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Business people: Aug. 11, 2022

Goodwill names COO Alexander Vazquez was selected as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County. Vazquez  will provide executive leadership for the organization’s revenue-generating operations, including Donated Goods/Retail, e-Commerce, Goodwill Staffing Services, and Goodwill Industrial Services. These operations provide much of the funding needed to deliver Goodwill’s Workforce Development programming. Before joining Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County,...

Plans announced for an increased number of vehicle charging stations

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Natural Resources announced plans to locate 11 multi-car, fast-charging electric vehicle charging stations along major travel routes. It will be followed by an expansion of EV charging stations into communities over the next five years. It's part of the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law initiative to expand charging across the country. Under an initial plan...

Delaware Electric Co-op proposes rate increase

Average customer would pay an extra  $24 more a month Delaware Electric Cooperative is proposing a rate increase for its members, citing soaring natural gas prices, inflation, and other issues. "The challenges our Co-op is now facing are unprecedented," the Greenwood-based organization stated in a post on its web page. "Earlier this year, we were forced to implement a rate increase after...

3,827 farm acres preserved in latest round of state program

An additional 3,827 acres on 54 farms have been preserved. According to a release  2022 marks the 26th consecutive year of easement selections by the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation. In this round, three farms in New Castle County, 26 in Kent County, and 23 in Sussex County were preserved, and two easements for forestland preservation. “Preserving Delaware’s farmland is a...

Murderkill River dredging begins in August

An emergency dredging project is set to begin and be completed by the end of August to restore navigability in the Murderkill River, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Tuesday. The project calls for removing 52,000 cubic yards of sediment from the river’s navigation channel. DNREC will then make beneficial reuse of the dredged sand...

Delaware Division of Small Business awards latest round of EDGE grants

The Delaware Division of Small Business recognized 10 small businesses last week as winners of the fifth round of Encouraging Development, Growth and Expansion (EDGE) grants. Businesses include  a bioresorbable vascular stent developer, a Puerto Rican-inspired bakery, an outdoor baseball facility, and a cycling studio. Gov. John Carney and Division of Small Business Acting Director Regina Mitchell announced the companies at...

WSFS CEO says 2nd quarter earnings reflect strength of financial services company

WSFS Financial Corporation, Wilmington,  parent company of WSFS Bank reported higher revenue in the second quarter of 2022. Rodger Levenson, CEO, said, “Our second quarter results demonstrated the strength of our business model and unique market position as we continue to optimize our significant strategic investments over the past three years.” “We remain on track to achieve the synergies identified from...

Trending: Dover Target temporarily closed after suspected arson fire destroys $3 million to $4 million in merchandise

The Dover Target store remains closed after a fire was set inside the store. The Dover Fire Department responded to a call from the store at 9:08 p.m. Sunday. Multiple fire companies responded to assist in suppressing the fire and ventilating the building, including Dover, Little Creek, Leipsic, Camden-Wyoming, Dover Air Force Base, Hartly, Cheswold, South Bowers Beach, St. Francis...

State Auditor McGuiness found guilty on 3 misdemeanor counts

Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness was convicted on three charges related to her conduct in office by a Kent County Superior Court jury. BREAKING: State Auditor Kathy McGuiness is found GUILTY on counts one, three, and four: Conflict of Interest (misdemeanor), Structuring (Misdemeanor), and Official Misconduct (Misdemeanor). She was NOT GUILTY of either felony: Theft and Act of Intimidation. #mcguinesstrial...

AAA forecasts a busy holiday weekend

AAA is projecting that more than 116,000 area residents will travel a distance of 50 miles or more over the Independence Day Weekend (up more than 3% over last year) and, as usual, the vast majority will be driving to their destinations, though air travel and travel by other modes of transportation are both ahead of last year. Nearly 90%...

Personnel file: June 30, 2022

The Committee of 100 announced that Elizabeth Keller will become the new Executive Director of the organization effective July 11. She succeeds Jennifer Kmiec who is retiring.  Keller moves to The Committee of 100 from the Delaware Tourism Office, which she joined in 2010 and served as Director since 2017. She led state tourism program development, strategies, and community...

House passes $1.4 billion Bond Bill as session winds down

The House on Tuesday approved a state-record $1.4 billion capital budget. House Bill 475 was hashed out by the Joint Bond Bill Committee, a 12-member panel of representatives and senators from both parties. The Bond Bill funds various construction, planning, and repair projects for state infrastructure, buildings, and grounds. The Bond Bill is a major contributor to the state's economy. ...

Media update: State News reduces print schedule to five days

The days when a newspaper could land in your driveway every day of the week will soon be a thing of the past in Delaware The Delaware State News will join the News Journal in cutting its print publishing schedule and trimming the size of its tabloid format. The Dover-based State News will move from seven to five days...

State sees slight downturn in home sales

Delaware saw a slight slowdown in home sales, according to the May report from Berkshire Hathaway Home Services  Fox & Roach and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Gallo. Inventories remain right. Total properties sold in Kent and New Castle Counties dipped by 3.6 percent, from 940 sold in May 2021 to 906 sold in May 2022. New Castle County posted a 22.2 percent decrease...

Sussex moves to CDC’s Covid-19 ‘amber zone’ as New Castle and Kent remain in red territory

According to a Centers for Disease Control dashboard, Sussex County moved out of the red zone for Covid-19 transmission. The CDC widget below shows New Castle and Kent counties in the red zone, the highest designation of spread.  The widget below lists green, amber, and red zones, with Sussex now in the amber category.   You need javascript enabled to view this...