The Morning News for March 24, 2011

by Dave on March 24, 2011

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House committee won’t gamble on new casinos (Delaware Online)
State Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf’s three-year quest to bring more casinos to Delaware suffered another defeat Wednesday when a House committee narrowly voted to quash his latest effort to expand gambling beyond the three racetrack casinos now in existence. (MORE)

Rehoboth temporarily suspends controversial patio ordinance (Delmarva Now)
The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to temporarily suspend the enforcement of the city’s patio ordinance. (MORE)

UD study says agriculture biz contributes billions to Delaware (WDEL)
Small farms means big money for the state with a new study from the University of Delaware saying agriculture contributes $8 billion to the state’s economy. (MORE)

Civil unions bill filed in Dover (Delaware Online)
Lawmakers by the baker’s dozen stood together with Gov. Jack Markell on the east steps of Legislative Hall on Tuesday afternoon, endorsing the first legislative effort to give same-sex couples the same legal protections and obligations now in place for married couples. (MORE)

Ott pleads guilty to child sex offenses (Cape Gazette)
Thomas A. Ott has pleaded guilty to three counts of sex offenses against a child in Superior Court in Georgetown. (MORE)

Lewes ranked best place to live in Del. (Coast Press)
Out of 35 municipalities, Delaware Today magazine has named Lewes the best place to live in the state, a title that locals have always felt deep down. (MORE)

Lewes council lifts wind turbine moratorium (Cape Gazette)
Lewes Mayor and City Council unanimously lifted a nine- month moratorium on installation of residential small wind energy systems. (MORE)

Lewes committee ramping up bicycle friendly efforts (Coast Press)
The Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee is continuing its efforts to be acknowledged as a Bicycle Friendly Community by a national agency. (MORE)

Bayard Avenue funding still up in the air (Delmarva Now)
As the Bayard Avenue project nears completion, the town is still trying secure funds to pay for it. (MORE)

South Bethany house destroyed in blaze (Delaware Wave)
Firefighters responded to a house fire on New Castle Street at 5:05 p.m. last night, said Joe Hopple, public information officer for the Bethany Beach Fire Company. (MORE)

Speed signs set to be installed on Columbia Avenue (Delmarva Now)
Columbia Avenue will soon become a little bit safer. (MORE)

Two redesign plans under study for Rehoboth circle (Coast Press)
Designers from Sposato Landscape are currently rendering two plans for the potential redesign of the Rehoboth Avenue circle — one including removal of a three-foot wall, the other leaving the wall intact. (MORE)

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Enjoy your day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

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