The Morning News for July 1, 2010

by Dave on July 1, 2010

Today’s Sponsor: Make plans to attend the Delaware Coast Gulf Aid event on the Dagsworthy Avenue beach in Dewey Beach on July 14th. A great way for our community to help those in the Gulf affected by the oil spill. Click here to learn more about the event.

The Morning News for Thursday, July 1, 2010:

NRG Says BP Spill May Slow Permitting Process for Offshore Wind-Power Farm (BusinessWeek)

NRG Energy Inc. said its wind-power project off the coast of Delaware may take three times longer than planned to get approved after BP Plc’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill spurred a reorganization of federal offshore regulation. (MORE)

Judge approves Delaware GM plant sale (Delaware Online)

A federal bankruptcy court judge on Tuesday approved the sale of General Motors’ abandoned assembly plant near Newport to Fisker Automotive, an Irvine, Calif.-based startup that plans to build two lines of plug-in electric cars there. (MORE)

Another Bradley bill headed to governor (News Journal)

Legislation that would increase penalties for individuals who abuse a child and are in a position of trust or authority passed the House on Tuesday. (MORE)

Jewish family appeals Indian River prayer ruling (News Journal)

Attorneys representing an anonymous Jewish family  who unsuccessfully sued the Indian River School District over the school board’s practice of opening its meetings with a Christian prayer have appealed to the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. (MORE)

McGrath to step down as art league executive director (DelmarvaNow.com)

Karen McGrath has announced her resignation as the executive director of the Rehoboth Art League. (MORE)

Driver Accuses Del. Resort Community of Unfair Ticketing (WBOC)

The Rehoboth Beach parking division will review parking signs in one neighborhood after a Sussex County woman complained she was unfairly ticketed. (MORE)

Cape: revenue, expenditures lower (Cape Gazette)

Cape Henlopen School District projected revenue is lower than last year, but so are expenditures. (MORE)

Cape tax rate hinges on state budget (Cape Gazette)

School taxes in the Cape Henlopen School District can’t be set until the state completes its budget at the end of June, but the district says taxes will stay at their current rate or go down. (MORE)

Eight chicks take wing on the point at Cape Henlopen (DelmarvaNow.com)

The first four piping plover pairs to nest on the Point in Cape Henlopen State Park have now fledged a total of eight chicks, Wildlife Biologist Matthew Bailey announced today. (MORE)

Dewey parking quagmire continues (Cape Gazette)

For Dewey Beach planner Jim Dedes, it’s the same argument, different meeting: the town contemplates using its rights of way to create more off-street parking, and voices rise in opposition. (MORE)

Sea Colony Ranked #19 Tennis Camp In The World By Tennis Resorts Online (PRWeb)

Located just south of Bethany Beach, Delaware, Sea Colony – known as “The Premier Family Beach & Tennis Resort Community” – was named one of the world’s elite tennis camps, according to the recently-released Tennis Resorts Online’s 2010 rankings. (MORE)

Rising sea levels threaten coast (Delaware Online)

At the height of a nor’easter last November, waves broke through the dunes at Indian River Inlet and flooded Del. 1. (MORE)

Doggy happy hour at The Seafood Shack in Rehoboth (Sussex Countian)

Meet and mingle with other animal lovers who support Delaware Humane Association at Playtime at the Beach, a series of “doggy happy hours” hosted annually by several local restaurants and bars in Rehoboth Beach. (MORE)

NATIONAL TOP NEWS:

TODAY’S LOCAL EVENTS:

  • Nage Farm-to-Table Dinner
  • Chesapeake Brass Band at Freeman Stage

Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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