TSD Review Oct 20

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – October 20, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Tate Museum exhibit to travel to Delaware Art Museum in 2023 How to vote in Delaware’s Nov. 8 general election McConnells give Ursuline $1.75 million to keep growing DelShakes’ bilingual musical ‘Twelfth Night’ ends this weekend Business Low-cost carrier Avelo to begin flying out of …

TSD Review Sept 29

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 29, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Grand Gala returns with ‘Hamilton’ star on stage Private schools go into overdrive with open houses Diocese of Wilmington to honor first responders, lawyers State seeks input on plan for Cooch’s Bridge site Food & Drink Dogfish, Dewey Beer, Fifer Orchards team up on autumn …

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Next in McGuiness saga: Sentencing

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A sentencing date has been set in the case of state Auditor Kathy McGuiness.  In July, McGuiness was found guilty on charges of conflict of interest, official misconduct, and structuring to avoid compliance with procurement law. The structuring charge was later dismissed by the judge. She will be sentenced on the conflict of interest and official misconduct charges Wednesday, Oct. …

TSD Review Aug 4

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – August 4, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY Spark: Summer camp with something for all Sign up now to help with 2022 Coastal Cleanup BUSINESS Delaware judge sets date for Twitter, Elon Musk lawsuit DOJ: Buffett-owned mortgage firm guilty of redlining in NCCo FOOD & DINING State Fair competitors: Baking up a good …

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McGuiness pushes back after DE Dems endorse primary opponent

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

In a rare move, the Delaware Democratic Party has endorsed a primary challenger over a sitting statewide-elected Democrat. The state party’s 25-member executive committee unanimously voted last week to endorse Lydia York, a candidate for auditor of accounts, over incumbent Auditor Kathy McGuiness. McGuiness on July 1 was found guilty of three misdemeanor charges, including official misconduct, structuring, and conflict …

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McGuiness asks judge to overrule guilty verdict or grant new trial

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness, who on July 1 was found guilty of three misdemeanor corruption charges, has asked the judge in her trial to overrule the jury’s verdict. Separately, defense attorney Steve Wood asked Superior Court Judge William Carpenter Jr. to grant a new trial on the three counts on which she was found guilty, citing numerous perceived errors made …

STATE AUDITOR KATHLEEN MCGUINESS (LEFT) AND HER ATTORNEY, STEVE WOOD, ENTER THE KENT COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN DOVER ON JUNE 24, 2022. (CHARLIE MEGGINSON/DELAWARE LIVE)

Calls mount for McGuiness to resign, be impeached

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  Calls continued to mount Tuesday for Delaware’s auditor, who was convicted Friday of three misdemeanors, including official misconduct, to leave her office by resigning or being impeached. Kathleen McGuiness said after the trial that she planned to stay in the job and run for re-election this year. Gov. John Carney on Friday said McGuiness needs to resign, but that …

TSD Review June 30

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – June 30, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY Mark Fields to retire from The Grand after 16 years Mt. Cuba’s 5 kestrel chicks get banded Longwood Gardens to light up June 30 with Munro exhibit Brandywine Zoo pudu Haechan dies after short illness Your guide to Delaware fireworks, and so Fourth BUSINESS Abandoned …

STATE AUDITOR KATHLEEN MCGUINESS (LEFT) AND HER ATTORNEY, STEVE WOOD, ENTER THE KENT COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN DOVER ON JUNE 24, 2022. (CHARLIE MEGGINSON/DELAWARE LIVE)

McGuiness defense rests, closing arguments Thursday

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Testimony concluded Wednesday afternoon in the criminal corruption trial of State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness.  Now that both sides have rested, the jury will hear closing statements and the judge’s instructions Thursday, then begin deliberations. McGuiness is charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors alleging conflict of interest, theft, non-compliance with procurement law, official misconduct and witness intimidation. She’s accused of arranging …

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Prosecution rests in auditor trial, defense to wrap up soon

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The State of Delaware rested its case against State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness Tuesday after eight and a half days of testimony. McGuiness’ defense team began presenting its case and hopes to wrap it up by Wednesday afternoon.  Defense attorney Steve Wood asked Superior Court Judge William Carpenter to issue a judgment of acquittal on each of the five charges against …