News Briefs 3/2/21

March 2, 2021
Lewes Board of Adjustment to meet

The Lewes Board of Adjustment will meet virtually at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 2. The group will consider a variance request for 119-125 Schley Ave. regarding minimum lot width and minimum lot area within the R-4, medium-density residential zone. A link to the meeting can be found on the agenda at

Lewes sponsorship subcommittee to meet

The Lewes Sponsorship Subcommittee of the Parks and Recreation Commission will meet virtually at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 3. The group is working to develop a city policy on sponsorships in city parks to help pay for projects within parks. A link to the meeting can be found on the agenda at

Lewes Mitigation Planning Team to meet

The Lewes Mitigation Planning Team will meet virtually at 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 3. The group will discuss phragmites control, wetland buffers, water recharge, community resiliency and other issues. A link to the meeting can be found on the agenda at

Lewes sea-level rise subcommittee to meet

The Lewes Sea-Level Rise Subcommittee of the Planning Commission will meet virtually at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 3. The group will continue to discuss and develop a sea-level rise ordinance. A link to the meeting can be found on the agenda at

Lewes budget meeting set March 5

The Lewes Mayor and City Council will hold a budget meeting at 1 p.m., Friday, March 5. The group is expected to discuss capital projects and capital accounts. A link to the meeting can be found on the agenda at

SDARJ to present Pettus Bridge webinar

The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice will present “Good Trouble: Still Marching” at a town hall meeting set for 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, via Zoom. 

Celebrating the 56th anniversary of the historic march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., the program will explore the history of voting rights in the U.S. as well as the life and legacy of U.S. Rep. John Lewis.

Featured guest U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester will speak about her personal relationship with Lewis and the current push for an updated federal voting rights act. State Rep. Sherry Dorsey Walker, D-Wilmington South, will describe various pieces of voting rights legislation currently being considered in the Delaware General Assembly.

As a young activist in 1965, John Lewis led marchers across the Pettus Bridge, facing brutal attacks that shocked the nation and galvanized the fight against racial injustice. While the ensuing civil rights movement led to passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the fight for voting rights continues to this day as many states propose and pass legislation designed to suppress the vote.    

To register for the webinar, go to or go to for more information. 

Sussex Democrats to hold caucus March 22

The Sussex County Democratic Party will hold a caucus at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 22, to elect new officers. 

This meeting is open to all Sussex County Democrats; however, only committee members of the respective representative districts are eligible to vote. Positions up for election are chair, male and female vice chairs, treasurer, recording secretary, corresponding secretary, and member-at-large. 

All Democrats are welcome to attend and apply for these positions; descriptions can be found at

Any Sussex Democrat who wants to apply should submit their name, position they are applying for and a candidate statement of 100 words or less to by March 15. 

All nominees must be present at the caucus to be considered for election.

Anyone interested in attending the caucus should email their name to to receive the meeting link.

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