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Great Wolf Lodge in Perryville will feature company’s largest water park, 700 rooms

The Great Wolf Lodge will feature the lodging chain's most expansive waterpark. The quarter-of-a-billion-dollar property is under construction in Perryville in western Cecil County, MD. The 700-room property is taking reservations for strays beginning on Aug. 1. Perryville is about 20 miles west of Newark, off Interstate 95. The water park at Great Wolf Lodge Maryland, will come...

Grocery Outlet opening store in Elkton

A West Coast grocery chain plans to open its first Maryland store in Elkton, MD. Grocery Outlet will open the store at the Village of Elkton Shopping Center on Nov. 17. The company, based in the San Francisco Bay area city of Emoryville, uses an different business model in the supermarket industry with store locations are owned by individual operators. The company...

Chesapeake Utilities buys poultry litter technology start-up

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation purchased 100% of the membership interest of Planet Found Energy Development, LLC (PFED) for $9.4 million. PFED is based in Pocomoke City, MD. PFED was formed by Delmarva-based scientists, farmers, and business people seeking to develop poultry litter management technologies. This acquisition aligns with Chesapeake's renewable energy strategy, including the following: Internal technology expertise, especially related to...

Elkton bowling alley fire causes $3 million in damage

A fire at an Elkton bowling alley resulted in $3 million in damage. The fire was discovered at 3:10 a.m. Friday when an alarm wwent of at Elk Lanes. The building had smoke alarms with no sprinkler system activated. Thirty-five firefighters from the Singerly Fire Co. responded to the blaze. There were no injuries from the blaze that took 90 minutes...

Water analysis company LaMotte opens site near Newark

LaMotte Company has opened a new facility near Newark. LaMotte’s expansion to Delaware was prompted by sales growth. The 79,000-square-foot plant was designed to include the latest in world-class manufacturing technologies and techniques with room for future growth. The new site increases LaMotte’s production capacity for its SpinDisk and Test Strip product lines. LaMotte’s Research & Development capabilities were...

Delaware gets funding for emissions monitoring in Claymont and areas near poultry plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the non-profit Socially Responsible Agriculture Project (SRAP) of Claymont, Delaware to receive a $497,861 grant for a community air pollution monitoring project. Claymont is near Interstates 95 and 495 and was home of a now razed steel mill. The grant is among 132 air monitoring projects in 37 states which will receive...

Food & drink: Newark Raising Cain’s forecasts Feb. opening; UD Courtyard has new chef; Rosenfeld’s staying in OC; Nicola opens near Lewes

Nicola Pizza has opened its new location off Coastal Highway with a Lewes address. Nicola, best known for its Nic-o-Boli stromboli, operated for a half-century in downtown Rehoboth Beach and was so popular that it operated two locations within a stone's throw of each other. After the closing of the flagship location in Rehoboth in September, Nicola took the...

Maryland gets federal grant for job training in offshore wind industry

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan joined federal officials at Tradepoint Atlantic to announce the awarding of a $22.9 million American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge grant for the Maryland Department of Labor to launch a new apprenticeship model to support the offshore wind industry. Maryland’s project is one of 32 chosen nationwide out of more than 500 applicants. Delaware did not have...

IT service provider SSD purchased by Long Island-based company

Sourcepass announced the addition of two IT companies –Wilmington-based SSD Technology Partners and Total Technology Solutions – to its portfolio of technology solutions companies serving small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Sourcepass is based in Long Island, NY. “In keeping with our goal of being the leading Managed Service Provider (MSP) for SMBs, we are always looking for partner companies that enhance...

Poultry industry on heightened alert after vultures in Maryland die from avian flu

The Delaware Department of Agriculture is warning poultry growers and those with backyard birds to continue to take steps to protect their flocks after sick vultures were found dead or ill with avian flu in Harford County, MD. Harford is at the northern edge of the Delmarva-Upper Shore poultry-growing area.  It marked the region's first confirmation of HPAI in wild birds...

Ørsted signs pact with unions covering offshore wind projects on East Coast

North America’s building trades unions and Ørsted announced a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) to construct the company’s U.S. offshore wind farms with a union workforce. The National Offshore Wind Agreement (NOWA) was uthorized by 15 international union presidents and their local affiliates. The agreement covers all of Ørsted’s contractors and subcontractors that will perform offshore windfarm construction from Maine...

Travel notes: American Airlines bus, Euro budget airlines at BWI; economy parking back at PHL

Philadelphia adds limited economy parking. Philadelphia International Airport is offering a limited number of economy parking spaces available for passengers beginning April 21. The 1,850 spaces are located in the airport’s economy parking lot and are available at the parking lot’s Island Avenue entrance. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Shuttle buses will drop off and pick up passengers...

Massive Eastern Shore drug operation dismantled

Enough dangerous drugs to kill entire Shore population A combined law enforcement investigation has led to the indictment of nine people alleged to be part of a massive drug trafficking organization. The investigation, initiated by the Caroline County, MD Drug Task Force, looked into information concerning the operation of a drug trafficking organization believed to be distributing large amounts of...

My take: A sustainable tax relief plan from our next door neighbor

Good evening, Last week, I noted that a legislative deal that would send each state income tax filer $300 was better than Maryland's gas tax holiday. It turns out that Maryland legislators and Gov. Larry Hogan had a well-thought-out tax relief measure in the works. What emerged this week was a nearly $1.9 billion program over five years. The legislation is heavily...

Maryland legislators, governor agree to nearly $1.9 billion in tax relief over 5 years

An agreement has been hammered out on legislation that will bring tax breaks for many Maryland residents.  The bipartisan agreement will provide  $1.86 billion in tax relief over five years for retirees, small businesses, and low-income families. Adjusted for population, the agreement would be the equivalent of Delaware spending about $300 million to fund a similar measure. Maryland's legislation was heavily...