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6 FRIDAY, MARCH 5 o MONDAY, MARCH 8 010 Viewpoints Cape Gazette Letters }} DelDOT answerable on bridge debacle It is beyond belief that the in- vestigation into the Indian River Inlet Bridge has been going on for so long&apos;a time and no one is in jail for this fiasco, starting with Delaware Department of Trans- portation Secretary Carolann Wicks. We, the state of Delaware, lost millions of dollars due to this massive FUBAR. I'm no engineer, but I would not have approved the plans for a lean-to to be built on sand. So what do the geniuses do at Del- DOT - build the bridge on sand, or attempt to anyway. The reason why there has been no informa- tion forthcoming is that no one at DelDOT wants to admit to being plain old stupid! They have been feeding long enough at the public trough; time they start answering questions. After all, they do work for the people of Delaware and should be answerable to us and three years is long enough for the people in- volved to build excuses. Not me, sound familiar? Kudos to the Gazette for keeping us apprised of this Tammany Hall '!investiga- tion." J. Roche Milton New position speaks to Yore's strengths John Yore has accepted his new positionas associate principal of student services and activities. For his supporters to say his new job "is extremely degrading" in- sults Mr. Yore and devalues a po- sition that could lead to'the devel- opment of much-needed student opportunities at Cape Henlopen High School. The quality Mr. Yore's support- ers seem to value most, and that he says he enjoys most, is his abil- ity to engage and support stu- dents. So, perhaps they should in- stead consider that this reassign- ment is very possibly the perfect marriage of personality and posi- tion. Why not support him now? Donna de Kuyper Lewes Elect school board members willing to listen We were dumbstruck while at- tending the Feb. 24 school board meeting when the school board, with the exception of Noble Pret- tyman, voted to remove Mr. John Yore as principal of Cape Hen- lopen High School. This was after submission of a petition with over 500 testimonials, letter after letter to the board and the Cape Gazette and never a negative word about Principal Yore. We were there to support Mr. Yore, the Cape Henlopen princi- pal. We listened intently as three Continued on page 7 \\;\ \\; I TA KE X / CHANCES f / MY CHANCES / WITH.L A STATE PARK / ") I TAKE MY [ CHANCES ! WITH DRIVERS \\; \\; Editorial It's time for chat here's a lot of division among t zens of Milton. That's not all b; the lovely rolling town with its tiful homes and commercial bt ings looking over Wagamons Pond and t kill River. Division often arises from pas and love, and there's plenty of that in the ings the residents have for their town. T interested and they're active. They love parks, many of them new and improve& they want to save the theatre that brings needed vitality to downtown. And they" be involved in their government. Consider this: In 2007 prior to the mu election, there were 495 people registerc vote. This year, prior to Saturday's electi that number is 805. In the best spirit of racy, many people entered the race for 1 or's and two council seats. Cliff Newlanc mayor, and Leah Betts and Norman Lest council offer this year's best choices. In his six years as mayor, Don Post ha, demonstrated admirable ability to move works projects ahead including the ham parks, City Hall and police department L ings. The wastewater system's privatizat taken care of most of the town's needs f( Caae Gazette editorials are considered and written by members of tt Kester associate editor; Dave Frederick. seorts editor: Laura Ritter. ne in Milton te citi- time bding. Administratively, however, the ld in town h hsn't shown the same progress. Post is at beau- the helm of an administration widely consicl- ild- eredunfriendly to business as well as arrogant road- and loose in terms of professionalism. The ma- rion jor mark against the Post administration is the feel- embarrfising and expensive Chief Phillips de- ey're bacle, resulting in a vindication of lhe chief and their a terrible waste of taxpayer dollars No admin- and istratio should survive such misjt dgment. such Newlands offers new blood with consider- ant to able mmagement experience from the private sector. His opinions show a level-h eaded ap- icipal preach to the town's problems. TiJ ne will tell d to whether he will make a good inayc r, but his I .... n, credentials and desn:e indicate gee d potential lemoc- as a sound alternative to the current adminis- le may- tration. [s for Bettg brings institutional memory, deep roots .r for and steady dedication to her community, and J she deserves re-election. Lester, with his num- bers ald reports background, can help Milton's public finances remain stable and becom more un- dersttdable to the public. His no-nonsense SOm e uild- approach also bodes well for making City Hall on has more acountable. Milton s residents have lots ,r the of choices. Now it's time to vote. e Cape Gazette editorial bord which includes Dennis Forney, publisher, Trish Vernon. editor; Kerry vs editor; and Jen Ellingswoi'th. arts and entertainment edito t RON MACARTHUR PHOTO T$ NOT A SCEN from Yellowstone National P rk, but a bison in a showy field at Colvine Bison Farm near Greenwood. Web P00lJ Readers say school boan Should school bo with a prayer? Yes No Not sure yes to prayers "d meetings open 58.5% 38.3% 3.2% The total votes counted were 525. To par- ticioate in the current web poll. visit CapeGazette.com. Cape Gazette Volume t6 No. 78 Publisher. Dennis Fomey, Ext. 303 dnf@capegazette.com Editor, Trish Vernon. Ext. 315 newsroom@capegazette.com Office Manager, Kathy Emery, Ext. 305 kemery@capegazette.com Associate Editor. Kerry Kester, Ext. 317 <ester@capegazerte.com Sports Editor. Dave Frederick, Ext. 304 fredman@capegazette.com News Editor, Laura Ritter, Ext. 320 Iritter capegazette.com A&E Editor, Jen Ellingsworth, Ext. 319 jen@capegazette.com NEWS Steve Hoenigmann, Ext. 321 steveh@capegazette.com Henry Evans, Ext. 336 hevans@capegazette.com Ron MacArthur. Ext. 318 ronm@capegazette.com Ryan Mavity, Ext. 337 ryanm@capegazette.com Kevin Spence. Ext. 339 kspence@capegazette.com Leah Hoenen, Ext, 338 leah@capegazette.com Rob Kunzig, Ext. 335 rKunzg@capegazette.com Editorial, Assistant. Bernadette Hearn, Ext, 316 SPORTS WRITERS Tim Bamforth tim@seashorestrider,com Frederick Schranck Fschranck@HoleByHole.com CONTRIBUTORS Susan Frederick Nancy Katz Diane Albanese Eric Burnley Chris Antonio WEBMASTER Catherine M. Tanzer webmail@capegazette.com PHOTO PRODUCTION Molly Wingate, Ext, 308 PHOTOGRAPHERS Dan Cook Steven Billuns PRODUCTION COORDINATOR lorma Parks. Ext, 309 nparks@capegazette.com CLASSIFIED Sandy Barr. Ext. 300 sbarr capegazette.com Kim McPike, Ext. 310 kmcpike@capegazette.com ADVERTISING Cindy Bowlin, Ext. 307 cindy@capegazette.com Sharon Hudson. Ext. 306 shudson capegazette.com Amanda Neafie. 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