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7:38 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Delaware Business Summit Meets in Dover

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware business and political leaders are gathering for a summit to discuss economic development initiatives and efforts to help small businesses compete for state procurement contracts.

Gov. Jack Markell and state economic development director Alan Levin will be among the participants at Tuesday's 2014 Delaware Small Business Summit in Dover.

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8:02 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Multi-Million Dollar Feud Could go to Receivership

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Michael Horsey, a member of a family that owns a multi-million dollar business, has decided to ask the courts to place the firm into receivership to protect its assets.

The 54 year-old Horsey of Laurel has accused his parents and two younger brothers of forcing him out of David G. Horsey & Sons Incorporated real estate-development enterprise.

He claims that his family has manipulated the businesses to enrich themselves at his expense resulting, he said, in mismanagement of the company once valued at $84 million.

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8:44 am
Fri May 2, 2014

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate David Craig on Local Issues

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Republican gubernatorial candidate David Craig took a tour through Wicomico County yesterday, and Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush caught up with him to focus on some local issues ranging from the wind farm in Somerset County and environmental issues to economic development in the region.

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8:24 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Delaware Chief Justice Weighs In on Barley Mill Development

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Delaware’s Chief Justice Leo Strine questioned the arguments by the owner of Barley Mill Plaza in Greenville that a lower court judge overreach in throwing out the project’s rezoning.

The lower court judge’s ruling voided the New Castle County’s 2011 vote to rezone nearly 40 percent of the 92-acre office park.

The owners argued that the lower court should not have gotten into the meeting records to figure out the reasoning of a key vote on the council.

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10:23 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Wicomico County Mediation Group Mulls Rural Development

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How to preserve the rural nature of Wicomico County.

That was focus of the first day of a mediation roundtable yesterday organized by County Executive Rick Pollitt.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that until the county has a development tier map for the Maryland Department of Planning no housing subdivisions larger than seven lots can be legally built.

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9:09 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Water and Sewer Connection Fee Waivers for Businesses in Salisbury

Mayor Jim Ireton
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The Salisbury City Council is providing more than $1 million in waivers for water and sewer connection fees for projects in the downtown area and the city’s Enterprise Zone.

They’re known as equivalent dwelling units which go for around $35-hundred.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the 300 credits will apply to properties in the Downtown Development District, the Central business district, the Riverfront Redevelopment Area and the Enterprise Zone.

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9:53 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Four Seasons Development Delayed

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Board of Public Works has postponed a decision on whether to grant permits for a Kent Island housing development in an environmentally sensitive area near the Chesapeake Bay.

Gov. Martin O'Malley said Wednesday he believes the board needs greater assurance that a proposed 131-acre park in the proposal will not be developed in the future.

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8:53 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Hearing on Four Seasons Development on Kent Island

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Board of Public Works is scheduled to take up a tidal wetlands license application for a Kent Island housing development.

The board is set to consider the proposal at its Wednesday meeting.

It's the second time the matter has come before the board, which previously rejected the proposal due to environmental concerns.

The Maryland Court of Appeals concluded the board based its decision on factors outside the scope of its authority and sent the matter back to the board.

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8:45 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Barlley Mill Plaza Development Case to Resume in April

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The lawsuit to overturn the development plans for the Barley Mill Plaza office complex will resume April 22nd.

The case has been delayed after documents surfaced that New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon charged showed a potential for wrongdoing connected to the development.

Chancery Court Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III imposed a delay without reviewing the documents adding it could turn into a criminal matter.

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8:27 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Smyrna Studies Development Along US Route 13

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) - The town of Smyrna is launching a week long study of the U.S. Route 13 commercial corridor in an effort to shape future development in the area.


The News Journal of Wilmington reports that town officials, regional planners and local stakeholders will begin meeting Monday with the aim of producing a master plan that Smyrna planners would use to regulate growth along the corridor.

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10:13 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Cut in Capacity Fees To Be Considered By Salisbury City Council

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The Salisbury City Council tonight will be looking at a cut in the city’s water and sewer connection fees by 60 percent for those buildings which are not connected to the city’s system.

This would mean a reduction from $8500 to just under $3400.

The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce says the fee reduction will stimulate growth.

The revenue from the capacity fees has dropped dramatically from $1.6 million four years ago to $114,000 this year.