Drone inspection service beginning to take off

DOVER — A mom’s intuition was spot on three years ago. After a Drone Workforce Solution presentation at a Dover Capital City Rotary Club meeting, Deborah Edwards sensed her son would be interested in joining the rapidly growing industry somehow. “He’s always been entrepreneurial, innovative and ambitious,” she said. It was August 2017 and Kevin […]

Dover businesses look to solve nuisance woes downtown

DOVER — Brandon Pelton said it is long past the time to talk about nuisance problems such as aggressive panhandling by homeless individuals and other serious issues that plague the heart of downtown Dover — it’s time for action and results. It’s gotten so bad that Mr. Pelton, owner of 33 West Ale House and […]

Trump: New trade deal with Canada, Mexico to boost US growth

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico that he said replaces the “nightmare” of a Clinton-era agreement and will keep jobs, wealth and growth in America. Trump made renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement a priority during his 2016 […]

Commentary: Too many people aren’t earning enough to get by

Here we go again. As soon as raising the state’s minimum wage is mentioned, out of the woods comes Dr. John E. Stapleford scaring up the public with doom of businesses closing their doors should such an increase occur. (“Minimum wage hike would burden businesses.”) The conservative Caesar Rodney Institute must have this article printed […]

Commentary: Let’s retrain Delaware’s most vulnerable workers

Exasperated, I yelled out, “I’m calling an electrician!” because my frustration level reached a boiling point. While I can handle simple electrical tasks, I’m not interested in hurting myself or causing a real problem by taking on a project beyond my “happy homeowner” skill-level. I’m a baby boomer. As I observe many in my generation […]

Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority

WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win before senators turn their full attention to his impeachment trial. The vote was 89-10. The measure goes to Trump for his signature. It […]

Dover Lidl to open Feb. 5

DOVER — Under construction for the better part of a year, Lidl announced an opening date of Feb. 5 for its new Dover location on 150 North DuPont Highway. A grand opening ribbon cutting event kicking off at 7:40 a.m. will offer shoppers “special deals, gifts and giveaways,” noted the discount grocery chain. “We look […]

Haitian eatery fills void in Milford

MILFORD — When Elourdes Pierre moved to Milford three years ago from Florida, she quickly discovered she would have to go without a homecooked, Haitian meal unless she made it herself. Realizing she wasn’t the only Milfordian with a Haitian background in need of their own style of comfort food, she started dreaming of opening […]

Millsboro OKs preliminary plans for Grotto Pizza

MILLSBORO — A preliminary step has been taken that could land a new Grotto Pizza in Millsboro, possibly by fall. Town council Monday night unanimously approved preliminary site plans for the sports bar/restaurant in Millsboro’s highway commercial district along DuPont Boulevard. Silicato Development is the developer. “They are excited to be coming. The developer is […]

Sussex council denies conditional use for proposed 7-Eleven

GEORGETOWN — It’s one battle won, but there will be others. That’s the consensus of Judy Kane, Eul Lee and other Angola-area residents following Tuesday’s decision by Sussex County Council, which by a 4-1 vote went against planning and zoning commission’s recommendation for approval and in turn denied a conditional use application for a 7-Eleven […]