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Milford’s Learning Center under new ownership, rebranded as Early Life Learning

The Learning Center, Milford,  announced a  transition to new ownership and rebranding as Early Life Learning. Long-time administrator, Cheryl Clendaniel, will remain on staff as the Center director. “We are thrilled to carry forward the mission of TLC and build upon its strong foundation,” said Ryan Smith, a Learning Center  graduate, current parent of the center, and the new owner of Early Life Learning. “Our...

Business people: May 28, 2024

WSFS names CFO and other promotions WSFS Financial Corporation, Wilmington and Philadelphia,  parent company of WSFS Bank, announced that longtime Citigroup executive David Burg  will join the company as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer on August 15. Burg will be responsible for leading the company's financial operations and strategy, including Financial Planning and Analysis, Accounting and Financial Reporting, Treasury, and Investor Relations. Prior to...

Man arrested after Philadelphia Pike church, business burglaries

A Wilmington man was arrested in connection with burglaries at businesses and a church along Philadelphia Pike. Delaware State Police identified the suspect as Alexis Martinez, 43, of Wilmington. On May 26 State Troopers were called Penny Hill Repair and Service Center on Philadelphia Pike for a report of a man who trespassed on the property and broke...

15 startups share $170,000 in grants from Startup 302 competition

 Fifteen tech-enabled startups  are sharing $170,000 in unrestricted grants  from Delaware's fourth Startup302 competition, coordinated by Delaware Prosperity Partnership and partners. Startup302  companies competed in five categories and represented multiple industries in the live pitch round in May at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington. The competition is open to start-ups nationwide with an owner from a disadvantaged community. Finalists in...

Story Hill Farm new owner of Henlopen Salt

Henlopen Sea Salt is under new ownership. Founder Dave Burris announced earlier this month that "friends and partners at Frankford's Story Hill Farm, Steve & Helen Raleigh, and Derek Kuebeck, are the new owners of Henlopen Sea Salt. "We set out in 2020 to bring a world-class culinary sea salt to the region, made entirely from local ocean water. But...

Bloom will add fuel cell servers at Intel’s Silicon Valley data center.

Bloom Energy reached a power capacity agreement with Intel Corporation that will result in Silicon Valley’s largest fuel cell-powered high-performance computing data center.  The agreement calls for the installation of additional megawatts of Bloom Energy’s fuel cell-based Energy Server at Intel’s existing computing data center in Santa Clara, CA. The additional capacity expands an existing Bloom Energy fuel cell installation...

Amtrak construction leads to temporary closing of Churchmans Crossing stop

Due to Amtrak construction work, SEPTA commuter trains will not stop at the Churchmans Crossing Station in either direction until mid-August. The Amtrak work schedule is subject to change. All other SEPTA stations in Delaware will have train service. Commuters heading towards Center City Philadelphia can board trains at Newark Carper Station, Wilmington Biden Station or Claymont Station. Free...

Delaware gas prices rise during Memorial Day travel period

Memorial Day weekend travelers saw a nearly eight-cent increase in gas prices in Delaware during the past week. The $3.53 price was down about a dozen cents from a month ago, a few pennies above a year ago. New Jersey, which has a gas tax that's about 20 cents higher than Delaware's, posted an average gas price that was a...

Moore College of Art and Design to offer degree completion pathway for DCAD students

The Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia has announced a way for Delaware College of Art and Design students to complete their two-year degrees. The two-year college announced that it would close after over a quarter century in downtown Wilmington, citing declining enrollment, a smaller pool of college-age people, and problems with the federal student loan application (FAFSA)....

Despite the March drop, Delaware still has a high job openings-to-applicants ratio

As of March, the number of Delaware job openings fell from February figures. However, the state continues to have a high ratio of job openings to applicants. According to the Delaware Department of Labor, job openings fell by 2,000 from February to 30,000, with 6,000 fewer job openings than in March 2023. The number of unemployed workers also declined by 300...

Senate passes offshore wind bill

The Delaware Senate passed Senate Bill 265, requiring the state to seek bids on power generated from offshore wind sources. The vote was 15-6. The bill calls on the state Energy Office, working with the Public Service Commission, to solicit bids for offshore wind projects, not only from developments off the coast of Delaware but also on a regional basis. The...

DNREC to hold public information session on US Wind permits for power lines coming ashore in state

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold a public information session on the US Wind project off the coasts of Maryland and the southern edge of Delaware. US Wind has submitted multiple permit applications with  DNREC. The department will host a public information session on Wednesday, June 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Beacon...

Delaware College of Art and Design to close

The Delaware College of Art and Design is closing its doors after 27 years in downtown Wilmington. President Jean Dahlgren announced the closing in a letter. "Our entire team is very proud of our 27-year history of educating and training the next generation of designers and artists, and we are working together through this challenging but necessary transition to uphold our...

State EDGE program reaches milestone as 100 small businesses gain funding

The State of Delaware program, which helps small businesses start or grow during the first few years of operation, hit a milestone Thursday with the most recent grant awards for the Encouraging Development, Growth and Expansion (EDGE) competition. The awards given to 10 Delaware small businesses for the spring 2024 round bring the total number of businesses awarded funds under...

Realtors report higher sales and continuing ‘inventory crisis’

The Delaware Association of Realtors still sees what it terms an "ongoing inventory crisis" despite an uptick in April listings and sales from the same period a year ago. According to the group, new listings in April of this year increased 17% compared to April 2023. At the same time, the number of units...

DuPont to undergo a three-way split as CEO Breen moves to chairman’s post

DuPont will separate into three publicly traded companies as CEO Edward Breen steps aside as CEO and becomes chairman. Under the plan, DuPont would execute the proposed separations of its Electronics and Water businesses to its shareholders with New DuPont continuing as an industrial company after completing the separations. DuPont is based near Wilmington. "As independent entities, both Electronics and Water...

Beebe opens Five Points primary care office

Beebe Medical Group recently opened Beebe Primary Care Five Points.  The care team moved from Lewes Family Practice on Savannah Road to the new location at 17388 N. Village Main Boulevard in the Village of Five Points near Lewes. The new office features 14 patient rooms and a large lobby.  Moving to Five Points are John E. Hale,...

Convention & Visitors Bureau gets $100,000 from county for sports tourism marketing

New Castle County presented $100,000 in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau for promoting the region as a sports tourism destination. The funds, presented during National Travel and Tourism Week at the bureau’s board meeting, will be used to create a video as part of a marketing campaign. Jessica Welch, director...

From Spotlight Delaware – Delaware joins permit-to-purchase states, faces legal challenge

By Jacob Owens (This story was produced by Spotlight Delaware, a community-powered, collaborative, nonprofit newsroom covering the First State. Learn more at spotlightdelaware.org)  While Delaware became the 11th state to enact a permit-to-purchase law by a stroke of Gov. John Carney’s pen Thursday, a legal challenge by gun owners will determine whether it will last. Flanked by Democratic legislators and gun control advocates at...

AAA forecasts 125,000 Delaware travelers with most hitting the road over Memorial Day holiday

The annual AAA forecast predicts that nearly 125,000 Delawareans, or about 12% of state residents, will travel 50 miles or more during this holiday weekend, a 4.3% increase over last year. If that estimate holds up, it will become the second busiest Memorial Day weekend in Delaware since AAA started tracking the holiday forecast in 2000. Nearly 90% of local holiday...