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Monday, November 18, 2019

Offshore wind blowback

Hello everyone, Last week,  I suggested that skeptics of a plan to put electric lines from the Skipjack offshore wind project  into a small portion of Fenwick Island State Park to keep an open mind...

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...

Tackling school inequities

Hello everyone, TownSquare Delaware, a website that focuses on the more affluent areas of  Wilmington and its suburbs, had a good piece this week that focused on the disparities in public education. The story  focused on...

Another side to ‘Middle-Class Joe’

Hello everyone, Making the rounds in conservative and progressive circles during the past week is a piece on a story from the progressive website/magazine, The Nation. The lengthy  analysis from former News Journal reporter and  Philadelphia Inquirerbusiness...

Payback  time for Board of Trade  loan from New Castle County

Hello everyone, On Tuesday night, the New Castle County Council take a look at a resolution that would allow County Executive Matt Meyer to negotiate an agreement with the new owner of the Delaware Board...

Time ran out for Fuddruckers

Hello everyone, News that the Fuddruckers had closed came as no surprise. We had visited the hamburger spot a couple of times during the past few months and  the dining spot was a quiet place, even...

Delaware Business Now Down Under

Hello everyone, Putting out a five-day-a-week newsletter can be done almost anywhere. But the challenges are greater when the work is doing on the other side of the International Dateline. For the past week, the newsletter has...

Time for an ethics reboot in state government

Hello everyone, (Editor's note: Due to technical problems, this column was not posted on the newsletter) As noted in a story last week, State Sen. Trey Paradee struck back against coverage of family ties and the...

Wind power blowback in Fenwick

Hello everyone,  It is understandable that some Fenwick area residents are upset with a  plan to bring undersea powerlines from the proposed wind farm off the Maryland-Delaware coast to a small portion of the state...

Dave Grohl’s prescription for  vibrant  cities – all ages music clubs

Hello everyone, Dave Grohl is well known for his years with the legendary Seattle grunge band Nirvana. He later formed the Foo Fighters and remains one of rock’s more successful figures. But Grohl’s roots are actually...