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    Carney signs $5.1 billion state budget

    No taxes cuts in bill that includes employee, school bus driver pay raises Gov. John Carney signed a $5.1 billion operating state budget and a $379 million supplemental budget on Tuesday afternoon. The budget passed the House with no nay votes. State Sen. Colin Bonini, R-Dover, a marketing representative for an engineering company, continued his tradition...

    Two AstraZeneca breast cancer drugs get European Community Committee OK

    Two AstraZeneca breast cancer drugs received positive recommendations for use in the European Union. AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo’s Enhertu (trastuzumab deruxtecan) has been recommended for approval in the EU  for the treatment of some adult patients with unresectable or metastatic (spreading)  HER2-positive breast cancer. AstraZeneca and MSD’s (Merck in the U.S.)  Lynparza (olaparib) has been recommended for marketing authorization in the EU  for the adjuvant treatment of...

    My take: It’s time for video streaming in courtroom and at public meetings

    It's time for video streaming in courtrooms and government meetings The trial of State Auditor Kathy McGuiness, which should end this week, proved to be a burden on the state's shrinking media presence. A few outlets did embed a reporter in the proceedings, which reportedly featured some fiery moments, as the judge became increasingly irritated about the proceedings dragging on. For...

    Passenger rail start-up claims slower trains on Northeast Corridor discriminate against those who can’t afford Acela service

    AmeriStar Rail continues to push for all Acela trains on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor which runs through Newark and Wilmington on the way to Boston and Washington, DC. Earlier this year, Stephen Gardner, CEO of Amtrak, turned down a request to meet with AmeriStar representatives to discuss the proposal. AmeriStar wants to manage Northeast Corridor routes with all Acela trains, with the goal of...

    Contractor charged with not completing $50,000 remodeling project in St. Georges

    A suspect has been arrested and charged with home improvement fraud. Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Melissa Court, in the community of Highpointe at St. Georges. A 57-year-old woman stated that she had paid a contractor money and that renovations on her residence were not completed. The victim provided...

    Delaware health insurance marketplace getting Aetna/CVS and Amerihealth plans

    Three health carriers intend to offer Health Care Marketplace (Obamacare) plans for 2023– the most in the state’s history. AmeriHealth Caritas and Aetna CVS Health will join Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware, in offering coverage. Marketplace coverage is available for people between jobs, private contractors, or own and operate a small business that does not have group...

    Food and drink – Burger battle returning; Bethany Brewing opens; Bardea’s meat kingdom menu

    The Delaware Burger Battle was on a roll in 2019, a year when the event sold out for the first time in its history. Then came Covid-19 and two years of cancellations. The event will stage a return for the ninth time in August, according to founder JulieAnne Cross. The location is Wilmington's, Rockford Park In green-lighting the fund-raiser, Cross said...

    Delaware ranks near bottom in job growth

    With the U.S. gaining 390,000 jobs in May, slightly less than in the previous month, WalletHub today released updated rankings for the States Whose Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Most. In order to identify the states whose unemployment rates are bouncing back most, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on six key metrics that compare unemployment...

    My take: Jennersville Hospital’s purchase is a sound decision

    ChristianaCare made the right decision in acquiring the Jennersville Hospital site from financially troubled Tower Health. Tower Health has closed and sold off hospitals after a failed effort to build a regional healthcare system from its home base in Reading, PA. Barring any last-minute hitches, closing is expected in the next month or two. The southern Chester site has been shuttered...

    Delaware 47th in ranking of states with the most untapped wind energy potential

    Written by Karen JohansonStacker compared installed wind energy capacity in the continental U.S. to potential wind energy capacity and explored how wind power is being implemented. Click here for a link from the Stacker website.  Wind power is generated when kinetic energy from turbine propellers is converted to mechanical energy. Even though wind isn’t always present, turbines can still actively...

    New boutique hotel, dining and cocktail spot gets Quoin name

    A name has been announced for a boutique hotel at  519 Market Street in downtown Wilmington. The hotel will be known as The Quoin. The hotel derives its name from the old French word meaning “corner” or “angle.”  Method Co., a Philadelphia-based hospitality company whose projects, include the Wm. Mulherin’s Sons restaurant & hotel, and the recently opened Charleston hotel, The Pinch, along with The Buccini/Pollin Group,...

    Dems condemn, Delaware Senate GOP caucus praises end of Roe v. Wade

    The state's Congressional delegation and state legislative leaders condemned the decision to overturn the 50-year-old Roe v. Wade decision that opens the door to abortion bans in many states. Some pending bans in states make no exceptions for rape or incest with Texas giving individuals the right to sue people who aided an abortion. President Joe Biden also issued...

    Attorney from Pike Creek to take on embattled State Auditor McGuiness in Democratic primary

    Lydia E. York is entering the Democratic primary for the office of Auditor of Accounts. York issues the following statement: “This election is important to the state of Delaware and the Democratic Party in Delaware. I believe our taxpayer dollars should be used as a catalyst for opportunity and innovation, empowering social good, rising to the challenges of...

    Bloom Energy to power assembly plant, headquarters of performance car icon Ferrari

    Bloom Energy announced a one-megawatt installation of Bloom’s solid oxide fuel cells at the manufacturing site and headquarters in Maranello, Italy of legendary automaker Ferrari. The partnership with Ferrari, a performance car leader for 75 years, marks Bloom’s entry into the European Union and Italy and is the "first step toward potentially larger projects between the two companies," a release...

    Wilmington, DNREC release city climate change report

    A report has been released on climate change issues facing Wilmington. Mayor  Mike Purzycki, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources, and Wilmington City Public Works Commissioner Kelly Williams announced  the release of the report and a new website. Goals To incentivize and encourage smart and resilient economic growth for the City of Wilmington. To ensure sewer and stormwater infrastructure can provide the same level...

    Gas prices down as demand dips

    The price at the pump in Delaware has fallen by 13 cents a gallon over the past week as demand weakened and crude oil prices followed suit. The price for regular fell by as much as 10 cents a gallon at some stations on Tuesday. Still, motorists have seen gas prices rise by nearly a quarter a gallon during the past...

    Bill that would broaden Wilmington’s powers in dealing with vacant and abandoned homes tabled in Dover

    A bill that would broaden Wilmington's powers in condemning rundown and abandoned properties has been tabled, reportedly after a meeting on the topic this week that pitted community activists against those seeking to deal with the issue. The Wilmington delegation to the General Assembly issued the following statement. “The issue of longstanding vacant and abandoned properties has persisted in our city...

    Delaware joins other East Coast states in offshore wind partnership

    Delaware joined 10 other states and the Biden administration in the launch of the Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership. The partnership is a joint effort of the White House National Climate Advisor, the Secretaries of the Interior, Energy, Commerce, and Transportation, and the Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Rhode...

    Nickle Electrical moves to new headquarters near Newark

    Nickle Electrical Companies relocated its New Castle County headquarters to 125 Ruthar Drive, outside Newark. The organization has doubled the size of its headquarters to accommodate the growth of the business and expand its Virtual Design Construction and Fabrication departments. Nickle had been based at its previous headquarters near Ruthar Drive since 1994. The company's new location opened at the beginning of...

    News and analysis: Senate confirms Carney’s Chancery Court selection

    Judicial group slams governor, Senate for not selecting Black judges The Delaware Senate confirmed Gov. John Carney's choice for Vice Chancellor, with a group critical of the state's judicial selection process registering its objections. Carney on Wednesday issued the following statement on the Senate’s votes to confirm the nominations of Nathan Cook to serve as Vice Chancellor of the Court of Chancery...