The Morning News for July 22, 2010

by Dave on July 22, 2010

The Morning News for Thursday, July 22, 2010:

Sussex lists top 100 property-tax delinquents online (News Journal)

Sussex County is putting public pressure on delinquent taxpayers, publishing the names of the top 100 tax scofflaws online to try to bring in millions in unpaid property taxes to the county and local school districts. (MORE)

Del. man suspected in rape is arrested in N.J. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Delaware State Police say a suspect in the rape last month of a 19-year-old Pennsylvania woman has been arrested in New Jersey. (MORE)

Leadership transition complete at Wilmington Trust (News Journal)

The new chief executive  of Wilmington Trust bank has been unanimously elected chairman of the board, completing a transition at the top that began with the retirement of longtime leader Ted Cecala. (MORE)

Second vessel from Cape May-Lewes Ferry declared surplus property, put up for sale (NJ.com)

A second vessel from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry fleet has been declared surplus and put up for sale. (MORE)

Delaware hosts renewable-energy task force (Cape Gazette)

Delaware is making big strides in renewable energy development, state officials say after a meeting with federal officials who visited the First State and updated state and federal agencies on developers’ interest in offshore wind power. (MORE)

Delaware extends tax credit to preserve historic sites (WHYY)

Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D) signed the measure that extends the Delaware Historic Preservation Tax Credits Program for the next ten years.  The tax credits had been scheduled to expire this year. (MORE)

Rehoboth Beach Patrol crowns top rookie (Delaware Coast Press)

For 12 rookie lifeguards of the Rehoboth Beach Patrol, the last few months have been filled with early morning training preparing them to be top notch lifeguards. (MORE)

Rehoboth adds handicapped parking (Delaware Coast Press)

Boardwalk reconstruction and the opening of new businesses has yielded 11 additional handicapped parking spaces in the downtown area, and the Board of Commissioners voted to list these new spots in its code at a July 16 regular meeting. (MORE)

Rehoboth police looking for suspects in assaults along south boardwalk (WGMD)

For the second time in three days, Rehoboth Beach police are investigating an assault in the area of the south boardwalk. (MORE)

Planners approve umbrella storage amid community protest (Delaware Coast Press)

Sussex County planners have approved a conditional-use application that would permit the storage of beach umbrellas on a lot in the impoverished community of West Rehoboth, should it receive the go ahead from County Council. (MORE)

Elderly man beaten in attempted robbery (Delaware Wave)

Police are searching for two or three men who allegedly beat an elderly man in an attempted robbery. (MORE)

Bicyclist in critical condition after early morning accident (Delaware Wave)

A 61-year-old California man is in critical condition after he was struck by an SUV. The accident occurred at about 6:45 a.m. today at the intersection of Route 1 and Westway Drive, the entrance to Sea Colony. (MORE)

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Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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