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Friday, August 23, 2019

School  buildings part of infrastructure gap

Good afternoon, Much of the discussion on aging and neglected infrastructure has focused on highways and bridges. But an equally weighty issue involves schools. This week, Sussex Tech rolled out plans for a $150 million new high school,...

Update from the C-suite: Shareholders no longer come first

Good afternoon everyone, Gaining lots of attention this week was a statement signed by 181 CEOS who shifted gears on the long-held stance. The new Statement of Purpose of a Corporation from the Business Roundtable was signed...

RVs, emergency rooms and a weekday at Bernie’s

Good afternoon, Monday’s column about the state’s rejection of an emergency center in Sussex County brought a response worth considering. The reader passed along his story of being taken to Beebe’s emergency room in the dead...

RVs and a recession

Good afternoon, If you have driven by Elkhart, Indiana, you can’t help but  notice the fleets of  recreational vehicles and travel trailers  parked outside assembly plants awaiting shipment The city, a short drive from the University of...

The cost of emergency rooms and MRI machines

Good afternoon everyone, At a panel discussion nearly three decades ago the president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware bemoaned the fact that Delaware had as many MRI machines as Ontario, a Canadian province with...

A $9.4 billion sea wall for Delaware?

Good afternoon everyone, As Delaware and other states come to grips with the effects of sea level rise, we can expect to see some dire predictions. One example came out earlier this year in a study...

Silly  dog and brewery laws

Good afternoon, In the past few days, we have seen a couple of silly state laws and regulations make their way into the news. First, we had the state Division of Health opening up a can...

Cecil County’s economy not that sluggish

Good afternoon, Cecil County economic development chief Chris Moyer took issue with last week’s column that in one sentence described the Cecil County economy as sluggish. The column’s topic was the ambitious $700 million Southfields development...

AstraZeneca gains momentum

Good afternoon, After many setbacks, AstraZeneca is on a roll. Two of its cancer drugs are moving toward blockbuster status, the Fierce Pharma  website reported.   One of the blockbusters, Lynparza, a  drug developed with Merck,  is showing...

$700 million Elkton development not getting a warm  reception

Good afternoon, One would think that plans for a planned $700 million  mixed-use project in Elkton, MD known as Southfields would   have broad-based support A blend of retail, homes, apartments and logistics complexes are envisioned for the...