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A solar farm in Georgetown is being dramatically expanded.

 

The Delaware Electric Cooperative’s Bruce A. Henry Solar Farm currently houses 16,000 solar panels on a 23-acre site.


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The ripple effects of President Trump’s trade war with China continue to find their way to the First State.

We’ve previously reported on the impact the tariffs he’s imposed are having in the retail sector, and the trouble they’re causing some Delaware farmers.

This week contributor Jon Hurdle examines how First State manufacturers are feeling the pinch – and efforts to mitigate that impact being led by Sen. Tom Carper.


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JPMorgan Chase announced it is investing $4 million to support economic development in Wilmington neighborhoods.

 


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Gas prices remain fairly stable as October comes to a close.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular in the First State sits at $2.36 - down about three cents from a week ago.

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Delaware’s unemployment rate has gone up for a third straight month. 

The rate rose one-tenth of a point again in September and is back to 3.5 percent where it started the year in January.

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The vacant Elbert-Palmer Elementary School in Wilmington's Southbridge neighborhood is set to become a training center for Port of Wilmington workers. 

Port operator GT USA Wilmington, a subsidiary of global logistics company Gulftainer, has agreed to lease the building from the Christina School District.

 


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The battle for your dollars on the retail landscape these days is a fierce one.

And much of the time we hear how the battle lines are drawn between brick and mortar stores and online retailers. But it’s hardly that simple. There’s also a divide among brick and mortar locations – one that can be seen playing out here in the First State.

It involves a long time was retail mainstay – the shopping mall.

Some, like Christiana Mall, are thriving.  Others, like Concord and Dover Malls, seem to be fading.

Contributor Eileen Dallabrida looks at what’s behind the increasing gap between these “haves” and “have nots.”


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On a recent afternoon, Geri Smith stopped at a Honda dealership in Salisbury, Maryland, for car service.

There was a bit of a wait, but Smith found a productive way to pass the time. She took a shuttle from the dealership to nearby Salisbury Mall, where she bought a pillow from Macy’s and drawer pulls from HomeGoods.

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The state and the Delaware Electric Co-op are offering some assistance to farmers willing to switch their irrigation equipment from diesel to electric power.

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New Castle County is putting money towards helping low income residents get construction jobs.

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