Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s new Dover campus acts as growth engine and showcase

DOVER — Officially breaking ground on the project back in October 2016, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s Energy Lane Campus in Dover — at the Blue Hen Corporate Center — officially opened its doors in late September. It has now begun to fill its role as the new central Delaware headquarters. The largest, single business locale in […]

Petite Sweets to close up shop in downtown Milford

MILFORD — As 2019 rolls in, another business in Milford will close its doors — at least for a while. Petite Sweets, owned by Albert Sierra and Keila Montalvo-Sierra, opened in December 2015 as a Project Pop-Up business on Walnut Street in downtown Milford. Through Project Pop-Up, a joint venture by the Delaware Economic Development […]

Dover’s King Buffet reopens after public health violations

DOVER — Management for an eatery temporarily shuttered for public health violations in late 2018 vowed Thursday to maintain state-mandated cleanliness requirements moving forward. Plumbing infrastructure at King Buffet was upgraded as well, manager Maggie Jiang said. The establishment was closed on Dec. 19 following an inspection and reopened Dec. 26 when violations were corrected, […]

Abbott’s Grill to close its doors in Milford

MILFORD — Kevin Reading is preparing for one of the biggest sendoffs Abbott’s Grill has hosted — its own. “We’re nine years in and now we are at the end of our lease period. So, we can exit gracefully,” said Mr. Reading, chef and owner of Abbott’s Grill of its Jan. 12 closing date. “I’ve […]

Millsboro hopes to soon reap retail dividends in Buxton investment

MILLSBORO — Millsboro governmental leaders are hoping the town soon reaps dividends in its substantial investment with a retail matchmaker. Town council in its current fiscal year budget allocated $50,000 for a one-year contractual partnership with Buxton, a Texas-based analytics/retail match-making firm, to help guide long-term retail recruitment and retention strategies in Millsboro. The partnership […]

Delaware unemployment rate falls to lowest level in nearly 11 years

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DOVER — Two months after it diverged from the national average, Delaware’s unemployment rate fell again. Data released Friday by the Delaware Department of Labor indicates the First State’s unemployment rate for November was 3.8 percent, just above the national figure of 3.7 percent. The rate for the country at large has remained static for […]

Former bank executives sentenced to prison for fraud

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WILMINGTON, Del.— Two former executives of the only financial institution criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program were sentenced to prison Wednesday for misleading investors and federal regulators about the bank’s troubled condition in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Former Wilmington Trust chief credit officer William North, 59, was sentenced […]

Ex-bank president gets 6 years in prison for fraud, conspiracy

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The former president of the only financial institution criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for covering up the bank’s troubled condition in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Former Wilmington Trust president Robert Harra Jr., who was also […]

Mountaire Farms donation a boost to Delaware Agricultural Museum

DOVER — Mountaire Farms donated $10,000 to the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover recently to help overhaul the poultry exhibit and help honor the late James H. Baxter Jr., a well-known farmer in Sussex County. Mr. Baxter was a farmer in Stockley his entire life. During his career he grew chickens for Mountaire Farms and […]

KSI chooses staff person of the quarter

KSI recently recognized Andrew Showell, of Georgetown, as Staff Person of the Quarter. Mr. Showell is a Direct Support Professional (DSP) responsible for providing person centered supports to adults with special needs. His energy and enthusiasm help motivate program participants to engage in discussions and activities around employment expectations. Responsible for the safety of KSI’s […]

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