April 29, 2013
A foot. That's how much sea level has risen in the Delaware Bay in the last century, measurements show. Two factors are driving the rise: The biggest reason is that the volume of the ocean is increasing - an event scientists say is related to warming water, caused by a warming planet, brought on in turn by higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The other factor is that the land is sinking. About 20,000 years ago, when glaciers extended roughly to the top of New Jersey, the land to the south was pushed up. Now it's subsiding again.
April 28, 2013 |
The 76ers are set to announce the acquisition of an NBA Developmental League team that will play in Delaware. Majority owner Joshua Harris, speaking for the first time since accepting the resignation of former coach Doug Collins, will be joined at a news conference on Saturday on the campus of the University of Delaware along with NBA Development League president Dan Reed to make the announcement. University president Patrick T. Harker will also be in attendance. Harris and Reed will also be joined by U.S. Sens.
April 22, 2013
Jasper Yeates, born in Philadelphia, was once the most prominent lawyer in Lancaster County. He was a delegate to the state convention that ratified the U.S. Constitution, and served more than 20 years as a state Supreme Court justice. Yeates earned a bachelor's degree from the College of Philadelphia in 1761, and shortly thereafter went on to study law. After his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1765, he started his law practice in Lancaster. In addition to his legal duties, Yeates served as captain in the Lancaster militia.
April 19, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvanians could register to vote online, and get quicker access to data about who funds their legislators' campaigns and who spends money to influence policy-making in the Capitol, under a trio of bills passed unanimously Wednesday in the state Senate. It's all in the name of government transparency and efficiency in a state that has made a big push over the last decade to be more open when it comes to open records. The voter bill, sponsored by Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R., Lancaster)
April 18, 2013
In the Region Wharton dean to step down Thomas S. Robertson will resign as dean of the Wharton School , the prestigious business school at the University of Pennsylvania , as of June 30, 2014. He made the announcement in a letter to the faculty in which he said he intended to return to the school's marketing department to teach and pursue research. Named dean in June 2007, Robertson succeeded Patrick Harker, who left to become president of the University of Delaware . During Robertson's tenure, the size of the faculty increased to 478, including 230 tenured and tenure-track professors, from 435. - Mike Armstrong Penn keeps green-power title The University of Pennsylvania maintained its green-power superiority for the seventh straight year, finishing in first place once again in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 's nationwide challenge of universities that buy renewable power.
April 16, 2013
The Chicago Sky made Delaware forward Elena Delle Donne the No. 2 pick in the WNBA draft Monday night. The 6-foot-5 Ursuline Academy graduate led the nation in scoring as a junior and was No. 2 as a senior. The Phoenix Mercury took 6-8 Baylor center Brittney Griner with the top pick. Notre Dame guard Skylar Diggins went third, to the Tulsa Shock. COLLEGES: The Big Five named Temple's Khalif Wyatt as Big Five men's basketball player of the year, La Salle's John Giannini as coach of the year, and Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono as freshman of the year.
April 15, 2013
Police have identified a young man who was struck and killed by a freight train in Newark, Del. Police say Nolan Sandlin, 20, of Dover, apparently stepped into the path of an oncoming CSX train Saturday morning. He was struck about 7:30 a.m. near East Cleveland Avenue and North Chapel Street. Newark police say Sandlin was a University of Delaware student. - AP
April 11, 2013 |
A new marina will finally be built along the Delaware River in Bristol Borough, after it was announced Tuesday that the borough will receive a $1.5 million federal grant to cap off the funding needed for the $2.5 million project. For nearly a decade, local residents and politicians have hoped to construct a marina in the river to complement the borough's waterfront park and trail, which are only a few hundred feet from the borough's main stretch of shops and restaurants. But officials had not been able to find ways to fully fund the project until this federal grant was awarded.
April 11, 2013 |
Authorities are trying to determine the identity of a body that washed up on the shore of the Delaware River Tuesday night. About 9 p.m., a passerby discovered the body on along the shoreline at Finns Point. Although found on eastern shore of the river, the small strip of land actually is part of Delaware by a quirk of history, and Delaware authorities are leading the investigation, said Cpl. John Day of the Delaware State Police. An autopsy is scheduled for today, said Jill Fredel, director of communications for the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services.
April 3, 2013
Free tax preparation services will be offered next Monday at the Chester district office of state Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, (R., Delaware.) Providing the service will be PathWays PA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, an nonprofit, anti-poverty organizations. Appointments are required and can be made by call Pileggi's district office at 610-447-5845 or visiting the office at 415 Avenue of the States in Chester. The service will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For other tax preparation availability contact PathWays PA at http://pathwaysvita.com/ -- Rita Giordano