News Briefs

April 25, 2014
School board candidates forum set for April 28

A candidates forum for Cape Henlopen school board will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the West Side New Beginnings Center, 19801 Norwood St., Re­hoboth Beach. The event is sponsored by the Sunshine Circle Club. Light re­freshments will be served.

Lewes candidates forum April 25

The Lewes Homeowners As­sociation will host a forum for the three candidates in the up­coming Lewes election. The event will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, April 25, at the Lewes Presbyterian Church. The fo­rum will give voters a chance to learn more about the candidates - incumbent Bonnie Osler and challengers Mike Mahaffie and Rob Morgan - in order to make educated votes Saturday, May 10.

Lewes voters have until April 25 to register

The deadline for residents to register to vote in the Saturday, May 10 Lewes Municipal Election is Friday, April 25.

Three candidates are seeking two seats on Lewes City Council - incumbent Bonnie Osler and challengers Mike Mahaffie and Rob Morgan. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Lewes reschedules Point Farm hearing

A public hearing about the possible annexation of the pro­posed Point Farm/Harbor Point development has been resched­uled until Thursday, June 26. The hearing was planned for April 29. Point Farm is planned for 69 homes on large lots near the Ca­nary Creek community off New Road. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Rehoboth approves new police contract

The Rehoboth Beach commis­sioners unanimously approved a new four-year contract with General Teamsters Union Local 326, the union representing the city’s full-time police officers.

The contract features pay rais­es of 3 percent in the first and fourth years and 2 ½ percent in the second and third years.

The contract came on the heels of a grievance that was filed, and then dropped, by the union on behalf of three Rehoboth police sergeants who felt they were unjustly denied promotion to two lieutenant positions created by the department in December.

Rehoboth police Chief Keith Banks had denied the grievance, stating that the lieutenant posi­tions were nonunion and not subject to the bylaws of the city’s union contract.

The union had taken the griev­ance to arbitration but dropped the matter April 21.

Lewes celebrates Arbor Day April 25

The City of Lewes will plant a tree in honor of Mayor Jim Ford at an Arbor Day celebration at 10 a.m., Friday, April 25, at George H.P. Smith Park. The city will also be recognized as a 2013 Tree City USA, and an Arbor Day tree poem will be recited by Council­woman Bonnie Osler and Lewes Parks & Recreation Commission Chair Carol Richardson.

Rehoboth streets group meets April 28

The Rehoboth Beach Streets and Transportation Committee will meet at 9 a.m., Monday, April 28, in the city commissioners’ room to discuss a proposed Junc­tion & Breakwater Trail head on Rehoboth Avenue.

The committee will also dis­cuss possible agenda items and the status of markings and a no­parking zone on Surf Avenue.

Park's Dune Road closed on May 12

Beginning Monday, May 12, Dune Road, which provides ac­cess to the Atlantic Ocean from Herring Point in Cape Henlopen State Park, will be closed for ap­proximately one week to enable construction work on the new Gordons Pond Trail and park­ing lot.

The trail is expected to be open in June.

Some of the improvements to Dune Road will include paving and striping, as well as comple­tion of work on the new parking area at Herring Point.

Dune Road is scheduled to reopen Monday, May 19.

Drug Take Back Day set for April 26

Delawareans can dispose of unwanted medicines on Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at 31 locations statewide. Identifica­tion is not required at the free collection sites, and no ques­tions will be asked. Collection sites will accept prescription and over-the-counter pills, liquids, and cream medications and even pet medications. Injectables and aerosols are not included in the program and will not be accept­ed. Personal information should be removed from bottles and packages. More details are avail­able at or by calling 800-882-9539.

Local sites include the follow­ing: Dagsboro Police Department, 33134 Main St., Dagsboro; Dela­ware State Police Troop 4, 23652 Shortly Road, Georgetown; Lewes Ferry Terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes; Milton Police Department, 101 Federal St., Milton; Ocean View Police Department, 201 Central Ave., Ocean View; Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center, 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Rehoboth Beach; Rehoboth Beach Police Department, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach; and Selbyville Town Hall, 68 W. Church St., Selbyville.

Milton develops Start a Business process

The Town of Milton has devel­oped Start a Business documents that are a road map for new business owners. The collective documents are referred to as the process, which can be used as a tool to help ensure smooth and timely completion of the steps required to open a new business.

Obtaining timely approvals from various town committees and organizations sometimes slows the process. Depending on the business, some steps might not be controlled by the town, but by county or state govern­ment agencies. “As with all processes, com­munication between the new business owner and all agencies and organizations is critical. This cannot be emphasized enough,” an introduction states.

Milton Economic Develop­ment Committee members Bob Howard, chairman, and Bob Blayney, Steve Crawford and Alex Donnan worked with the town to develop the process.

The town and development committee will work together if changes are needed to make it more efficient.

To view the process online, go to forms.

Hard copies of a flowchart for the process, step-by-step instruc­tions with the duration of each step, and contact information for town officials are available at Town Hall.

Chasanov on disability status

William M. Chasanov, an at­torney who had offices in Georgetown, has been placed on disability inactive status by the Delaware Supreme Court. He is prohibited from practicing law in Delaware until he is reinstated to active practice.

In February, the Court of Chan­cery appointed James E. Ligouri as the receiver for Chasanov's law practice.

Website provides digital library

Delaware libraries have ex­panded their services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The Kids eReading Room filters the overall digital collection to only show children’s content. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level, or interest level. This user­friendly site contains eBooks and audiobooks. Digital titles are available anytime, anywhere and expire automatically, so there is no need to worry about late fees. The main digital collection is at From there, users can click on the For Kids Reading Room icon to go to the kids’ site. Or, they can go there directly at

Sussex awards nonprofit grants

The Sussex County Council presented the following coun­cilmanic grants during its April 8 meeting: $300 to New Zion United Methodist Church for its annual youth outreach basketball tournament and com­munity awareness day and $2,500 to Lower Sussex Little League.

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