News Briefs

December 26, 2017
Cape Gazette posts early deadlines

The Cape Gazette offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 1, in observance of the New Year’s holiday. The retail advertising deadline for the Tuesday, Jan. 2 edition will be noon, Wednesday, Dec. 27. The classified advertising deadline will be noon, Thursday, Dec. 28. The news deadline will be noon, Friday, Dec. 29.

Lewes byways meeting set Dec. 27

The Historic Lewes Scenic Byway will meet at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27, at city hall. The group will discuss the Savannah Road improvement project and a New Road master plan, among other items. To view the full agenda, go to

Delaware honored for cyber security

Gov. John Carney and Delaware’s Chief Security Officer Elayne Starkey have received the 2017 SANS Difference Makers Award by the SANS Institute.

The Difference Maker Awards recognize individuals whose innovation, skill, and hard work have resulted in real successes in information security.

In July, the State of Delaware partnered with the SANS Institute to provide Delaware high school juniors and seniors, and college students from Delaware or attending a college in Delaware, the opportunity to learn basic cyber security skills. Students test their aptitude through a no-cost online game of discovery called CyberStart. After a qualifying practice round, students were able to compete for scholarships.

Starkey and the Department of Technology and Information led Delaware’s enrollment efforts.

In September, Gov. Carney took additional action to expand cyber security career exploration for Delaware students by signing into law House Bill 15, legislation that requires public and charter high schools to offer at least one computer science course.

Dewey town hall closed Dec. 25, 26

In observance of Christmas, Dewey Beach Town Hall will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Dec. 26. Town hall, 105 Rodney Ave., will reopen for normal business hours at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27. For more information, town hall can be reached at 302-227-6363.

Delaware holiday travel restrictions announced

The Department of Transportation is lifting lane closures and/or road closures over the extended Christmas and New Year's travel period for the interstate system, other freeways and other major roadways in the state. The suspension will begin at noon, Friday, Dec. 22, until 11:59 p.m., Monday Dec. 25. At noon Friday, Dec. 29, until 11:59 p.m., Monday, Jan. 1, ongoing construction-related lane closures will be suspended on major roadways. In the event of transportation incidents, lane closures or closure of the roadway may happen. Delaware's three toll plazas will be open to motorists at the following locations: I-95 Newark Toll Plaza, Biddles Toll Plaza on SR 1, and Dover Toll Plaza on SR 1. For additional information, call the Delaware E-ZPass Customer Service Center at 1-888-397-2773.

Rehoboth offices to close for Christmas

The Rehoboth Beach administrative offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, for Christmas Day. The city offices will also be closed Monday, Jan. 1, for New Year's Day. There will be no residential trash pickup on either day. Trash will be picked up citywide on Tuesday, Dec. 26, and Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Final consortium school plans approved

At its Dec. 14 meeting, the Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission approved the final site plan for a new 105,000-square-foot Sussex Consortium School to be constructed on 25 acres along Sweetbriar Road near Lewes.

DMV offices closed Christmas, New Year's

The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, in observation of the Christmas holiday. DMV services will resume regular hours of operation Tuesday, Dec. 26. DMV offices will also be closed Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, and will resume regular hours of operation Tuesday, Jan. 2. For more information and a listing of online services available 24/7, go to