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Delaware&apos;s Cape Region Friday, April 26 - Thursday, May 2, 1996 Volume 3, No. 48 Clampitt sentenced; victims plan to sue Lewes Problems for the City of Lewes related to Clampitt's crimes while a city employee, however, are moving into a new phase. Attorney Tom Barnett, representing one of the victims, said after Clampitt's sentenc- ing that Lewes has already been notified that the victims intend to sue for damages related to the crimes. Lewes Mayor George Smith confirmed this week that the city received a letter from the law finn of Kimmel, Carter and Roman of Wilmington. "The letter said the finn intends to file a suit against Clampitt and the City of Lewes on behalf of a client who was involved in a forced sexual intercourse incident at Lewes Police Department HI. ill |B ill Angle Moon photo By Dennis Forney Former Lewes police officer Gilbert Clampitt began serving an eight year prison term last Friday, April 19 after being sen- tenced for conviction on unlawful sexual intercourse charges. The charges stemmed from incidents at Lewes Police Department headquarters in 1994 and 1995. A perfect day for a paddle on Silver Lake Bob and Dee Moore of Rehoboth Beach take their inaugural paddle around Silver Lake in Rehoboth Beach in their new kayaks on a perfect spring afternoon, with the Fabrizio house as a backdrop. around June of 1994," said Smith. "The finn asked us to notify our insurance com- pany which we have done. Then they usu- ally let us know what they're going to do. We're in the dark about whay they're plan- ning to do beyond this. They sue the insti- tutions that have the money. You can count Continued on page 4 Tower sets back West Rehoboth revitalization By Kerry Kester Residents of West Rehoboth voiced anger at a West Side New Beginnings meeting on Wednesday, April 24, when they discussed a recent assault on their neighborhood progress. Coming on the heels of a Thursday, April 18 announcement that the community had earned $700,000 from the state for neigh- borhood revitalization, the residents learned that a 150 foot radio equipment tower and metal shelter would be erected on property located between Hebron Road and Central Avenue, near the community's entrance. "That's the same as a 16-story building," said Ellen Smith, a volunteer in the commu- nity. Smith said that the property, owned by Wilson "Dick" Catts, was leased to Bell Atlantic-NYNEX, who is building the tower for cellular phone services. "Most of the people who would beneift from it here would be the drug dealers," said Minnie Smith, vice president of West Side New Beginnings. "That's a concern of the community." Continued on page 10 Families for Progress raises voice in support of growth By Michael Short Rich Collins thinks county officials are only hearing one side of the story. Collins has argued against recent efforts aimed at controlling growth such as a corri- dor overlay zone for major road corridors or a new C-2 commercial zone for large pro- jects like shopping malls or "Superstores". The Citizens Coalition has argued for such changes, arguing that the county needs regulations to restrict growth and make it controlled, responsible growth. The battle- ground for most of those battles has been the Rt. 1 corridor. But Collins argues that Rt. 1 is only one tiny segment of the county and most of Sus- sex County needs growth and the jobs and competitive consumer costs such growth can bring. So, Collins has COLLINS formed a new group Continued on page 13 Petition against Seabright Village gains steam By Michael Short A petition drive is being mounted to oppose a high density development along Rt. 1 known as Seabright Village. The proposed rezoning was to be considered by the Planning and Zoning Commis- sion at its April 25 meeting, but no final decision was expected from the county plan- ners. The project would be located approximately behind Webster's Furniture on Rt. 1. Gordon Berl, a contractor who hopes to develop the project, spoke to the Citizens Continued on page 13 .....................................  ........... . ............. /,{-:, ..... . .............. . .............. , .: " " .... , :,:,o>a ,. ': " <'m;\