Month: December 2016

WILMINGTON — Wilmington’s Mayor-Elect Mike Purzycki, City Council President Hanifa Shabazz and Treasurer Velda Jones Potter, will take their oaths of office next Tuesday evening during an inauguration event in downtown Wilmington. Also to be sworn-in next week are 12 district and at-large members of the Wilmington City Council, seven of whom are newly elected. The public…

DOVER – DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate is expanding its popular Clean Vehicle Rebate program to include rebates for bi-fuel vehicles – propane or natural gas powered vehicles that also run on either gasoline or diesel. Delaware drivers will be eligible for a $1,350 rebate on bi-fuel vehicles purchased on or after Jan. 1,…

WILMINGTON (AP) — Gov.-elect John Carney and Lt. Gov.-elect Bethany Hall-Long are releasing the schedule for festivities surrounding the inauguration. The inauguration ceremony itself will be held Jan. 17 at Legislative Hall, but the festivities get started the Saturday before with a celebration of the arts in Rehoboth Beach. The event at Clear Space Theatre…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in November. The decrease likely reflects the drag caused by rising mortgage rates and the shallow inventory of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index fell 2.5 percent to 107.3, the lowest reading…

Associated Press Nason Construction Inc. of North Wilmington has been chosen as construction manager for the Corporation Service Co. project at 2801 Centreville Road. The project will expand the company’s Delaware campus to a second building directly across the street from their new global headquarters, adding about 80,000 square feet of office space. The building…

Location: 414 N. Union St., Wilmington Asking price: $225,000 Size: 748 square feet on the street level, plus a 572-square-foot second-floor income-producing apartment. Price per square foot: $170.45 Setting: City location with traffic counts of 25,800 vehicles per day. Features: Turnkey sandwich shop with up-to-date kitchen equipment, some indoor seating and a takeout counter. One-bedroom…

Delaware City (AP) — State officials are citing the Delaware City Refinery for violating a 2013 state order that limits where the company can ship crude oil by barge. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control issued a single violation notice to the refinery Friday. Environmentalists hope the citation will help resolve a dispute…

New York – The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index posted another gain in December. Although consumers’ assessment of current conditions was lower, the index rose because those surveyed showed optimism looking ahead. “Consumer confidence improved further in December, due solely to increasing expectations, which hit a 13-year high,” said Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators…