Month: January 2017

WILMINGTON – The Buccini/Pollin Group and DuPont today announced an agreement to acquire the historic Hotel du Pont. The ownership transition and closing are expected to occur on Feb. 28. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The hotel will remain Dupont Co.’s preferred hotel for out-of-town business guests and colleagues visiting Wilmington through 2018,…

Some Starbucks customers are threatening to boycott the coffee giant after its CEO Howard Schultz said he planned to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide, but calls to four Delaware stores showed no protests. Many Delaware Starbucks outlets are licensed, not corporate-owned. Schultz objected to President Donald Trump’s 90-day suspension of immigrants from Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia,…

  DOVER — The open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace ends tomorrow. In previous years there has been a surge in website traffic and phone calls to sign up in the final days of the open enrollment period, sometimes causing the federal government to issue extensions. No extensions are expected to be issued…

PENNSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The Delaware Memorial Bridge saw its second consecutive year of record traffic in 2016. The Delaware River and Bay Authority this week said 17,813,664 vehicles traveled through the toll plaza of the twin span, which connects Pennsville in New Jersey with New Castle. That eclipsed the previous record of 17,749,946 in 2015. The…

By Randall Chase,  Associated Press DOVER  — Delaware lawmakers have voted to reject a state panel’s recommendations of higher salaries for legislators, judges and high-ranking state officials. The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to reject the recommendations of the Delaware Compensation Commission, following a unanimous vote in the House last week. Lawmakers have said the pay raises…

DOVER – Gov. John Carney on Thursday announced plans to meet and engage with members of the public on Delaware’s budget challenges during a series of “Budget Reset” community conversations. Together with members of the General Assembly, Carney will listen to ideas from Delawareans on how to address Delaware’s structural budget challenges. Members of the public…

WILMINGTON (AP) — Nemours Children’s Health System says an agreement has been reached with the DuPont Co. for Nemours Biomedical Research to lease space at DuPont’s Experimental Station in Wilmington. Officials announced Thursday that Nemours will lease roughly 85,000 square feet on two floors in a building on the Experimental Station campus, which is adjacent…