First for Friday, May 2, 2014

Redeveloping Wilmington

The Westin Hotel on the Wilmington Riverfront officially opened this week. It was an important milestone for city development. Much of that development has been done by the Buccini Pollin Group. Our First Look examines their success and how some state aid could soon be on the way to help other developers, big and small, get in the game.

First Person: New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon

New Castle County’s tax rate will remain stable next year. That’s just one of the issues we discuss with County Executive Tom Gordon. He joins Shirley Min and Nichelle Polston on the First set this week.

Housing Crossroads

Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County has built more than 200 homes since it was established in 1986. After 27 years of building in the city of Wilmington, the nonprofit says the homes are showing their age and need some serious updating if the city wants to drive up homeownership.

Delaware Today

A Delaware horse lover and trainer received the ultimate recognition last year and is still being recognized today for what she does in preparing horses to race. We partnered up with Delaware Today Magazine this month to feature trainer Jen Patterson who remains hard at work.

First Experience: Small town personality

All small towns have a personality. The Sussex County Community of Milton is showing it’s character traits through a special series of portraits done by 8 local artists. First Experience displays these works, commissioned by the Milton Historical Society and dedicated to the memory of two special residents.

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