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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…

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), on June 15 spoke on the Senate floor to call attention to the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Free File Program, a free tax preparation service available to nearly 100 million eligible U.S. …

About 110 gift bags, each containing items such as a cashmere sweater or pair of boots, were recently donated to employees of Beebe Healthcare, to surprise and thank them for working so hard to help those ill with the coronavirus.

The FCC this week issued an alert to local TV viewers who watch over-the-air television with an antenna, notifying them of ongoing frequency changes for local stations. In a previous transition phase, two other TV stations in the Salisbury area have moved to new frequencies, and now it is ti…

A 48-year-old Millsboro woman has won a $1 million prize, before taxes, by matching the five white balls in the May 16 Powerball drawing, Delaware Lottery officials announced on Wednesday, June 3. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the winning Quick Pick ticket at Royal Far…

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The Internal Revenue Service this week urged recipients of Economic Impact Payments (stimulus funds) who may have been expecting to receive a check in the mail to keep their eyes out for a nondescript envelope containing a prepaid debit card instead.

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Last year, AAA Mid-Atlantic forecast that more than 118,000 Delaware residents would travel 50 miles or more for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. This year is expected to look much, much different. For the first time in 20 years, AAA will not issue a Memorial Day travel forecast, as the acc…

A free class is being offered to the public on Monday, May 18, from 5 to 6 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the temporary closure of the Georgetown Public Library, located at 123 West Pine Street, the instructor has agreed to hold the May 18 class as a webinar only and not in person.

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The Delaware Department of Insurance on Wednesday, April 29, released a list of consumer-friendly automobile insurer actions that are being implemented due to reduced vehicle use throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As filed with the department, these actions represent millions of dollars being…

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U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss and Delaware Attorney General Kathleen Jennings this week announced the formation of a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) Anti-Fraud Coalition, aimed at better protecting the citizens of Delaware from criminal and civil fraud arising from the pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic has understandably caused fear and uncertainty among many Delawareans who are worried about theirs and their family’s health and the economic consequences this health crisis will have on their finances.

American and international students working in the Ocean View area for the summer, and others who can’t drive, may borrow a bicycle, free of charge, from Assisting Bicycle Commuters, a ministry of Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church.