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Stress ‘skyrocketed’ in at-risk communities, says lieutenant governor

DOVER — This has been an interesting time for Bethany Hall-Long. Most of you know her as Delaware’s lieutenant governor. But she is also a University of Delaware nursing professor, one who specializes in public health. During a conversation Friday, she was thinking about photos of Philadelphia during the 1918 pandemic. “We’re almost reinventing,” she …

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As everyone heads inside to protect themselves, Delaware’s homeless are left out in the cold – until now

Robin isn’t too worried about the coronavirus. “I can’t really do much about it because of the situation I’m in,” said the 60-year-old woman who calls her car home. “If that’s how I die, that’s how I die.” As COVID-19 takes hold in Delaware, spreading silently through communities as some patients fail to show symptoms or even …

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Big Fish partners to fund basic needs closets in schools

Gov. John Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long recently announced a new partnership with Big Fish Charitable Foundation to help Delaware schools stock basic needs closets. These closets provide elementary and middle school students across the state with increased access to free items such as school supplies, hygiene products and other essentials to meet students’ …

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Dot Foods Readies Bear, Delaware Distribution Hub

Dot Foods, the largest food industry redistributor in North America, is completing its $36 million distribution center roughly 50 miles southwest of Philadelphia in Bear, Delaware. The 188,000-square-foot facility will be located at 301 American Boulevard, near the intersection of Red Lion and Wrangle Hill Roads. The development includes offices; dry, refrigerated and frozen warehouse …

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Little Creek pier opens: Town eyes future as destination location

LITTLE CREEK — It was a great day for the town. If plans materialize, Little Creek’s future will follow suit. The new boating and fishing access area officially opened early Tuesday afternoon with at least one eager angler heading toward the water with pole. More visitors are expected with a new single-lane boat ramp and …

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The Lt. Governor’s Challenge Calls For A Healthier Delaware

Launched in October, Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long’s new initiative is aimed at cultivating a more active, well-balanced state. On Oct. 25 at DE TURF in Frederica​, Delaware Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long’s office launched the Lt. Governor’s Challenge, encouraging organizations and communities to work toward a healthier Delaware. Through the challenge, organizations with wellness-promoting programs can compete for Wellness …

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