Month: October 2018

Public unions weather loss of agency fees

By KIM HOEY Special to Delaware Business Times In June 2018, the United States Supreme Court, in a case called Janus vs. AFSCME, held that “States and public-sector unions may no longer extract agency fees from non-consenting employees.” What that means is that public-sector employees, such as teachers, professional firefighters and government workers at every…

(AP) — Equipment failure at a Delaware refinery caused an explosion that has sent three workers to the hospital. News outlets report the Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a release the Delaware City Refinery was the site of a “minor explosion” during equipment maintenance Tuesday. A Delaware City Refining Company spokeswoman says…

The Delaware Department of Justice is sponsoring the 2018-2019 season of LifeSmarts, a national scholarship competition and educational program for middle school and high school students that tests knowledge of real-life consumer issues and aims to create a future generation of consumer-savvy adults. Coaches can now register and create teams, and students may register and…

Beebe Physical Rehabilitation Services has opened a new physical rehabilitation center at Lighthouse Plaza in Rehoboth Beach, which formerly housed QVC. The office moved from its previous location at the Bookhammer Outpatient Center on Rt. 24. The new address is 19324 Lighthouse Plaza Blvd. in Rehoboth Beach, directly off Route 1 near Giant Food. This…

New Castle County Executive Matthew Meyer yesterday announced that a new state-of-the-art library will be constructed in downtown Middletown. County officials have for two decades acknowledged the need for library investment south of the C&D Canal. This projects aims to fill that need. “We have listened to the people and are increasing county service south…

The four transit systems operating in the City of Newark – DART First State, City of Newark, Cecil Transit, and the University of Delaware –  have partnered with the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO) to form the Newark Transit Improvement Partnership (TrIP)  to consolidate and coordinate the systems. A public workshop will be held on…