourism and rapid development of the coastal region, some locals say the summer of 2021 traffic has become worse …

The UK variant of COVID-19 found in three people this month is one of many variants being tracked in the U.S.

State to mandate masks in all schools, state facilities; more rules to come

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines, Health

Delaware will require all school teachers, students and staff to wear masks indoors, even for sports.     Gov. John Carney said Tuesday that masks must be worn in all public, private and parochial schools, as well as childcare homes and centers for those over the age of 2.. Carney also said state employees and visitors to state facilities must …

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Nemours is 3rd health system to require employees be vaccinated

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines, Health

Nemours Children’s Health System, which operates A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, has become the third healthcare network in Delaware to require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees. The healthcare network announced in a press release Friday that all employees must receive the first dose of a two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine …

Wawa asks customers to mask up when entering stores

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines, Health

This Milford Wawa sign asks all customers to wear mask inside the store. Photo by Bryan Shupe   Wawa has updated its mask policy to require all employees to wear masks in their stores regardless of vaccination status. The use of masks in the popular convenience stores remains optional for customers, although new signs posted on entryways ask customers, vaccinated …