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Dover Air Force Base unveils $45 million hanger

Hangar 916 opened its doors for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Dover Air Force Base last week.  The massive hanger provides maintenance crews with all-weather access to transport aircraft based at Dover.  Archer Western Federal Joint...

Delaware March jobless rate falls below 4% for first time since 2019

Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March was 3.9%, down from 4% in February 2024. The Delaware Department of Labor reported 20,000 unemployed Delawareans in March compared to 19,500 in March 2023. The nation's jobless...

Middletown travel agency owner charged with using customer credit cards for personal purchases

Delaware State Police arrested Jane Fencer, 55,  of Townsend, for making fraudulent credit card purchases through her Middletown-based travel agency, Wanderlust Tours and Travel. On January 26, troopers received a report of multiple unauthorized...

Express keeps Delaware stores open after filing for Chapter 11

No Express stores are closing in Delaware following a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in Delaware. The company announced that a consortium that includes WHP Global and participants, including a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of...

My take: Earth Day and today

Good evening, Today is Earth Day, and for some, it has become a curious artifact of the "hippy-dippy" era of the 1960s and '70s. Earth Day did have its roots in the counterculture and the antiwar movement...

Updated: Hearing scheduled this week on bill aimed at advancing offshore wind

A hearing is slated for Wednesday on a bill that would allow Delaware to acquire electricity from offshore wind farms. The hearing by the Senate Environment, Energy & Transportation Committee is scheduled for 1 p.m....

Wawa headed to Sheetz heartland in central PA

Wawa recently previewed its expansion plans in central Pennsylvania and announced the start of construction of its first store in Middletown, a community in the Harrisburg area. Wawa will open stores in Middletown, York, Dover,...

From Spotlight Delaware – In governor’s race money pours in from personal accounts of...

By Karl Baker This story was produced by Spotlight Delaware, a community-powered, collaborative, nonprofit newsroom covering the First State. Learn more at spotlightdelaware.org  The three-way race to become Delaware’s Democratic candidate for governor is gearing up to...

Personnel file: April 21, 2024

Send your personnel news items to drainey@delawarebusinessnow.com Chesapeake  names investor relations chief Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced that Lucia Dempsey has joined the Company as head of investor relations. Dempsey will be responsible for communicating to the investment community...

Biden back in northern Delaware after Rehoboth visit was cut short

After a trip to Rehoboth Beach was cut short, President Joe Biden will spend this weekend at his home near Greenville. Airspace restrictions are in place through Monday, with the President arriving at the National...

Gas price jump shows signs of slowing

Delaware's gas price rose at a rate higher than the national average during the past week. The price at the pump in Delaware has risen by more than 20 cents a gallon from a...

Fire protection fee bill passes House

A bill allowing counties to tax properties to pay for fire protection cleared the Delaware House this week by a near-unanimous vote. The bill, sponsored by State Rep. Paul Baumbach, D-Newark, has co-sponsors from both...

Preston breaks ground on Millsboro Ford dealership

The Preston Automotive Group announced the start of construction on a new Ford-Lincoln dealership in Millsboro. Preston purchased the two Boulevard dealerships a decade ago and retained the name. The other Boulevard location is near Lewes. The...

Quarterback Joe Flacco to give University of Delaware commencement address

Joe Flacco, NFL quarterback, Super Bowl MVP, 2008 University of Delaware graduate and part owner of a Middletown golf course, will deliver the 2024 Commencement address on Saturday, May 25. Flacco, who led the Baltimore...

Maryland dealership group acquires Matt Slap Subaru

A Maryland-based dealership group has acquired Matt Slap Subaru on Newark's Cleveland Avenue auto row. Ourisman Automotive Group announced the purchase on its LinkedIn Page and covered over Matt Slap signage as part of the...

Vehicle towing regulation bill stuck in committee

Legislation that would further regulate towing on public and private property in the state is stuck in committee. House Bill 351 would govern several controversial practices, such as towing a car away even if...

After Chancellor’s ruling, Tesla shareholders will be asked whether Musk should get $56 billion...

CNBC and other sites reported today that Tesla will ask shareholders to approve a $56 billion pay package for celebrity CEO Elon Musk. Earlier this year, Delaware Chancellor Kathleen McCormick ruled in a shareholder suit...

La Plaza announces Sunday small business expo

La Plaza Delaware is holding a free Spring into Summer Small Business Expo in Lewes.  The event from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 21 at Cape Henlopen High School in the...

Incyte announces skin disease drug venture with Chinese company

Incyte and China Medical System Holdings Limited reached an agreement whereby Incyte and CMS, through a wholly-owned dermatology medical aesthetic subsidiary of CMS (CMS Skinhealth), for the development and commercialization of povorcitinib. The agreement calls...

Highway Safety office announces distracted driving enforcement effort in April

The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) is partnering with local and state law enforcement agencies across Delaware to conduct high-visibility enforcement during April, designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving crashes are often...
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