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Sunday, November 19, 2017

County to extend deadline for retirees considering Medicare supplement insurance

New Castle County has extended its open enrollment period for eligible county government retirees to enroll in its Medicare supplement insurance program.   During the annual open enrollment period, county staff heard from retirees who had...

Frontier Airlines owner plans to order 134 jets

Frontier Airlines, which briefly served the New Castle County Airport,  announced plans to order 134 A320neo Family aircraft from Airbus,  a move that will triple the size of the low-cost carrier over the next...

AstraZeneca breast cancer drug gets expanded use OK

The US Food and Drug Administration gave the green light for use of a  drug combination to advanced breast cancer. Peter A. Kaufman, MD of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, said:...

Hundreds rally against current alternative fuels process

A rally was held on Monday calling for changes in the Renewable Fuel Standard and the RINs that have to be purchased by refineries. On hand was Delaware Gov. John Carney,  local union officials and...
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Chesapeake Utilities reports higher earnings in third quarter

(The video above takes a look at Chesapeake Utilities' combined heat and power plant in northern Florida) Chesapeake Utilities Corp.,  Dover, reported higher earnings in the third quarter and slightly lower net income for the first...

Industrial commercial real estate market shows strength in third quarter

Northern Delaware is showing strength in industrial real estate leasing activity, commecial real estate firm CBRE reported.  In northern Delaware, the vacancy rate plummeted  8.6 percent since one year ago to   3.3 percent. The asking...

Medimmune asthma drug gets endorsement from European committee

AstraZeneca and its  Maryland-based biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion, recommending benralizumab as...

Delaware companies score high in LGBTQ equality index

The  Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation,  a part of  the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced a record number of the nation’s major companies and law firms...

Proposed ordinance aims to provide more location options for craft brewers

A New Castle County Council member will introduce an ordinance that would lower zoning  barriers in locating breweries and distilleries. The Craft Production Establishment Ordinance will be introduced on Tuesday. The ordinance would allow craft breweries...

Hilton Wilmington/Christiana opens farm to market gastropub

The   Hilton Wilmington/Christiana   has opened a new gastropub under the name “Market Kitchen & Bar.” The dining spot was part of a multimillion-dollar renovation of the hotel in the Stanton-Christiana area south of Newark and...
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