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 …

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Fenwick mayor: Wind farm deal ‘rushing to outcome’

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

Fenwick Island Mayor Natalie Magdeburger has a lot of questions about the state embracing a plan to bring an offshore wind power cables ashore in a Delaware State Park near her town: US Wind is an Italian company and could be sold, she pointed out. Could that give an unfriendly company access to the United States‚Äô power grid? What exactly …

Gov. Carney's State of the State address will be rescheduled to a later date.

Carney’s illness delays State of the State Address

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

The annual State of the State Address from Delaware Governor John Carney has been postponed. Thursday’s 2 p.m. meeting is cancelled due to Carney being sick. A statement from the Governor’s Office says that Carney “has a fever and mild symptoms, but is in good spirits.” The address will be rescheduled at a later date, to be determined. 2023 Address: …


Senate Republicans ask Carney to oust Ag Sec. Michael Scuse

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Six Delaware State Senate Republicans on Thursday asked Gov. John Carney to immediately remove Delaware Agriculture Secretary Michael Scuse following an ethics report that said he violated state bidding processes. The Public Integrity Commission¬†released a report saying Scuse improperly used $100,000 in taxpayer money to employees of the department to house seized farm animals without public notice or a public …

Registration for the CyberStart America and Cyber FastTrack national programs is now open.

Delaware students steered to cybersecurity training program

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Cybersecurity is one of the hot, hot, hot areas of study and for employment. Delaware high school and college students can now apply for a national cybersecurity program,¬† with scholarship money and advanced training up for grabs.¬† CyberStart America and Cyber FastTrack provide participants with the opportunity to explore their potential cybersecurity talent and assist in gaining problem-solving skills for …

EastSide Charter welcomed students back to school Tuesday.

Students treated like celebs at EastSide’s first day 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The students of EastSide Charter School were welcomed back Tuesday morning by a crowd of school and community leaders, government officials, Wilmington police and the mascot of the Delaware Blue Coats.¬† As the students entered the building through what felt like a red carpet runway pulsing with upbeat music, they were greeted with fist bumps, high fives, hugs, words of …

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$170 million cold storage facilty headed to Claymont

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

A new $170 million cold storage facility will break ground in Claymont this fall and is expected to add about 130 jobs when it opens next summer. Agile Cold Storage will build a 275,000-square-foot cold-storage facility to help meet growing demand from North American food manufacturers, processers and growers. The addition will be the first company warehouse outside its home …

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Avelo adds Puerto Rico, Sarasota flights from Wilmington

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Avelo Airlines will start flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico and Sarasota, Florida, from Wilmington in November. The addition to Avelo’s 13 current destinations was the focus of a festive announcement Thursday on the Wilmington Airport’s tarmac. “No surprises here,” said Delaware River & Bay Authority Deputy Director Stephen Williams to the large crowd gathered Thursday morning. The airlines already …

The new Bancroft School will be renamed in September.

Bancroft School’s new name may be Maurice Pritchett Sr. Academy

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The first new school in Wilmington in 50 years is expected to officially receive its highly anticipated naming in September. The board announced Tuesday that the naming committee‚Äôs final recommendation for what is now known as Bancroft School is Maurice Pritchett Sr. Academy, in honor of a former Bancroft principal. On Sept. 12, Christina‚Äôs school board will officially vote on …

SB 177 would remove the restriction of 5 commissioners of the same party on the Wilmington Housing Authority's board of commissioners.

Bill could stack Dems on Wilmington Housing Authority board

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

A bill that could sway the political power of the Wilmington Housing Authority is moving on after little discussion in the Senate Housing and Land Use Committee Tuesday.¬† Senate Bill 177, sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth ‚ÄúTizzy‚ÄĚ Lockman, D-Wilmington and committee chair, deals with the partisanship of the nine commissioners of the Wilmington Housing Authority.¬† If passed, more than five commissioners …