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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Wind power projects draw a crowd

Good afternoon everyone, The event did not get much attention up north, but an overflow  crowd of 1,800 showed up in Ocean City on Saturday for a discussion of the two wind power projects of the Maryland...

Property sales bring windfall to county

Hello everyone, Word of the pending sales of Concord Mall and a portion of DuPont’s Chestnut Run site is good news for New Castle County taxpayers. The majority  of the 4 percent tax does  goes to...

A Legislative Hall union?

Good afternoon everyone, Delaware may be the first state in the nation to see   a union organizing effort by  legislative staff. The effort was announced on the first day of the General Assembly session. A brief...

Logos and trademark colors

Hello everyone, I was a little surprised when the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce refreshed its logo after four decades. The logo served  the organization well, although its design did bear a slight  resemblance to  an...

Delaware and ‘Megxit’

Good afternoon, You might have seen the headline today about Meghan Markle having a company with a Delaware connection. It turns out that  London’s  Daily Mail had the story a couple of days ago about Markle...

The General Assembly returns

Good afternoon, The Delaware General Assembly convenes today. Legislators still have the wind at their back as fears of a national recession fade and revenue estimates seem to be moving upward. We could see  less controversy  over...

A turning point for Sussex County’s  development climate?

Good afternoon, After rubber stamping  similar projects over the years,  the Sussex County Council recently  rejected a plan to build a Wawa-style  7-Eleven convenience store with gas pumps in a developing area  near Georgetown. It was...

Master plan for Concord Pike raises eyebrows

 Good afternoon, Master plans often  draw yawns. That  wasn’t the case last month with Concord Pike. Residents  turned out for the workshop from the (Wilmington Area Planning Council) WILMAPCO and by many accounts did  not like what...

The Airbnb tax mystery

Good afternoon, One of the enduring mysteries in the effort to  grab  lodging  tax revenues is the absence of any effort to tap short term rental revenues from Airbnb and other apps. Local governments moved aggressively...

Staying in your lane – business and politics

Good afternoon, The term “stay in your lane” is in danger of becoming a cliché. But it was the  question I asked myself last week  when the story surfaced on social media  remarks from Sussex and...