Category: News Updates

Outdoor music festivals have a reputation for high-end performances and low-end accommodations. Big-name acts often play to audiences fresh from mud-slicked campgrounds, porta potties and temporary showers. Firefly Music Festival outside Dover wants to change that experience. The three-day festival will invest $1 million in permanent bathrooms, a “Spruce Up Lounge” equipped with blow dryers, mirrors and…

By Jon Hurdle Contributing Writer The Wegmans supermarket chain will anchor the new Barley Mill Plaza project at Greenville, developer Pettinaro announced on Tuesday. Gregory Pettinaro said the chain will anchor the retail, office and residential complex at the intersection of Lancaster Pike and Route 141, a site where earlier development proposals sparked strong community…

Mountaire Farms reported to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control on February 15 that the cleanup of an accidental release of wastewater at the company’s Millsboro poultry facility has been completed. DNREC Groundwater Discharges Section staff were onsite to verify the cleanup efforts. Mountaire Farms’ response actions have included continuous 24-hour pumping of…

By Alex Vuocolo GT USA Wilmington, a subsidiary of Gulftainer, has announced that the Port of Wilmington is getting $17 million in improvements over the next two years. The upgrades include a rehabbed shipping berth, dock and crane rail extensions and additional warehouse space. In the past, the lack of space has hampered business, according to…

Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings has joined 15 other attorneys general in a lawsuit to block President Trump’s unilateral spending of federal defense funds for construction of a border wall under the pretense of a national emergency. The complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief was filed Monday in U.S. District Court for Northern California. California…

Archaeologists working at a property near Frankford in Sussex County have discovered what appears to be the site of a cemetery known to the community to contain the remains of African Americans who lived in the area. Under the observation of an archaeologist from the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office, archaeologists employed by a private…

Aloysius Butler & Clark (AB&C), a full-service marketing agency that specializes in health care recruitment, this January launched a website designed to help nurse recruiters and hiring managers understand the actual costs of staffing vacancies. The website, EssentialNurses.com, allows users to input information—such as annual net operating revenue, average RN salary and the average time…

By Alex Vuocolo Goldey-Beacom College on Monday announced that Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, Ph.D. will take over as the 14th president and first female leader of the 133-year-old institution in northern Delaware. Keith has served as president of Pfeiffer University in North Carolina since 2015 and was president of Spartanburg Methodist College from 2009 to…

Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP) has announced a series of community conversations on economic development efforts in all three counties. The first event will take place Tuesday, February 19 in Georgetown at Delaware Technical Community College. Carney will join DPP President Kurt Foreman, as well as board members and staff, to…

The University of Delaware this week is celebrating the engineering profession with a series of events, workshops and social gatherings. This week-long celebration is an extension of Engineers Week — national initiative organized by DiscoverE to celebrate the essential work of engineers in society. Here’s a look at the schedule: February 19 6:30 p.m. –…