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Analysis – House passes bill that nixes 5-mile limit for Newark Charter

A bill eliminating the controversial five-mile boundary for Newark Charter and other schools passed the Delaware House. The vote was 22-16. Republicans and some moderate Democrats voted to keep the boundary, with progressive Democrats pushing for a change. The boundary has long drawn fire from parents in Bear-Glasgow and other areas, who say the five miles exclude more diverse communities outside...

Sparrow Run landlords agree to $430,000 settlement over claim of inflated rent for subsidized housing

Goodfish Enterprises, LLC; Reliant Property Management Company; and Christopher Lukacs have agreed to pay $430,000 to resolve allegations during their participation in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), commonly known as “Section 8.”  the settlement came with no admission of liability. Sparrow Run, formerly Brookmont Farms, is located off of Route 40. Section 8...

AstraZeneca plant near Newark one of the most-energy efficient in U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the AstraZeneca pharmaceutical facility near Newark as one of 93 U.S. manufacturing plants that earned the agency’s Energy Star certification in 2021.  The site off Old Baltimore is a manufacturing and logistics site for the company. Energy Star certified plants are verified to be among the most energy-efficient plants within their industries. Together, they prevented...

Eastern Shore water testing equipment company gets OK for nearly $1.2 million in state grants for Glasgow expansipon

 LaMotte Company, a  producer of water-quality testing instrumentation and reagents headquartered in Chestertown,  MD, has chosen Glasgow as an expansion site.  The Delaware  Council on Development Finance recommended a state grant package totaling nearly $1.2 million for the company. The company plans to invest $3.3 million to build out lab space at its new location in Pencader Corporate Center. The 79,000-square-foot...

PNC closing branch in Bear in May

PNC Bank will close its Eden Square branch at 100 Eden Circle in Bear on May 20. The Eden Square branch will be consolidated with the Fox Run, a short distance away on Route 40. The Eden Square branch is also a short drive from the bank's University Plaza location. "There are more ways to bank with PNC than ever before,...

Bear resident gets 3 years in connection with bank fraud scheme

David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that a resident of Bear was sentenced this week to 36 months in prison on charges of wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering involving banks, the Social Security Administration, and Sutter, a northern California hospital system. Losses from the defendant’s schemes totaled about $225,000,...

Maryland man charged after Bear-area chase injures two troopers, damages patrol vehicles

John Collins, 30, of Perryville, MD, faces multiple charges, including Attempted First Degree Murder, after an early morning chase in Bear damaged patrol vehicles and injured two troopers According to a release, on Monday at about  2:44 a.m., troopers were dispatched when an alarm went off  at the Hertrich Collision Center at 100 Buckley Boulevard, Bear, near the Texas Roadhouse restaurant. An...

DuPont gains access to electric-hybrid vehicle tech space with $5.2 billion purchase of Rogers Corp.

Rogers Corporation entered into a definitive agreement with DuPont in an all-cash transaction valued at  $5.2 billion. Rogers has a production site in DuPont's backyard in Bear, DE. The transaction represents a 33% premium over Rogers’ closing share price on November 1. Despite the high multiple paid for Rogers, investors appeared to like the deal with DuPont shares up nearly 9%...

Hologic to add 250 jobs in $20 million expansion

State finance council approves nearly $2.2 million in grants Hologic Inc., a Fortune 1000 medical technology company,  has chosen its Glasgow site for an expansion of its breast and skeletal health business that will add more than 200 jobs. On Monday, the Delaware Council on Development Finance approved a Jobs Performance Grant of up to  $1.48 million and a Capital Expenditure...

Bear resident convicted of running elaborate cocaine transport scheme with cartel ties

A federal jury convicted a Bear man on Monday in connection with an elaborate drug transport scheme that included oxygen tanks and an underground bunker accessed by a fake fireplace. Convicted on charges of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana was Omar Morales Colon. 44. Morales Colon has been linked to...

Siemens plans expansion at Glasgow site, with the help of state grants totaling nearly $2 million

Siemens Healthineers has chosen its Glasgow site for a planned expansion and an increase in internal production. The company plans to expand its current location in Building 100 of Glasgow Business Community by 29,000 square feet to add more capacity to manufacture up to 20 new in vitro diagnostic assays as well as additional associated calibrator products. Siemens Healthineers is the...

Autumn Arch awarded bronze medal at Great American Beer Festival

Autumn Arch Beer Project was awarded a bronze medal at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition, presented by the Brewers Association. The best beers in 97 beer categories covering 175 different beer styles were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals at a ceremony in Denver. Also honored was Wilmington-based Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, which won a gold...

Rep. Bentz will not seek re-election

Delaware State Rep. David Bentz, D-Bear-Christiana, will serve out his term and not seek re-election. “For the past six years, I’ve had the privilege and honor to serve the residents of the 18th District in the House of Representatives. Starting out as a legislative aide for the district gave me perspective into the issues facing the community, and I worked...

Bear Drive-in opens on Friday

The Bear Drive-In will open Friday with two first-run movies but will not have online ticket sales on its first nights. A social media  message from the theater offered the following:  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will feature  F9 (Fast and Furious)  and Disney’s Jungle Cruise. Tickets for this opening weekend will not be sold online. Instead, tickets will be sold...

Bear Drive-In to offer first-run movies

Bear Drive-In Theater is preparing for its opening. The theater earlier held a friends and family test run. The drive-in was slated to offer on separate screens  Walt Disney's Jungle Cruise and Fast and Furious 9, its website noted. Coming next are The Suicide Squad and No Time to Die.   Reservations for the movies are not yet available on the theater's...