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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 […]

Delaware State News

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 […]

Delaware State News

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 […]

Delaware State News

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 […]

Delaware State News

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 […]

Delaware State News

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 […]

Delaware State News

County looks to expand enterprise zones

CENTREVILLE — Queen Anne’s County Commissioners unanimously supported a public hearing on expanding enterprise zones Tuesday, March 24, after a presentation from Heather Tinelli, Queen Anne’s County Economic and Tourism Development director.

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Essential business: The showing must go on for real estate industry

DOVER — Brokers and agents are increasingly assisting buyers and sellers online and through social media during the deadly coronavirus pandemic. The Delaware Association of Realtors quickly stressed Gov. John Carney’s emergency mandates to its members to limit their health risks as they conduct business. Though they are deemed essential and can operate, they have […]

Delaware State News

Delaware grocery stores looking for workers amid pandemic

DOVER — The continuing coronavirus-driven run on groceries and everyday supplies has prompted a hiring surge as well. Food Lion added 5,000 associates within the past week, though the exact number in Delaware was not immediately available. External Communications Director Emma A. Inman said local store managers and associates were not available for interview or […]

Delaware State News

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