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Carney to end public health emergency order in May

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

  Playing follow the leader, Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday he will end the State of Delaware’s COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Order on May 11. That will coincide with the plans of President Joe Biden, who announced months ago that he would end the national public health emergency May 11. “Consistent with the ending of the federal public health emergency, and …

The University of Delaware is requiring students and staff to wear a mask for the first two weeks of the fall semester.

UD requires masks for two weeks to battle surge

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

  The University of Delaware is asking students, staff and faculty to wear masks for the first two weeks of school to try to avoid a start-of-term COVID-19 surge. The university also announced Thursday that an employee had been diagnosed with monkeypox, was isolating at home and that the person and the university were working with the state Division of …

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Mark Fields to retire from The Grand after 16 years

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The executive director of The Grand Opera House will retire in September after 16 years of steering the fortunes of Wilmington’s premier performing arts institution. Mark Fields started with The Grand in 2006 as a marketing consultant, was appointed managing director in December of that year and then swapped jobs with the-then executive director in December 2014. “It does seem …

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Mail-in, same-day registry election bills go to Senate floor

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

  Election bills that would allow mail-in voting and  registering at the polls both passed out of committee to the Senate floor Wednesday. Both would take effect as soon as the governor signs them, meaning they would be in effect for the 2022 primaries and general election. The two bills, House Substitute for 1 for House Bill 25 on same-day …

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Bardea Steak’s ‘meat kingdom’ wows guests during soft opening

Pam GeorgeFood, Headlines

In any good story, the main characters face an obstacle or two. In this tale, restaurateur Scott Stein and chef Antimo DiMeo, founders of Bardea Food & Drink in Wilmington, encountered more than their share while opening another restaurant. Take, for instance, an unexpected pandemic, rising food costs and supply chain issues. These adversaries seemingly conspired to keep the partners …

Bing's Bake and Brew

Bing’s Bake & Brew aims to raise its profile in Newark

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

      With University of Delaware students largely gone for the summer, Bing’s Bake & Brew in Newark is focusing on wooing local residents with its coffee-based drinks and fresh pastries. Some of its popular monthly specials are perfectly chilled for summer’s heat. Its June special, for example, is a cold Red Velvet White Mocha topped with whipped cream, …

Carney tests positive for COVID-19

Betsy PriceHeadlines

  Gov. John Carney announced Monday night that he tested positive for COVID-19 through an at-home antigen test. He took the test after experiencing mild symptoms. He is now isolating, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend. “I am feeling well and will continue to work remotely, but unfortunately will have to miss a few in-person events,” Carney …

Spring ‘Stuff the Bus’ collects 4.3 tons of food

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

DART’s spring ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign raises money for the Food Bank of Delaware.   The Delaware Transit Corp. announced Thursday that its spring “Stuff The Bus” Food Drive collected 8,514 pounds, or 4.3 tons, of food. The four-day event was held in early April at the Safeway stores in Rehoboth and Dover, and the ShopRite stores at First State …