News Briefs

December 21, 2012

LFD announces new officers for 2012

During its December monthly meeting the Lewes Fire Department elected their administrative officers, fire chief, and EMS chief. Administrative officers elected are President Dale “Woody” Magee, Vice President Glenn Marshall, Secretary Shawn Musgrove, Treasurer Bryan Pepper, Director Eddie Schaeffer, Director John Pignataro, Fire Recorder Bill Buckaloo, and Points Manager Gina Skipper. Troy Virden was elected to the position of fire chief, Lin Martin, EMS chief, and Butch Archer, chief engineer. Virden, Martin and Archer will announce their line officers for 2013 later this month.

The Lewes Fire Department wishes the elected officers of 2013 a safe and successful year. The department also offers its appreciation to the elected and appointed officers who served in 2012.

Milton postpones college campus meeting

A Milton Town Council meeting that was scheduled for Dec. 20 was canceled. Town officials were set to discuss an opportunity to locate a college campus in town. Mayor Cliff Newlands said college officials were not expectd to attend the meeting, and the item was for discussion purposes. The topic will be likely placed on the Monday, Jan. 7, meeting agenda.

American College Delaware has expressed a desire to place a campus in the Cape Region and is looking at possible locations in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. Milton Town Manager Win Abbott said council wanted to reach out to college officials to ensure Milton was also considered.

American College Delaware was founded by Don Ross, who also founded what is now Wilmington University and served as the president of Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., for 35 years.

In the mid-1990s, Ross created American College Dublin, a campus located in Ireland. American College Delaware and American College Dublin are constituent colleges of Irish American University, a Middle States Commission on Education accredited institution that is licensed by the Department of Education of the state of Delaware to award undergraduate and master's degrees.

DelDOT wishes everyone safe holiday

The Department of Transportation reminds drivers to anticipate heavier-than-normal traffic on Delaware's roadways beginning Saturday, Dec. 22.

Daily lane closures will not be allowed on I-95 and other state roadways starting at midnight Monday, Dec. 24,  until midnight, Thursday Dec. 27, for the Christmas holiday.  In addition, daily lane closures will not be allowed starting at midnight, Monday, Dec. 31, through midnight, Thursday, Jan. 3, for the New Year’s holiday.

As expected this weekend, mall and retail center traffic will be particularly congested. Traffic accidents and other unpredictable types of transportation incidents may cause delays.

DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center will monitor over 5,500 miles of state-maintained roads around the clock.  TMC staff, through a range of automated systems, will monitor and adjust computerized traffic signal systems in response to increased demand and/or incidents.

During the holidays, the state’s three toll plazas - I-95 Newark Plaza, Route 1 - Biddle’s Corner Plaza and Route 1 - Dover Plaza - will be staffed with additional personnel to help minimize traffic congestion.

Drivers can adjust their routes or travel times by using DelDOT’s Smartphone application.  The DelDOT app is available for Android and iPhone users and can be downloaded free at the Google Play and Apple stores.

DART First State’s statewide transit services, for both fixed-route and paratransit service, will not operate on Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Additional transit information can be found at

Cape Gazette posts holiday schedule

To accommodate holiday closings and mail delivery, the Cape Gazette will publish its Tuesday, Dec. 25 paper on Monday, Dec. 24 and its Tuesday, Jan. 1 paper on Monday, Dec. 31.

Classified and retail advertising and news deadlines for the Tuesday, Jan. 1 edition will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 27.

For the Friday, Dec. 28 edition, classified and retail advertising and news deadline will be 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 21.

For the Friday, Jan. 4 edition, classified and retail advertising and news deadline will be 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 31.

The Cape Gazette offices at Nassau will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 1.

The Cape Gazette wishes everyone safe and happy holidays.

Town of Georgetown announces schedule

The Town of Georgetown is announcing the following closings of town offices: Monday, Dec. 24; Tuesday, Dec. 25; Monday, Dec. 31; and Tuesday, Jan. 1.

All essential services will continue on a normal schedule.  Residents are reminded trash collection for Christmas week will be Saturday, Dec. 29, and for New Year’s week will be Saturday, Jan. 5. The Mayor and Town Council wish all residents a very Merry Christmas and joyful holiday season. Residents with questions may call 302-856-7391.

Rehoboth offices to close for Christmas

The Rehoboth Beach administrative offices will be closed Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, as well as New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1. There will be no trash pickup on Christmas or New Year’s Day. The city’s trash pickup schedule is as follows:

• Monday, Dec. 24 – Trash will be picked up on the south side of Rehoboth Avenue.

• Wednesday, Dec. 26 – Commercial district only.

• Thursday, Dec. 27 – No trash pickup

• Friday, Dec. 28 – North side of Rehoboth Avenue and the commercial district.

The same schedule will apply to the week of Dec. 31. For more information, call 302-227-6181.

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