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Cape Gazette Letters )) Ctmtimi l Imm page 6 What does this say about Old Towne Po'mte LLC, Resort Quest and the community's own board of directors? Divide and conquer, hold meetings at a time as incon- venient for people whose primary home is out of state and give short notice so that arrangments can't be made to attend a meeting of such importance and impact to this community. Citizens of Lewes, please take note. This will impact you, with a Walgreens on one comer, a CVS on another, Cape Pharmacy in the shopping center and a Rite Aid down the street. Do we need an- other pharmacy? Let's protect the integrity of the community the same as it was protected against the development Townsend Xrfl- lage Centre on l ags Highway. Ranieri endorsement unfortunate for her How unfortunate for Kelly Ranieri that her sole letter of en- dorsement in Tuesday's Cape Gazette came from Zeke Ih'zygoc- ki, the only commissioner in the history of Dewey Beach to be offi- cialiy censured for inappropriate and unacceptable behavior. His lack of good judgment and his questionable character were on public display last winter, follow- ing a town hall incident in which he demeaned and sexually ha- rassed fellow commissioner Diane Hanson. This past week, Commissioner Hanson was once again targeted (and falsely accused of miscon- duct) by another member of our council, Mayor Rick Solloway, Both of these council members were publicly endorsed by Dewey Beach Enterprises in last year's election, and they now both en- dorse Ms. Ranieri. Connect the dots: a vote for Kelly is a vote for DBE. Her election will give Dewey Beach Enterprises the final seat needed to control our town council. We cannot let this happeix The governance of our town must re- main where it belongs - in the very capable hands of its citizens, not in the hands of a self-serving developer. Vote for Malty Seitz and Jim Laird Saturday, Sept. 25. Unda Wintm Dewey Beach Ranieri will offer breath of fresh air in Dewey VIEWPOINTS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 - MOND ,Y, SEPTEMBER 27, Show a little compassion for neighbgrs am responding to a letter sent by Jean hag, let alone pushing a mower. And most Kissane in the Sept. 14 paper. First, I think you have a lot of nerve making such snap judgments about your neighbors. I was born and bred in Lower Slower Delaware (proud of it); my family has been here since be- fore we can remember. It used to be that you could count on your neighbors to offer a hand when things got rough, not a slap to your face. I can think of several reasons why some people might not be as vain or anal as you are about your yard. Let's start with those who are having a hard enough time putting food on the table, gas in their vehicles (so they can get to work) or those who are in bad health and have a hard time walk- who fall within these lines and/or ver tight budgets. out and buy a new or even u breaks. If it's a choice of fee so I can get to work or cuttit my ne'ghbor happy I'm sure which one I'm going to choc In this time of economic employment rates maybe yc some help, not criticism, to you have to worry about is th then you have to much time, hands. I was not surprised that Dewey Beach Commissioner Diane Han- son wrote a letter to your newspa- per backing the two candidates who are also supported by the CPD PAC in the Saturday, Sept, 25 election for town commissioner. I was however; amazed, and an- gered at her dismissal of the third candidate, Kelly Ranleri, as lack- hag an interest in the town and not having the ability and the expert- ise to make the critical decisions necessary should she (Kelly) be elected. Why did Commissioner Hanson consider her unqualified for the commissioner's seat? Well, because Mrs. Ranieri is just an ele- mentary school teacher! This is the same arrogant attitude that we are currently experiencing from our national elected officials. Commissioner Hanson should be ashamed of herself for those com- ments, Kelly Ranieri is intelligent, well educated (Penn State graduate), and filled with lots of good ideas for the town. She and her hus- band have owned their proper- ty and been permanent residents of Bellevue Street in Dewey for the last five years. She is a teacher at Rehoboth Elementary School and is currently Cape Henlopen School District teacher of the year for 2010. Three years ago Kelly volunteered to lead the first Dewey "Unity for Beauty Day " and was highly complimented by the town commissioners (includ- ing Diane Hanson) and the mayor for her work and leadership on this pr6ject. During this past June, as a member of the town market- ing committee she used her skills as a teacher to develop a success- ful program, "Dewin' It Right" to keep visiting "June bugs" enter- tained and out of trouble while they were here in Dewey celebrat- ing. When Sunset Park lost its funding from the town, Kelly took on the park as an ongoing class- room project, helping to secure two $500 grants for supphes and beautification. She supports the 35-foot height limit, and agrees that we need better solutions to the noise, litter and trash prob- lems. I think all