Three students from Appo High are looking to cash in on their patented golf tee design. (L-R; Brodie Neubauer, Lucas Karpinski, Dylan Everett)

3 Appo High students granted patent for golf tee design 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Economy

Golfing season doesn’t have to be restricted to warm summer days with perfect weather.  A golfing tee designed by three students in the Appoquinimink School District is specially crafted to hold up in cold conditions and not break. The seniors at Appo High –  Dylan Everett, Brodie Neubauer, Lucas Karpinski – who created it were granted a provisional patent this …

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Carney’s Chancery Court nomination draws fire from activists

Betsy PriceEconomy, Headlines

    Gov. John Carney on Friday nominated Wilmington lawyer Nathan A. Cook to serve on the Delaware Court of Chancery. He also nominated Kelly Hicks Sheridan to serve as a commissioner for the Family Court in New Castle County. Cook, managing partner of Block & Leviton’s Delaware office, was chosen to replace Joseph R. Slights III, who retired in …

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Two Christina board members to revisit charter moratorium request

Jarek RutzEconomy, Headlines

Christina School District Board member Naveed Baqir and Donald Patton want to readdress the vote to put a moratorium on new or expanding charter schools. Two Christina School Board members have asked the board to revisit its request for a moratorium on new charter schools in the state. Dr. Naveed Baqir, who voted against the moratorium, will speak out against …

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Republican bills would cut taxes in wake of state’s revenue windfall

Betsy PriceEconomy, Government & Politics, Headlines

5 Republican bills in the House would reduce income, business taxes because of Delaware’s strong revenues   Delaware House Republicans have filed five bills that will cut taxes, saying the state should share its unexpected financial fortune with residents and businesses. Among other things, the bills would  cut the state personal income tax by 10%, cut corporate income tax by …

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CSC Station hopes to encourage new business in Wilmington

Betsy PriceBusiness, Economy, Headlines

The lobby of CSC Station features a sleek modern interior.     CSC is stepping out of its core business of providing legal and financial services to major corporations by opening a co-working space on the Wilmington Riverfront. CSC Station, which takes up three floors of the company’s building on French Street, will allow people to rent an office, or …


Minimum wage bill passes first House committee hearing

Betsy PriceBusiness, Economy, Government & Politics, Headlines

  After a three-hour meeting Wednesday afternoon,  a bill to raise Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 passed its first House committee hearing. Supporters sharpened, but repeated, their arguments: The bill will recognize the dignity of the essential workers who served Delaware during the COVID-19 pandemic; aid racial and gender justice because the majority of minimum wage earners are women and …