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  • Viewpoint: Mentorships are still needed during COVID

    By Tom Thunstorm Guest Columnist For nearly 60 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware (BBBS) has served thousands of kids.  As part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, we are blessed with our federation’s 100-year legacy of helping ignite the power and promise of youth. We achieve this by developing one-to-one mentoring relationships […]
  • Viewpoint: COVID vaccine has been tested to good results

    By Dr. Bill Chasanov Guest Columnist On Dec. 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory panel gave the thumbs up to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Less than a week later, Beebe administered the first doses in Sussex County to our front-line health care workers. The relief from this deadly virus may finally begin […]
  • High-tech COVID-killing air filter helps Del. offices safely reopen

    WILMINGTON – As the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccines were being distributed across the country earlier this month, work began in Delaware to retrofit the first office building in the U.S. with what is being called the world’s most-advanced air filtration system, one which kills the coronavirus and other airborne pathogens, even anthrax. Developed […]
  • Plastic bag ban brings costs for businesses, consumers

    By Marcus Dieterle Contributing Writer Starting Jan. 1, large and chain grocery stores, pharmacies, and retail stores in Delaware will no longer be allowed to provide thin, single-use plastic bags to customers for many items. The ban affects stores with more than 7,000 square feet of retail space and chain stores with three or more […]
  • People to Watch in 2021

  • People to Watch: State Senate Democrats

    State Senate Democrats When the Delaware General Assembly reconvenes in January, the calculus in Dover will be much different than when legislators last logged off from their virtual 2020 session. The State Senate will see an entirely new leadership slate for the majority Democrats after Senate Pro Tempore David McBride was defeated in his primary […]
  • People to Watch: Delaware’s health care leaders

    Delaware’s health care leaders Some have been leading hospitals for years. Others came on the job amid the pandemic. But right now, all eyes are on Delaware’s hospital leaders as we enter in the ninth month of the pandemic. Longtime leaders like ChristianaCare President and CEO Dr. Janice Nevin and Bayhealth President and CEO Terry […]
  • People to Watch: Kris Vaddi

    Kris Vaddi Founder and CEO, Prelude Therapeutics When Kris Vaddi and his team at Prelude Therapeutics decided to take their specialty cancer drug development company public, he never dreamed that it would turn into a “unicorn,” or a company worth at least $1 billion on its first day trading. Led by Vaddi, a founding researcher […]
  • People to Watch: A.J. Schall

    A.J. Schall Director, Delaware Emergency Management Agency A year ago, it might have been unlikely that the head of Delaware’s emergency management agency would be named as someone to watch for the year ahead. But the COVID-19 pandemic has upended any sense of normalcy in the First State. Delaware Emergency Management Agency Director A.J. Schall […]
  • People to Watch: Gregory Pettinaro

    Gregory Pettinaro CEO, Pettinaro Co. This year’s pandemic has not been kind to the commercial real estate business, as it caused firms to reassess cash flows and redesign workflows around new social distancing guidelines. In Delaware, those challenges haven’t slowed down the pipeline of projects, however, as developers got newfound time to devote to project […]