these indicate not only an interest, but work and dedication on her part to our town. When I attended the candi- dates' forum several weeks ago I was very impressed with Kelly's thoughtful answers to questions from the audience. As I expressed to friends after the meeting, listen- ing to her that day was like a breath of fresh air blowing through the room. I am a longtime property owner, town of 1) and full time resident of Dickin- no doubt th son Street in Dewey Beach, and I ment to the would encourage all Dewey Beach and therefo voters to cast one vote for Kelly Delaware S Ranieri Sept. 25. I think the resi- approval. dents, and the town, would benefit Behind tt from her independence, fresh can find ideas, and dear thinking as our should be a new commissioned Why did Bro Zollmr ki ignore lleath votein favo Don't the, 2010 7 Beach news media regarding Oar- ifying Ordinance 597. Most of the media is a camouflage/smoke screen and being used to distract everybody from asking the "real questions." From their own statements, Mayor Solloway and Commission- er Przygocld did not receive any prior advice to not vote for the or- dinance. The only advice that they did receive came from Glenn Mandalas, the town solicitor. It was Mandalas who recommended and created this ordinance, (1ring case law to convince council it was in the best interest for the all of us e on fixed incomes qot all ofus can go ed mower when ours ting my children, gas g my grass to make most of you can guess se. rclship and high nn- t should try offering ,ur neighbom If all .* tall grass next door md money on your wey Beach. There was is was not an amend- comprehensive plan, :e, did not require the ate Office's Keep control in hands ofdermining town's lawyer's work to protect Dewey against Dewey citizell$ DBE's six la csuits and could cost I am very confused with all the Dewey more in attomefs fees? "he said, she said" statements cap- Did SolioWay call Rep. Pete turing the attention of the Dewey Schwartzkolffbecause his casi- no/gamblin legislation is aligned is smoke screen you "real questions" that ;ked: ;ollow'ay and Przygoc? al counsel and not of the ordinance? , know they are un- with SollowJ4y's and Przygocki's agenda? A l otel-casino on the bay? ( What mas[er are they really serving? DBIp.. HHA? Gambling? Without fl te answers to these questions, a ;ingie/bullet vote for ]didate Will place : town in the wrong )r Jim Laird and ) make sure the con- le hands of the citi- the wrong c~ control of ot hands. Vote l Marry Seitz t trol stays in t zens. Kenne W. Lod Dewey BeKh Continued oa page 8 ran into Merritt Burke and his young family last Satur- day at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market. He told me he was recently hired to be the town manager for Bridgeville. "It's a great oppor- tunity," he said. "The town is growing and progressive and I'm excited about being part of it." Merritt has a master's degree in public administration from Uni- versity of Delaware and is glad to be using his education in his home state. Dennis Forney September a wedd'mg month This is awedding month for lots of couples. People like the warm and clear weather of Sep- tember as a time well suited for outdoor ceremonies and cele- brations. There have already been several weddings this month in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach and several more coming this weekend, including that of my daughter Meredith. We've watched the weather forecasts with great interest and applauded when Danielle and Igor danced by well east of Delaware. So far, the September weddings have enjoyed classic fall weather with lots of sun- shine and low humidity. Each of these weddings serves as its own economic stimulus package, involving lots of local caterers and purveyors. That's a good thing. For money to be of any value at all, it needs to stay in circulation. My daughter and her fianc6, Rob, circulated $50 into the Sus- sex County government coffers early this week when they drove to Georgetown to get their mar- riage license. No muss, no fuss. They answered a few questions, signed a couple of papers and they're on their way to being legally wed. I took some pictures of them beneath the wedding arch in the marriage bureau of- rice. I also took a couple of pic- tures of them with my grand- daughter, Maisy Peach McGilvray, under the marriage bureau sign. Malsy's in town with her morn, my older daugh- ter Megan. They flew in from Seattle and Maisy's dad,Ross, is also flying in for the wedding. No doubt many couples take their wedding vows after a love child has come on the scene. They used to call those shotgun weddings because of the way some fathers insisted that a cere- mony take place along with the DENNIS FORNEY PHOTO DELAWARE GOV, JACK MARKELL speaks to the Lew Steps Out For Fitness crowd at closing ceremonies Sept. 16. birth. Nature, of course, doesn't c .u ng require a marriage license for a Getting mo ey into circula- tion - how m ch and how little - pregnancy. But government has a way of getting its hands into our pock- ets, from the basket to the cas- ket. can be touch. business,'espe- cially when it omes to taxes, C ntinued on page 8