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3 beach restaurants to try this summer

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Memorial Day weekend may be the traditional start of the summer at the beach. but anyone who lives in coastal Sussex County knows¬† the highways are crowded most of the year. Nevertheless, beach restaurants are gearing up for an onslaught. According to the tourism group Visit Southern Delaware, dining is the leading visitor activity along the coast, surpassing the allure …


Delaware College of Art and Design announces it’s closing

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

The Delaware College of Art and Design is closing, it announced today on Facebook and in a letter from its president. It plans to help students transfer to PCA&D – Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and Moore College of Art & Design. The move comes as a group of downtown leaders are trying to finalize funding to turn a …

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Goodwill’s glass pulverizer will help it get into the sand business

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

  Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County will continue its march toward increased sustainability with a new industrial glass pulverizer, which will crush broken or unwanted items. The result will be sand or small bits of glass called cullett. The 103-year-old organization will be able to use the $90,000 machine to develop a new business line, thanks to a $1 …

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Hagley to welcome summer with Kick-off Saturday

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Hagley Museum and Library will take advantage of Memorial Day weekend to celebrate the completed restoration of its historic powder yard, which was flooded by Hurricane Ida in 2021. The first Hagley‚Äôs Summer Kick-off Celebration¬†will be Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is also meant to be a panoply of the estate’s summer offerings. The kick-off will …


Hospital Board bill on way to Carney, who’s got a pen ready

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Government

The bill that will create a state board to oversee Delaware hospital budgets and order changes is finally on its way to Gov. John Carney to sign. He popped a statement out within moments of the House passing a Senate amendment to the bill, now styled as HS 2 for HB 350 w/ HA 1 + SA 1,¬† ‚ÄúRising health …

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Incyte’s move into MBNA buildings will add up to 500 new jobs

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Incyte will buy two former MBNA buildings in downtown Wilmington, Bracebridge I and Bracebridge III, which will allow the biopharmaceutical company to move about 850 jobs into the city, expand its laboratory space in Alapocas, and move 300 jobs into Delaware. The 517,307 square feet in the Bracebridge buildings will almost double the company‚Äôs Delaware footprint. Incyte will focus first …


Fusco’s Italian Water Ice opens on Kirkwood Highway

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

The¬†Fusco‚Äôs Italian Water Ice¬†stand in Wilmington‚Äôs Little Italy has long been part of¬†¬†Joseph Staffieri‚Äôs life. His great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts and uncles worked in the seasonal business. ‚ÄúAs a kid, I would stop in to see whichever family member was working,‚ÄĚ said Staffieri, who went to St. Anthony of Padua Grade School. ‚ÄúI have great memories. I loved it.‚ÄĚ But it …


State Sportsmen, others file lawsuit against permit-to-purchase law

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The Delaware State Sportsmen‚Äôs Association and others have filed suit in U.S. District court claiming Delaware’s new permit-to-purchase law is unconstitutional. “This is a case about vindicating fundamental civil rights being trampled on by overbearing legislation that defies controlling legal authority,” says the case filed by Francis G.X. Pileggi and others. The new law, known as Senate Substitute 1 for …

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Hospital bill passes Senate on party lines, heads back to House

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

The bill to create a Delaware hospital budget review board, as expected, passed the Senate today after nearly one hour of comments by Republicans opposed to the state stepping into private businesses. House Bill 350 will now return to the House, which must vote on a Senate amendment that changed several points in the original bill. If it passes there, …

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Middletown-area warehouse developer sues New Castle County

Karl BakerBusiness, Headlines

This story was originally published on¬†Spotlight Delaware.¬† A development company that has built distribution centers for Amazon and Walmart is suing New Castle County, claiming that government inaction has improperly delayed its controversial plan to construct a nearly 2.4 million-square-foot warehousing complex near Middletown. The lawsuit¬†follows months of outcry in the Middletown area¬†against the development of massive warehouses, and the …