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A new program provides grant money to support open space, environmental, and resiliency projects across Delmarva Power’s service areas. 

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It’s been just over a year since the State of Delaware reached a 50-year lease agreement, turning over operation of the Port of Wilmington to GT USA, the American arm of global port operator Gulftainer. 

The deal was expected to bring additional revenue to the state while creating thousands of direct and indirect jobs as Gulftainer invests up to $700 million dollars to upgrade and expand the port.

Contributor Jon Hurdle looks at where port expansion plans are 14 months into the agreement, and the current outlook for the Port’s future.

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Delmarva Power is funding a new grant program meant to increase energy efficiency in Delaware. 

The terms outlined in the company’s 2015 merger with Exelon earmarked more than $42 million for economic development in the First State, and Delmarva Power’s $4 million investment in The Energize Delaware Empowerment Grant Program is part of that settlement.

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Willey Farms is continuing to get back on its feet this holiday shopping season.


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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and officials throughout Delaware urge everyone to shop local on “Small Business Saturday” tomorrow. And Rehoboth Beach is among those making that push.


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Christmas tree prices are rising around the nation for a variety of reasons, including demand.

But one local tree farm does not expect to see that trend here.

About 4 and a-half years ago, St. Louis-based Commercial Development Company (CDC) purchased the former Evraz Claymont Steel property, and offered some ambitious plans to remake the site.

Since then, little more has been heard about plans for the site.  But Contributor Larry Nagengast reports that is about to change.

For those of you who enjoy drinking Delaware craft beer, have you ever noticed the little black logo on the side of the can or bottle? It’s an image of an up-turned bottle that reads “independent craft.”

That’s the Brewers Association’s Independent Craft Brewer Seal. It indicates the beer you’re drinking is not produced by a brewery bought up by one of the “big beer” companies, and all 21 of Delaware’s craft breweries have adopted the seal.

For this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino sat down with Andrew Rutherford, Owner and Brewer at Stitch House Brewery in Wilmington, to talk about craft brewing in Delaware and why the Independent Craft Brewer Seal is important.

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Just over a week before the busy Thanksgiving travel holiday, local gas prices are dropping - as they typically do during the fall months. 

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Delaware poultry farmers stand to benefit as the Chinese government lifts a ban on American poultry products. 

Both governments announced the ban being lifted Friday as part of trade negotiations. China banned United States poultry following an outbreak of avian influenza in 2015.