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50 capegazette.com TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 PSC seeks input on Chesapeake Utilities Natural gas By Henry J. Evans Jr. hevans@capegazette.com The Pubfic Service Commission is seek- ing public comment about Chesapeake Utilities Corporation's application to ex- expansion requested pand its service area from Lewes toward Fenwick Island. The hearing is at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, in Cape Henlopen High School's auditorium. In September 2011, the City of Lewes and Chesapeake Utilities officials signed a franchise agreement giving the company rights to provide natural gas service to residential and commercial customers. The company extended its existing pipeline from Harbeson along Route 9 under Route 1 south of Five Points, to Clay Road, to Kings Highway to Freeman High- way, and to Cape Henlopen Drive where it ends at SPI Pharma, not far from Cape Henlopen State Park's entrance. Later, the company connected Beebe Medical Center, which became its second commercial customer on the new exten- sion. The company is proposing what it calls the Eastern Sussex County Expan- sion Area. Continued on page 5 TOO CHICKEN TO TAKE THE WINTER PLUNGE WINGS OF HOPE Cancer community to host butterfly release Sept. 14 p14 ABOUT 200 PEOPLE JUMPED into the Atlantic Ocean Sept. 7 - in- cluding these four known as the Chicken Heads - during the second arinual Rehoboth Beach Village Improvement Association Chicken RON MACARTHUR PHOTO Plunge. The event, to benefit VIA's capital campaign and Rehoboth Beach Patrol, is for those who are too chicken to do the Polar Bear Plunge in February. See more photographs in the Friday, Sept. 13 edition Proposed poultry plant pursues permits Harim official: Process longer than expect6d By Melissa Steele melissasteele@capegazette.com Allen Harim is pursuing environmental and county permits as it continues with plans to open a poultry processing facility wat the site of a former pickle plant. "We're making sure there are no en- vironmental issues going forward," said Matthew Hamilton, senior manager of sales for Mlen Harim Foods, LLC. The final purchase of the plant is con- tingent on a series of environmental permits issued by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and a Sussex County special-use permit. DNREC permits needed include air quality and water discharge, among others. Hamilton said Mlen Harim expects to finalize the purchase by the end of the year. In April, Allen Harim announced its Continued on page 5 | AGRICULTURE Sussex farm research program could bear new fruit P2 FARMER & THE CHEF March of Dimes event wows local foodies P4 DOLPHINS MERR: Marine strandings double in August P12 INDEX Classifieds 26 Community Calendar 13 Garden & Farm 20 Health & Fitness 14 Obituaries 10 School & Education 21 Sports & Outdoors 23 Weather 43 "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance."