- Neighbors voiced their concerns at an information meeting regarding Incyte’s expansion project near its current campus on Augustine Cutoff just outside Wilmington. The pharmaceutical company says it needs the space to accommodate researchers and staff who are now located in leased space at the DuPont Experimental Station and across the line in Pennsylvania. Residents questioned drainage, traffic, blasting and other issues. (WDEL)
- Michael Harrington does not plan to seek re-election for the post of Republican Party chief in Delaware. The Dover real estate broker cited personal commitments as the reason for his decision. Republicans lost their remaining two statewide offices in the 2018 election under Harrington’s watch and saw Scott Walker nominated for the congressional seat, despite concerns about his conduct. New Castle County business owner Chuck Boyce earlier announced plans to seek the post citing a need to a change. Harrington chaired Donald Trump’s campaign in Kent County. (Delaware State News)
- The Delaware State Senate approved a bill that gives Delaware Technical Community College bonding authority. But the bill could be largely symbolic since a dedicated funding source to pay for the bonds was not included. A plan for a property tax levy to pay down the debt was shot down after angry calls from constituents. (Associated Press)
- Delaware’s Joe Biden is everywhere on the Tender dating app. No, the married former Senate and the vice president did not sign up to swipe left or right. Instead, his photos are being used as a digital wingman. Theories abound but seem to center on a fun-loving “wild man” image that has been promoted by The Onion satire website. (Chicago Tribune)
- Karen Falk left the post of director of Rehoboth Main Street program after seven months. The organization had been disbanded but was later reorganized. (Cape Gazette).