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Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors on March 17 approved rate changes for DEC members. On April 1, rates for those served by Delaware Electric Cooperative will fall by 3 percent, a reduction that will save DEC’s membership $6 million per year, representatives said.

Mediacom Communications announced this week the launch of Xtream WiFi 360pro, a new whole-home WiFi solution designed “to deliver an exceptional Internet connectivity experience throughout the entire house.”

A 43-year-old woman from Rehoboth Beach has claimed the first $150,000 top prize from the Delaware Lottery instant game Ca$h Eruption. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket from the BP Pep-Up gas station in Long Neck.

Highmark recently announced that members who require in-network, inpatient hospital care for COVID-19 will not have to worry about paying cost-sharing such as deductibles, coinsurance and copays through June 30. That includes members covered by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware.

According to the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, businesses in Delaware, and the nation, are currently struggling to find qualified workers who have the skills to meet the demands of today’s labor market. Moreover, they said, it is projected that around 10,000 Baby Boomers will reach the…

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a ripple effect on families throughout Delaware, including their housing. With more families and individuals sheltering in place, issues such as leaking roofs, no working heat and inadequate railings have come to the surface as urgent issues to resolve.

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is helping eligible residents save money on their energy costs. As part of the new Neighborhood Revitalization program, Sussex County Habitat is looking to make a big difference in the lives of Sussex County families by providing a brand-new, EnergyStar-cer…

The Lewes Public Library will host its 5th Annual Teen Job Fair on Saturday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a rain date of the following Saturday, March 27. Participating businesses include Dairy Queen (Lewes and Millsboro), Continental Pools, Funland, Candy Kitchen, Thrashers, Jungl…

Beebe Medical Center was impacted by a data breach in early 2020 involving a firm it uses for data management, according to a statement from the hospital dated Dec. 28, 2020.

George Annis, a 60-year-old man from Chesapeake Beach, Md., purchased a single Six Figures instant game ticket during a recent visit to Food Lion #1206 in Selbyville. Much to his surprise, that ticket ended up winning him $10,000 in an instant.

The pandemic has definitely put a hurting on the economy of Sussex County, but through it all, there are people out there working extremely hard to protect those businesses that are already here and to seek new businesses that are looking to relocate. I have asked a number of Sussex Economic…

AAA is expecting more than 13,000 emergency rescue calls this winter in the First State — calls that will pose greater risk and more complex because of COVID-19, representatives noted this week. With that in mind, and with the potential for an extreme weather event this week, AAA reminded mo…

DAV and RecruitMilitary will host the Transitioning Army and Army Spouse Global Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., online at https://recruitmilitary.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?fairId=9137a3aa-dee3-4bf0-9bc4-ac0c00ee12e6. The free online event is open to al…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and it has been for weeks now, as many people try to spread some cheer in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. One holiday staple — the Christmas tree — has been popping up on top of cars and in windows everywhere, much earlier than in typical years…

All things Christmas are now for sale at the New Life Thrift Store. It’s an opportunity for getting that second (or third) fully-decorated Christmas tree for the house or the sunroom. Or create an outdoor display and join the Lewes Lights Tour Map.

The Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP) is distributing free well testing kits for owners and users of private wells in Delaware. Co-sponsored by the Delaware Department of Public Health (DPH), the two-bottle test kits will be available by mail or may be picked up in person…

Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro announced on Tuesday, Oct. 27, that workers’ compensation insurance rates will decrease for the fourth year in a row, effective Dec. 1, 2020. The voluntary market is seeing yet another double-digit decrease in loss costs, with an average 11.56…

Oct. 30 marks the start of the Delaware Lottery’s 45th year of operations. When states began forming government-regulated lotteries in the 1960s and 1970s, Delaware was quick to adopt a lottery of their own — beginning a tradition that has kept pace with changing games and technology since 1…

While much of the government funding for coronavirus relief has been focused on helping individuals and businesses, several lesser-known provisions aim to stimulate philanthropy through increased tax incentives around charitable giving for both individuals and corporations.

All three Delaware Habitat for Humanity affiliates and their ReStores have joined forces — and they are looking to make a big difference in energy consumption. Thanks to a $500,000 empowerment grant from Energize Delaware, 450 Delmarva Power households in the state will receive a brand-new E…

Now is the time for Delawareans to prepare their homes for winter weather. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control offers the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) at no cost to qualified low-income families to reduce energy costs.

Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP) will be holding a series of free training webinars for owners and users of private wells in Delaware. Co-sponsored by the Delaware Dept. of Public Health, the same webinar will be held weekly on Wednesdays from Oct. 7 through Nov. 4, at v…

Attorney General Kathy Jennings and the Delaware Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Unit have secured an agreement to obtain $337,478.96 in debt relief for former ITT Tech students in Delaware as part of a multistate settlement that a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general and th…

Delaware State Treasurer Colleen Davis this week announced the first episode of “Treasury Talks,” an ongoing series of videos featuring people from around the state and around the country discussing financial related information that relates to everyone.

Alison Kero Organizing (https://www.alisonkero.com/) and Distinctively U Designs (https://distinctivelyudesigns.com/) this week announced a new virtual workshop. Partnering together, Alison Kero Organizing and Distinctively U Designs are offering virtual services designed to help homeowners …

State Treasurer Colleen Davis urges Delawareans not typically required to file federal income tax returns to watch their mail for a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) saying they may qualify for a federal Economic Impact Payment (EIP). The letter urges recipients to visit the spe…

Energize Delaware announced this week that the Empowerment Grant Program (EGP) funded by the Exelon Merger for Delmarva Power Customers in Delaware is awarding $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity (HFH) of New Castle County. In its application, HFH of New Castle County proposed working with thei…

Gov. John Carney, Attorney General Kathy Jennings, Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi and Justice of the Peace Court Chief Magistrate Alan Davis recently announced a joint effort on foreclosure and eviction prevention to support Delaware homeowners and renters fin…

Solar power installations for Delmarva Power customers in Delaware have become more affordable, with grant increases announced this month by the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control.

With the arrival of hurricane season, AAA is reminding area residents to restock their storm supply kits, as well as include COVID-19 protection, including masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. The past few months of the pandemic depleted store shelves and prompted more time at home, a combinati…