The Morning News for April 8, 2011

by Dave on April 8, 2011

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Civil unions bill clears big hurdle (Delaware Online)
The Delaware Senate on Thursday approved the state’s first civil unions bill, voting by a 2-to-1 ratio to grant the same legal rights and protections to same-sex couples that married couples have. (MORE)

States agree to Delaware River plan (Wall St. Journal)
New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware have accepted a plan that seeks to protect the Delaware River and those who live near it. (MORE)

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Delaware drug law reform bill heads to governor (Delaware Online)
The Delaware House has sent Gov. Jack Markell legislation that would change the way drug dealers and users are prosecuted. (MORE)

Trolley Asks Del. Resort Towns to Keep Taxis from Stops (WBOC)
The ongoing battle between taxicabs and trolleys at Delaware’s beaches is taking a new turn. (MORE)

Delaware House approves benefits overhaul (Delaware Online)
In an effort to rein in long-term costs, the Delaware House on Thursday approved massive changes to the fringe benefits of future state employees with little fanfare. (MORE)

Ocean View loses controversial case over gas pumps (Coastal Point)
The Town of Ocean View on March 31 received notice from the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware that Norino Properties LLC is indeed “entitled to a declaratory judgment that its proposed convenience store with eight fuel pumps is a permitted use in the GB General Business District under Ocean view’s code.” (MORE)

Community forum April 12 at Cape High (Cape Gazette)
Cape Henlopen High School and Beebe Medical Center present “It Takes a Village to Protect a Child,” the final of three community forums at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, in the Cape Henlopen High School theater. (MORE)

Federal shutdown’s effect on Delaware operations uncertain (Delaware Online)
There are about 5,400 federal workers in Delaware, but fewer than 1,000 could be affected by a government shutdown if Congress and the president can’t agree on a budget by Friday night. (MORE)

Ocean View candidates get last word before election (Coastal Point)
The Ocean View election will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ocean View Town Hall. (MORE)

Ocean to Bay bike tour set for April 16 (Ocean City Today)
The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce announced PNC Bank is the presenting sponsor of the 22nd annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour. (MORE)

Bethany observing sesquicentennial of the Civil War (Coastal Point)
On Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m., the Town of Bethany Beach and its Cultural and Historic Affairs Committee will present “An Evening Focusing on the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and Delaware’s Role in the War.” (MORE)

Training announced for volunteer piping plover, beachnester monitors (Delaware Online)
Volunteers who would like to learn more about Delaware’s endangered piping plovers and other beachnesters are invited to a free training session for a monitoring program held by the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. (MORE)

 

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Enjoy your day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News


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