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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Wilmington seeks to join lawsuit demanding reassessment of property in county

The City of Wilmington has asked to join a lawsuit that calls for a reassessment of property in the state. In so doing, Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki, broke ranks with county and state officials who...

News Journal drops USA Today print  section, adds digital edition for subscribers

The  News Journal has dropped parent company Gannett’s  USA Today section in the daily paper. A letter from the editor Email announced subscribers will not get a digital  “E-edition” of the full national newspaper that is best...

Meece retiring as director of highly acclaimed Newark Charter School

Greg Meece plans to retire  as School Director of  Newark Charter School. In a letter the school community, Meese said he and his wife  Rosemary plan to retire together. Meese guided the school since its founding...

(Analysis)  A rare look at Bloom’s Newark plant

By Doug Rainey Thursday marked the second time  I had the chance to tour the Bloom Energy site on the University of Delaware STAR Campus. It’s an impressive place. Looking down from the second floor of the...

Media update: News and talk station WDEL tweaks line-up with Loudell moving to...

WDEL has tweaked its programming line-up Long-time anchor  Allan Loudell moves to the 9 a.m. slot be with a show carrying the name Del-AWARE that will run through the noon hour. The show will focus on...

Jobless  figures draw yawns

Good afternoon, Did you pay attention to the news that Delaware reported a 4  percent unemployment rate? Few did. The jobless rate release from the Delaware Department of Labor around the 20thof the month, typically draws...

No news deserts in Delaware, but…

Good afternoon, Delaware does not have any “news deserts,” although a recent report offers a glimpse into the decline of print in the state.. A  recent national report from the University of North Carolina  noted  a...

Retailing icon Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as Del. stores survive another...

Sears and Kmart owner Sears Holdings  filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today. The company, which is down to a handful of stores in Delaware, made the widely expected filing in the Southern District of...

Tax cut  update

Good afternoon, So far, I have not seen any additional stories on companies sharing the benefits of the tax cuts. Earlier this week Americans for Tax Reform  asked for the stories  after listing several First State companies that...

Opinion: I-95 Wilmington  project not the end of days

Good afternoon, Rumors about major roadwork on I-95 in Wilmington surfaced  earlier the year. I checked with DelDOT and nothing was in the works in the short term,  I was told  It turned out that the delays...