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Amazon’s Middletown site sold

American Real Estate Partners (“AREP”), and its Joint Venture partner Machine Investment Group announced the company’s purchase of a 1,015,740 square foot property located in Middletown. The site houses an Amazon distribution center. The Delaware Business Times reported the selling price was $118 million. Amazon typically leases distribution center space with the original developer selling to real estate investors. A similar sale...

Fire damages battery processing area at Clarios plant in Middletown

The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal determined that a Saturday night fire that damaged a Middletown distribution/manufacturing  site was accidential.  The blaze, reported shortly after 11  p.m. at  Clarios, formerly Johnson Controls,  at 50 Patriot Drive in the Westown Business Park.  The Volunteer Hose Company arrived  inside the battery processing section.  Several mutual aid fire companies assisted at the...

My take: It’s time for video streaming in courtroom and at public meetings

It's time for video streaming in courtrooms and government meetings The trial of State Auditor Kathy McGuiness, which should end this week, proved to be a burden on the state's shrinking media presence. A few outlets did embed a reporter in the proceedings, which reportedly featured some fiery moments, as the judge became increasingly irritated about the proceedings dragging on. For...

Study points to big gaps in Delaware news coverage

Downstate, southern New Castle County, and Black communities most affected A new study shows that Delawareans want and need better access to local news and information throughout the state, particularly in Kent, Sussex and southern New Castle counties, and in Black communities statewide.  The Local Journalism Initiative of Delaware Tuesday released Delaware’s Local News & Information Ecosystem Assessment: Key Findings...

Home health agency owner pleads guilty to pocketing withheld employment taxes

A Middletown woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to failure to account for and pay over federal employment taxes. According to court documents, Nyashia Coryaba, 59, of Middletown, owner of a home health care agency, failed to pay federal income taxes withheld from her employees during the third quarter of 2019.  Coryaba also admitted to failing...

YMCA to break ground on $26 million location in Middletown

The YMCA of Delaware will formally break ground on the Silver Lake YMCA Pool site, and home of the new $25 million YMCA that will serve the Middletown-Odessa area. Site work is already underway. Upon completion, the new YMCA will boast a full-sized gymnasium, indoor pool, universal fitness options for individuals, multiple fitness studios, a STEM room for youth, children’s...

Cable-Internet provider Atlantic Broadband rebrands as Breeezline

Atlantic Broadband, a company serving the fast-growing Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area,  has been rebranded as Breezeline. Breezeline, the eighth largest U.S. cable system, is part of a Canada-based cable-internet and radio station operator.  Following the acquisition of cable systems in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, in September 2021,  the company decided to move to a name that is not limited to a geographic area....

Charges possible as Fire Marshal probes explosion near Middletown

Charges are pending  after an explosion in the Middletown area. . The blast was heard throughout northern Delaware. The explosion was reported shortly before noon, in the 4700 block of Summit Bridge Road. The Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown responded to several 9-1-1 calls reporting an explosion north of Middletown.  Firefighters discovered a vehicle damaged by explosives in the farm field approximately...

Top trending: Meadowcrest retirement community opens in Middletown

Meadowcrest, the first full-service retirement community in Middletown, is now open. Since opening in early September, the community has been on pace to welcome more than 60 residents in its first 60 days of operation. Meadowcrest’s monthly rental structure is unique offers financial flexibility without tying up assets taken in an entrance fee, a release stated. Available to residents will be full-service...

Delaware gas up eight cents in past week

Motorists are feeling the pain at the pump, as local gas prices rose by double-digits in man areas in the past week. Delaware saw an eight-cent increase, Wilmington-based AAA Mid-Atlantic reported. Still, the price rise is one of the factors contributing to a higher rate of inflation, with the administration asking the oil industry for help. The national average price for...

Artesian to acquire Tidewater’s Sussex County wastewater unit

Artesian Resources Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Artesian Wastewater Management, Inc., agreed to acquire Tidewater Environmental Services, Inc., a Delaware-based regulated wastewater utility owned by New Jersey-based Middlesex Water Company, for $6.4 million. The transaction is subject to approval by the Delaware Public Service Commission and other customary closing conditions. The agreement is expected to be finalized before December 31.  Artesian Wastewater...

Delaware seeing Sun Belt-like growth in building permits

Delaware remains one of the nation's hotspots for building permit activity that often translates into new homes. A site known as BigRentz looked at the total permits per capita by state between  2015 to 2020. On the East Coast, permit activity was high in Delaware, the Carolinas, and Florida. According to the findings: Delaware has issued 38,868 permits since 2015. That added...

Governor signs business site readiness bill

Governor John Carney on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 127, a measure that creates a site readiness fund. Senate Bill 127 offers assistance in the development or improvement of commercial and industrial sites to attract businesses. The fund will provide grants, loans, or other economic assistance to qualified businesses or local governments that invest in constructing, renovating, or improving infrastructure for sites that...

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 No. 2  Arizona. The number of building permits in Delaware also topped figures in more heavily populated Nebraska and  Maine.  The report from  NeighborWho shows that housing...

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 of a billion-dollar, 700-room Great Wolf Lodge resort on its western edge. An earlier ceremony near Elkton marked the beginning of construction on a Northrup Grumman...