The Morning News for June 17, 2010

by Dave on June 17, 2010

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The Morning News for Thursday, June 17, 2010:   

Cocaine charges for Md. Teacher (Washington Post)

A Silver Spring high school teacher was arrested and charged with cocaine possession in Dewey Beach, Del., on Saturday, police said. (MORE)

Rehoboth remembers beloved bartender (

The larger-than-life personality of Darrin Beachy will continue to resonate through the Rehoboth Beach restaurant community despite his recent passing. (MORE)

Better oversight needed of Delaware estuary (Delaware Online)

Delaware and New Jersey officials need to take a comprehensive, ecosystem-based approach to address the environmental problems facing the Delaware River and Bay rather than trying to tackle issues one by one, according to a report released today by a coalition of conservation and environmental groups. (MORE)

Delaware, Regional States & DC Sign Mobile Emission Reduction Cooperative Agreement (Coastal Sussex)

One of the expected outcomes of the Summit was for the 12 jurisdictions within RGGI to announce the creation of the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote sustainable growth, reduce vehicle-miles traveled and help build the clean energy economy. (MORE)

Sneaky Dewey Beach cracks down on bike thefts (WGMD

If you decide to steal a bicycle, Dewey Beach might not be the best place to do it. (MORE)

Delaware launches “Green for Green” rebate program (Delaware Business Ledger)

Governor Jack Markell, Senator Harris McDowell, Co-chair of the Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU), Secretary Collin O’Mara of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), and Mark Grahne, President of the Home Builders Association of Delaware announced the launch of “Green for Green” – a first-of-its-kind rebate program for Delaware homebuyers who purchase nationally certified, energy-efficient green homes. (MORE)

Irene Pollin adjusting to life without Abe (Washington Post)

Their beachfront property in Rehoboth was snapped up by a neighbor before it even hit the market. (MORE)

Two sisters dip into ice cream business in Lewes (Cape Gazette)

The opening of a fourth ice cream shop in the Lewes area is proof that people can never get too much of a good thing. (MORE)

District finance chief faces 99 charges (News Journal)

Former Laurel schools finance chief William Hitch Jr. has been indicted on 99 charges, which authorities say stem from his theft of more than $150,000 from district coffers over an eight-year period. (MORE)

Contempt Motion Sought Against Diocese (WBOC)

The official committee of unsecured creditors in the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington’s bankruptcy case wants the judge to hold the diocese in contempt of court. (MORE)

Dewey welcomes June bugs (Cape Gazette)

Standing on the sands of Dewey Beach, Jerry Fisher was $60 richer and covered in frosting. The New Castle resident had just won a doughnut-eating contest, one of several events hosted by the town for recent high school graduates – or, as they’re commonly known, June bugs. (MORE)

Beachy Keen: Our annual roundup of new stores and restaurants at the shore (Baltimore Style)

“People have been calling us ‘Starboard North,'” says Conch Island Key West Bar and Grill general manager John Wallden, referring to the classic Dewey Beach bar. (MORE)

Broadway’s Ted Keegan In Concert July 9 (Coastal Sussex)

Broadway veteran Ted Keegan just may start to feel right at home here at the Delaware beaches. (MORE)

Junior Achievement team off to nationals (Cape Gazette)

Five Cape Henlopen High School juniors built a snack food business this year, and that’s taking them to Junior Achievement’s national competition in Minnesota in July. (MORE)



Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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