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4 finalists named for Delaware Symphony’s music director job

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra has invited four finalists to conduct the orchestra next year before it chooses a new music director from them in spring 2025. Up for consideration are Mélisse Brunet, Filippo Ciabatti, Michelle Di Russo and Taichi Fukumura. The search, which began in July 2023, drew 150 applications from around the world. A 13-member search committee, including community …

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LegHall parking deck designers recommend street crossing

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Government

Architects designing the proposed parking deck at Delaware Legislative Hall today recommended using a raised street crossing rather than tunnel or pedestrian bridge for legislators to cross the street there. A raised street crossing would be more economical than the tunnel, which is budgeted at $2 million but could cost $3.7 million, or a skywalk, which could cost $3 million …

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Coolest Thing Made in Delaware offers 50 choices for voters

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

A contest meant to highlight the diversity of Delaware’s manufacturing — and raise that business sector’s profile — has opened its first round of voting. Fifty items  — including candles, Dogfish Head beer, doggie doughnuts, eco-plastic tables, and an outer-space habitat — have been entered in The Coolest Thing Made in Delaware contest. It received more than 100 nominations. “This …


Milford man’s WWII service took him around world, into D-Day invasion

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Editor’s Note: Tom Maloney died Sunday after a devastating fall at his home at the age of 100. Funeral arrangements are pending. It’s not hard to tell from this 2021 article what a character he was. Tom Maloney and his commanding officer were the first off their landing craft at Utah Beach during the 1944 D-Day invasion of Normandy. They …


Retirees to health insurance committee: Thank you.

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

A joint meeting of the House and Senate health committees only needed half the time it had allotted to listen to a proposal about changing state employee healthcare. Apparently mindful of the deluge of retirees who reacted angrily to news in 2022 that the state was moving retirees to a Medicare Advantage plan, the joint meeting planned to run from …


10 Delaware companies win state EDGE grants

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Ten Delaware companies have received state grants ranging from $32,000 to $100,000 to expand and improve their services or products. The biggest awards — four $100,000 grants — went to companies dealing with science, technology, engineering or math (or all at once).  The EDGE grant, an acronym for the Division of Small Business’s Encouraging Development, Growth and Expansion, are chosen …

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Economist predicts mild 2024 recession, hit Taylor/Travis song

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

A Baltimore economist known for his sense of humor left the punchline of his New Castle County Chamber of Commerce speech Tuesday to the last bit of his presentation: “It will come nearly a year after I initially anticipated, but recession is coming in 2024,” Anirban Basu told the 200 people attending the chamber’s sold-out annual State of the Economy …


Chamber dinner celebrates jobs, involvement, Incyte’s growth

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

A night to celebrate all things business and jobs started Monday with a call for Delaware to ready itself to become a manufacturing hub. China long has been a magnet for manufacturing, but its decision to limit couples to one child soon will mean there’s not a big enough workforce to man factories, said Mike Quaranta, president of the Delaware …


Wilmington buys Gibraltar, plans to help preserve it

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The city of Wilmington has paid $900,000 for the elegeant Gibraltar mansion on Pennsylvania and will work to preserve it for future generations, Mayor Mike Purzycki announced Friday. There are no definitive plans at this time for the property, Purzycki said in a press release. The property, the focus of both commercial and cultural interest for decades, hasn’t been able …

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600 Delawareans owed back wages; Here’s how to see if you are

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Nearly 600 Delaware workers are owed approximately $398,000 in back wages recovered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. This includes 268 workers in Kent County, 104 workers in New Castle County and 172 workers in Sussex County. In many cases, the employees change jobs or change addresses and cannot be notified of the money due to them. …