TSD Review Nov 17

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – November 17, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community I-95’s Restore the Corridor work largely finished Wilmington City Councilwoman Linda Gray dead at 73 Delaware State Fair announces first summer concert performer Business Google to pay Delaware $4.3M in location tracking settlement Walmart agrees to $3.1B opioid settlement, $11.8M goes to DE Food & …

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ChristianaCare lifts COVID-19 visitation restrictions

Staff Writer Headlines, Health

ChristianaCare has lifted its COVID-19 visitation restrictions at its hospitals. The company’s mask mandate will remain in place. In a news release Wednesday, the health system said it will return to its pre-COVID visitation policy.  Effective immediately: Hospitalized patients may accept visitors between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. The number of visitors per patient is not restricted. Hospital visitors must …

TSD Review Nov 3

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – November 3, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Polarization challenges Return Day traditions Some question need for one-way traffic in Rockford Park WilmU law school to start with 100 students, be accredited by 2025 Firefly ’23 canceled to ‘recharge lights,’ whatever that means History favors Ramone, numbers favor Burns in Pike Creek race …

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Did you receive your $300 tax rebate? 780,000 others did

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The state has distributed some 780,000 Relief Rebate checks, according to Delaware Secretary of Finance Rick Geisenberger. Approximately $15 million in rebate checks were mailed but never cashed, Geisenberger said during a Monday meeting of the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council. The 2022 Delaware Relief Rebate Program was passed by the General Assembly in April and authorized one-time direct …

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New Castle County set to approve $54 million in ARPA funds

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

New Castle County Council will vote at its next meeting to send just over $54 million in federal COVID relief funds to the county’s finance office for allocation. The money will go toward affordable housing, wastewater and stormwater management, nonprofit grants and more, according to Brian Cunningham, the county’s director of strategic communications. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, …

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Lawmakers announce plan to give every Delaware taxpayer $300

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday announced a plan to give every Delaware taxpayer $300 in direct economic relief. The relief plan, which would send direct payments to every Delawarean who filed a 2020 tax return, has the backing of Gov. John Carney.  Legislation is currently being drafted to enable relief payments. A bill is expected to be introduced during …

TSD Review Jan 27

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 27, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community New pet food fees won’t start to bring in money until 2023 Rep. Gerald Brady arrested, charged with two counts of shoplifting Wilmington residents sign petition in support of police chief Business Bayhealth employees face Feb. 28 vaccine deadline Government Purzycki says city will put $50 million into residential redevelopment Recreational marijuana moves one …

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General Assembly committee meetings to stay virtual

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware House and Senate committee meetings will be held virtually throughout the month of January. Delaware House and Senate leaders announced Friday that all legislative committees will meet virtually throughout the month of January when the General Assembly returns to session Tuesday, Jan. 11.  House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth, and Senate President Dave Sokola, D-Newark, said the decision was made …

Friends of the Hockessin Library book sale

Hockessin, Unionville used book sales canceled

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

Concerns about the spread of coronavirus have caused two huge fundraising book sales planned for early 2022 to be cancelled. “We hope to reschedule the sale for later in the year and to hold several smaller sales in the coming months,” the Friends of the Hockessin Library Board posted. “There will be no 2022 [Unionville High School] Book Sale,” a …

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Delaware sees 1,000+ new COVID-19 cases four days in a row

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

Delaware broke its all-time record for new daily cases of COVID-19. One day later, it broke the record again. Photo by Sam Johnson/Pixabay. The day after Delaware broke its all-time record for new daily cases of COVID-19, the record was broken again. On Christmas Eve, 1,587 Delawareans tested positive for the virus. The previous state record was 1,393 on Dec. …