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l/ Cape Gazette NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 - MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010 3 Once again, Junction and Breakwater Trail needs work Fence is falling down along Lewes portion By Ron Mar.Arthur ronm@capegazette.com A 1-mile section of the ]unc- tion and Breakwater Trail in Lewes is once again in need of work, and once again it's not clear who is responsible for the maintenance. This time, the snow fence marking the boundary of the temporary trail is in disrepair. A series of nor'easters has taken a toll on the fence, and it has sepa- rated from its posts and broken into pieces along at least a third of the trail along Gills Neck Road. sources and Environmental Con- trol (DNREC) is responsible; DNREC claims DelDOT is re- sponsible. After numerous telephone calls to officials from both agen- cies, neither agency took respon- sibility for fence maintenance. Lingo-Townsend (LT) Associ- ates owns the land where the temporary trail is located. Back in the summer, the same section of trail was overgrown with weeds and tall grass, and no maintenance was done for sever- al months. The section is temporary; it will change during construction of two developments along Gills Neck Road. The trail became a political hot And once again, the buck is potato; which state agency was getting passed around. Delaware responsible for maintenance of Department of Transportation thetrai!7 DNREC or DelDO?, (DelDOT) officials say the prop- Each agency claimed the oier- erty owners are responsible for was responsible. repairs; the owners, Lingo- DNREC officials claimed Townsend Associates, say the maintenance of the 1-mile sec- Department of Natural Re- tion along Gills Neck Road had been DelDOT's job since May 2009 when permanent and tem- porary easements with the prop- erty owners were signed. Del- DOT officials disputed the claim, saying they did not have copies of the easements. Until the easements were signed, DNREC's Division of Parks and Recreation staff main- tained the entire length of the trail, which connects Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. DNREC still maintains the 4.5-mile section beyond Gills Neck Road. After several rounds of discus- sions, DelDOT crews eventually cleaned up the trail, and the de- veloper cut grass on a section ad- jacent to the planted farm fields. When development of two projects, Governors and Sena- tors, along Gills Neck Road takes place, thetemporary section will b6 abariit6nd. .....  - .... .The permanent trail will pass through the subdivisions and on a new multimodal trail along Gills Neck Road. RON MACARTHUR PHOTO AT LEAST A THIRD of the 1-mile long snow fence along the Gills Neck Road sec- tion of Junction and Breakwater Trail in Lewes is in need of repair. Four Republican candidiltes emerge in 36th District All seek nominations Democrats for raising gross re- ceipts and income taxes, fees and following Rep. permits. A Wake Forest University Carey's retirement graduate, in July, Stevenson com- By Kevin Spence pleted the Women's Campaign kspence@capegazette.com School at Yale University. A fourth-generation Delaware- In mid-December, Rep. George an, Stevenson said she would Carey, R-Milford, announced he work toward tightening up corn- would not seek re-election, and prehensive development plans. the GOP wasted no time She said she would work toward Wednesday, ]an. 20, when it an- retaining local control of schools. nounced four candidates for the She would also consider combin- 36th Representative District that ing three vocational districts un- includes the towns of Milton, El- der one umbrella to save money. lendale, Lincoln and Milford. Stevenson said she would follow The victory of Republican in Carey's footsteps by providing j: Scott Brown - the first Republi- outreach to constituents. "You'll can to win a Senate race in Mass- know where you stand with me achusetts in nearly five decades - because I'm a crappy liar," she ......... has invigorated Cape Region Re- said. publicans. Brian Shupe, chairman of the  Stevenson 36th District Republicans, said Glen Stevenson, 49, of Milford, KEVN SPENCE PHOTO Brown focused on integriW, lim- is athletic director for the Mil- FOUR REPUBLICAN cANDDATESernergedWednesdayJan2trunfrthe36thDistrictseaLShwnarecandidates( ited government and conser- ford School District. Calling him- r) Howard Webb, Glen Stevenson, Kim How Stevenson and Brian Shupe, chairman of the 36th District Republicans. vatism in his campaign, and local serf an extremely conservative on that," he said, referring to Webb entered the U.S. Army, Although 40 people attended Republicans would follow suit to Republican and devout Christ- Markell's attempts to curb state where he served in Vietnam as the meeting at the Milton Public keep the 36th District a red re- Jan, Stevenson said he is a pro- spending. "But DelDOT and the an executive officer. After re- Library, a committee of a dozen gion - as it has been for nearly life candidate who opposed a amount of money that goes turning to the Cape Region, . GOP members, including the the past 30 years. So far, the four state-funded needle exchange through that agency is incredi- Webb said he's been farming eight election district chairs, will Republican candidates for the program upstate, ble," he said. ever since, select the Republican candidate. 36th District are: Kim Hoey He said he agrees with Sen. He said he's not a proponent of "I believe in small government. Most important for eligible can- Stevenson, Glen Stevenson, Colin Bonini, R-Dover, who said, expanded gambling, but it's a re- The most important thing is to didates are their ability to Howard Webb and Harvey Ken- "We dofft have an income prob- ality that's not going to go away. leave Delaware a great place for fundmise and gain support in the ton. lem, we have a spending prob- Stevenson said Republicans our kids and grandldds," he said. region. Shupe said with Republi- lenx" need to nominate a candidate "Planning - that's a real can of can Rep. Mike Castle running for gTIm  $1zmon ior to working in the Milford who is electable, estimating that worms in this state," he said. U.S. Senate, some national mon- Kim Hoey Stevenson, 44, of schools, Stevenson- who is not it would take at least $75,000 to Shupe announced Harvey ey will come to Delaware to gain Milford, is a former teacher for related to Kim - said he worked rn a strong campaign. Kenton as another eligible candi- Republican seats, but he urged the Milford and Indian River for a decade at the Bank of date, who was unable to attend candidates to draw on local sup- school districts. Stevenson, vice Delaware, which later became Howard the Republican meeting. Kenton, port. chairwoman of the Milford Plan- PNC bank. - Milford farmer Howard Webb, he said, had a pr commitment Shupe said the vetting process ning Commission, said He attacked Democrats, saying Delawareans could no longer ig- under the past three Democratic 64, said he would work toward to attend a Delaware State Fair for the 36th District Republican nore what's going on in Dover gubernatorial administrations, reining in the uncontrolled meeting, as a member of the ex- nomination would most likely be under a Democratic governor, the state has not fared well. "But, growth Sussex County faces. Af- ecutive board. Attempts to reach complete by Monday, Feb. 1. House and Senate. She blamed I'll give Gov. lack Markell a pass ter attending Milford schools, Kenton at press time were not "Quite frankly, we need a lot of successful, people for this election," he said.