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Growth in Delaware building permits for home construction tops in nation

Despite the challenges stemming from Covid-19, Delaware ranked first in a report issued earlier this year on the percentage increase of new home building permits. Delaware recorded a 27 percent gain, above the figure for...
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Study outlines Mispillion, Cedar Creek benefits and environmental challenges

Delaware’s Mispillion River and Cedar Creek watersheds provide benefits to the community valued at several million dollars annually, according to a new economic assessment released by The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland.   The rivers and their surrounding waterways include some of the...
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Beverage notes: Dogfish Head whiskey and a Truly surprise; Longo’s Meatballs in AC;...

Dogfish Head Distilling Co. launched its first single malt whiskey, Let’s Get Lost. The single malt whiskey was was distilled from a  blend of malted barley and aged onsite for more than three years in...
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Democrats say Rep. Brady was not forced to step down at end of term...

 In response to Rep. Gerald Brady’s announcement Monday that he will not seek re-election and will retire from elected office, House Democratic Leadership –Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf, Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, and Majority Whip Larry...
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Updated: Delaware gas prices remain steady during ‘cruel summer’

Delaware gas prices on Monday were down two cents from a week earlier, Wilmington-based AAA Mid-Atlantic reported. The average gas price has remained stable at around $3 a gallon. As the summer driving season continues, local...
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WSFS posts higher earnings in second quarter

WSFS Financial Corp., Wilmington, the parent company of WSFS Bank,  reported higher earnings in the second quarter. Net income rose to $97.5 million in the second quarter, up from $65.1 million during the same period...
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Delaware Covid case numbers rise with Brazil variant showing up in test samples

The Delaware Division of Public Health reports a continued increase in the number of Covid-19 cases and the presence of the Gamma variant from Brazil. As of Monday, the seven-day average for the percentage of...
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Our View: Cecil County chalks up more economic development wins

Good afternoon, Cecil County is on a roll. The Maryland county to the west of Newark and Middletown chalked up two big economic development wins this month. This week a  groundbreaking ceremony took place for a quarter...
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Biden returns to D.C. after weekend visit

President Joe Biden returned to Washington, D.C. after a weekend visit to Delaware. The president arrived at New Castle Airport at 9:40 p.m. Friday after attending a campaign event for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.  The...
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Another case with a billionaire witness makes its way to Chancery Court

Good afternoon, The Elon Musk Tesla case was not the only interesting trial in Delaware Chancery Court this month. A shareholder dispute at data analysis company Palantir heard in Chancery last week involved another controversial billionaire,...