The Morning News for June 7, 2010

by Dave on June 7, 2010

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Delaware Foreclosures Up 30% since March; Up 140% Since April ’09 (RealtyTrac)

See 15 states where foreclosures are still surging. (MORE)

Delaware students suspended at twice the U.S. average (News Journal)

Nearly one out of five Delaware public school students was suspended or expelled last year, a figure nearly double the national average. (MORE)

Parking revenue strong at Delaware beaches (News Journal)

After a harsh winter, Delawareans and out-of-state visitors are ready to relax at First State beaches, season-opening weekend parking revenue suggests. (MORE)

Bill Collick commits to Cape (Cape Gazette)

Bill Collick has given his verbal commitment to Cape Henlopen Superintendent Dave Robinson to accept the position as Head Football Coach at Cape Henlopen High School. (MORE)

VP Biden Throws Party for the Press (Twitter)

Ed Henry of CNN catches the VP living it up at the ‘Biden Beach Boardwalk’ party at the Naval Observatory in Washington on Saturday. (MORE)

Inland Bays cleanup seeks volunteers (Cape Gazette)

The state Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section, along with the Enforcement Section volunteers, the Center for the Inland Bays and the Division of Parks and Recreation, is seeking volunteers for the Sixth Annual Cleanup of the Inland Bays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 19. (MORE)

South Bethany gets new mayor, two new council members (Coastal Point)

As of Saturday, June 5, South Bethany will have a new mayor and two new council members, with the election on Saturday, May 29, of Jay Headman as the town’s next mayor and council newcomers George Junkin Jr. and Sue Callaway, as well as the re-election of incumbent Councilman John Fields. (MORE)

Beach activities for new grads expand with ‘Dewin It Right’ (DelmarvaNow.com)

The continued success of Play It Safe, an Ocean City program that provides alcohol- and drug-free activities for graduates, has caught the attention of a Delaware town that will soon launch a similar initiative. (MORE)

Epidemic stings beekeepers (News Journal)

Between the twin blows of a cold, wet winter and a mysterious global epidemic, Stan Schaffer said, most of his bee colonies didn’t stand a chance of pollinating strawberries this year. (MORE)

Benign Sussex budget belies grimmer future (News Journal)

There isn’t too much pain in the proposed Sussex County budget — no property tax increase, no county staff layoffs or pay cuts and only small sewer rate hikes, up to $15 a year. (MORE)

Millville, Ocean View talking police (Coastal Point)

Extending some public safety services to Millville is once again a topic of conversation in Ocean View, as the town prepares a response to a request from Millville Mayor Don Minyon to “discuss the details of Ocean View’s possibly providing public safety services to the Town of Millville. The topic is set to be discussed at the June 8 Ocean View town council meeting. (MORE)

Art uplifts kids living in poverty (News Journal/Karen McGrath Opinion)

From the time we were young, it was preached to us that America is the land of opportunity, and here you can grow up to be anything you want to be. One of the sadder lessons of life is that this is simply not true. (MORE)

Police crack down on summer speeding (DelmarvaNow.com)

torists traveling through beach towns this summer should ease up on the pedal, as local law enforcement agents are stepping up patrols to ensure driver safety. (MORE)

CMLF Partners with Local Businesses to Enhance the Visitor Experience (Cape May Lewes Ferry)

Today, Cape May – Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials introduced two new partnerships with local businesses – a Sail, See & Stay package with the Inn at the Canal Square and Lewes Cycle Sports for bicycle rentals at the terminal. The goal of the partnerships is to enhance the visitor experience and provide additional value for the tourism dollar. (MORE)

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Enjoy your day,   Dave Burris Coastal Sussex Morning News

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