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Gannett daily and weekly news employees approve contract

Editorial employees at the News Journal and Dover (Post) operations approved their first two-year contract by an overwhelming margin. According to a News Guild of Greater Philadelphia release, the vote was 14-3 (News Journal) with a 3-0 vote for weeklies. (Dover Post) A group of employees organized the Delaware News Guild in an effort to form a union during...

Two men face charges in connection with boating equipment, copper wire thefts

Delaware State Police have again arrested Christian O’Leary, 30,  of Lewes, on burglary and related charges after copper wire theft at a construction site in the Dover area and burglary of boating equipment in Sussex County. On April 20, troopers were dispatched to the EDiS construction site on west Big Woods Road. Troopers determined that two suspects broke a...

ChristianaCare adds pediatric practice in Dover

ChristianaCare has added Dover, Delaware-based medical practice Adolescent Medicine & General Pediatric Allergy, PA, to its network of pediatric services with the new name ChristianaCare Pediatrics at Dover. The practice provides a wide range of services for children and teens, including primary medical care for infants and children, childhood vaccines, physical examinations, preventive medicine, and treatment of acute and chronic...

Fire in retail-apartment building in downtown Dover claims life

The Dover Police and Fire departments along with the City of Dover Fire Marshals Office are investigating an early morning fire in downtown that claimed one life. The blaze was reported at 2:39 a.m. on Wednesday, at a mixed-use apartment-retail building on the corner of Loockerman Street and South New Street.  Fire companies responded from Dover, Leipsic, Little Creek, Camden-Wyoming,...

Legislative Hall restrictions eased, with committee hearings remaining virtual

As the General Assembly prepares to return to session  this week Democratic  legislative leaders ended Covid-19 restrictions for the session itself.  House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf and Senate President Pro Tempore Dave Sokola announced that due to significant declines in case counts, hospitalizations and positive test results, Staff, lawmakers and visitors will no longer be required to wear masks or face coverings...

Delaware Tech ends controversial vaccine mandate

Following the end of Gov. John Carney's State of Emergency Delaware Technical Community College ended masking and vaccination requirements. Del Tech had faced a firestorm of criticism, primarily in Sussex County over vaccination requirements for those on campus. The college had earlier ended the mandate for students who would take online classes only. "As we have done from the beginning of the...

Business people: Jan. 31, 2022

New State Chamber board members  The Delaware  State Chamber of Commerce announced the following new members of its board of directors. - Catherine M. Bassett, Mountaire Farms- Steven Chambliss, Christiana Mall/Brookfield Properties- John Gooden, M. Davis & Sons, Inc. DSCC’s Board of Directors will see a change in leadership with outgoing Katie K. Wilkinson of Fulton Bank passing the gavel to Nick...

Marijuana legalization bill clears House committee

Marijuana legalization legislation cleared a  House committee on Wednesday afternoon. House Bill 305, the Delaware Marijuana Control Act, would create a legal framework to regulate the cultivation, sale, and possession of marijuana and give small enterprises a shot at licenses. The bill was released from the House Health & Human Development Committee on Wednesday. The bill does require a supermajority of legislators...

California gaming service firm acquires Dover-based Fantini Research

Earlier this month, Eilers & Krejcik Gaming acquired assets of Dover-based Fantini Research including all of its existing gaming-related news publications and its virtual trade show business.  Terms were not disclosed. Fantini Research was founded in 2000 by long-time Delaware journalist Frank Fantini and grew into a  source of business and investing news for the gaming industry.  Fantini Research publications...

Del. higher education institutions get $107 million for pandemic-related projects

Gov. John Carney and Lt. Gov.  Bethany Hall-Long announced $107 million for Delaware colleges and universities to support pandemic-related projects funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The funding announced on Tuesday will provide: $41 million for the University of Delaware. $33 million for Delaware State University. $33 million for Delaware Technical Community College. The act  Rescue Act was championed...

Dover Air Force Base orders Covid-related restrictions

Dover Air Force Base, one of Delaware's largest employers, has moved to teleworking, occupancy restrictions and curbs on the size of gatherings. Citing Delaware Gov. John Carney's recent emergency order and a urge in Covid-19 cases the base activated what is known as HPCON Charlie. The designation comes when an area around a base...

General Assembly to meet in person, but committee meetings will be Zoom only

The General Assembly will move ahead with in-person sessions one day a week in January, despite the presence of the fast-spreading Omicron variant. House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf and Senate President Pro Tempore David Sokola announced Friday that House and Senate committees will meet virtually via Zoom in January, continuing the policy undertaken last year. Members of the public will be able...

Dover Air Force Base housing manager paying $500,000 to settle false performance report allegations

Hunt Companies, Inc., one of the largest providers of privatized military housing to the Armed Forces, agreed to a $500,000 settlement with the U.S. government to resolve allegations of fraud at the Dover Air Force Base. Hunt provides privatized military housing at Dover Air Force base.  For delivering its services, Hunt is eligible to receive quarterly performance...

Care Advantage acquires Dover home care firm

Virginia-based Care Advantage completed the acquisition of Silver Lining Healthcare, Dover. Silver Lining Healthcare becomes the fifteenth acquisition Care Advantage, Inc. has completed since 2018. It also marks the third acquisition since joining forces with Searchlight Capital Partners, a private equity firm, earlier this year.  Terms were not disclosed, "Alongside sister companies Capital City Nurses and Coastal Home Care (purchased in 2019),...

Dover Police arrest suspect in Christmas Day burglary at Lowe’s store

Dover Police arrested a burglary suspect inside the Lowe’s stores on Christmas Day. Officers were called to the closed store after an alarm sounded at 10:20 a.m. While checking inside the business, officers found Christopher Honaker, 44. Honaker was taken into custody without incident. Officers determined that Honaker had entered the business through the garden section and used...