News Briefs 02/13/18

February 13, 2018

BPW incumbents file for re-election
Lewes Board of Public Works incumbents C. Wendell Alfred, Jack Lesher and Robert Kennedy III have each submitted a letter declaring their intention to seek re-election. Alfred has been the board president since 2011, and has served on the board since he was appointed by former Mayor George H.P. Smith in 2000.

Lesher, a certified public accountant, was appointed to the board in 2011 and serves as treasurer. Kennedy is the most recent addition to the board, having run unopposed in 2016 when former board member Nancy Levenson did not seek re-election. Candidates who wish to seek a seat on the Board of Public Works may submit a letter of intention by Thursday, April 5. For more information, go to

ABC meeting set Feb. 13 in Georgetown
The Alcohol Beverage Control commissioner will hold two public hearings Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Sussex County Administration building, 2 The Circle, Georgetown. At 5 p.m., the commissioner will consider a protested application for Ropewalk Bethany at 107 Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach. The restaurant is seeking a liquor license, to serve on Sundays and serve on a patio. At 6 p.m., the commissioner will consider a protested application from Hotel California LLC for the Station on Kings at 720 Kings Highway in Lewes. The café/bakery is seeking a liquor license, to serve on Sundays and serve on a patio.

Lewes budget workshop set Feb. 14
Lewes Mayor and City Council will meet at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, at city hall to continue work on the fiscal year 2019 budget. Council is expected to discuss the budgets for the streets, building and planner departments. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

36th District Dems to meet Feb. 19
Registered Democrats living in the 36th Representative District are encouraged to attend the February meeting of the RD to be held at Arena's Restaurant in Milford Monday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Jane Hovington, chairperson of the Sussex County Democratic Committee.

All registered Democrats in the Sussex County 36th RD are encouraged to attend and current members are encouraged to bring friends. Participants are encouraged to partake of the optional Dutch treat dinner and to support Arena's, which provides the meeting space.