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$1.9 million headed to Delaware to help people navigate Affordable Care

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

Westside Family Healthcare will hire 12 new navigators to help people in every county get health insurance. Photo by Jeff Gentry   Two Delaware organizations will get $1.9 million to help people access health insurance through the Affordable Care Act plans. Westside Family Healthcare, which for more than a decade has helped people wade through the pages of technical information …

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Fueled by Delta, Delaware’s COVID cases continue to surge

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  Delaware’s COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations continue to rapidly rise with more than 354 new cases a day, as of Thursday. The previous Thursday, it was 303 per day, according to a press release from the Division of Public Health. In the last week, the state also reported 210 hospitalizations, up 45 from last week, and 24 deaths. Some …

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Delaware is sending 29 athletes to Orlando Special Olympics

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

                             Delaware athletes have 281 days to get ready for the national summer games.                                                                      Special Olympics Delaware will send 29 athletes to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Florida next summer. The full contingent will include nine coaches, four staff members and two students from Caesar Rodney High School who will attend as part of the Unified …

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Fin whale that died near Cape Henlopen will be autopsied

Jonathan Budler Culture, Headlines

Officials say it will be months before they know why a fin whale died near Lewes.   A 46-foot fin whale, dubbed Willy by locals, has died after being stranded and then beached near Lewes Thursday. The MERR Institute and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control responded to reports of the endangered fin whale, or razorback, swimming inside …

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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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Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne returns to Mystics for first time since 2019

Nick Alessandrini Headlines, Sports

Elena Delle Donne returns to WNBA Washington Mystics Most of us remember Elena Delle Donne from her time at Ursuline Academy or her tenure at the University of Delaware, where she led the Hens to their first Sweet 16 back in 2013. However, the last few years have been a health struggle for Delle Donne. She has had to deal …

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Shané Darby’s ‘Blue Klux Klan’ post draws fire from mayor, police, council

Charles Megginson Headlines

Shané Darby’s Facebook post from Aug. 17   A graphic  depicting rows of uniformed police officers wearing pointed white hoods that was posted by Wilmington City Council member Shané Darby came up twice during Thursday night’s  council meeting. Darby originally posted the graphic on Aug. 17, and, according to comments from a videotape of the council meeting, reposted it Thursday, …

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Bryan brothers, winningest doubles tennis players, headed to area

Charles Megginson Headlines, Sports

Identical twins and tennis doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan are headed to the area for clinics and appearances.   The winningest doubles tennis players in world history will be in Lewes on Saturday, Aug. 28 where they will host two clinics to raise money for a local charity. A second set of clinics will be hosted in Easton, Maryland …

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Federal lawsuit attempts to halt, slow all East Coast wind farm approvals

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Wind farm opponents hope a Massachusetts lawsuit will halt offshore farms. Photo by Expect Best/Pexels   If a new anti-wind farm coalition is successful with a federal lawsuit to halt an offshore wind farm in Massachusetts,  the court decision could force federal regulators to reanalyze projects across the eastern seaboard, including one off the Delmarva coast. That could halt or …

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46-foot whale stranded during low tide near Lewes

Jonathan Budler Culture, Headlines

A 46-foot finback whale got caught in low tide near Lewes. Photo by Cape Water Tours and Taxi   Lewes gets many different visitors during the summer, but this one may be the largest. A 46-foot fin whale was stranded inside the breakwater near the East End Lighthouse on Thursday morning, due to the low tide. Captain David Green with …