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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Job figures and politics

Good afternoon, The Delaware Department of Labor earlier this month warned that figures showing growth of 10,000 jobs in 2018 could be revised downward The department’s labor market economists have been seeing payroll figures that do...

Gannett cuts again

Good afternoon everyone, It came as no surprise that the News Journal gave walking papers to three newsroom employees – an editor and two photographer/videographer positions.  (See story below). The outlook has not improved for newspapers,...

Our little blackout

 Good afternoon, Over the past few days, our home has been without power for about nine hours. Luckily, the blackout came in off hours and did not result in our digital enterprise temporarily relocating to...

State again faces surplus challenge

Good afternoon, Delaware Gov. John Carney had encouraging words for the nearly 1,000 who attended the annual dinner of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce on Monday night. In what has become a tradition at the...

Wilmington shooting rate drop deserves headlines

Good afternoon, The administration of Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki has been cautious about trumpeting a sharp drop in the city’s shooting rate. Check out here the most recent Compstat report  for more detailed data. After all,...

Viewpoint: Electric vehicles an expensive way to reduce pollution

By David T. Stevenson Numerous programs have been suggested to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide to ease global warming concerns. Few are as expensive as switching to battery-powered motor vehicles. A comparison between the Chevrolet...

Bouncing a BitBounce subscriber

Good morning, Yesterday I received my first Email message  from BitBounce. BitBounce is a service that requires the payment of five cents for each email delivery. Payment is made via bitcoin. Actually, the preferred term these...

Another view on seismic testing off the Delaware coast

Good afternoon, Garland Thompson offered the following on the points made in this week’s column on the Trump Administration’s decision to allow seismic tests off the Coast of Delaware. The same seismic technologies used to find...

A toast to a new brewery and days gone by

On Saturday,  The  Maryland Beer Co.  will mark its grand opening on  Bridge Street in Elkton, MD. The craft brewery, which had a quiet opening late last month,  is located in a building that houses...

Going seismic off the Atlantic Coast

The Trump Administration ’s decision to allow seismic testing off  Delaware and other areas of the Atlantic Coast seems certain to kick off a battle. The first shot was fired earlier this year when the...