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  • VOICES: Logan Herring seeks ways to “help the community”

    WILMINGTON — Logan Herring has been in the eye of the storm over the past 10 weeks. “Before the pandemic, we were off to the races with a $37 million capital campaign and had raised over a third but then the pandemic hit us like everyone and we were at a complete standstill for a […]
  • In Case You Missed It: May’s most-viewed stories

    We are grateful for everyone who visited our website this month, enabling us to set records for page views and sessions. Not surprisingly, many of our most popular posts were COVID-19 related but we did see an increase this month in the number of non-pandemic related stories. We also continued to see our visitors coming […]
  • Guest Comment (Tony Allen): This is Us . . . and that is no longer acceptable

    Delaware State University President Tony Allen sent the following message to faculty and staff on Friday afternoon (May 29, 2020) and is distributing it to students on June 1.  Given what happened in Wilmington on Saturday night, we thought it appropriate to publish it here. This is Us . . . and that is no […]
  • Restaurant inspectors prime for Phase 1 with more responsibilities

    The state will relaunch restaurant inspections on June 1 with a focus on education over enforcement and additional responsibilities for checking compliance with social-distancing restrictions, but with the same number of inspectors it’s been using. With 20 to 25 inspectors operating from offices in each county, the state will likely be able to inspect between […]
  • Voices: Mark Shafer works to fund Brandywine Zoo expansion during pandemic

    There were a few elephants in the room when Mark Shafer took over May 1 as interim executive director of The Delaware Zoological Society from Michael Allen, who left for a similar role at the Queens (NY) Zoo. “This was a completely different world for me,” says Shafer, whose background in banking and risk management […]
  • FDIC releases The Bancorp from restrictions tied to regulatory concerns

    WILMINGTON – The Bancorp, which has had to deal with a series of regulatory concerns about its compliance programs over the past seven years, announced May 18 that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) has terminated a June 2014 consent order related to the bank’s Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions program. As a result […]
  • Carney to lift limits on beach rentals, hotels as Phase 1 nears

    Governor John Carney said Tuesday that he’ll lift the ban on short-term rental units, allow hotels to operate at 30% capacity, and waive the mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers on June 1 as part of what he calls the rolling reopening” of Delaware’s economy. During his regular Tuesday news conference, Carney compared the behavior of […]
  • 6 Questions with Gov. John Carney

    ‘We were in unchartered territory and were motivated in part by fear’  After we decided to publish letters written by Delaware lawmakers and business organizations to Gov. John Carney, we gave him the opportunity to respond to the questions being raised in these letters and by other business leaders.  He addressed some of those questions […]
  • UD lays off 1,100 part-timers as part of cost-cutting efforts

    NEWARK – The University of Delaware has laid off more than 1,100 part-time workers – about 23% of its total workforce – as part of its efforts to reduce spending to offset costs related to the coronavirus pandemic. The layoffs are effective June 1. UD sent a letter May 21 to all employees about the […]
  • Wilmington University declines CARES Act funding

    NEW CASTLE – Wilmington University is declining $3.1 million in federal stimulus funding earmarked for response to the coronavirus pandemic in favor of providing its own support to students. The university also said it is freezing tuition rates for the 2020-21 academic year and waiving late-payment fees through December 2020. University officials felt that the […]