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Friday, November 15, 2019

Waiting for next shoe to drop at the new Gannett

Hello everyone, It’s official. Gannett and Gatehouse shareholders have signed off on a merger. The combined company, which will carry the Gannett name will control a large chunk of the print media market in Delaware. Gannett owns the...

Hamlet shopping center to get a makeover

The owner of the Hamlet Shopping Center in Dover has announced  plans for a  building façade renovation and lighting improvement plan.   This center at the intersection of Walker and McKee Roads is also changing its...

Clayton biodiesel plant site on auction block

A biodiesel plant in Clayton will be sold at auction this month. The Chesapeake Green Fuels facility was originally built in 2006/2007 by Mid-Atlantic Biodiesel, with a capacity of five million gallons per year. The plant...

Levy Court drops consideration of DE Turf room tax bill

Bill sponsor Paradee accuses newspaper of smear campaign State Sen. Trey Paradee, D-Dover, will ask  Kent County Levy Court to drop consideration of a bill that would send all  Kent County lodging tax revenues to...

Generator cause of Slaughter Beach fire that caused $800,000 in damage

A generator outside a home was listed as at the cause of a fire in Slaughter Beach that caused $800,000 in damage to a trio of homes. The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal...

Chesapeake sells Florida natural gas marketing operations

Gas South will purchase the Florida assets of Peninsula Energy Services Company (PESCO). a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Dover. Chesapeake is selling off PESCO as it focuses on its utility, pipeline and propane businesses....

Nurses ‘n Kids moving to Milford Wellness Village

A medical daycare center,  Nurses ’n Kids is the latest business to announce plans to locate Milford Wellness Village, the former Milford Memorial Hospital property. Nurses ’n Kids provides programs designed to care for infants...

The DE Turf-hotel tax saga continues

Good afternoon, The De Turf hotel tax saga has taken another turn. The News Journal  (subscription) reported that  Jacqueline Mette, sister of legislator Trey Paradee and lawyer John Paradee, serves on the legal staff of Gov....

Grant program aims to convert farm irrigation systems from diesel

The Delaware Department of Agriculture has partnered with the Delaware Electric Cooperative to launch a new irrigation grant program to help Delaware farmers install more environmentally friendly irrigation systems.   The program will provide $10,000...

Firefly Festival returns to four-day format

The Firefly Music Festival will return to a four-day format next year. The festival  announced that the music event will run from June 18 to 21 in 2020. It will offer a presale from Wednesday into...