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Monday, July 22, 2019

Prosperity Partnership’s Fintech report worth checking out

Good afternoon, I recently had a chance to talk with  John Taylor of the Delaware Prosperity Partnership about financial  technology or “Fintech.” John authored a recently released report on the key area  of the Delaware economy...

Pounding sand in Delaware Bankruptcy Court

Good afternoon everyone, Checking out the filings in Delaware U.S. Bankruptcy Court is a good way to check out industry trends. One trend that is now being watched comes from oil/gas drillers and suppliers that led...

A taxing situation for Kent County hotels

Good afternoon everyone, New Castle County and some municipalities were quick to levy a 3 percent local lodging tax. Now, a nonprofit athletic complex wants in on the action. The Delaware General Assembly, with little or no input from...

Delaware prisons: A ray of hope and uncomfortable truths

Good afternoon, It may be time to face some uncomfortable truths in dealing with the aftermath of the 2017 tragedy at the Vaughn Correctional Institution near Smyrna and numerous other issues facing the state corrections system. New...

Chemours and its commitment to STEM and HBCUs 

Good afternoon, Last night, I had the pleasure of attending an event at the Wilmington headquarters of Chemours Co. The company awarded scholarships to six accomplished young women who will study in  STEM-related fields at HBCUs...

Lessons  from Cecil County

Good morning, From time to time, we get questions about our reasons for covering business in neighboring Cecil County, MD. The answer is a no-brainer. Over the past several years, the county has awakened from a...

Atlantic Broadband proud of Red Robin win

Good afternoon, It seemed a little strange, but Atlantic Broadband, the cable company that serves the Middletown area, sent out a press release touting its efforts at the newly opened  Red Robin restaurant as a...

Paper or plastic or neither

Good afternoon, Delaware is on its way to banning plastic bags in 2022, becoming one of a handful of states to deal with a major source of litter and landfill waste. Whdougen on the loose,...

On Leo leaving…

Good afternoon, The  media and many in the bar will miss Leo Stine as he steps down as Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. The Chancellor and  Chief Justice was known  in legal circles here...

About the high school dropout rate

Good afternoon, In a release listing bills passed in the legislative session,  Gov. John Carney pointed to a higher graduation rate and lower dropout rate as evidence that the state’s education system is improving. The progress may...