Town Square LIVE Weekly Review: Jan. 14, 2021

Sara Pletcher Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review:
Jan. 14, 2021

This Week’s Top Headlines Include:

Community 

Natural Museum closes for year to reopen with new focus 

Forecaster: Pandemic restrictions will be forgotten quickly as people seek normalcy 

Carney deploys Delaware National Guard to D.C. 

This is what a mass vaccination event looks like 

Government

151st General Assembly opens an era of virtual gatherings 

Bipartisan bill would waive state tax on 2020 unemployment benefits 

Legislators to propose tax hike for those making more than $125,000 

State motor vehicle locations to extend hours on Wednesdays 

2 weeks of nighttime closures for Route 141, I-95 links 

Food & Dining

Park Cafe opens as ode to Wawaset neighborhood 

Bar, restaurant curfew ends; scholastic sports are OK 

Health

More than 30 pop-up COVID-19 testing sites planned for week of Jan. 11 

Delaware announces first child has died from COVID-19 

COVID hospitalizations hit record high in Delaware, especially Sussex County

State sets vaccine “sprint” to speed up shots, get to those not in healthcare 

Education

UD will bring 4,000 students to campus next month; that’s triple the fall total 

Odyssey Charter welcomes new head of school 

Business

New group unites Delaware’s travel industry 

Nicola Pizza preliminary site plan approved for move to Lewes 

Sports

Blue Coats will play, but you’ll need plane ticket to see them in person

Salesianum, YMCA swimmer to head to Olympic trials

Sanford’s Ayala takes unique journey to lead Maryland program as junior 

St. Elizabeth needs late free throws to hold off Ursuline on opening night

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