The Morning News for February 3, 2011

by Dave on February 3, 2011

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Gov. Jack Markell defends pay raises for Superior Court judges in Lewes (Delaware Online)
Gov. Jack Markell defended his decision to seek pay raises for 19 Superior Court judges while freezing the pay for the rest of the state work force at a town hall meeting Wednesday. (MORE)

Fenwick embarks on 3rd green project (Delmarva Now)
The town is embarking on its latest green energy project — the installation of solar panels on the roof of the Public Works department. (MORE)

Sussex legislators are not to blame for road failures (Delaware Voice)
An opinion column from Sussex County Councilman Vance Phillips. (MORE)

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AT&T withdraws application for cell tower (Delaware Wave)
AT&T has withdrawn its application for a special use exception for a telecommunications tower near Bethany Beach. (MORE)

20,000 pounds of rockfish taken from illegal fishing nets (Delaware Online)
Maryland Natural Resources Police have found illegal fishing nets in the Chesapeake Bay this week and have seized some 20,000 pounds of illegally caught rockfish. (MORE)

DELAWARE DIARY: First slave in Sussex (Coast Press)
When the people of Lewes spotted the sailing ship making its way around Cape Henlopen, some of the town’s residents meandered down to the creek to greet the approaching vessel. During the 17th century, the arrival of any ship at Lewes was an important interruption of the daily routine. (MORE)

New rules proposed for Delaware Republicans (Cape Gazette)
The future of the Sussex County Republican Committee will be forged in turmoil. (MORE)

Annual Winter Gala brings Dewey to life (Coast Press)
The town comes to life in the heart of the offseason as it gears up for the Winter Gala to benefit the beach patrol and police department. (MORE)

Rehoboth Writers’ Guild offers classes beginning Feb. 5 (Cape Gazette)
In February, the Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild will be offering two new classes, a two-session course on Writing and Humor, taught by columnist and comedienne Fay Jacobs, and a three-session In Praise of the Short Story, taught by published fiction writer and award-winning essayist Mary Pauer. (MORE)

It’s fun for the whole family at the annual Lewes Polar Bear Plunge (Cape Gazette)
One of Delaware’s largest fundraising events, the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge presented by Wawa and Comcast, will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 6. (MORE)   National Top Stories

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Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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