Month: December 2016

In front of a packed theatre that included Vice President Joe Biden, the University of Delaware celebrated the inauguration of its 28th President Dennis Assanis earlier this month. Since 2011, Assanis has served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Stony Brook University and as vice president for Brookhaven National Laboratory Affairs,…

Folks working in Wilmington might want to take another look at their 401(k) plans. According to research from financial technology company SmartAsset, using data from the United States Department of Labor, Wilmington employers are among the leaders in Delaware at matching 401(k) contributions. The rankings are a factor in SmartAsset’s overarching study on the places…

Pauline Galante has earned a featured spot in Expressions 2017, Watermark Retirement Communities’ award-winning calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Galante, who lives at Rockland Place in Wilmington, has earned a feature spot in the month of June, for one of her oil paintings, “Winter Escape.” Galante, who has been a resident at Rockland…

This year, ab+c Creative Intelligence is doing a little something different with the agency holiday card. They are letting other people design it. ab+c created a website where people can view the holiday card, then suggest changes by tweeting @abc_creative with the hashtag #ABCHolidayCard. People can then view the card online, in real time. Then…

Datwyler breaks ground on Middletown pharma facility

By Christi Milligan Swiss-based Datwyler, a leading supplier of customized sealing solutions, has broken ground on a $102 million manufacturing facility that will enhance the company’s presence in the U.S. pharmaceutical market and increase Middletown’s industry portfolio. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2017, with production slated for the first half of 2018. It…

WILMINGTON (AP) — The man charged in last year’s fatal stabbing in Rodney Square will appear before a judge for a pretrial conference today. Calvin Hooker III is charged with first-degree murder and other crimes in the September 2015 killing of 27-year-old Thomas Cottingham.Authorities say Hooker confronted a 21-year-old woman walking with her infant daughter…