The Morning News for March 23, 2011

by Dave on March 23, 2011

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Delaware panel increases revenue estimate (Forbes)
Delaware’s revenue forecast has become a little brighter, but officials warn that the state is not out of the economic woods. (MORE)

Report will offer options for DelDOT trust fund’s shortfall (Delaware Online)
A task force’s report being delivered to legislators next week does not recommend specific ways to fill an estimated $1 billion shortfall in the Transportation Trust Fund over the next five years, a state official said Tuesday. (MORE)

M&T-Wilmington deal moves ahead (The Business Review)
The shareholders of Wilmington Trust Corp. in Delaware voted in favor of the proposed sale to Buffalo’s M&T Bank Corp. on Tuesday. (MORE)

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Bethany Chooses Kebony Wood for New Boardwalk (WBOC)
Town leaders will turn to a unique wood to resurface the northern end of the Bethany Beach boardwalk. (MORE)

Board delays vote on cell phone tower near Bethany Beach (Delaware Online)
A Sussex County panel has deferred action on a controversial cell tower proposed along Del. 1 south of Bethany Beach. (MORE)

Rehoboth Beach Replenishment To Start In Summer (Dredging Times)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reporting that the private contractor hired for the beach replenishment project won’t complete work until after Labor Day. (MORE)

Bethany bans boardwalk smoking (Delaware Wave)
In a 4-3 vote, Bethany Beach Town Council passed a year-round smoking ban on the boardwalk and access ramps. (MORE)

Federal appeals court upholds ruling against Delaware in wage-discrimination lawsuit (Washington Post)
A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s ruling that Delaware cannot allow in-state contractors on public works projects to pay reduced wage rates to their apprentices while denying out-of-state contractors the same right. (MORE)

Low project bids a sign of the times (Delaware Wave)
While high unemployment rates and a poor housing market are telltale signs of a bad economy, town officials are quickly finding some benefits. (MORE)

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Enjoy your day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

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