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New Castle County Council rejects 15 percent property tax increase

The New Castle County Council voted down a 15 percent property tax increase but did OK a  12 percent sewer fee hike, WDEL  and other media outlets reported.  The administration of County Executive Matthew Meyer...

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On Tuesday, the RSS  feeds for our newsletter failed to function properly for at least some subscribers. It led to the Our View column and other stories not being included in the newsletter.  We apologize...

Neff to be sentenced on Friday in payday loan case

Sentencing is slated for  Friday in Philadelphia for Wheeler K. Neff. Neff, 69, of  north Wilmington was found guilty by a federal jury on November 17  of two counts of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and...

Smiley’s becomes part of Ogletown’s diner scene

A family-owned diner has a second location at a  former Pizza Hut. Smiley’s Diner  recently opened on  Christiana Road near the exit for Route 273 and I-95. It is the second diner for a  family who owns...

Carney praises Joint Finance vote to hold the line on budget

The Delaware  General Assembly's Joint Finance  Committee’s voted to appropriate  97 percent of available revenue, dashing hopes of a number of constituencies hoping to tap into projected revenue estimates of upwards of $200 million. "Delaware has...

National Hockey League, Chemours announce ice rink partnership

The National Hockey League and The Chemours Company, Wilmington,  announced a multi-year partnership focused on providing Chemours'  Opteon sustainable refrigerant solutions to rinks across North America. The partnership announcement follows the release of the 2018 NHL...

Anemic Delaware employment figures get a 2,900-job boost as payroll data is...

No one is saying that the state’s economy is firing on all cylinders. But the recent report from the Delaware Department of Labor shows that last year’s anemic job performance was not as bad as first...

Rehab of keeper’s home set to begin at Fenwick Island Lighthouse

Beginning this spring and continuing into the summer of 2018, the Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs will be doing rehabilitation work on the exterior of the keeper’s house of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse.    ...

Gawthrop Greenwood law firm moves to new offices in Greenville

The law firm Gawthrop Greenwood, PC marked the relocation of its Greater Wilmington law office, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 17. Now located at 3711 Kennett Pike in Greenville, Gawthrop Greenwood moved its office less...

Hello all, A while back, financial advice website  WalletHub   placed the Wilmington area near the bottom when it came to a ranking of good places for real estate agents. The ranking was typical of the...

Longtime UD administrator, professor Morgan first woman named to post of provost

Interim Provost Robin W. Morgan will become the University of Delaware’s 11th provost on July 1. It marks the first time a woman has held the role of UD’s chief academic officer in a permanent...

DEFAC state budget estimate raised again

Gov. John Carney urged caution as the the  latest revenue estimates from the  Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council.  Revenues are running at $180 million ahead  of the amount that the governor used in...