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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Updated: Former Amtrak contract chief ‘s payoff case involves Milford company

A former Amtrak contract administrator has pleaded guilty in a case involving a Delaware company that upholsters train seats. Timothy Miller, 36, of Philadelphia was charged with one count of federal program bribery.  According to the...

Looming sanctions on Iran could bite motorists in coming weeks.

Three dollar a gallon gas in Delaware may no longer a remote possibility. The price at the pump in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware,  is at least 45 cents higher than during the same period...

Chesapeake Utilities reports sharply higher earnings

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, Dover,   reported sharply higher income in the first quarter. The company's net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 was $26.9 million, compared to $19.1 million for the same quarter of...

Kent County cuts ribbon for Emerging Enterprise Development Center

Kent County Levy Court held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Emerging Enterprise Development Center late last month. The event, held to celebrate the opening of the business incubator, was attended by the Central Delaware...

Happy Wednesday all, Published reports indicate that NASCAR could be headed to the selling block, a move that could have implications for Delaware ’s lone track and its two weekends of races. According to Reuters, the...

Artesian reports higher earnings as PSC ponders rate relief stemming from recent tax break

Artesian Resources Corporation announced that net income for the first quarter was $3.5 million, a 12.7 percent, increase compared to net income recorded during the first quarter of 2017. Artesian is based in the Newark-Christiana...

Dover Days to be held in conjunction with NASCAR weekend

The  85th Annual Dover Days Festival presented by WSFS Bank is scheduled for  Saturday, May 5th from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This year’s festival weekend is in conjunction with NASCAR Spring Races at Dover International...

Smyrna lowers town electric rates

Last month, the Town of Smyrna lowered electric rates for all their customers by an average of 5.4 percent. The rate decrease for commercial and industrial customers is 4.9% and 6.6%, respectively. The cost reduction was...

Dover Downs posts loss as state’s ‘take’ on proceeds bites one-casino company

Dover Downs   Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. posted a loss for nearly a quarter of a million dollars in the first quarter. The company’s revenues for the first quarter of 2018 were $43,159,000 compared with $44,012,000...

Casino revenue sharing reduction bill advances

Legislation that would provide some relief for the struggling casino industry in Delaware made its way out of the State Senate. Senate Bill 144 passed the Senate by a 17-3 vote with one abstention.  The ...
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