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  • Delaware to expand COVID testing options, resources

    The state is expanding the ways that Delawareans can get tested for the COVID-19 virus, focusing more on employer-based testing, and launching a new webpage to make it easier for residents to find testing sites. The foundation of the state’s testing efforts remains the 200,000 oral-swab tests it purchased in May from Los Angeles-based Curative […]
  • DSU to acquire Wesley in ‘once-in-a-generation’ deal

    DOVER – Delaware State University and Wesley College have signed a definitive agreement for DSU to acquire Wesley by June 30, 2021, in an acquisition that DSU President Tony Allen described as a “once-in-a-generation opportunity [that] matches our highest aspirations and will be a defining moment for our future.” As reported earlier this week by […]
  • DSU gets big grant to launch small business e-commerce initiative

    DOVER – Delaware State University has received a $300,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to enable its University Center for Economic Development and International Trade (USEDIT) and its Center for IT Services to create “an Amazon of sorts for Main Street Delaware.” “COVID-19 has shown us that small businesses need to have e-commerce functionality and […]
  • Residential market rebounds as buyers, sellers adjust to restrictions

    The Delaware residential real estate market seems to be rebounding as the state slowly reopens amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A year-over-year comparison of categories tracked by listing service Bright MLS indicates that the market has a higher number of new listings, new purchase contracts, new closed listings, and weekly showing activity for the week ending […]
  • Former WDEL newsman Allan Loudell passes away at age 64

    BEAR – Praise from inside the WDEL newsroom and from outside came pouring in July 6 after news spread of the death of longtime Delaware radio newsman Allan Loudell. Loudell passed away at the age of 64, and funeral attendees were asked to “wear their favorite T-shirt in honor of Allan.”  Gov. John Carney took time during […]
  • Viewpoint: Public, economic health depends on thriving bioscience sector 

    By Kurt Foreman and Michael Fleming  The immense value of Delaware’s bioscience industry has never been clearer.   At this moment, companies and researchers across our state are playing a transformative role in combatting the global COVID-19 pandemic.   These Delaware organizations are actively working on scientific advances that will save countless lives and help us regain […]
  • SBA releases data on Delaware’s largest PPP borrowers

    More than three dozen Delaware companies received federal loans that they said would enable them to retain at least 250 jobs each for at least eight weeks, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Small Business Administration on its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  Leading those 37 companies were GT USA Wilmington (500 jobs saved), which manages the […]
  • Bayhealth keeps buying residential properties from neighbors 

    MILFORD ⁠— One of the largest hospitals in the state is buying more residential property next to its recently opened Sussex County health campus in order to safeguard for future growth. Bayhealth Medical Center purchased two single-family homes along Cedar Creek Road in Lincoln for a combined $1.18 million. The hospital bought the property at 7237 Cedar Creek Road in Lincoln […]
  • Agreement likely this week for DSU to acquire Wesley College

    DOVER – Delaware State University will sign a definitive agreement as soon as this week to acquire Wesley College in a deal that would still require overcoming multiple hurdles before it’s finalized, according to several sources with knowledge of the deal who weren’t at liberty to speak on the record. The agreement, which Delaware Business […]
  • Voices: Chris Coons reflects on Delaware’s “incredible spirit, determination, & resilience”

    When the COVID-19 pandemic began to hit the United States with full force in early March, it became immediately clear that this public health crisis, the type of which we haven’t seen in generations, would be devastating.  It also didn’t take long to realize that the public health crisis would only be part of the challenge we […]