Rainy spring puts a damper on farmers’ work routines

DOVER — Rain, rain please go away. Crops aren’t planted in soaked fields, it’s just not possible. Even when it stops pouring, the ground needs time to dry. “It adds a layer of stress for a farmer or farm manager on top of the other things that cause stress in our business as it is,” […]

New restaurant planned for Milford Abbott’s Grill location

MILFORD — Milford may be welcoming one of its newest businesses soon as Lisa and Walton Johnson prepare to open Benvenuto in the Riverwalk Center on Front Street. The new restaurant will fill the vacant commercial space left when Abbott’s Grill closed its Milford location in January. With business and organization skills under their belt, […]

Dogfish Head to merge with Sam Adams’ Boston Beer Company

MILTON — Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery announced Thursday that the company has merged with The Boston Beer Company, Inc., makers of Samuel Adams beer and Angry Orchard hard cider. Officials say the combined company will maintain its status as an independent craft brewery, as defined by the Brewers Association, adding it will be “better positioned […]

New Business: Lidl clearing space for new Dover location

DOVER — German discount supermarket chain, Lidl, has started demolition on the long-vacant stretch of U.S. 13 in Dover they purchased last year. Lidl closed on the $3.4 million purchase of the roughly 7.5 acre parcel from 122 to 162 N. DuPont Highway in October. Presumably preparing the site for future development, the company demurred […]

Dover International Speedway celebrates 50 years

DOVER — The gold-painted “Dover 50” signs that adorn the walls at Dover International Speedway and the gold-colored trophies awarded to all NASCAR race winners at the track this weekend serve as a reminder: This is a special time for the speedway. Today’s Gander RV 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race marks a golden […]

A passion for speed and fun

DOVER — It might not be quite as crazy or on such a grand scale as it was in the early 2000s. But NASCAR still draws a hardcore group of fans who love to come to Dover International Speedway and camp out with family and friends all weekend. They enjoy absorbing the sights, sounds and […]

Starbucks now open in Capital Station Dover

DOVER — Soft opening for the first day last Thursday, the new Starbucks on 50 S. DuPont Highway in Dover will make it official today with a ribbon-cutting at noon. A Starbucks spokesperson noted that the new location features a 2,539-square-foot café and drive thru. It employs a staff of 25. The Starbucks will be […]

Burris Logistics of Milford acquires Trinity Logistics of Seaford

MILFORD — Friendship and family values are joining forces in Delaware so two companies can become stronger — together. Burris Logistics was a $3 billion refrigerated warehousing and food distribution business with its corporate office in Milford, according President and CEO Donnie Burris, with 1,700 team members and 16 locations throughout the country along with […]

State jobless rate falls for 3rd straight month

DOVER — Delaware’s unemployment rate fell to 3.3 percent in March, the best mark in nearly 12 years. The rate decreased for the third month in a row and is now tied for the lowest mark in the past 30 years, according to data released Monday by the Delaware Department of Labor. “It’s mostly a […]

Blue Earl brews up four years in Smyrna

SMYRNA — With four years behind them, Blue Earl Brewing Company owner Ron Price says they’ve tripled their output and more than quadrupled their staff since opening their off-the-beaten path location on 210 Artisan Drive in Smyrna. Opening their doors in May of 2015 with just five employees (some part-time), they now have a staff […]