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Delaware's Cape Region FRIDAY, APRIL 19 - MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013 Says land donation to library violates pact the CVS site that was donated to the Lewes Public Library. The library has now an- nounced plans to use the parcel. By Ron MacArthur CVS pharmacy in the community should The donation, made Dec. 31, 2012, when ronm@capegazette.com be halted, a deed was signed by developer Olde Developer Christian Hudson denies Towne Pointe LLC transferring the title, The Villages of Five Points Property the charge, saying he has complied with took the property owners association by Owners Association says the community's his obligations under the conditional-use surprise. developer has not complied with a Sussex ordinance granted for the project. The association says the developer is County ordinance - so construction of a At issue is a 2.5-acre parcel adjacent to skirting around a condition of approval for the construction of the pharmacy. On April 5, the association's board of direc- tors sent letters to residents and county officials stating concerns about the dona- tion of the 2.5-acre parcel, seeking to halt construction of the pharmacy. The developer says nothing could be further from the truth, and he says he has the deed to prove it. Under conditions in Continued on page 18 SIGNS OF PATRIOTISM FORBOSTON AMERICAN FLAGS FLY HIGH along the balcony of the Greene Rehoboth Beach. Other flags are at half-staff to honor victims of Boston on Patriots' Day. RO~ MACARTHUR.PHOTO Turtle on the Boardwalk in the bombings in downtown Public input sought on elementary plan By Melissa Steele melissasteele@ca pegazette.com Cape Henlopen school board members all agree they need to fix racial imbalanc- es at the two Milton elementary schools, but their solutions vary. "We have to prevent our schools from being imbalanced by allowing school choice by race," said board Vice President Spencer Brittingham. Meeting April-11, Cape school board specifically discussed the racial imbal- ance that exists between predominately white Milton Elementary and H.O. Brit- tingham Elementary, which serves mostly minority children. The two elementary schools lie less than a mile apart. "I've heard that people don't want their kids to go to a Mexican or black school," Brittingham said. Board member Sandi Minard said she has heard similar comments. "Kids are choiced out of HOB because they don't want to be in a black school," she said. One way to fix the racial imbalance would be to stop accepting school choice applications into Milton Elementary, Brit- Continued on page 20 SCHOOLS Mariner writers receive state, national recognition P99 REHOBOTH BEACH Army Corps moves ahead with outfall extensions P4 MILTON New CHEER Center planned for downtown in 2014 P10 LEGISLATURE Senate approves bill to expand background checks P2O INDEX Arts & Entertainment 81 Business & Real Estate 37 Community Calendar 90 Cape Life 58 Classifieds 107 Obituaries 16 School & Education 99 Sports & O~utdoors 101 "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance." 6 IIII!!!U!IIUU!I!UIIII 1