The Morning News for April 1, 2011

by Dave on April 1, 2011

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The 100th and Final Edition of Coastal Sussex Weekly Magazine (Coastal Sussex)
Learn the story behind Coastal Sussex’s 100-issue run, plus Fay sits down with RBHS’s Nancy Alexander and Michael previews this weekend’s Home Show in Rehoboth. (Click here to read this issue on your computer) or (Click here for a printable PDF file.)

Delaware Senate approves use of medical marijuana (Delaware Online)
The Delaware Senate approved legalizing marijuana for limited medical purposes Thursday, despite reservations from some supporters who indicated the legislation has flaws. (MORE)

Offshore wind transmission line to connect in Del. (Wall St. Journal)
The first phase of an offshore wind transmission line would connect to the regional power grid in southern Delaware. (MORE)

Civil Unions Bill Clears Delaware Senate Committee (Advocate)
A same-sex civil unions bill cleared a Delaware senate committee Wednesday and now heads to the senate floor for debate. (MORE)

Delaware’s tourism industry sees good signs ahead (Delaware Online)
After several years of sluggish convention and event bookings, business is picking up again, event planners said at the state’s premier tourism industry event. (MORE)

DelDOT Issues Transportation Trust Fund Report (Milford Live)
After five months of review, the Delaware Department of Transportation Task Force has returned a 75-page report on the future of the Transportation Trust Fund, concluding that total spending for transportation expenses over the period can reasonably be estimated to total $12.4 billion and that current TTF revenue streams will support only 70% of those needs. (MORE)

Delaware bill would close gun-report loophole (Delaware Online)
The man who killed 32 people at Virginia Tech in April 2007 was found by a judge to be mentally unfit to purchase weapons two years prior to the shooting rampage. (MORE)

Roadway work for IRIB project now under way (Coastal Point)
Dover-based contractor George & Lynch Inc. began work on the roadway approach and bridge demolition contract for the new Indian River Inlet Bridge on Monday, March 28, and officials with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) warned the traveling public this week that they could expect to begin seeing intermittent shoulder closures along the southbound lanes of Route 1 in the area of the bridge while the contractor installs silt fencing as the roadway work commences. (MORE)

House fire near Lewes (Delaware Online)
Firefighters from Lewes, Indian River, Milton, Georgetown and Rehoboth Beach responded to a house fire at 18243 Beaver Dam Road west of Lewes about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. (MORE)

County council clarifies process for administrator search (Coastal Point)
Sussex County Council members this week canceled scheduled discussion of selecting a replacement for retiring County Administrator David Baker, opting instead to schedule a meeting of the search committee for next Tuesday, April 5, at 9 a.m. (MORE)

Georgetown Man Arrested by Rehoboth Police on Drug Charges (WGMD)
A traffic stop by Rehoboth Police on Friday, March 11 led to a drug arrest.  Police say the driver, 48 year old Sean Quinn of Georgetown was acting nervously, but consented to a search of the vehicle and officers found hydrocodone which Quinn had no prescription. (MORE)

B52s, Rimes highlight Freeman Stage 2011 (Cape Gazette)
The Freeman Stage at Bayside upped its game for the 2011 performing arts season. The outdoor venue on Rt. 54 east of Selbyville signed country music star LeAnn Rimes and the rock band B52s – of “Love Shack” fame – to join 50 other live acts between Memorial Day and Labor Day. (MORE)

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Enjoy your day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

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