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Monday, December 18, 2017

World won’t come to an end with Net Neutrality, but…

It’s Monday, The world won’t come to an end with the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end Net Neutrality. The repeal is highly unpopular with one poll indicating that eight out of 10 Americans are...

Crafting a key industry in Delaware

Happy Friday,  This edition of the newsletter features stories on the largest and one of the smallest craft alcohol beverage businesses in Delaware. Nationally known Dogfish Head is getting national attention for its SeaQench.  The brew...

GM site is in the right hands

  The message coming out of the meeting a week ago on the redevelopment of the GM assembly plan is that the project is in good hands. Thomas Hanna of Harvey Hanna and Associates did a...

Responses to DART column and a marathon council meeting in Newark

Morning all, Yesterday’s column on DART and its efforts to divert diesel-belching buses from Rodney Square brought a few responses. Community activists are upset at the transit agency’s plans to realign its Wilmington route system...

The Rodney Square bus mess

Good morning, The state-owned transit system is beginning to deal with a problem, largely of its own creation,  when, almost by accident, city landmark  Rodney Square became a transit hub. The latest DART First State schedule makes...

Hedge fund investor says it is time for Navient to throw in the towel

Happy Monday, It hasn’t been a great year for Navient. The Wilmington company,  which was spun off a few years ago from Sallie Mae,  has been buffeted by a lawsuit from the Pennsylvania Attorney General and...

Sloppiness and worse in school finance

Good morning, At this business newsletter and website,  we mainly confine police and court coverage to white-collar crime. The scanner sites can offer accounts of the latest shooting or pile-up on I-95.  Over the past couple...

GEAR report points to greater government cost savings

Good morning everyone, Yesterday, I  glanced through the first report of the  Government Efficiency and Accountability Review (GEAR) Board. See story below. It was clear that the group easily found millions of dollars in savings in...

The journalism of no hope

Good morning, Al Neuharth may be spinning in his grave over the last couple of front pages of the News Journal. Neuharth -   who expanded the Gannett newspaper empire with cash cows like the News Journal...

The thorny issue of highways and development

Good morning, Delaware has long struggled with the (which came first)  chicken or the egg issue of highway construction and development.  We do know that new and improved highways will spur development, at times adding to...
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