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50 )> COMMENTARY: State's volunteer firefighters among best in nation Delaware's Cape Region TUESDAY, MARCH 10 - THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009 Five vie for two school seats Election to be held Tuesday, May 12 By Leah Hoenen Two last-minute f'flings round out the field of candidates rtmning for two open seats on the Cape Henlopen school board. The Lewes-vicinity Area C seat and the member-at-large seat are open for five- year terms. Lewes residents Georgia Leonhart and Michael Miller fried for the seats iust be- fore the deadline Friday, March 6. Leonhart, running for the member-at- large seat, could not be reached for com- ment Monday, March 9. She released an email saying, 'Tkfter being asked and en- couraged to do so by many parents, com- munity members, teachers, school admin- istrators and others for months, I decided on Friday to run for the school board." Leonhart has closely followed the Cape Henlopen school board, attending meet- ings and reporting on board activities as a freelance writer for the Cape Gazette un- til February 2008. She wrote extensively on the referendum to build the new high school and on the district's budget. In re- cent weeks, she has also reported on the Cape Henlopen school board for local talk-radio station WGMD. She currently operates a writing and media business from her Lewes home and has written press releases for Dewey Beach Enterprises. Leonhart moved to the Lewes area sev- eraJ years ago, after working in Maryland as an attorney. She has one daughter. Miller, seeking the Area C seat, ran for U.S. Congress in 2008 as a Democrat. He challenged Rep. Mike Castle but lost to the incumbent in the September primary. Miller also ran for U.S. Congress in 2000 and 2002. He is a tax accountant who holds a Continued on page 11 Time delays clog agendas in Sussex New process would eliminate extensions By Ron MacArthur Developers who f'fle a subdivision appli- cation without an expedited review this month might have a public hearing some- time in late summer or early fall 2010. Sussex County planning and zoning commissioners are searching for ways to clear up a 16-to 20-month logjam before most conditional-use and zoning-change applications are placed on an agenda. In light of current economic downturn, Commission Chairman Robert Wheatley asked planning and zoning Director Lawrence Lank if any headway had been made on the waiting time for getting on the planning and zoning agenda. Continued on page 5- ,:1 t, REHOBOTH BEACH City to unveil new, improved website at April 17 meeting P4 DEWEY BEACH Approved by referendum, height-restriction charter change may be unconstitutional IX) LEWES Commission revises historic district expansion recommendation mo SALTWATER PORTRAIT Nanticoke Indian Museum curator Odette Wright shares her history m4 HEALTH & FITNESS The Comfort Zone embraces new whole health practitioners in Lewes e25 SPORTS & OUTDOORS Cape girls, boys basketball teams bow out of state tournament lZ INDEX . "-~ . Classifieds 34 Community Calendar " 19 Garden & Farm 22 Health & Fitness .... 25 Obituaries ...... 115 20 - Sports & Outdoors Weather/Tides 47 "The price o[ liberty is eternal vnee." lllllltll il IU!lJl III 61111!!o,.,61 1