"Swallowing the Yellow Dog"

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Dogfish Heads renovation plans in Rehoboth Beach have gotten unanimous approval by the board of commissioners.

The brewpub is some two decades old and hopes to make its first upgrades since it opened the building.

Commissioner Stan Mills told the Daily Times that he wanted Dogfish Head to stay in town.

But the approval came after a vigorous discussion over whether the brewpub’s application was in compliance with the city zoning code.

The overall plan includes an outdoor courtyard and a major venue for live concerts.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Legislation adding electronic cigarettes to Delaware's indoor smoking ban is about to become law.

Gov. Jack Markell planned to sign the ban on smoking e-cigarettes in indoor public areas in a ceremony Tuesday at a Wilmington restaurant.

The legislation adds electronic cigarettes to Delaware's existing prohibition on smoking in restaurants, bars and other public places.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A breakdown of spending on Maryland's troubled health exchange shows that more than $90 million of the nearly $130 million cost so far has gone toward technology expenses.

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FORT DELAWARE, Del. (AP) - The 19th century fort will debut the program called "Swallowing the Yellow Dog" on Saturday. It presents the story of two Confederate prisoners mulling over signing the oath of allegiance to the United States.

The presentation was created using primary research information on prisoner life at the fort, which once housed Confederate prisoners of war.