The Morning News for March 18, 2011

by Dave on March 18, 2011



This Week’s COASTAL SUSSEX WEEKLY Magazine (Coastal Sussex)
Featuring Mommybloggers converging on our beaches; an interview with The Bellmoor’s Chad Moore; a feature on the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra & more. (Click here to read the issue on your screen) or (Click here for a printable PDF file.)

Delaware Infant Mortality Rates Fall (WBOC)
Delaware has traditionally had among the highest infant death rates in the nation. But, on Wednesday state health officials announced those rates have fallen drastically over the past 10 years. (MORE)

Delaware proposes stricter limits on 3 toxins in drinking water (Delaware Online)
Delaware plans to impose stricter drinking water standards for three toxic chemicals suspected of causing cancer in people, a move that will require increased filtering of public supplies in systems serving more than 200,000 state residents. (MORE)


Rehoboth man linked to 94 burglaries (WGMD)
A Rehoboth Beach man has been connected to 94 home burglaries that have occurred between December 2009 and last month.  State Police linked 34 year old Dru Smith to the multiple burglaries after a search of a Harbeson home, which turned up items that had been taken in different burglaries. (MORE)

Natural gas agreements signed by Beebe and SPI Pharma (MyDailyBiz)
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced that its Delaware natural gas division has signed agreements with Beebe Medical Center and SPI Pharma, both located in Lewes, Delaware, to provide natural gas service to their facilities. (MORE)

Bethany looks at changes to smoking ban, parking and voting (Coastal Point)
The Bethany Beach Town Council will take up a number of issues at their March 18 meeting that could significantly impact the town’s future. Included among the topics are the town’s outdoor smoking ban, changes to voter eligibility rules and a new parking arrangement that would extend paid parking hours but provide free parking for residents in the late evening. (MORE)

Del. Beach Repair Delayed to Summer (WBOC)
Repair work to some Delaware beaches has been pushed back until at least late summer. (MORE)

Controversial Sussex GOP chair announces resignation (Coastal Point)
With the exception of one out-of-order audience member who was escorted out near the end of the meeting, and the announcement that Sussex County Chair Ron Sams and Vice Chair Bryan Shupe would be resigning, the Sussex County GOP meeting this week was – perhaps unexpectedly – business as usual. (MORE)

Man injured in fall in Bethany Beach (Delmarva Now)
Emergency personnel blocked Garfield Parkway in downtown Bethany Beach this afternoon, so they could extract a man injured in a fall. (MORE)

Lewes turbine corrosion research could benefit global wind industry (UDaily)
The ocean’s powerful winds make the coast an ideal location for a wind turbine. Ironically, it’s that ocean air that presents a challenge to any turbine on or near the sea. (MORE)

MERR explains seals on DE Beaches (WGMD)
Over the last two weeks, three seals were spotted on Sussex County beaches, including one that later died in Dewey Beach on March 4. (MORE)

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Enjoy your day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

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