Longwood Gardens Christmas Display

Longwood Gardens to bring holiday cheer, botanical splendor

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

Visitors to Kennett Square’s Longwood Gardens this holiday season will be met with glimmering botanical ornaments, more than half a million dazzling lights artistically accenting the landscape, strolling carolers bringing holiday cheer, and crackling firepits adding warmth to cozy winter evenings. The holiday display will be around from Nov. 18 until Jan. 8. Tickets are available online. This year’s theme …

Dupont will spend $50 million to build a new plant in Glasgow.

DuPont will build new $50 million plant in Newark

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

DuPont Semiconductor Technologies will expand its Newark campus by building a $50 million, 385,000-square-foot facility in  nearby Glasgow. The company, a business unit of DuPont Electronics & Industrial, had searched site in northern Delaware and Maryland before decided to build in Delaware. The new facility is expected to become the primary work site for more than 70 existing workers and …

Pete du Pont remembered as great governor, even better dad

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

He was a tonic in human form – a stimulant for all who had the pleasure of his company. That’s how Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist George Will described the late Pierre “Pete” du Pont Friday.  Hundreds gathered at the Playhouse on Rodney Square in the Hotel duPont for a celebration of life service nearly a year after the former …

DuPont pays $1.5 million to boost Delaware schools’ STEM education

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

A new program will give Delaware students more options for science and math lessons.   In a first-of-its-kind partnership, DuPont will pay $1.5 million for Delaware schools to use an online platform that offers high quality videos, activities and more for teachers and students to explore science, technology, math and ultimately career options. The goal is to prepare more Delaware …

DuPont gives DSU grad students swank computers, conference fees

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Delaware State University grad students show off their new MacBook computers.   DuPont’s donation Thursday of MacBooks to 50 Delaware State University graduate students in science and math curriculums satisfied school and student needs. It also gave a helping hand to those a little further down the job pipeline on the way to becoming future scientists. The donation, which also …