The Morning News for Tuesday, June 1

by Dave on June 1, 2010

The Morning News for Tuesday, June 1, 2010: (Click on the “MORE” tab at the end of each entry to go to the original article.)

Group alleges Cape district deliberately pulled scholarship (Cape Gazette)

A citizens group says Cape Superintendent George Stone deliberately removed its scholarship from the high school and deprived students of the opportunity to win funding for college, both allegations Stone denies. (MORE)

Rehoboth Beach police warn of rent scammers (Delaware Online)

Rehoboth Beach police are warning the public about an online scam listing fraudulent summer rental properties in the beach town at a great price. (MORE)

Hope rises for red knot population (News Journal)

In more than a decade of watching, the Delaware Shorebird monitoring team never saw a spring like this one. From the air, the beaches of Delaware Bay were covered with spawning horseshoe crabs. (MORE)

Delaware to launch Federal I.D. program (News Journal)

Delawareans who want to board a commercial airplane or train in the future will first have to obtain a federally compliant driver’s license or state identification card that meets new post-9/11 security standards. (MORE)

Del. Electric Cooperative members asked to cut power use (News Journal)

The Delaware Electric Cooperative is asking its members to reduce their electricity usage during high-demand periods. (MORE)

Summer bookings look good for Delaware beaches (News Journal)

Without fail, Jessica Leisenring and her husband make a summer pilgrimage to Fenwick Island for a week at the beach. Renting a beach house has been a tradition in her husband’s family for more than two decades. (MORE)

At the beach? Know the rules (

Landon Cooley, 5, of Columbia, Md., uses two shovels to excavate the sand beneath his feet. Jonathan Emminizer, 3, of Triangle, Va., scoops the sand back in. “Stop it!” Landon demands, struggling to keep pace against his pint-sized opponent. (MORE)

Sustainable forestry program seeks to benefit environment (Salisbury Daily Times)

Peter Martin says wood harvesting has gotten a bad rap. “When you look at a couple timbered-out acres, they’re ugly,” said Martin, the field ecologist for Delaware Wild Lands, a nonprofit organization that owns the 11,000-acre Great Cypress Swamp. (MORE)

Play Centers Around Childhood in Rehoboth Beach (Gothamist)

Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy) stars in the production of Stephen Belber’s Dusk Rings A Bell at the Atlantic Theater in New York. The fictional play centers around a relationship between a man and a woman that began in Rehoboth Beach. (MORE)

State parks encourage early registration for summer camps (Cape Gazette)

Delaware State Parks offers summer day camps throughout the state, from Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington to Cape Henlopen in Lewes, and plenty in between. (MORE)



Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris

Coastal Sussex Morning News


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