Del. Entertainment Venues, Individuals Get Shares Of Relief Funding

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Delaware live performance venues will receive shares of more than $30-million through the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program. Legislation sponsored by the state’s congressional delegation, the Save Our Stages Act, made grants available to eligible organizations that have suffered revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Venues, promoters, arts organizations, talent representatives, producers, museums and…

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Virtual Conference Addresses Potential And Challenges of Del. Global Trade And Investment

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More than one in five jobs in Delaware, is dependant on international trade. The COVID-19 pandemic and the supply chain crisis may impact the potential of economic activity among various countries. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Summit is being hosted today (Monday) by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.Former Governor Jack Markell, recently appointed as the Biden Administration’s…

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UPDATED: Flags Return to Full-Staff at Sunset Today Following Internment of Cpl. Keith Heacook

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UPDATED – Flags will return to full staff at sunset on Monday, May 10 following the internment of Cpl Keith Heacook. ======================================================================= Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Delaware Governor John Carney Thursday directed that state and US flags fly at half-staff in tribute to Delmar Police Corporal Keith Heacook, who was declared clinically deceased Wednesday…

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Coons, Carper Urge Expedited H-2B Visas

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Senators Chris Coons and Tom Carper of Delaware are part of a bipartisan group of Senators urging the Biden administration to speed up the availability of 22,000 additional H-2B visas. According to the lawmakers, they have been hearing from Delaware businesses about the need for H-2B visas as they try to hire staff for seasonal…

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President Biden’s 1st 100 Days: Delmarva Reaction

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President Biden’s first 100 days in office generated excitement and optimism from Delaware’s delegation on Capitol Hill – all Democrats who knew or worked with Biden when he was in Delaware. Maryland Congressman Andy Harris, R-1st, saw the early part of the Biden Administration much differently. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. released this statement: “President Biden…

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Rescue Plan Brings $16-M To Del. For COVID Vax Efforts

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Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program is getting a big boost through the American Rescue Plan Act. Members of Delaware’s Congressional Delegation visited Christiana Care Monday to detail how Delaware’s $16-million share of the package will support ongoing efforts to vaccinate more Delawareans. It helps to pay for supplies, testing and other expenses and functions with the…

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What’s In The $1.9-Trillion COVID Rescue Package?

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What is in the $1.9-trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021? Plenty for Delaware, according to Senator Chris Coons. Coons said Wednesday that the measure which received final approval in the House of Representatives will deliver about $1.36-billion to The First State, including $1,400 direct checks to most people. It also supports vaccine distribution, school…

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Postal Service Lapses Impact Del. Agriculture

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The Delaware Farm Bureau wants the US Postal Service to step up its game. Leadership with the Farm Bureau have sent a letter to members of the state’s congressional delegation detailing their concerns about delays in mail service and how they can affect agriculture. Already, Senator Chris Coons has testified about some of the many…

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US Capitol Stormed On Day Of Electoral Debate

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Demonstrators scaled barricades and proceeded unimpeded through security at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington DC Wednesday, rushing Senators, Representatives and staffers to secure locations. The chaotic events came on the day that lawmakers were debating whether to officially put the final seal on the results of the November 3rd election. WGMD News has heard…

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Coons, Blunt Rochester, Harris Begin New Terms

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A new Congress has been sworn in in Washington. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) have begun their third terms. Also, Congressman Andy Harris (R-Md. 1st) has been sworn in to another term. Harris has held that seat since 2011. “It was an honor to be sworn in today to represent…

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Work Starts On Seaford Riverfront Projects

(Left: Randall Larrimore, Chair of the Board of Directors, Chesapeake Conservancy, and Right: Seaford Mayor David Genshaw) Photo by Trisha Newcomer/City of Seaford
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A revitalization project is underway at the old J.B. Robinson Oyster House site along the Seaford River Walk. The National Park Service and the Chesapeake Conservancy plan to rebuild the bulkhead to stabilize the shoreline. Other plans include a performance deck, boat docking facilities, a kayak launch and the planting of a “living shoreline” along…

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New Dover VA Clinic Nears Opening

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A new VA clinic is coming to Dover. The new space for the Kent County Community Based Outpatient Clinic is in the former Blue Hen Mall on South Bay Road in Dover. It is expected to open later this year. Senators Chris Coons and Tom Carper visited the site on Veterans Day. Carper says the…

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Sen. Coons Drops Out Of Oct. 14th Debate

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An October debate at the University of Delaware will proceed without the involvement of Democratic U.S. Senator Chris Coons.According to the University of Delaware Center for Political Communication, the Coons campaign says he will not participate in the debate scheduled for October 14th.Director Nancy Karibjanian says it’s “disappointing that Delaware voters will not have the…

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Del. Democratic Leadership Endorses Slate Of Incumbents

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The Delaware Democratic Party State Executive Committee has endorsed Joe Biden for President and a slate of incumbent candidates for re-election. The Committee is comprised of 25 Democrats from all three counties. They met virtually last week. “The Vice President headlines one of the strongest tickets our Party has ever seen. As Republicans in Washington…

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Sen. Coons pressed on illegal immigration, gun violence at town hall in Milford

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U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) was pressed by a packed house on issues like illegal immigration and gun violence at a town hall meeting Wednesday night in Milford, Delaware. Dozens of residents, some having traveled from as far as Northern New Castle County, turned out to the Carlisle Fire Department for Senator Coons’ highly anticipated…

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