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Peter Osborne

  • Arts organizations take different paths to surviving the pandemic

    OperaDelaware General Director Brendan Cooke concedes that “singing indoors is about the least safe thing you can do these days,” but the current shutdown has left him with a bit of a quandary. “When we’re not presenting opera, what are we?” he said. OperaDelaware can’t offer fully staged operas these days at the Grand Opera […]
  • Why I disagree with Sam’s views on ‘risk’ in the workplace

    I’m going to keep this fairly short because I think Sen. Laura Sturgeon makes a great case for remote learning in her column across the page. But I had a visceral reaction to Sam’s column when I first read it and told him I might write a counterpoint. Like many, I was stunned at the […]
  • Snake eyes for Dover Downs in Q2, but casino may be on Q3 roll

    DOVER – When you invest in a company that’s open for only one month of a fiscal quarter, you’re not looking forward to great numbers in the earnings report.  Such was the case for Dover Downs, which reopened June 1 after closing March 12 and lost nearly $2.4 million and saw a 70% drop in revenues, compared with the second […]
  • DART gets $2.5M from FTA to upgrade Dover bus parking facility

    DOVER — The Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) will receive $2.5 million from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to install a canopy system with a solar panel array for its bus parking facility in Dover. The facility is the primary bus storage location in Central Delaware, and this project will improve maintenance, extend the life of […]
  • Port of Wilmington adds eco-friendly cranes that will help double yard capacity

    GT USA Wilmington, partnering with KoneCranes, has taken delivery of five new Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes at the Port of Wilmington in Delaware, which will significantly strengthen the terminal’s operational efficiency and increase overall productivity. Part of an initial investment of $100 million, the Kone RTG cranes are all electric, making them eco-friendly to […]
  • The Bancorp announces pricing of $100M senior unsecured notes

    The Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBBK) has priced its public offering of $100M of 4.75% senior unsecured notes due 2025. The notes will bear interest at 4.75% per annum, payable semi-annually in arrears on March 15 and Sept. 15 of each year, commencing next March. Net proceeds will be ~$98.5M and will be used for general corporate purposes, which may include […]
  • Sen. Laura Sturgeon: DE needs a blueprint for remote learning

    By Sen. Laura Sturgeon Governor Carney recently announced that Delaware schools will use a hybrid of in-person classes and remote learning this fall. Many schools, like those in the Red Clay School District, are planning to start the year fully remote while plans to safely return to the classroom are finalized. As a lifelong teacher, […]
  • State, New Castle County contribute $40M to relaunch of DE HAP

    The State of Delaware and New Castle County are contributing a combined $40 million in CARES Act funding to support the reopening of the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DE HAP), which provides financial assistance for renters affected by COVID-19. Gov. John Carney and Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben Addi also announced Aug. […]
  • ZOCA owners to open ‘grab and go’ market Aug. 17

    The owners of ZOCA Restaurant will open a market on Aug. 17 that is fully accessible from the restaurant’s front window on Garfield Parkway for beachgoers and local residents.  In addition to the full ZOCA Restaurant carryout menu, the market will offer such healthy options as “grab-and-go” salads, traditional Mexican sodas, fresh local produce, homemade […]
  • DEMEC donates $250,000 to provide COVID relief to customers

    The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) is donating $250,000 to provide additional relief to customers facing hardship during the COVID pandemic. Smyrna-based DEMEC’s member communities unanimously decided at the beginning of the pandemic to avoid shutoffs and late fees for customers struggling to pay their utility bills. The $250,000 donation will be split among DEMEC’s […]