The Morning News for May 16, 2011

by Dave on May 16, 2011

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Forecast prompts coastal advisory (Delaware Online)
Rain early Sunday marked the start of what forecasters say will be a wet and humid week across Delaware. A mix of warm temperatures — the 70s during the day and the 60s at night — and spotty rain are forecast for the entire state through Thursday, punctuated by possible thunderstorms. (MORE)

Del. Guard promotes 1st female general officer (AP)
The Delaware National Guard now has its first female general officer. Brigadier Gen. Carol Timmons was promoted from colonel on Saturday. (MORE)

Starting today, a new community emerges, created by Delawareans, for Delawareans. It’s called Town Square Delaware and it brings together community-minded people interested in creating a forum for the most productive, provocative and positive dialogue about the issues, people and places that make our state unique. Our goal is to engage and educate, to collaborate and connect. To be, first and foremost, of, for and about Delaware. Join the conversation atTownSquareDelaware.com.

Bethany Beach seeks feedback on development plan (Delmarva Now)
A public hearing has been scheduled to give property owners the opportunity to express questions and concerns regarding the town’s Comprehensive Development Plan. (MORE)

Delaware towns using stimulus money to establish smoke-free zones (WGMD)
On May 16, Delaware City will be the first of eight towns in the state to establish smoke-free zones in its parks. The move was made possible through a stimulus mini-grant from the Department of Public Health and the American Lung Association. (MORE)

Duke lacrosse begins title defense, beats Delaware (News Observer)
Duke started off its men’s lacrosse title defense on the right foot but had to fight every second to do it. Duke held off a late Delaware rally in a hard fought 15-14 win in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Koskinen Stadium on the Duke campus. (MORE)

Slow times for Dover International Speedway (Delaware Online)
For Denis McGlynn and business owners in and around Dover, the one true indicator of the economy’s health is the size of crowds at Dover International Speedway. (MORE)

Kenseth’s late pit stop leads to win at Dover (Delaware Online)
Just when it appeared as if the mastersof the monster were ready to strike again, late-race pit strategy buoyed Matt Kenseth into Dover International Speedway’s victory lane. (MORE)

Residents ditch their cars for bikes (Delmarva Now)
To get residents thinking about the benefits of riding bicycles instead of driving cars, the city plans to participate in National Bike to Work Day. (MORE)

Hattier wins re-election to IR school board (Coastal Point)
Donald Hattier will retain his school board seat in the Indian River School District for another three years. (MORE)

Election results, Lewes City Council (Cape Gazette)
Victor Letonoff 419, Fred W. Beaufait 362, Midge Smith 353 (MORE)

Election results, Lewes Board of Public Works (Cape Gazette)
Candace Vessella 400, D. Preston Lee, Jr. 383, Jack Lesher 295, Joseph Hoechner 76 (MORE)

 

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Enjoy Your Day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

 

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