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Bayhealth to build 5,000 sq. ft. medical office building in Milford

Bayhealth announced that  plans are underway to build a new 5,000-square-foot medical office building at 800 N. DuPont Blvd., Milford, the site of the Bayhealth Edward F. Quinn III Medical Offices. The facility...

State’s unemployment rate unchanged at 4.9%

Delaware’s unemployment rate for September remained unchanged from a month earlier at 4.9 percent as the state continues to see conflicting data. The Delaware Department of Labor reported  23,400 unemployed Delawareans in September 2017 compared...

Health Care Commission awards contract in effort to spur payment reform

The  Delaware Health Care Commission has awarded a contract to accelerate payment reform to Mercer Health & Benefits LLC. The $889,947 contract, which takes effect immediately, will support the state’s efforts in four main areas:...

Lifesavers top Delaware candy list

Source: CandyStore.com. The website Candystore.com says Delawareans prefer Lifesavers candy based on sales figures. Candy corn came in third and Skittles finished second The website ranked the 50 states on candy sales in marking Halloween, one...

Report: English learners, a majority of whom are native-born, victims of obsolete school funding...

A  new series of fact sheets  launched by the Delaware Hispanic Commission, the Arsht-Cannon Fund, Delaware English Language Learners Teachers and Advocates, and the Rodel Foundation of Delaware show the state is behind the...

Alstom unveils livery for Amtrak’s Acela replacement Avelia Liberty

The signage of Alstom’s next-generation high-speed trainset, Avelia Liberty has been revealed. The trains will run on the Northeast Corridor, which includes the busy Biden station in Wilmington. "The design of the new livery is...

Dewey Beach sends town manager packing with $100,000 settlement

Dewey Beach has parted ways with Town Manager Marc Applebaum in a settlement that pays an extra $100,000. The agreement was approved unanimously last week by the Town Council of the beach town.   The agreement...

Delaware to get $1.1 million from GM ignition switch settlement

GM  and 50 attorneys general,  have settled allegations that the auto giant  concealed safety issues related to ignition-switch-related defects in GM vehicles. Delaware will receive $1.1  million in the settlement. The settlement was reached between the...

Young farmers loan program seeks applicants

Delaware farmers, between 18 and 40, have the opportunity to apply for the Young Farmers Loan Program through November 30.  The program provides long-term, no-interest loans to help eligible farmers purchase land, reducing the...

Wilmington DuPont researcher wins Pedersen Award

DowDuPont Specialty Products Division has named three  scientists as 2017 Pedersen Award Medalists:  Paul J. Fagan, Arthur C. Ouwehand and David J. Rodini. The award is named in honor of DuPont’s Nobel Laureate, Charles J....

Sallie Mae posts earnings gain in third quarter

Sallie Mae reported a strong third quarter.  “The third quarter includes the back-to-school season for millions of families and the peak of our lending activity. It is gratifying to have helped 221,000 students return to...

Groups claim industrial corridor near Wilmington tied to higher cancer rates

The Union of Concerned Scientists, the Environmental Justice Health Alliance, and community organizations released an analysis that claims residents in seven communities in the Wilmington area face a  higher risk of developing cancer and...