The Morning News for May 6, 2011

by Dave on May 6, 2011


Delaware gov proposes tax cuts to spur economy (Forbes/AP)
Gov. Jack Markell on Thursday proposed a modest reduction in personal income taxes for Delawareans and a variety of tax breaks for businesses in an effort to spur economic development. (MORE)
Emotions run high at Chad Spicer dedication (Delaware Online)
With tears filling their eyes and sobs catching in their throats, about 200 people gathered on The Circle on Thursday afternoon to honor a native son who gave his life for the town. (MORE)

Prudential Gallo, REALTORS has a free app that allows you to search for any home in Sussex County right from your mobile phone.  The app will search for homes based on your phone’s GPS location, and provides full property details with map and photos.  To get the app, text: GALLO to: 87778, or click here for the free download.

Hundreds get up close and personal with new bridge (Coastal Point)
By December 2011, traffic will be able to drive easily over the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, but brave visitors on Saturday, April 30, climbed a 50-foot construction-grade staircase straight up the structure’s side, as the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) hosted an open house at the bridge. (MORE)

Delaware House OKs medical marijuana (Delaware Online)
The Delaware House on Thursday approved use of marijuana for medical purposes, but tacked on additional restrictions requiring the drug be distributed in tamper-proof containers and prohibiting smoking cannabis in buses and vehicles. (MORE)

Fire marshals continue Lewes-area arson probe (Cape Gazette)
Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Lee declined to comment on the status of an investigation into an April 28 arson at a home near Lewes. (MORE)

Delmarva Power holding public meetings on transmission-line project (Coastal Point)
About 20 people attended a meeting held by Delmarva Power representatives at the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company this week regarding Delmarva Power’s transmission-line project that will run from the Indian River in Millsboro to Bishopville, Md. (MORE)

Delaware buys 375 forested acres in Sussex for $2.7M (Cape Gazette)
At May 4 Arbor Day ceremonies, Gov. Jack Markell announced that Delaware has completed the $2.7 million purchase of 375 acres of forestland in Sussex County that will be added to the state’s 11,835-acre Redden State Forest near Georgetown. (MORE)

Milton Farmers Market cuts ribbon (Cape Gazette)
Milton Farmers Market cut the ribbon at its April 29 grand opening. Located at Union and Magnolia streets, across from the library, 22 local vendors offered fresh vegetables and various food goods. (MORE)

Cape LAX raises nearly $3k for paralyzed teammate (Cape Gazette)
Cape Henlopen Boys Lacrosse hosted “Brian Tappan Night” May 4 to raise money for Tappan’s continuing medical expenses. (MORE)

Going with the wind (UDaily)
Graduate students DeAnna Sewell and Blaise Sheridan have taken the idea of “hands-on learning” to a whole new level. (MORE)

SCCC Inmate Fails to Return from Authorized Pass (WGMD)
The Delaware Department of Correction is looking for 57-year-old Thomas Smith of Lewes who failed to return from an authorized pass issued by SCCC in Georgetown Wednesday. (MORE)

Enjoy Your Day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

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