New Castle County to manage Hope Center after audit

Jacob OwensGovernment, Headlines

This story was originally published by Spotlight Delaware.Ā  New Castle County is taking over the operations of the Hope Center homeless shelter from a hotel company that hadĀ held the contractĀ to manage the facility ever since it launched during the height of the COVID pandemic. The company, Hersha Hospitality Trust, is the same firm that sold the Hope Center building ā€“ …

WuXi Congress

Could Congress hinder future Middletown pharma campus?

Jacob OwensBusiness, Headlines

The Congressional committee thatĀ pushed for a ban or saleĀ of the social media platform TikTok is now scrutinizing a Chinese pharmaceutical company that happens to be developing a major taxpayer-supported manufacturing campus in Middletown. In January, the committeeā€™s leadership introduced legislation that would prohibit the company called WuXi AppTec ā€“ as well as certain other Chinese-owned firms ā€“ from receiving federal …


Biden visits left Delaware police with $400K bill

Jacob OwensGovernment, Headlines

President Joe Bidenā€™s frequent trips back to his home state have become routine to most Delawareans more than three years into his term, but the scores of trips have also become a drain on state coffers and the downtime of troopers. Last year, Biden returned to Delaware 30 times, or nearly three times the number of visits as those to …