August 9, 2015 |
The worst job commute I've ever had to endure was the one I made from Danbury, Conn., to Nyack, N.Y., for four months back in 1976. It was one of the few 9-to-5 jobs I've held in my 48 years in newspapers, and it meant that I had to be on the road (Interstate 84, I-684, and the Cross-Westchester Expressway) and over the Tappan Zee Bridge by 6 a.m. I would wait to come home until some of the rush-hour traffic subsided, but it still meant a 13-hour day, five days a week - five hours on the road.
May 21, 1986 |
WAITING, perhaps, for a challenge to a game or two of tic-tack-toe, a bird sits atop a wire fence that surrounds a reservoir near downtown Wilmington.
July 20, 2012
Presented by the Delaware Shakespeare Festival at Rockwood Mansion Park, just south of Shipley Road on the Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, through July 28. Tickets: $15. Information: 302-415-3373 or www.delshakes.org .
August 3, 2014
A story about an I-495 bridge that reopened Thursday incorrectly identified its location. The Wilmington bridge crosses the Christina River west of the Delaware River.
August 22, 2011 |
WILMINGTON - The DuPont Co. is negotiating with state and federal environmental regulators to settle claims of alleged pollution discharges into the Delaware River. The News Journal of Wilmington ( http://bit.ly/rt9ySc ) reports the settlement talks were disclosed in a financial statement that DuPont filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. They concern discharges over multiple years at the company's Edge Moor manufacturing facility north of Wilmington. Discussions involve the Delaware Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Justice.
October 6, 2011
Women's Golf Association CHARLOTTE BARNHARD CUP At Llanerch; 9; holes better-ball, 9 holes Chapman. Heather Bassman, Judy Dale, Commonwealth. . . 85 Liz Haines, Anne O'Malley, Merion. . . 85 (playoff at date to be determined) Pamela Clark Brown, Barbara Blanchard, Wilmington. . . 86 Lorraine Seiberlich, Susan Herrmann, Wilmington. . . 87 Bonnie Kay, Kathy Sullivan, Phila. Cricket. . . 88 Kerry Rutan, Nancy Kiss, Phila. Cricket.
April 20, 2011
WILMINGTON - Police have released the name of a 23-year-old man fatally shot on a basketball court beneath I-95. Jamar Brown of Wilmington was shot several times about 6 p.m. Monday and died hours later at Christiana Hospital, police said. Investigators said that several people were at the court at the time of the shooting, but that no one reported seeing anything. - AP
February 21, 2013 |
WILMINGTON - Police charged a man Wednesday with second-degree murder in the death of his brother, shot during a gun battle. Daymon Winkler, 26, of Wilmington, was arrested in the death of Raheem Winkler, 19. He was being held on $3 million bail. On Aug. 25, the Winklers and two other men were involved in a shootout on Carter Street, police said. Raheem Winkler sustained a fatal gunshot wound.
July 7, 2011 |
WILMINGTON - A priest has pleaded guilty to felony theft after being charged with embezzling more than $350,000 from two parishes of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. The Rev. Cornelius Breslin, 59, entered the plea Wednesday in New Castle County Superior Court. Breslin pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft over $100,000. He is to be sentenced Sept. 23.
September 6, 1993 |
Mike Beams drove in four runs with a double and triple yesterday to lift the New Britain Red Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Reading Phillies in the final Eastern League game of the season for both teams. The Phillies ended the season in seventh place with a 62-78 record. Beams doubled in two runs in New Britain's three-run fourth off loser Blake Doolan. He tripled in a pair of sixth-inning runs to give the Red Sox a 5-2 lead. The Phillies, who got a two-run homer from Phil Gisler in the second, closed to within one run in the eighth on Ron Lockett's two-run single, but Steve Mintz slammed the door for his seventh save.