Category: People

Editor’s Notebook: John Watson’s passing sparks debate over “free” obituaries

Some of you may be surprised to learn that longtime WILM radio host John Watson passed away June 22 at the age of 85. John hosted “News Talk on WILM” mornings from 1985 to 2012, but many of you already knew that. What you may NOT know is that he was a student in Farmville,…

After 36 years at Richards, Layton & Finger, Greg Varallo makes a move

It’s never too late for a second act. Gregory Varallo, an attorney with Richards, Layton & Finger for nearly four decades, has made a late-career leap into a new firm. His three-year term as president of RLF, which is Delaware’s largest law firm, ended June 30. Now he’s taking over the Wilmington office of investor-side…

The Kent County Tourism Corporation has announced the hiring of casino industry veteran Pete Bradley as the organization’s new president. Bradley had previously served on the board of directors and more recently as interim president. He started officially in his new role as of Monday, August 12. “I am thrilled to start my new position…

Delaware native & transgender activist announces bid for state senate

By Abby Osborne Contributing Writer Sarah McBride, a prominent transgender activist and Wilmington native, announced her bid July 9 for Senate District 01, covering areas such as Claymont, Bellefonte, and parts of Wilmington.  The Delaware native is vying for the senate seat of Harris McDowell, who announced his retirement at the end of the last…

Richards, Layton & Finger, the state’s largest law firm, has elected Doneene K. Damon as president. Lisa A. Schmidt will serve as executive vice president, and Paul M. Altman will serve as senior vice president. Damon is the first woman and the first African American to serve as president of the firm. Only a handful of…

United Way of Delaware (UWDE) recently elected eight new members to its board of directors, including Delaware business, academic and cultural leaders and the first representative from Salem County, New Jersey, which is now part of United Way of Delaware’s service area. The board of directors sets policy and provides oversight and guidance for UWDE,…