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Carney signs $5.1 billion state budget

No taxes cuts in bill that includes employee, school bus driver pay raises Gov. John Carney signed a $5.1 billion operating state budget and a $379 million supplemental budget on Tuesday afternoon. The budget passed the House with no nay votes. State Sen. Colin Bonini, R-Dover, a marketing representative for an engineering company, continued his tradition...

Two AstraZeneca breast cancer drugs get European Community Committee OK

Two AstraZeneca breast cancer drugs received positive recommendations for use in the European Union. AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo’s Enhertu (trastuzumab deruxtecan) has been recommended for approval in the EU  for the treatment of some adult patients with unresectable or metastatic (spreading)  HER2-positive breast cancer. AstraZeneca and MSD’s (Merck in the U.S.)  Lynparza (olaparib) has been recommended for marketing authorization in the EU  for the adjuvant treatment of...

My take: It’s time for video streaming in courtroom and at public meetings

It's time for video streaming in courtrooms and government meetings The trial of State Auditor Kathy McGuiness, which should end this week, proved to be a burden on the state's shrinking media presence. A few outlets did embed a reporter in the proceedings, which reportedly featured some fiery moments, as the judge became increasingly irritated about the proceedings dragging on. For...

Passenger rail start-up claims slower trains on Northeast Corridor discriminate against those who can’t afford Acela service

AmeriStar Rail continues to push for all Acela trains on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor which runs through Newark and Wilmington on the way to Boston and Washington, DC. Earlier this year, Stephen Gardner, CEO of Amtrak, turned down a request to meet with AmeriStar representatives to discuss the proposal. AmeriStar wants to manage Northeast Corridor routes with all Acela trains, with the goal of...

Contractor charged with not completing $50,000 remodeling project in St. Georges

A suspect has been arrested and charged with home improvement fraud. Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Melissa Court, in the community of Highpointe at St. Georges. A 57-year-old woman stated that she had paid a contractor money and that renovations on her residence were not completed. The victim provided...

Delaware health insurance marketplace getting Aetna/CVS and Amerihealth plans

Three health carriers intend to offer Health Care Marketplace (Obamacare) plans for 2023– the most in the state’s history. AmeriHealth Caritas and Aetna CVS Health will join Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware, in offering coverage. Marketplace coverage is available for people between jobs, private contractors, or own and operate a small business that does not have group...

Food and drink – Burger battle returning; Bethany Brewing opens; Bardea’s meat kingdom menu

The Delaware Burger Battle was on a roll in 2019, a year when the event sold out for the first time in its history. Then came Covid-19 and two years of cancellations. The event will stage a return for the ninth time in August, according to founder JulieAnne Cross. The location is Wilmington's, Rockford Park In green-lighting the fund-raiser, Cross said...

Delaware ranks near bottom in job growth

With the U.S. gaining 390,000 jobs in May, slightly less than in the previous month, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the States Whose Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Most. In order to identify the states whose unemployment rates are bouncing back most, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on six key metrics that compare unemployment...

My take: Jennersville Hospital’s purchase is a sound decision

ChristianaCare made the right decision in acquiring the Jennersville Hospital site from financially troubled Tower Health. Tower Health has closed and sold off hospitals after a failed effort to build a regional healthcare system from its home base in Reading, PA. Barring any last-minute hitches, closing is expected in the next month or two. The southern Chester site has been shuttered...

Delaware 47th in ranking of states with the most untapped wind energy potential

Written by Karen JohansonStacker compared installed wind energy capacity in the continental U.S. to potential wind energy capacity and explored how wind power is being implemented. Click here for a link from the Stacker website.  Wind power is generated when kinetic energy from turbine propellers is converted to mechanical energy. Even though wind isn’t always present, turbines can still actively...

New boutique hotel, dining and cocktail spot gets Quoin name

A name has been announced for a boutique hotel at  519 Market Street in downtown Wilmington. The hotel will be known as The Quoin. The hotel derives its name from the old French word meaning “corner” or “angle.”  Method Co., a Philadelphia-based hospitality company whose projects, include the Wm. Mulherin’s Sons restaurant & hotel, and the recently opened Charleston hotel, The Pinch, along with The Buccini/Pollin Group,...

Dems condemn, Delaware Senate GOP caucus praises end of Roe v. Wade

The state's Congressional delegation and state legislative leaders condemned the decision to overturn the 50-year-old Roe v. Wade decision that opens the door to abortion bans in many states. Some pending bans in states make no exceptions for rape or incest with Texas giving individuals the right to sue people who aided an abortion. President Joe Biden also issued...

Attorney from Pike Creek to take on embattled State Auditor McGuiness in Democratic primary

Lydia E. York is entering the Democratic primary for the office of Auditor of Accounts. York issues the following statement: “This election is important to the state of Delaware and the Democratic Party in Delaware. I believe our taxpayer dollars should be used as a catalyst for opportunity and innovation, empowering social good, rising to the challenges of...

Bloom Energy to power assembly plant, headquarters of performance car icon Ferrari

Bloom Energy announced a one-megawatt installation of Bloom’s solid oxide fuel cells at the manufacturing site and headquarters in Maranello, Italy of legendary automaker Ferrari. The partnership with Ferrari, a performance car leader for 75 years, marks Bloom’s entry into the European Union and Italy and is the "first step toward potentially larger projects between the two companies," a release...

Wilmington, DNREC release city climate change report

A report has been released on climate change issues facing Wilmington. Mayor  Mike Purzycki, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources, and Wilmington City Public Works Commissioner Kelly Williams announced  the release of the report and a new website. Goals To incentivize and encourage smart and resilient economic growth for the City of Wilmington. To ensure sewer and stormwater infrastructure can provide the same level...