The Morning News for April 15, 2011

by Dave on April 15, 2011

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Civil unions bill approved (Delaware Online)
Delaware’s House of Representatives voted 26-15 Thursday night to grant legal status to same-sex civil unions, giving those couples the same rights, protections and obligations now granted only to married couples. (MORE)

Jury recommends death for Small (Cape Gazette)
In a unanimous decision, a Sussex County jury recommended a death sentence for convicted murderer Leslie Small. (MORE)

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Sussex solar farm expected to save $1.2M (Delaware Online)
By July, an acre of land outside Georgetown will be covered by one of Sussex County’s fastest-growing crops: solar panels. (MORE)

Bethany council down to the wire on final Streetscape plan (Coastal Point)
The long saga of Bethany Beach’s Streetscape project continued this week, as Bethany Beach Town Council members considered three variations on a concept plan that they hope to finalize on April 15. (MORE)

Full tank means an empty bank (Delaware Online)
For a decade, Ramone’s Flowers near Prices Corner proudly held its delivery charge steady at $7.95. But with gas costs soaring and detours adding on miles, its owner recently relented and tacked on an extra two dollars per delivery. (MORE)

Chesapeake may offer gas services in Lewes (Delaware Online)
Chesapeake Utilities has announced its intentions to expand service into Lewes with signed contracts from Beebe Medical Center and SPI Pharma. (MORE)

Online maps track sea-level rise (Cape Gazette)
New interactive maps allow viewers to see how sea-level rise will affect their properties. (MORE)

Wood, Sheeran come out on top in Ocean View (Coastal Point)
On Saturday, April 9, Ocean View opened its election polls, and more than 500 residents cast their votes, along with more than 80 absentee ballots, to elect the town’s new mayor and District 3 councilman. (MORE)

Cape hosts celebrity fundraiser (Delmarva Now)
On April 16, celebrities will take to the basketball court at Cape Henlopen High School for charity. (MORE)

Enjoy your day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

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