Category: News Updates

W7Energy has been named the winner of the first University of Delaware FastPass Award. This award grants W7Energy an equity free start-up package, including operational and financial support valued at $50,000, and is provided by the Delaware Innovation Space. W7Energy, a start-up company founded by University of Delaware Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering professor Yushan Yan,…

Christiana Care Health System has announced an increase in its minimum wage to $15 an hour effective Feb. 1, 2019. The raise will affect 500 current employees who currently make below $15 an hour. Christiana Care is the largest private employer in Delaware with nearly 12,000 employees and is the first health system in Delaware…

(AP) — Having transferred hands this past year, Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival has announced its 2019 lineup and new offerings. News outlets reported Monday that the festival returns to The Woodlands for its eighth year June 21-23, now one day shorter. Travis Scott, Post Malone and Panic! At The Disco are the headliners. Firefly is…

Five winners from among a nominee list of events, attractions, and organizations have been chosen by a panel of impartial travel writers to receive the 2018 Southern Delaware Tourism Awards. The awards were presented on December 6 at the Annual Southern Delaware Tourism Awards Luncheon held at The Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro, DE. Tourism…

In the interest of greater transparency, the Sussex Technical Board of Education is considering a freshman admissions policy that codifies past practice and puts the random lottery process formally in the hands of the state Data Service Center. Sussex Tech Superintendent Stephen Guthrie has proposed a formal policy for the school board’s approval. The policy…

Hallowed grounds believed to be the final resting place of some two dozen American soldiers who perished in the only major battle of the Revolutionary War fought in Delaware will soon become property of the state’s historic preservation agency, according to an agreement announced Friday. Gathered at the historic Cooch home just south of Newark,…

Gov. John Carney last Thursday released the second annual report of the Government Efficiency and Accountability Review (GEAR) Board. Carney established GEAR by Executive Order in February 2017 to identify ways for state government to operate more efficiently, improve the delivery of state services, and save costs over the long term. By December 1 of…