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Fins owner Jeff Hamer: Government trends hurting businesses

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Thanks to Delaware’s growing oyster industry, the water off Delaware beaches “has been unbelievably clean” in recent years, a prominent coastal restaurateur says. Jeff Hamer, owner of Fins Hospitality Group, credits the restoration of the state’s oyster beds, because each oyster filters 30 to 40 gallons of water around it each day. That’s made for beautiful trips on the water, …

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Carney extends health emergency to protect hospital capacity

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Not everyone is thrilled about Gov. John Carney’s decision to extend Delaware’s COVID-19 public health emergency for another 30 days. The order “aims to help protect capacity at our health care facilities and it enables the state to maintain eligibility for federal funding or assistance,” said Charlie Quimby, a spokesman for the governor’s office. Charlie Copeland, co-director of the Caesar …

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Transparency advocates: Update FOIA for 21st century

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Government transparency advocates say there’s no reason in 2022 that public information should be as difficult to access as it is in Delaware. “At the root of democracy in Delaware and in the United States is citizens’ access to government information — and not just access, but easy access,” said Charlie Copeland, co-director of the Caesar Rodney Institute’s Center for …