Delaware Tech Croda

Croda helps DelTech buy critical safety training equipment

Staff WriterBusiness, Headlines

A sustainable chemical manufacturer with a plant in New Castle has joined with Delaware Technical Community College to buy a training system that will allow students to practice critical industry safety procedures. Croda Inc.’s donation allowed DelTech to buy a new DAC Worldwide Lockout/Tagout Training System. The realistic, hands-on training equipment simulates standard lockout/tagout procedures vital to the safety of people …

Wilmington Friends

Wilmington Friends ends plans to build new lower school

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

  With Incyte Corp. backing out of a deal to buy Wilmington Friends’ lower school to build a new 5-story building, the 275-year-old education institution this week told the Alapocas neighborhood  that it will not build a new lower school. Instead, officials said in a letter to the affluent neighborhood, the school will renovate the current lower school building. Incyte’s …

Pokorny Adams Street

More fines for Pokorny, whose rentals were closed in 2022

Staff WriterGovernment, Headlines

The city of Wilmington  had impossed $33,000 fines agaisnt the man whose seven Adams Street properties were summarily shut down in 2002, dumpling dozens of people onto the streets. The move agaisnt Adolf J. Pokorny’s property shocked much of Wilmington and Delaware.. Now, the city says, the property owner has made virtually no progress in 18 months to correct structural …

City of Wilmington residency

Wilmington city, council lash out in fight over job residency

Peter OsborneGovernment, Headlines

Mob rule? Or B.S.? A weeks-long debate over Wilmington residency requirements for non-elected city employees has deteriorated into what might generously be described as “frosty” exchanges between Mayor Mike Purzycki and a pair of Wilmington City Council members. After a month of bitter debate, the 13-member council on Nov. 16 passed a five-year residency law for new hires that will …

UD athletic Conference USA

UD will pay $6 million to jump to Conference USA in 2025

Nick AlessandriniHeadlines, Sports

  The University of Delaware will jump to Division 1 play in 2025 when it ditches its current conference to join Conference USA. The Blue Hens will become the 11th full-time member of the conference, following Georgia’s Kennesaw State as No. 10 when it joins at the beginning of the 2024 season. The University of Delaware will also become the …

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Take a look at these 10 Delaware holiday pop-up bars

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

It’s holiday pop-up season, and celebrants can never get enough holly, bells and elves. But festive décor is no longer limited to malls and retail stores.  Restaurants are also sprinkling holiday cheer in their communities. Jingle Bar at Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen  Last year, the holiday theme was limited to the Delaware Avenue restaurant’s rear patio, which has an …

DNREC regulations electric vehicles

DNREC finalizes EV regulations. Critics are not impressed

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

DNREC has finalized state regulations about electric and other zero emission vehicles it says will help Delaware achieve lower air pollution caused by light- and medium-duty cars,. Instead of demanding that by 2035 all new car sales in Delaware must be electric, the program will end in 2032 when sales are expected to hit 82%. That will address many of …

New Castle County Hope Center

Hope Center plans to face budget questions with facts

Peter OsborneGovernment, Headlines

As homelessness increases in Delaware and COVID-related support dries up, the New Castle County Hope Center plans to roll out its new long-term sustainability strategy in January. It will include a companion dashboard demonstrating how big a dent in the problem the center has made over the past three years. New Castle County purchased the former Sheraton Hotel on Airport …

An Ocean View wife and husband both will serve prison time for selling meth.

Ocean View wife follows husband to prison for selling meth

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

An Ocean View woman was sentenced to 42 month in prison for distribution of methamphetamine. It’s a family affair for Melanie Mitchell, 35. Her husband, Vincent Mitchell, 35, was sentenced in September to 48 months for the same offense. Both were sentenced by Chief Judge Colm F. Connolly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. He allowed …