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New NCCo bills show new way to figure out taxes

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

New Castle County’s just-mailed tax bills come with an explanatory letter titled “Local service function tax rates have changed.” People who live in unincorporated parts of the county – and that’s most residents – and businesses in these unincorporated areas “will not see any change to their property tax rate,” the letter says. But it’s a different story for residents …

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Learn some Delaware history at these 5 events in August

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will sponsor five events focused on Delaware history during the month of August 2022. A full schedule is included below. Except where noted, all programs are free and open to the public. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. National Night Out in Historic New Castle. Annual community-building, family-friendly event that …

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Fujifilm exec: 2 plants may not be enough

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

    While Fujifilm celebrated the opening of the first of its two new ink manufacturing plants in Delaware Thursday, its president said Friday it may need more. “There might not be enough capacity,” Ian Wilkinson said. “So we need to think about what we do next.” Its 20-acre New Castle site will be home to Fujifilm Imaging Colorants Inc.’s …

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State to host free New Castle history camp for kids

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will host a free New Castle history camp for children ages 10 to 13 between July 25 and July 29, 2022. Children will explore the storied past of one of America’s most historic towns. Among other things, they’ll learn how Native Americans used the land, explore colonial kitchen gardens, and weigh in …

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Memorial Day events honor those who gave their lives

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

Veterans Memorial Park, near Delaware Memorial Bridge Events to recognize Americans who lost their lives in service to the country will occur in several spots in Delaware this month, not just on Memorial Day (May 30). Here’s a roundup. The Delaware Memorial Bridge Memorial Day service starts at 10:30 a.m. May 30 at the Veterans Memorial Park, near the New …

Tour New Castle’s historic Buena Vista mansion, grounds

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Buena Vista mansion. Photo/Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. Buena Vista, one of Delaware’s most historic estates, will welcome visitors for a one-day-only spring event on Saturday, May 14. The event, which will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., will feature outdoor children’s games, nature walks, guided tours of the grounds and mansion, and educational programs by the …

21 Delaware towns cancel elections after seats go unopposed

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

If you harbored any fears that the elections of 2022 would be a raging repeat, on a local level, of the chaos of 2020, you’d be wrong. So far, 21 of Delaware’s 57 cities and towns have canceled elections because each candidate was unopposed. That includes Newark. When candidates run unopposed, so long as they meet all of the qualifications, …

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Fujifilm to spend another $28 million on New Castle production site

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

Photo courtesy of Fujifilm. Japanese multinational conglomerate Fujifilm will spend $28 million to expand its production facility in New Castle.  According to the company, the investment will double Fujifilm’s production capacity of pigment dispersions in the United States to meet the fast-growing demand for inkjet printing globally. Construction of the new facility, which adds 11,000 sq. ft. of operational space, …

DelDOT announces completion of Route 141 road projects

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Among the projects finalized by DelDOT is a complete reconstruction of the I-95/141 interchange consisting of eight interchange ramps and four bridges. The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced that it has completed its improvements to Route 141 between Newport and New Castle. A press release from the agency called the completion of the projects an “early holiday gift.” The …

New Castle Court House Museum to be closed through spring 2022

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

New Castle County Court House. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. Beginning Dec. 31, the New Castle Court House Museum will be closed for the installation of a fire sprinkler system throughout the historic building.  The project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022. According to a press release announcing the closure, all contractors considered for …