News Briefs 09/22/17

September 22, 2017

Dewey council meeting set Sept. 22
A week delayed, Dewey Beach commissioners are expected to make a decision regarding any disciplinary action to be taken against Town Manager Marc Appelbaum during a meeting scheduled for 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, in the Dewey Beach Life Saving Station, 1 Dagsworthy Ave. The agenda calls for an executive session at the beginning of the meeting, followed by a vote to adopt the recommendation of the town's independent investigator. The agenda also calls for a possible vote to indemnify Appelbaum and Commissioner Mike Dunmyer.

Dewey organizational meeting set Sept. 23
Dewey town council will hold its organizational meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Dewey Beach Life Saving Station, 1 Dagsworthy Ave. The agenda calls for the swearing-in of 2017 election winners Dale Cooke, TJ Redefer and Paul Bauer. Commissioners will then vote to appoint the mayor and secretary to one-year terms. Then there will be a celebration.

Rehoboth restaurant to host benefit Sept. 27
A benefit for the residents of St. John affected by Hurricane Irma will be held from 4 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Obie's by the Sea in Rehoboth Beach. The event includes a $20 donation at the door, and will include a Caribbean buffet, cash bar, door prizes, silent auction and raffles. All bartender tips will directly benefit St. John Rescue. For more information, search "Obie's Support for St. John, USVI" on Facebook, or contact Jack Royal at or 302-727-3366.

Milton to discuss preparedness Sept. 26
Milton Emergency Preparedness Committee will meet at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Milton library to discuss objectives and a recommended plan to be presented to town council. For more information or a full agenda, go to or call 302-684-4110.

Milton committee to discuss sustainability
Milton Sustainability Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Milton library to discuss a recommendation related to the wastewater agreement between Allen Harim and Artesian, get an update on a sustainability planning grant and other projects. For more information or a full agenda, go to or call 302-684-4110.

Sussex Republican Women to meet
The Sussex County Republican Women's Club will hold its next meeting Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach beginning at 6 p.m. The cost is $30 per person. For required reservations, contact Linda Rehm at 302-430-0329 or

Featured guest speakers include state Sen. Ernie Lopez, and House Minority Leader Rep. Danny Short of the 39th District. Lopez is a member of the Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Committee, Transportation Committee as well as the Committee on Health, Children and Social Services. Short sits on a number of committees including Veterans Affairs, House Rules, House Administration, and Legislative Council. Get an opportunity to meet and greet these representatives from the party. For additional information go to

Mass casualty exercise set at Beebe Sept. 26
In efforts to increase awareness of the Stop the Bleed national campaign and prepare team members and partners on how to better respond in the event of an unfortunate real-life emergency, Beebe Healthcare's Emergency Management Department, Trauma Department and Emergency Department will conduct a mass casualty exercise with several partner emergency services agencies Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. For more information, go to

The Sept. 26 drill scenario plays out as follows: An accidental gas explosion at Beebe Healthcare's Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing occurred, resulting in injuries to the students and faculty (not a terrorism incident). Injuries range from minor to major injuries including amputations and severe lacerations with large loss of blood. The other organizations participating in the drill include: Sussex County Paramedics, Cape Henlopen JROTC cadets, and Lewes Fire and EMS.

Board nominee to be interviewed by council
Bruce Mears, a Millville-area custom builder, has been nominated by Sussex County Councilman George Cole, R-Ocean View, to fill a seat on the county's board of adjustment vacated by retiring Norman "Bud" Rickard. Mears will be interviewed during council's Tuesday, Sept. 26 meeting.

Sussex council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 26
Sussex County Council will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the county administration building, 2 The Circle, Georgetown.
Included on the agenda are presentations from the Sussex Sports Center Foundation and from Mark Isaacs, director of University of Delaware Cooperative Extension. See a complete agenda at