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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

TV producer files suit against Punkin Chunkin, farm owner, TV network and state

A television producer, who was severely injured when a cannon misfired during last year’s Punkin Chunkin event, has filed suit in federal court in Wilmington. Suzanne Dakessian’s wide-ranging suit lists organizers of the event, the...

Lewes utility’s battery back-up system in limbo as Russian ...

The  troubles of a company controlled by Russian oligarch are  throwing plans for an electric battery back-up system in Lewes into question.  McClatchy reported that Alevo Group and an affiliated company filed for bankruptcy protection.  Alevo, last...

Delmarva Power seeks natural gas, electric rate hike

Delmarva Power has filed requests with the Delaware Public Service Commission for approval to recover $24.4 million in electric investments and $12.9 million in natural gas spending. Based on these requests, a typical electric residential...

State and local officials cut ribbon on dam project in Seaford area

State and local officials were on hand this week to cut the ribbon that marked the completion of the Hearns Pond Dam project near Seaford. It is the first of several projects aimed at dealing...

Community Foundation awards $253,152 in grants

This  year’s capital grants from the Delaware Community Foundation will benefit thousands of Delawareans statewide. The DCF awarded a total of $253,152 in 2017 capital grants to 18 organizations around the state. This year’s recipients...

Sam Cooper out after nearly 3 decades as Rehoboth’s mayor

Long-time Rehoboth Beach  Mayor  Sam Cooper lost a  bid for re-election on Saturday. Paul Kuhns won the mayoral race. Incumbent Kathy McGuiness and newcomer Lisa Schlosser were elected commissioners. Cooper had served as mayor for three...

Journalism, environmental scholarship fund launched in honor of the late Molly Murray

Former and current Delaware journalists have inaugurated the Molly Murray Scholarship Fund in memory of the  longtime reporter. Murray, who died on July 17 of complications from pancreatitis, worked for nearly 40 years as reporter...

Business people: Aug. 8, 2017

Turner named chairman of WSFS board WSFS Financial Corporation announced that the Board of Directors has elected Mark A. Turner as Chairman of the Board. This announcement follows Marvin (Skip) N. Schoenhals’ decision to step...

Accident at salvage business claims life of customer

An  accident at a Geogetown salvage business on Tuesday claimed the life of a Salisbury man. A 9-1-1 call was placed to the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center reporting  that a man had been trapped...

Rehoboth Jazz fest donates $15,000 to Beebe foundation

The Beebe Medical Foundation recently received a $15,000 donation from the Delaware Celebration of Jazz, producers of the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival. This generous gift was presented to the Foundation by board members, Dennis Santangini...