March 31, 2016 |
Stephen E.T. Kacir, 43, of Norristown, a naturalist, researcher, and bird-watcher extraordinaire who had been president of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club since January, died Tuesday, March 22, of a heart attack at his gym. "It is with sadness beyond words that we inform you that our current president, Steve Kacir, passed away suddenly on Tuesday evening," the club said in an statement on its website, www.dvoc.org/Main.htm . Mr. Kacir...
March 29, 2016 |
DuPont Co. collected $2.5 billion in after-tax profits last year. Dow Chemical Co. collected $4 billion. They aren't guaranteeing how many of the 5,000 or so people they still employ in Delaware will still have jobs when they are done merging and then splitting into three successor companies in a couple of years. So Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and state legislators from both parties say they felt they didn't have much choice but to give these highly profitable chemical-makers millions in grants and tax concessions, in hopes they won't fire or move more people away.
March 19, 2016 |
Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization and UnitedHealthcare will make a concerted effort to coordinate care and make it easier to share health information for 17,000 people in the Philadelphia with employee-sponsored health insurance from UnitedHealthcare, the companies said. Under the program, Delaware Valley Accountable Care's hospital owners and participating physicians will share in savings generated through better coordination of care, especially for people with complex or chronic illnesses.
March 9, 2016 |
There are plenty of examples of iconic dancer/visual art collaborations - Degas' ballerinas, Jasper Johns' set for Merce Cunningham, John Sloan's Isadora Duncan - but one in particular has local resonance. David Rush's Nureyev's Eyes , at Delaware Theatre Company, examines the long friendship between Russian defector and ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev and Chadds Ford painter Jamie Wyeth. The production, lifted straight from the George Street Playhouse, features the same team: William Connell as Wyeth, Bill Dawes as Nureyev (until March 16, when Jed Peterson - played Nureyev in the play's world premiere at Florida's American Stage Theatre Company - takes over the role)
February 27, 2016
A Delaware man known as "Fatboy" has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 22-year-old man earlier this month in Camden. Tajmir Wyles, 21, of Middletown, Del., is accused of fatally shooting Nicholas Rowser, of Camden, on the 1100 block of Morton Street about 4 p.m. on Feb. 7. Wyles surrendered Wednesday night at Camden County Police headquarters after being pursued by the U.S. Marshals Service, authorities said. On Thursday afternoon, Superior Court Judge Edward J. McBride Jr. set bail at $750,000 full cash.
February 26, 2016 |
DREXEL CAN'T shoot. The numbers don't fib. Going into Thursday night's game against Delaware at the Daskalakis Center, the Dragons were converting 38.7 percent from anywhere, 32.3 from three. So it wasn't anything that unusual when they were 11-for-32 in the first half, 1-for-12 from deep. But it was a really big deal when they went 14-for-21, 4-for-6 in the final 20 minutes. And maybe not coincidentally, they were able to turn a two-point intermission deficit into a 74-64 win, which gave them their first winning streak since last season.
February 25, 2016 |
EIREANN ANASTASI grew up in a soccer household. Her three brothers, one older, all played. As had her mom, at Villanova, and she had five brothers who were all "into it," too. Ditto Anastasi's "pop pop. " So Eireann got into it as well. But at some point, she wanted to do her "own thing. " Which, in her case, turned out to be basketball. "They understood," Anastasi said, "even though none of them really played it. They all were athletic, competitive and stuff, so they eventually picked it up from watching me for so long.
February 23, 2016
Battered by years of corporate departures, Delaware elected officials bragged as if they'd won the lottery when DuPont Co. and Dow Chemical Co. said the new corporation they are forming to sell pesticides and seeds will have world headquarters not at its Iowa-based crop seeds group, nor at Dow's Indianapolis pesticides business, but at DuPont's Chestnut Run office complex near Wilmington. Yet it's not clear this will add any Delaware jobs. DuPont and Dow plan more cost cuts in advance of their merger later this year.
February 21, 2016 |
In what Gov. Jack Markell called "a win for Delaware," the DuPont Co. and Dow Chemical Co. said Friday that they had picked DuPont's Chestnut Run office complex outside Wilmington as the headquarters for top officials of their planned new combined pesticide and seed company, which will bear the DuPont name. Delaware promised income-tax rebates for workers earning above $70,000 a year, $6 million in construction capital expenditure grants, and $3.6 million "to support employment" to keep the headquarters, state officials said in a statement.
February 20, 2016 |
Delaware Valley University, founded 120 years ago as a farm school that catered to Jewish men, took another leap from its past Thursday with the hiring of its first female president, an agronomist currently working as a dean at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Maria Gallo, 53, a Cornell University graduate who grew up in Port Chester, N.Y., will take the helm July 1. She replaces Joseph S. Brosnan, who announced last year that he planned to retire at the end of this school year. Gallo, dean of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, said she was attracted by the university's mission, history, and core values, as well as its proximity to family in New York and New Jersey.