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Governor Larry Hogan may have inched closer to a run for the presidency.

During an appearance in New Hampshire…the Maryland Republican said that there were a growing number of people urging him to run.

He said he would give it serious consideration adding that he felt an obligation to do so.

WBOC reports that Wicomico County Republican Delegate Carl Anderton said he thought Hogan would fare well.

Anderton said he believed Hogan could pull a divided Republican party back together.

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An explosion rocked Claymont late last night.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that an official with the New Castle County fire board said a loud explosion was heard around 10:40 p.m.

It occurred in the 300 block on Governor’s Printz Boulevard.

The official added the caller said the explosion shook their house.

The paper reports that there are reports of at least one person was taken to the hospital.

Police have been on the scene near a Claymont auto body shop.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the incident.

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The Rubber Soul Brewing Company in Salisbury has shutdown.

It has closed its doors and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the company had a number of business partnerships since its opening including Roadie Joe’s in downtown. 

Jeremy Norton, Roadie Joe’s owner, told the paper that Rubber Soul feature on average 6 brews on tap that included a number of special and seasonal brews.

Its distribution had spread into the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Somerset County may change its regulations limiting the place of businesses that sell alcohol.

Currently they cannot be within three hundred feet from a church, school, public library or youth center.

But a measure awaiting action of the governor would reduce that to 200 feet.

WBOC reports that there are a number of restaurants that would like to be able to sell alcohol but are not able to do so because of the regulation.

The legislation allowing the easing of the restriction was introduced by Delegate Charles Otto and State Senator Mary Beth Carozza.

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