Category: Government

NCCo agrees to take stock for $3M DBOT loan

WILMINGTON – New Castle County is preparing this month to swap its collateral in a $3 million loan made to the Delaware Board of Trade for stock in Ideanomics, a company that acquired the startup “penny-stock” market earlier this year. The New Castle County Council voted 11-1 on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to support the plan…

Senate confirms Supreme Court justices

DOVER – The Delaware Senate unanimously confirmed Justice Collins J. Seitz Jr. to take over the top spot on the high court and Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves to ascend to the Supreme Court on Thursday, Nov. 7. Every member of the 21-seat Senate approved the nominations put forward by Gov. John Carney late last month.…

With his first full quarter of fundraising under his belt, former Vice President Joe Biden has solidified his financial hold on his home state.  Delawareans donated just under $400,000 to the presidential candidates in the third quarter, compared with $453,000 in the second quarter, an 11% decrease. Biden raked in $232,785 from Delaware contributors, more…

Carney’s Supreme Court picks draw praise

WILMINGTON – Gov. John Carney’s nomination of Justice Collins J. Seitz Jr. to lead the Delaware Supreme Court, and Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves to back-fill Seitz’s seat on the bench is drawing praise from their peers and those closely watching the courts. The judicial moves, set off by the unexpected resignation of Chief Justice Leo…

Gov. John Carney has nominated Justice Collins Jacques “CJ” Seitz Jr., son of well-known state jurist Collins Seitz, to be the next Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, while also nominating Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves to fill Seitz’s seat, if confirmed. Montgomery-Reeves would be Delaware’s first black jurist on the state Supreme Court, ending…

A new federal grant will allow Delaware to expand supports for children who have experienced academic, social, and behavioral health challenges as a result of exposure to trauma and toxic stress. Gov. John Carney announced on Monday that Delaware will receive almost $7.5 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education’s Trauma Recovery…

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Delaware has helped shut down two websites with Wilmington addresses that were illegally selling prescription drugs and controlled substances. The websites, Drug Mart Pharmacy and Bluerays Pharmacy, had not obtained a necessary license from Delaware Division of Professional Regulation. In addition. the sites sold illegal drugs such as ecstasy…

By Roger Morris Plans for the future of the New Castle County Airport (ILG) have entered a holding pattern. On Wednesday, October 2, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced the formation of a 12-person task force to come up with recommendations for the future of the facility, which currently has no commercial flights, by…

The U.S. Small Business Administration on Sept. 30 announced new funding for the Blue Hen Proof of Concept, a startup incubator program under the University of Delaware’s Horn Entrepreneurship. The Blue Hen Proof of Concept program provides gap funding, mentoring and training during the initial technology commercialization activities of researchers and inventors across campus. The…

Ten Delaware small businesses – six of them women-owned businesses – received EDGE grants totaling $748,000 from the Delaware Division of Small Business that will allow them to accelerate growth plans, rent additional space, and improve or expand marketing plans. The state moved quickly to select the winners after announcing the program in May, even…