The Morning News for September 14, 2010

by Dave on September 14, 2010

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Today is primary day in Delaware. Polls open at 7am and remain open until 8pm. Visit PollingPlace.Delaware.gov to locate your polling place. Please vote.

There are contested races at every polling place in the state, including Democratic primaries for Treasurer and Auditor, and Republican primaries for US Congress and, of course, US Senate.

Delaware has held the spotlight of the national media over the last few days, including an appearance by talker Dan Gaffney of  Rehoboth Beach’s WGMD radio on Hardball with Chris Matthews and a CNN crew visiting the radio station during an interview with candidate Christine O’Donnell.

Close Race Expected In Delaware Republican Primary (NPR)
In the Tuesday race, Tea Party-backed candidate Christine O’Donnell and longtime G.O.P. politician Mike Castle are expected to go head to head. Their bare-knuckled campaign is a departure from the traditionally civil politics of the First State. (MORE)

Tom Ross, Delaware GOP Chair, Threatened With ‘Bullet In The Head’ (Huffington Post)
The chairman of the Delaware Republican Party received a death threat last week over his support for Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del) over Tea Party challenger Christine O’Donnell in the state’s upcoming Senate primary, a party official confirmed to the Huffington Post. (MORE)

LEWES, DELAWARE: BBQ and a bitter campaign (CNN)
CNN traveled to Lewes to catch up with candidate Christine O’Donnell. (MORE)

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Milton passes budget in the red, continues efforts to slash deficit (CoastalSussex.com)
Milton passed a budget during the Monday, Sept. 13 town council meeting, but the town is still deeply in the red. (MORE)

Low-Bidder Announced for Route 54 Improvements Project (CoastalSussex.com)
The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that Mumford & Miller Concrete, Inc., of Middletown, Delaware, is the low bidder for the Route 54 Improvements Project. (MORE)

Number of Public School Students Taking AP Exams Continues to Increase Along With Scores of “3” or higher (CoastalSussex.com)
According to statistics released today by the College Board, the number of Delaware public school students participating in Advanced Placement (AP) continued to climb compared to last year’s results including the number of examinations taken by students and the number of scores at “3” or higher. (MORE)

AG Warns of Odorless Propane (CoastalSussex.com)
The Attorney General’s office warns consumers that some propane shipped to Delaware may be missing sufficient amounts of a chemical that causes the odorless gas to have a smell. (MORE)

Field of 200 takes part in Dewey Lions’ 5K (Cape Gazette)
Some 200 runners and walkers showed up at the Dewey Beach Lions Club’s new clubhouse on McKinley Avenue last Sunday, Sept. 5, to participate in the annual Lions Club 5K Run for Sight. (MORE)

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 Wins Prestigious National President’s Award for Excellence (CoastalSussex.com)
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28, Oak Orchard-Riverdale, Millsboro, Delaware was awarded the very prestigious President’s Award for Excellence at the National Convention held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in August. (MORE)

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Today’s Local Events:

  • Rehoboth Beach Farmer’s Market
  • CHHS Field Hockey vs. Lake Forest
  • CHHS Girls Volleyball @ Smyrna
  • IRHS Girls Volleyball vs. Sussex Central
  • CHHS Boys Soccer vs. Delmar
  • IRHS Boys Soccer at Dover

Enjoy your day,   Dave Burris Coastal Sussex Morning News

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