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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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Meet Mark and the Kelly Family

Terry Rogers Business, Headlines

Thomas, Mark and Susan Kelly credit KSI’s Life Enrichment Program for Mark’s current success Mark Kelly had a lot of working experience throughout his school years with the Sussex Consortium Program, which offers a variety of programs for students with special needs. So when he graduated from school, Mark’s parents Thomas and Susan Kelly advocated for Mark to get a …

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Penney Square conditional use request approved

Terry Rogers Business, Headlines

Penney Square will now offer commercial space on the first floor and five luxury apartments on the upper floors Zach King and his wife, Marissa, purchased Penney Square in December 2020 with the goal of renovating the historic building and bringing it back to its former glory. Initially, they planned to put retail space on the upper floors but found …

Laundromat planned for Milford Harrington Highway

Terry Rogers Business, Headlines

This plot of land will soon be the location of Wash It, a state-of-the-art laundromat Milford City Council approved a request from Wash It, LLC to construct an 8,400 square foot laundromat on Milford-Harrington Highway. The new building would be constructed next to the Shell Station at the corner of Route 113 and Milford-Harrington Highway. The self-storage on the property …

Congresswoman visits downtown Milford

Terry Rogers Business, Headlines

Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester stands with DMI President, Yanelle Powell, and owner of Gallery 37, Marcia Reed On August 18, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester visited downtown Milford. After meeting with Mayor Archie Campbell, Blunt Rochester visited Gallery 37, Penney Square and Fur Baby Pet Resort. At Gallery 37, she asked owner/artist Marcia Reed what she needed from the federal government. …

Founder’s Folio: Bias and influence in American news media

Chris L. Kenny Business, Headlines

Courtesy of the New York Public LIbrary   We are faced with the difficult challenge of finding truth and the public narrative in a news landscape dominated by special interests, weaponized reactionary culture and media manipulation. In the digital media era where fast-moving news, opinion and narrative are constantly being influenced by outside interests, we must look for ways to …

Landlords express frustration at continuing eviction moratorium

Terry Rogers Business, Headlines

Landlords are frustrated at the extension of the eviction moratorium, claiming they are owed thousands in back rent with no recourse to collect it. A moratorium on evictions expired in Delaware on July 31, the same date that a federal moratorium was scheduled to end. However, on August 3, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control, signed …

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Arby’s submits plans to DelDOT for new Milford location

Terry Rogers Business, Headlines

DelDOT and Arby’s are working to create an intersection plan that may bring an Arby’s location back to Milford A realtor sign placed at the former location of Shore Distributors indicating the property had been sold with another sign asking, “Curly Fries?” caused significant excitement in Milford. Since the fast-food chain, Arby’s, is known for their spiced curly fries, speculation …

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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 …