Delaware business Delmarva Corrugated Packaging

Delmarva Corrugated Packaging shows off $90M high-tech plant

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Delmarva Corrugated Packaging recently showed off its $90 million high-tech manufacturing facility in Dover that makes state-of-the-art packaging and has created jobs for 160 people. During its “open the box” event, it also announced a new solar panel project and a partnership with Autism Delaware. The  465,000-square-foot, rail-served facility is  located on a 37.4-acre site at 1601 POW/MIA Parkway and …


State committee endorses pricey, private garage tunnel

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

A state building committee voted Friday to build a private tunnel from a planned parking deck into Legislative Hall to allow elected officials to safely walk from secured parking spots into the building without interaction with the public. Right now, the legislators park in marked parking spots with their names clearly marked on them around the capital building. The tunnel …

Kent County has one of the highest percentages of young homeowners in the country. Tierra Mallorca photo from Unsplash.

Kent ranks 5th in country for young homeowners

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

This Old House, a media empire that for decades has been extolling old houses, just looked at how each generation approaches homeownership and what drives the decision to plant roots or seek new horizons. And Delaware makes a prominent appearance. Dover is No. 5 on a list it compiled of the country’s metropolitan areas for the greatest percentage of homeowners …

Dover basketball Dorell Little dribbles down court against Middletown in the DIAA semi final photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

Dover and Salesianum advance to state championship

Glenn FrazerHeadlines, Sports

(Newark)      The second seeded Dover Senators and fourth seed Salesianum advanced to the boys basketball final with wins Thursday night at a “sold out” Bob Carpenter Center. For The defending state champion Sals, it will be the third straight appearance in the final. They fell to Tower Hill two years ago and won the school’s third title last …

Pink Electrical Services in Clayton is a recent winner of an EDGE grant for small businesses. (Courtesy of Kathy Collison)

EDGE grants give Del. entrepreneurs money – and advice

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Government, Headlines

  When businesses run by Kathy Collison and Donny Legans won EDGE grants from the Delaware Division of Small Business, they got more than a lot of money. They got a lot of good advice. “The biggest takeaway is that the application process forces you as a new business owner to think through a lot of things that you didn’t …

train A study starts in 2024 to resume passenger rail service from Wilmington (shown in this photo) or Newark to downstate Delaware. (David Wilson photo from Wikimedia Commons)

DelDOT to study restoring passenger rail service downstate

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

A Delaware Department of Transportation unit has received a federal grant of up to $500,000 to study bringing back passenger rail service to the Delmarva Peninsula. “The Diamond State Line will provide rail service south from Wilmington or Newark through Dover to Harrington, and then continue southbound along one of two potential routes, based on the presence of existing railroad …

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Time to trash expired meds and reduce drug overdose deaths

Ken MammarellaHealth, Government, Headlines

With Delaware’s 25th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day coming up Saturday, Oct. 28, the state says it sees signs that discarding expired or unused medication is one arrow in its arsenal to reducing addiction and deaths from drug overdoses. Among other things, the Delaware Division of Public Health pointed to: Delaware has dropped in the ranking of overdose deaths per capita. …

Dover vs Smyrna volleyball game photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

View from the Baseline: Week 7 volleyball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

We’ve reached the final week of the regular season. The next edition of the Baseline will include a look at the state tournament bracket, but a lot will happen between now and then. The focus this week will be, for many teams, fine-tuning as the state tournament approaches. For others, however, whether they play past this week depends on how …

Caesar Rodney vs Dover Volleyball match photo courtesy of Ben Fulton

View from the Baseline: Week 5 volleyball top 10 rankings

Jason WinchellHeadlines, Sports

Could we be seeing a state championship preview this week? That certainly could be the case on Tuesday, when Saint Mark’s and Smyrna meet at 6 p.m. The Spartans and Eagles are the last two remaining unbeaten teams in Delaware after two others who entered last week with no losses — Newark Charter and Middletown — both went down to …

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Study concludes Wilmington isn’t paying employees enough

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

Wilmington has released a citywide classification and salary compensation study that recommends increasing pay across the board. The $85,000 project resulted in four reports, for executives and managers, nonunion staff, AFSCME Local 320 and AFSCME Local 1102. Mayor Mike Purzycki is asking City Council to amend the fiscal 2024 general operating budget to include new salary ranges from the study …