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Saturday, February 9, 2019

From WHYY: Delaware Senate leader vows to end all nighters

By Cris Barrish Delaware’s General Assembly has an exhausting tradition.  Lawmakers didn’t adjourn until after 8:30 a.m. on July 1, when lawmakers held an $816 million bond hostage to negotiations over raising the minimum wage. They...

DSU gets grant for its highly regarded aviation program.

The Delaware Higher Education Economic Development Fund  has announced a $3.4 million grant to Delaware State University to  expand its aviation program, the only one of its kind among Historically Black Colleges and Universities. “This...

Dover brew to mark Dover Speedway’s 50th anniversary

Dover International Speedway,  in cooperation with Dover-based Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company, is releasing a special “Splash & Go” Lager as part of the celebrations surrounding the Monster Mile’s 50th anniversary this year. Splash & Go...

Delaware Bay beaches getting replenishment funds

DNREC’s Shoreline and Waterway Management Section will begin beach replenishment work in early February, pending permit approvals, for the Delaware Bay communities of Pickering Beach, Kitts Hummock, and Bowers Beach. The announcement was made by...

Personnel file: Jan. 4, 2108

Chesapeake Utilities  names CEO Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Dover,  announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jeffry M. Householder, currently President of the Company’s Florida business unit, President and Chief Executive Officer. Concurrent with this promotion,...

Wilmington gets a surprisingly high ranking as destination for singles

A recent report indicates that  Wilmington ranks as a better location for singles than either Baltimore or Philadelphia.  Click here for the full report. The ranking should gain some notice as Wilmington works to attract younger...

Delaware State University to buy 10 planes for aviation program

Delaware State University  and Florida-based  Ameravia, Inc.  to announce the acquisition of 10 new Vulcanair V1.0 FAA certified single-engine aircraft for the DSU aviation department flight training program. Deliveries will begin in  late 2018 and...

Firefly returning to Dover on June 21-23

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GibDrFvOfPc The Firefly Music Festival will return to Dover on June 21-23, 2019, organizers reported.  Firefly will see new additions to the festival grounds, enhanced camping options, and a loyalty program. Firefly is now under the sole...

McBride stays on as state Senate Democratic leader

Senate Democrats have again  nominated David B. Mc Bride, New Castle,   to return to his position as President Pro Tempore of the 150th General Assembly. McBride, a civil engineer,  has served in the General...

ILC Dover expanding in Ireland with new site in Blarney

ILC Dover  is expanding its Irish production footprint by opening a location in Blarney, County Cork, Ireland. The building will be operational in the first quarter of 2019 and will be outfitted with 4,000 square feet...