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Friday, February 1, 2019

Christiana Care bars those under 16 from visiting patients as flu cases increase

Christiana Care Health System is implementing temporary age restrictions for hospital visitors as the number of flu cases increases. Christiana is the state’s largest health system. Only people 16 or older should visit the hospitals. Only parents,...

2 held after attempted sledgehammer burglary of New Castle business

Two  New Castle men were charged with multiple offenses after they were found at the scene of a burglary that used a sledgehammer.  At approximately 11:45 p.m., Tuesday, troopers were called to Aaron’s Furniture at...

DSU gets grant for its highly regarded aviation program.

The Delaware Higher Education Economic Development Fund  has announced a $3.4 million grant to Delaware State University to  expand its aviation program, the only one of its kind among Historically Black Colleges and Universities. “This...

Wilmington to pay $50,000 settlement after controversy over Muslim pool attire

The City of Wilmington and Darul Amaanah Academy announced a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed over actions by pool management regarding Muslim patrons and their attire. The city did not admit fault but...

Dover Federal Credit Union offers 0% shutdown loans for members

Dover Federal Credit Union is offering Shutdown Assistance loans for members. The credit union, which had its roots at Dover Air Force Base is offering borrowers up to 75 percent of their net pay for each...

Mayor disappointed with county’s stance on reassessment

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki expressed disappointment with the New Castle County government’s response to his call for a complete, countywide property tax reassessment. The city has asked a Chancery Court judge to allow the city...

WSFS reports sharp increase in earnings for 4th quarter, year

 WSFS Financial Corporation, Wilmington, reported fourth-quarter  net income of $29.7 million compared to a net loss of $9.8 million for the same quarter in  2017 and net income of $38.9 million for the third quarter of 2018. Net...

Dogfish Head’s  new brew takes aim at  ‘fitness beer’  segment

Dogfish Head is rolling out a low-calorie beer.     Founder and CEO Sam Calagione  announced  the  Slightly Mighty   brew in an interview on the Esquire website.  The Dogfish blog has recently  featured Calagione touting the...

Wilmington seeks to join lawsuit demanding reassessment of property in county

The City of Wilmington has asked to join a lawsuit that calls for a reassessment of property in the state. In so doing, Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki, broke ranks with county and state officials who...

New Castle GOP chair says port deal did not deserve praise from governor

Not everyone is happy with the Gulftainer lease that turned over the Port of Wimlington to the Emirates-based  company. In his response to Governor John Carney’s State of the State message,  GOP Chairman Chuck Boyce...