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6 TUESDAY, APRIL 16 - THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013 Cape Gazette There's a 72% chance Letters)> 0" tti;a a;strm Proprietary attitude o U.S, coastline rai, C blocking access to trails this season! 1 The lawsuit holding up work pred/etions = on the ]unction & Breakwater trail extension, reported on April in to the 12, is another example of the Weather Cenferl selfish, proprietary attitude that keeps blocking public access and ]...we'renot community enjoyment of our always correct landscapes. People seem to move into the county and then proceed to chop it up into small, private nections.Warrenswithncmmncn- I bicycle from Lewes to the fitness center in the Midway shopping center. I have been accustomed to passing from the end of one cul-de-sac to another through empty lots, to reach the J&B trail, but recently a certain development has constructed a spite fence tO prevent such pas- sage, which means I have to bike out on the highways and hazard the busy vehicular traffic, on the road itself or in the few less-than- adequate bike lanes. With all this blocking of ac- cesses, a resident in one of these developments would have to get in his car and drive about a mile out on the roads merely in order to visit a neighbor who is only 50 feet away in the adjoin- ing cul-de-sac development. The county zoning authority should put regulations in place requiring that a pedestrian/bike link must connect any two cul-de-sac de- velopments that back up against one another. England has more than 1,400 miles of public foot paths all across the country, through private forests and across farmlands, open to everyone to enjoy and to walk from village to village. It is too bad that we can't have a similar community- minded attitude here in lower Delaware, especially consider- ing our extraordinarily beautiful woods, fields and wetlands. Here it's all cars, cars, cars. Peter Schultz Lewes Editorial )) Just let the children sing Pennsylvania church group recently "Quiet, slower-paced evenings in Lewes are a asked Lewes officials if its children's valued asset," the core value states. choir could appear later this month Does that mean Lewes slams the door shut Canalfront Park in Lewes to sing and turns out the lights the minute the sun as part of a mission trip tO the beach area. slips below the horizon? What about Lewes The pastor of the church said the children residents who live near Stango Park, with its would sing for about an hour starting at dusk, popular summer concert series? How can it and he asked permission to use a sound sys- be that those much larger concerts draw not tern to support the young voices, noting "... we complaints but praise from residents who sit will fully respect the area and use the system on their porches on summer evenings to enjoy only to be heard, not to create an inappropri- the music? ate level of sound." Lewes already has a noise ordinance that It's hard to believe anyone in Lewes would should be enforced when anyone is too loud object to the sound of two dozen children or disturbs the carefully guarded peace of the singing in the park, but Lewes Mayor and City town. Still, Lewes Mayor and Council now Council turned down the request, want a whole new set of regulations for the The reason? A resident protested the ampli- parks, no doubt requiring a task force, miles of fication request as an invasion of"our space, paperwork and a full slate of public hearings. our time and our home." All this because some children want to In Lewes, city policy flows from the city's visit the town, enjoy the park and sing out in Core Values adopted more than two decades praise. ago. Among them: Lewes is a town of busy Why not just let them? days and quiet nights, a concept that sets Lew- If they make too much noise, ask them to es apart from Rehoboth Beach and Dewey. stop. : Cape Gazette editorials are considered and written by members of the Cape Gazette editorial board which includes Dennis Forney, publisher; Trish Vernon, editor; Dave Frederick, sports editor; Laura Hitter, news editor; and Jen Ellingsworth, arts and entertainment editor. Weather Picture )) WRITE NOW Had the knifer had a rifle we'd be counting bodies I believe Ms. ]eannette Taylor of Millsboro thinks she is quite witty. Did it ever occur to her that if this young man with a knife had an assauk rifle instead, we would be counting bodies instead of wounded? This is exactly why we need background checks, to keep weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of people with mental problems. Harvey D Holthaus, St. Lewes Kicking offender in head should never be allowed Having viewed an internet video of a disorderly conduct arrest late last week, I was deeply disturbed by the actions of one Continued on page 7 SHERRESHA POWELL PHOTO GIOVANNI JOHNSON, 13 months, of Lincoln, enjoys a patch of wildlflowers on a recent spring day. ' ! L Letters must be signed and include a telephone number for verification. Please keep letters to 650 words or fewer. We reserve the right to edit for content and length. Write to Cape Gazette, PO Box 213, Lewes, DE 19958; fax 645-1664; or email news- Web Poll )) Majority knows about Delaware geography Delaware at its widest is: 35 miles 48% 60 miles 42% 100 miles 10% 35 is the correct answer. The total of votes counted was 377. 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