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The Delaware-based nonprofit Connections has announced new leadership as the organization looks to expand its footprint in the First State.   

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A series of dams along the Brandywine that date back some 200 years are targeted for removal or modification starting this year.

It’s part of an effort to allow shad, eels and other fish to return to their ancestral spawning grounds again for the first time in two centuries.

Contributor Jon Hurdle reports in this effort and its potential impact.

Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield Delaware gives grants totaling $1.1 million to eight groups fighting the opioid crisis locally.

The grants will allow recipients to expand their services.


Some homeowners in New Castle County may be subject to different flood insurance requirements starting next week, when an updated floodplain map that could impact insurance rates and development potential goes into effect. 


ChristianaCare is teaming up with a technology company to help connect health and social service providers with underserved populations in New Castle County.

Sussex County Emergency Medical Services recently earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS).

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A city park in Dover is still closed weeks after a broken sewer main spilled wastewater there.

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Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) is reporting the first flu-related deaths of the season.

Two Sussex County residents, one man and one woman, each over the age of sixty and afflicted with underlying health conditions, died this week as a result of complications from the flu.


ChristianaCare is expanding its footprint. 

The Delaware Health System has acquired Union Hospital in Cecil County, Maryland along with its health system Affinity Health Alliance. It’s the first hospital ChristianaCare owns outside the state.

via Nanticoke Health Services website

Sussex County’s Nanticoke Health Services has joined with the Salisbury-based Peninsula Regional Health System. The move is part of a plan to create a larger health system serving the Delmarva Peninsula.