The Morning News for June 23, 2010

by Dave on June 23, 2010

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The Morning News for Wednesday, June 23, 2010:

Sussex County adopts $139.8 million budget for Fiscal 2011 (Coastal Sussex)

Sussex County has a message for those watching each and every penny in this tight economy: keep your pennies. County property taxes will remain unchanged for yet another year. (MORE)

Bradley bills quickly pass in Delaware Legislature (News Journal)

Most of the legislation prompted by the arrest of Lewes pediatrician Dr. Earl B. Bradley and the subsequent outcry cleared chambers of the Legislature on Tuesday. (MORE)

Steampunk Treehouse Arrives at Dogfish Head (Coastal Sussex)

The famed Steampunk Treehouse, created by artist Sean Orlando and the 5-Ton Crane Arts Group of Oakland, California has found a permanent home at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. (MORE)

Parent notification legislation pushed in Delaware Assembly (Delaware Online)

Supporters of the Parents’ Right to Know bill, which would allow parents to opt out of instruction on sensitive subjects for their children in public schools, urged legislators Tuesday to debate the bill before the session ends June 30. (MORE)

Lewes police charge Millsboro man for rape (Cape Gazette)

Lewes police arrested a Millsboro man in connection with the sexual assault within Lewes city limits of three victims who were younger than 16 when the crimes were committed. (MORE)

Radio Disney hits the beach (Delaware Wave)

A Radio Disney Road Crew — a group that travels the nation playing music and games — will arrive in Dewey next week to offer a free concert on the beach. (MORE)

DUI arrest in Rehoboth (Delaware Online)

A 27-year-old Georgetown man was charged with driving under the influence Sunday afternoon after Rehoboth Beach police caught him driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street. Police said Alexis J. Hernandez Lopez was spotted on Rehoboth Avenue at 3:45 p.m. (MORE)

Rehoboth Police looking for 2 for purse snatching (WGMD)

Early Sunday morning two women from Virginia were on Scarborough Avenue and accosted by two men who grabbed at their purses. (MORE)

Chris Coons on Delaware Politics (Washington Post)

Delaware Senate candidate Chris Coons weighs in on McChrystal and his own race to the Senate. (VIDEO) (MORE)

Maryland and Delaware Attorneys General among the AG’s expressing concerns about Gulf oil spill (WGMD)

Attorney General Beau Biden’s Office announced today that it has begun taking steps that will be necessary to protect Delaware’s coastline if oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico washes up in Delaware. (MORE)

For people, plants alike, it’s just brutal out there (Delaware Online)

In Sussex County, University of Delaware agricultural extension agent Corey Whaley watched crops wither on Tuesday and worried about a shortage of rain and an excess of heat. In Wilmington, Latin American Community Center director Maria Matos watched the young and elderly suffer and worried about the shortage of air conditioners. (MORE)

Milford man charged in Del. 1 road rage (Delaware Online)

A 39-year-old Milford man was charged today in connection with a road rage incident on Monday, city police said. (MORE)

Travel, Tourism Spending Up in 1st Quarter (Coastal Sussex)

Tourism spending is up 3.9% in the first quarter of 2010, according to data released by the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. The positive news was led by an increase in accommodations spending by tourists. (MORE)

Volunteers help clean inland bays (DelmarvaNow.com)

Caroline Whalen-Strollo has been a longtime volunteer helping to improve the condition of the planet and during the weekend spent a good portion of her time participating in the Cleanup of the Inland Bays. (MORE)

Bethany Beach Council repeals 35-foot height limit (DelmarvaNow.com)

For the second time in four years, the Town Council has repealed a 35-foot height limit that had been established for residential structures with a 7/12 roof pitch. (MORE)

Festival sheds light on sea glass (Delaware Wave)

The Delaware coast is not only known for its stunning views above the water, but also for the treasures that lay beneath the waves. (MORE)

Junior lifeguards learn safety (DelmarvaNow.com)

Over the next several weeks, area beach patrols will begin opening their doors to children for their annual junior lifeguard programs. (MORE)

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Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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