The Morning News for January 19, 2011

by Dave on January 19, 2011


DelDOT planners ousted (Delaware Online)
Two veteran DelDOT planners abruptly left their jobs Tuesday, just days after Gov. Jack Markell’s office called for “senior management changes” at the agency in the wake of state land deals that were branded incompetent and costly to taxpayers. (MORE)

Legislators push for new casino (Delmarva Now)
Legislation allowing the construction of two new casinos is expected to be introduced this week, renewing a fight between the three established casinos and lawmakers desperate to jump-start Delaware’s beleaguered economy. (MORE)


Trial set to begin in Sussex cop’s death (Delaware Online)
A jury has been selected in the capital murder trial of accused cop killer Derrick Powell, with opening arguments set for Thursday morning. (MORE)

Banquet celebrates diversity (Cape Gazette)
The 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Weekend took as its theme “Embracing the fight for change,” recognizing accomplishments of the civil rights movement, but also acknowledging the work that remains. (MORE)

Baker announces retirement from Sussex County’s top post (Delaware Online)
Sussex County Administrator David B. Baker is stepping down after a 32-year career in county government. (MORE)

Bethany Beach to debate cell phone tower (Newsworks)
Bethany Beach residents and the town council are getting ready to debate whether a cell phone tower belongs in that community. (MORE)

Water taxi wins grant (Cape Gazette)
A $25,000 grant from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Improvement Association has opened the door to the possibility of a water taxi from Lewes to Rehoboth Beach. (MORE)

Four men arrested after police scour Bethany (Delaware Wave)
Four men accused of stealing a car were caught in Bethany Beach on Monday. (MORE)

Resorts embark on energy grant upgrades (Delaware Wave)
The resort communities of Bethany and Rehoboth Beaches are about to embark on major energy upgrades with grant funding from the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. (MORE)

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Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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