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Delaware Parks and Recreation is up for a national award

If Delaware beats other finalists, it would be second state system to win award twice since it began in 1965.

Carney: All unemployment payments are temporary; look for a job

He said those on unemployment are required to look for a job and the state will look at that

At St. Edmond’s, the show must go on(line)

Virtual musical required rethinking songs, choreography and learning new timing over a Zoom delay
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May 16, 2011

Forecast prompts coastal advisory (Delaware Online)
Rain early Sunday marked the start of what forecasters say will be a wet and humid week across Delaware. A mix of warm temperatures — the 70s during the day and the 60s at night — and spotty rain are forecast for the entire state through Thursday, punctuated by possible thunderstorms. (read more)

Judge Holds Hearing in Delaware Diocese Bankruptcy (WBOC)
A federal bankruptcy judge is being asked to approve documents outlining the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington’s proposed reorganization plan, including a $77 million settlement with nearly 150 alleged victims of priest sex abuse. (read more)

Meetings may provide few answers for public (Delaware Online)
A series of public meetings this week will shine a fresh spotlight on plans to merge Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware with Pittsburgh health insurance giant Highmark Inc. But members of the public are likely to remain in the dark about answers to several key questions. (read more)

Georgetown Train Station Will Be Restored (Sussex Pilot)
Officials stress the historic Georgetown Train Station will be completely restored, though the memories of the Saturday, May 7, fire are still fresh in everyone’s minds. (read more)

Board to hold public meeting (Delaware Online)
The Reach Academy Charter School board will meet publicly Tuesday for the first time since a battle over board control reached Chancery Court. (read more)

BBC In Lewes Tuesday to Film Kalmar Nyckel (WGMD)
The Kalmar Nyckel will be part of a documentary to be filmed by the BBC this week. A British Broadcasting Corporation film crew will be in Lewes on Tuesday to shoot footage of Delaware’s tall ship for a documentary detailing the story of James Annesley. (read more)

First female general for the Del. Nat guard (WDEL)
The Delaware National Guard now has their first female general with the promotion of Colonel Carol Timmons. (read more)

Dining out gets tougher for bargain hunters (Delaware Online)
Thanks to the recession, 2010 was a year of $5.99 lunchtime specials, dollar-menu bargains and two-for-one meal deals; 2011 is turning out to be quite a different beast. (read more)

Undergraduate Research Fellows named (UDaily)
Six University of Delaware students have been named to the 2011 — and fifth — class of Alumni Undergraduate Research Fellows (AURF). They were introduced by Klaus Theopold, chairperson of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at a dinner May 4 at the Courtyard Newark. (read more)

Lewes voters choose council members in close race (Delmarva Now)
In what turned out to be a tight race, Fred Beaufait and Victor Letnoff were each elected to the City Council in Saturday’s election. (read more)

Teen charged with spray paint spree that caused $11,000 in damage (Newark Post)
New Castle County Police have arrested a 17-year-old New Castle teen and charged him with several counts of criminal mischief after officers discovered that he used black spray paint to damage property within the developments of Bayview Manor and Llangolen Estates.Both communities are south of New Castle. Damage was estimated at $11,000. (read more)

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Delaware Parks and Recreation is up for a national award

If Delaware beats other finalists, it would be second state system to win award twice since it began in 1965.

Carney: All unemployment payments are temporary; look for a job

He said those on unemployment are required to look for a job and the state will look at that

At St. Edmond’s, the show must go on(line)

Virtual musical required rethinking songs, choreography and learning new timing over a Zoom delay
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