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Friday, January 24, 2020

Turning the tide in the roadside litter battle

Good afternoon, A couple of years ago,  I complained in this space about litter, sometimes in the form of plastic bags, fouling roadsides around Delaware. Road trips seemed to indicate that  crews in  other states...

Fighting homelessness on a statewide basis

Good afternoon, Over the past couple of days, Gov.  John Carney has rolled out proposals that include a million dollar fund to clean up the state's waterways and a similar amount to build the first...

A word of thanks to law enforcement

Hello everyone, I’m stepping  outside the normal topics in this column to thank law enforcement for their work in charging  alleged members of a group known as The Base. The three men were identified as a...

Wind power projects draw a crowd

Good afternoon everyone, The event did not get much attention up north, but an overflow  crowd of 1,800 showed up in Ocean City on Saturday for a discussion of the two   wind power projects  off...

Property sales bring windfall to county

Hello everyone, Word of the pending sales of Concord Mall and a portion of DuPont’s Chestnut Run site is good news for New Castle County taxpayers. The majority  of the 4 percent tax does  goes to...

A Legislative Hall union?

Good afternoon everyone, Delaware may be the first state in the nation to see   a union organizing effort by  legislative staff. The effort was announced on the first day of the General Assembly session. A brief...

Logos and trademark colors

Hello everyone, I was a little surprised when the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce refreshed its logo after four decades. The logo served  the organization well, although its design did bear a slight  resemblance to  an...

Delaware and ‘Megxit’

Good afternoon, You might have seen the headline today about Meghan Markle having a company with a Delaware connection. It turns out that  London’s  Daily Mail had the story a couple of days ago about Markle...

The General Assembly returns

Good afternoon, The Delaware General Assembly convenes today. Legislators still have the wind at their back as fears of a national recession fade and revenue estimates seem to be moving upward. We could see  less controversy  over...

A turning point for Sussex County’s  development climate?

Good afternoon, After rubber stamping  similar projects over the years,  the Sussex County Council recently  rejected a plan to build a Wawa-style  7-Eleven convenience store with gas pumps in a developing area  near Georgetown. It was...