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FAITH & SPIRITUALITY Sussex celebrates King's dream, legacy P63 BARKFEST Tails will wag at Lewes event P7O capegazette.com Delaware's Cape Region FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 - MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 Lewes panel approves townhouses City concerned; considering moratorium By Nick Roth fi[cki'oth@capegazette.com Lewes businessman Cliff Diver has received the go-ahead to build an eight- unit townhouse complex on land that was previously home to the Lewes Post Office annex. The board of adjustment approved a special exception Jan. 21 for townhouses at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Savannah Road in the city's marine com- mercial district. Diver said he hopes the townhouses will be under construction as soon as possible. "There's nothing holding us up except permits," Diver said. "Financing is in line and squared to go. It'd be nice to be under construction in the spring." Diver's plan is to build two four-unit buildings with a quiet garden or courtyard in the middle. Each unit will be about 1,500 square feet with a French balcony overlooking the garden area and a one- car garage. He expects half of the units to have elevators. The townhouses will be geared toward full-time residents looking to buy rather Continued on page 16 NO WAY TO BLOW THIS WINTER AWAY k -- KEITH MARTIN, owner of Hotel Rehoboth in Rehoboth Beach, uses a snow blower to make quick work of snow piled in front of businesses af- ter the Jan. 21 storm. The second storm in two weeks not only brought RON MACARTHUR PHOTO snow, but also frigid temperatures. Forecasters say there is another chance for a winter storm Monday, Jan. 27. See more photos from the snowstorm on page 4. Sussex: Let state handle barking dogs Vincent says Delaware law stricter than proposal By Ron MacArthur ronm@capegazette.com It's 2 a.m. and the neighbor's dog won't stop barking. Who are you going to call? Sussex County Council says call Delaware State Police or Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control; it's their job to respond because the state has jurisdiction over noise complaints. By a 3-2 vote at its Jan. 21 meeting, council defeated a proposal to provide regulations and enforcement to deal with nuisance barking dogs in unincorporated areas of the county. The vote ended months of debate over the issue. Council President Mike Vincent, R-Sea- ford, said the ordinance was not necessary because state law already protects residents Continued on page 12 SEA OF PEOPLE Lewes Polar Bear Plunge set for Feb. 2 PlZ DEWEY BEACH Facelift proposed for town's Sunset Park P14 REHOBOTH BEACH Commissioners limit side-yard setbacks p2o INDEX Arts & Entertainment 66 Business & Real Estate 37 Community Calendar 78 Cape Life 54 Classifieds 91 Obituaries 22 School & Education 83 Sports & Outdoors 85 "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance." 6 I!!!!!!!!!UIII1