The Morning News for February 8, 2011

by Dave on February 8, 2011

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Feds Fast-Track Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy (ABC News)
The government could issue leases for four new East Coast wind farms by year’s end as part of a streamlined approval process designed to quickly identify the nation’s most promising areas for offshore wind energy, the U.S. Department of the Interior said Monday. (MORE)

Judge drops two counts against Powell (Cape Gazette)
Derrick Powell, on trial for the shooting death of Georgetown Patrolman Chad Spicer on Sept. 1, 2009, faced 14 criminal charges when opening statements began Jan. 20 in Sussex County Superior Court in Georgetown. (MORE)

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Delaware touts “job squad” to help unemployed (Newsworks)
Delaware’s unemployment office is trying to spread the word that in addition to helping the unemployed, it can also help connect companies with job openings with future employees. (MORE)

Extended trail would link Gordons Pond, Herring Point (Cape Gazette)
Visitors who hike the beach beyond Gordons Pond north of Rehoboth Beach find an unimproved trail that traverses wetlands and high sand dunes before continuing through a pine forest to the Herring Point parking lot. (MORE)

Milton Man Wanted for Beating Girlfriend with Dog Chain (WGMD)
Delaware State Police are searching for a 48-year-old Milton man they say assaulted his girlfriend Sunday night with a dog chain. (MORE)

Millsboro Man Held in Shotgun Incident (WGMD)
Delaware State Police have charged a 49-year-old Millsboro man with reckless endangering, aggravated menacing, assault, terroristic threatening and disorderly conduct following a domestic altercation at his John T. Williams Highway home Sunday night. (MORE)

Lewes Polar Bear Plunge Sets Records (WBOC)
Organizers say the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge has set attendance and fundraising records. (MORE)

Hearing held on Ruddertowne complex (Delmarva Now)
Officials held a public hearing to inform residents of the options moving forward with the Ruddertowne complex. (MORE)

Dewey Beach Eyeing Electronic Voter Registration (WBOC)
Dewey Beach is considering a plan to convert its voter registration system from paper records to electronic files. (MORE)

Rehoboth Lawyer Suspended from Practicing Law (WGMD)
A former attorney with the Lawson Firm in Rehoboth Beach has been suspended from the practice of law in Delaware. (MORE)

Meeting scheduled to discuss Fenwick park (Delmarva Now)
A newly formed committee is scheduled to meet this week to discuss the potential expansion of the town’s public park. (MORE)
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Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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