News Briefs

December 4, 2012
Rehoboth to host Dec. 4 parade

The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting this year's Rehoboth Beach Hometown Christmas Parade. at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4. Registration forms and additional information are available at

This year’s parade is being presented by the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company with the support of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce and Rehoboth Beach Main Street. Everyone is also invited to Santa's Hometown Christmas Party featuring music by Doug James at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center immediately following the parade. Parade prizes will be presented at the party and refreshments, including warm hot chocolate, will be available.  Additional information can be obtained by contacting the company at 302-227-8950.

Roadside election signs must be removed

The Delaware Department of Transportation is reminding political parties, elected officials and other candidates that state law requires all election signs located in the right of way be removed by Thursday, Dec. 6.  Now that the election is over, and before the weather gets much colder, DelDOT encourages all candidates and political parties to spend the next week ensuring all roadside signs are removed, before the deadline.

Starting Friday, Dec. 7, each sign in the state-owned right of way is subject to removal and candidates can be fined $25 per sign. There is an additional $15 fee to have the sign returned. The deadline is part of the state’s exemption for roadside election signs, which allows signs to be placed in certain areas of the state-owned right of way 30 days before and 30 days after an election. No other signs are permitted at any time.

Residents with questions about the sign law, can call DelDOT at: 302-853-1340.

DelDOT announces road closures

The Delaware Department of Transportation has announces that temporary road closures and delays are expected beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4,  and ending at 2 p.m. to move an oversized load.

Route 1 and Route 26 in Bethany will experience temporary road closures and delays. Delaware State Police and DelDOT personnel will accompany the oversized load to help alert motorists of the closure and provide intersection control along the route. Motorists are advised to be aware of lane shifts and expect delays.