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  • TESTING IN LAUREL- COVID-19 testing took place on Tuesday at the Laurel Middle High School. This is the third round of testing by the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and the Delaware Division of Public Health. The town of Laurel had only tested about 14 percent of its population prior to this week’s testing. Photo by Mike McClure
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Laurel Council delays return to Town Hall chambers for meetings

July 30th, 2020|Categories: LAUREL|

Laurel officials were hoping to return to town hall council chambers for the July 20 meeting of Mayor and Council, but government health restrictions did not progress enough to allow it. Since the onset of the COVID-19 health crisis, Laurel officials have joined other public bodies in holding required public meetings through virtual communications. Mayor and Council members have been holding monthly public meetings through the “Zoom Meetings” program. The Mayor and Council as well as members of the public have been able to attend the Monday meetings from the convenience of their home computers while adhering to state emergency social distancing requirements. As Governor John Carney has [...]

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Oyster, BBQ pork sandwich sale

Oddfellows of Laurel – Charity Lodge will be having its monthly oyster and BBQ pork sandwich sale on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. or until sold out. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available as well as the Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 selling their homemade [...]

Sussex County Virtual Forum

“Interconnection of Race and Politics In Delaware” Sussex County Virtual Forum will take place Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 6–8 p.m. Free webinar registration at: Topics will include: social action and justice, advocacy, and voting during COVID-19. The event is presented by the League of Women Voters of Sussex County, [...]

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