The Morning News for April 28, 2011

by Dave on April 28, 2011

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Wilmington Trust merger OK’d by Fed (Delaware Online)
The Federal Reserve has given the go-ahead for M&T Bank to buy Wilmington Trust, saying the deal isn’t likely to be harmful to consumers and communities or to the banks’ soundness and stability. (MORE)

Lewes-Rehoboth water taxi progress slow but steady (Coast Press)
The Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Improvement Association is moving slow but steady in bringing to fruition a water taxi that would link the two towns. (MORE)

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Fire causes $100,000 damage to home (Delaware Online)
Officials are investigating the cause of a fire this morning near Roxana that caused $100,000 in damage. (MORE)

Key Delaware court might face style change (Reuters)
Delaware’s close-knit legal world is preparing to bid farewell to a quiet reserved gentleman and bracing for the likelihood the state’s prominent business court will be led by a feisty, sharp-tongued successor. (MORE)

Redistricting Task Force calls for keeping communities together (WGMD)
Members of the Hispanic Redistricting Task Force, including representatives from Delaware’s Hispanic community and the state’s League of Women Voters are urging legislators to keep communities together as much as possible as House and Senate district lines are redrawn, as required every 10 years following the census. (MORE)

126 trees planted around Rehoboth preserve canopy (Delmarva Now)
More than 125 trees have been planted around the city, as officials aim to beautify the municipality and provide more shade and cleaner air. (MORE)

Rehoboth Parking Permits For Sale (WGMD)
City Manager Greg Ferrese says the permits are sold at the Parking Meter Division at 30 1/2 Lake Avenue behind City Hall and at the Rehoboth-Dewey Chamber of Commerce on Rehoboth Avenue. (MORE)

Lewes Historical Society presents annual awards (Cape Gazette)
Historic preservation is one of Lewes’ core values. “Lewes has a unique, historical origin and strives to highlight its heritage through building, design and architectural preservation.” (MORE)

Former Joss employees revive eclectic Rehoboth Beach shop (Coast Press)
Whether it’s a wedding, birthday or just because, Joss II has a wide variety of gifts for every occasion. (MORE)

NFL lockout’s impact on Delaware gambling? (Newsworks)
The back and forth of the NFL lock-out situation is not only affecting the players, the owners, and the fans.  It could have an effect on Delaware’s financial bottom line. (MORE)

Harbeson Hickman strikes gold [HISTORY] (Coast Press)
The sailing bark Algoma caught a favorable wind and an obliging tide as it sailed from Philadelphia in March, 1849. (MORE)

Delaware cites 300 in one-day hands-free driving sweep (Newsworks)
If people keep this up, Delaware is going to be a much wealthier state. State police cited 330 people during a one-day crack down last week on drivers with cell phones. (MORE)

Enjoy Your Day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

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