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  • Rehoboth rescinds rules requiring face masks on beach

    REHOBOTH BEACH — After outcry from city business leaders, the Rehoboth Beach commissioners voted Tuesday to immediately rescind a mandate to wear face masks on the beach. However, visitors are still required to cover their faces in all other public areas, like sidewalks, the Boardwalk and inside businesses. Masks are required while entering and leaving […]
  • Local colleges holding their collective breath as fall approaches

    After the spring semester ended with empty campuses, three Delaware residential colleges are planning to welcome students back with a combination of online and in-person classes. But the big question remains: How will the hybrid model hit higher education’s finances? “The break point of students choosing their colleges comes in July. Everyone is holding their […]
  • Beach towns taking COVID-19 restrictions into their own hands

    BETHANY BEACH — Citing overflowing crowds and not enough people wearing masks, the Bethany Beach Council passed a package of ordinances to force slow the spread of COVID-19. The Bethany Beach Town Council unanimously voted on July 1 to require face masks, covering the nose and the mouth, on the boardwalk, boardwalk plaza, and the […]
  • WilmU says fall classes will stay online, DSU delays its decision

    WILMINGTON — Wilmington University will be holding the fall semester completely online, becoming the first among Delaware’s higher education institutions to decide against bringing students back on campus. “Our exceptional faculty, dedicated staff and caring administration will continue to provide for you the same personalized programs you have always known at Wilmington University,” Wilmington U […]
  • Webinar speakers: It’s OK to have ‘uncomfortable conversations’ around race

    The Delaware business community has been silent about race and racism in the workforce for too long, and top business leaders say not only is it time to have the hard talks, it’s time to make the commitment to change corporate culture. “While you may be expecting your Black friend to step up and make […]
  • Caesar Rodney district eyes St. Thomas More Academy for possible expansion

    MAGNOLIA — St. Thomas More Academy is up for sale, and the Caesar Rodney School District is looking into buying it. The 22-year-old Catholic school closed this academic year due to declining enrollment and financial burdens, according to a letter written by Rachael Casey, the school’s principal. St. Thomas More had 48 students in the […]
  • Milford building boom continues despite pandemic

    MILFORD — While many Delaware businesses are facing an uncertain economic recovery, Milford is forging on with its building boom with developers believing that if they build it, people will come. Milford has become a big draw for developers since a wave of retirees flocked to the area, seeking Delaware’s tax-friendly atmosphere combined with Sussex […]
  • Soybean farmers face growing concern with Chinese market

    With soybeans planted and starting to take root, Delaware’s largest cash crop remains a bright spot among international trade, but a newfound trade deal and complications from COVID-19 may cast a shadow. Delaware Farm Bureau President Richard Wilkins noted that farmers in the First State are blessed to be diversified in crops, like corn, string […]
  • AgroRefiner opens seed-to-sale CBD manufacturing plant

    NEW CASTLE – AgroRefiner opened its warehouse earlier this month, becoming one of the first in Delaware to extract cannabidiol oil from hemp and sell it directly to manufacturers of trendy wellness products. The startup hemp processor is breaking into the seed-to-sale business to extract CBD, a non-psychoactive substance, from hemp plants. With 15 technicians […]
  • UD aims to reopen campus in September

    NEWARK — The University of Delaware, the largest higher education institution in the state, is planning to resume classes and reopen the dorms on Sept. 1 as scheduled through a blend of in-person and online courses. UD President Dennis Assanis announced that students would see tenets of the “new normal” upon their return, like classrooms and […]