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News Briefs 7/29/22

July 29, 2022
Sussex officials warn of scam

The heat is on, and so is the latest scam. Sussex County officials this week learned of a new round of fictitious calls being made, this time with a scammer purporting to represent the constable’s office. The caller poses as a constable, telling the victim an arrest warrant has been issued, but will be canceled in exchange for money.

A similar scam occurred in June with a caller claiming to be a Kent County sheriff’s deputy.

Sussex County reminds the public that employees do not solicit citizens by telephone or email to collect funds, fines or fees. Additionally, contact by the constable’s office and other departments will be made by mail or in person whenever notices of violations or other official county documents must be served to citizens.

To assist the public, the county provides the following tips to anyone who receives a suspicious solicitation, either by telephone, text or email:

• Try to obtain the caller’s name, a physical address and a telephone number, if possible, as well as the name of the organization represented; in the case of texts or email, avoid clicking links or opening attachments to any message

• Do not give sensitive or personal identifying information, such as Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, passwords, addresses or dates of birth

• Do not give any money, and do not agree to any terms or conditions

• Hang up/delete the message and directly contact the agency in question to verify claims

• Contact local law enforcement to report any suspected scam.

Rehoboth stormwater group to meet Aug. 2

The Rehoboth Beach Stormwater Utility Task Force has scheduled a meeting for 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2. The agenda calls for a review of past meeting items, and a new discussion on the possible structure of a fee and who should be included.

The meeting will be conducted in the commissioners room of city hall, 229 Rehoboth Ave. A full agenda, meeting materials and a livestream are accessible at cityofrehoboth.civicweb.net. To comment, a person must attend in-person. For more information, contact the city at 302-227-6181 or information@cityofrehoboth.com.

RD20 Dems endorse Stell Parker Selby

Esthelda “Stell” Parker Selby, a Democratic candidate for Delaware House of Representatives District 20, was unanimously endorsed by committee members attending the July 21 RD20 Democratic Committee meeting.

Committee Chair Joe Sakaduski said, “We are very proud to have Stell as our candidate. She has the hands-on experience serving as a public official in our area to be an effective voice representing District 20 residents in Legislative Hall.”

Parker Selby, a lifelong Delawarean, served as a Cape Henlopen school board member and board president following her retirement as a teacher and administrator at Cape Henlopen High School. In 2014, she was elected to Milton Town Council, where she served as a council member and vice mayor.

RD20 is the local Democratic Party organization for residents in Lewes, Milton, Belltown, Pinetown, Nassau, and sections of Harbeson and Georgetown.

CIB group to focus on microbes, wetlands

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays will host a Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 3, at DNREC’s Lewes Field Office at 901 Pilottown Road in Lewes.

University of Delaware graduate student Justin Guider will give a presentation on his studies of bacteria-like microorganisms known as “archeae” in the Broadkill River.  Attend virtually at https://udel.zoom.us/j/91577822831 (passcode “science”). To join by phone, dial 646-876-9923 and enter the meeting ID 915 7782 2831.

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