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T Public invited to Nov. 11 boatyard deed ceremony The public is invited to a sym- bolic transfer of ownership of the old Lewes Boatyard property at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. I l, at the boat- yard site in Lewes. Ownership will pass from the Dale Parsons family to the Greater Lewes Foundation. which in turn will gift the property to the city of Lewes for a new canalfront park. Officials of the City of Lewes, the state of Delaware, the Parsons family and the Greater Lewes Foundation will participate in this event for the citizens of Lewes and future generations of visitors to the community. "Because of the efforts of hundreds of people who cared, there will soon be a new city park in Lewes. said Mike Clemmer, executive director of Greater Lewes Foundation. Some parking spaces m the launching ram p parking lot are being re- served for those attending the cer- emony. Lewes variance board to consider porch The Lewes. Board of Adjust- ment will meet at 10 a.m.. Tues- day, Nov. 20, to consider a request from John and Carolyn Lester. The Lesters want a zoning van- ance to enclose existing porch space into living space. The re- quest violates the table of district regulations minimum front-yard setback requirement for the OR- Outer Ring District and front-yard building projection restrictions. The minimum required front-yard setback within the OR-Outer Ring District is 30 feet. The proposed porch enclosure on the northeast- erly side of the dwelling would leave a frontyard setback of 2.8 feet at its closest to the property line adjacent to Marina Drive. Chapter 197-6(C)(l)(d) prohibits the projection of living space of a dwelling into the frontyard set- Police briefs Cape Region burglaries under investigation State troopers are investigating multiple burglaries that occurred, Oct. 29 at a storage facility north of Lewes. Someone forced entry into several units and stole Sony, Pioneer, Bose and Akai stereo equipment. Police are also investigating a burglary that occurred the next day at a residence on Sussex 275 north of Rehoboth. Someone en- tered an unlocked door and stole miscellaneous jewelry. Neighborhood Watch to start in Rehoboth Beach The Rehoboth Beach Police Department invites all residents and business owners in the City of back. All those interested are in- Vited to attend which will be held in City Hall on East Third Street. A decision on the request will be made at the meeting. Greater Lewes Foundation to meet The annual meeting of the Greater Lewes Foundation will be at l0 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in St. Peter's Parish Hall. The pub- lic is invited to attend this annual stewardship meeting and learn more about the foundation and fu- ture projects. All input and in- volvement are welcome. The Greater Lewes Foundation's mis- sion statement is to maintain and enhance the quality of life in the greater Lewes area. Lewes offices closed for Veterans Day Lewes city offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, for the Veterans Day holiday. Trash col- lection for Monday will be Tues- day, Nov. 13, and Tuesday's col- lection will be Wednesday, Nov. 14. Lewes Greenways committee to meet The Lewes Greenways and " Trails Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 in City Hall. The agenda includes Green- ways Master Plan Outline/ Rewrite and progress reports. The public is welcome to attend. Anthrax seminar urges calm Sussex County Sheriff Robert Reed held a seminar on Nov. 5 at the CHEER Center near George- town for an audience of about 40 senior citizens. Seniors were given common sense advice on the threat of an- thrax and other weapons of mass destruction. Reed said the seminar was intended to calm fears. The primary speaker was Sunny Pre- ston of the Delaware Division of Health. Rehoboth Beach to attend the first Neighborhood Watch meeting, slated for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20, in Rehoboth Beach Conven- tion Center. This will be an op- portunity to share new informa- tion, converse and make sugges- tions among Rehoboth Beach res- idents and their police depart- ment. There will be a discussion of the concept and objectives of the nationally recognized pro- gram, Neighborhood Watch. The guest speaker will be Officer Bar- ry Neeb of the Ocean City Police Department's Community Polic- ing Unit. For more information, call the police department at 227- 2577. Police seek suspect in Millsboro shooting Delaware State Poli=e officecs are seeking two men who are be- tween 20. and 25 years old in con- nection with a shooting that oc- Seniors were told repeatedly to call 911 if something appeared wrong or suspicious, to be careful and to use common sense when dealing with problems. They were told to leave the area if people ap- peared sick or were acting suspi- ciously, to be aware of suspicious mail. to eat well and drink plenty of fluids and to get a flu shot in order to strengthen their immune System. "We are here to calm fears and answer questions." Reed said at the beginning of the one hour long session, which touched upon an- thrax, poisonous gases, choking agents and similar concerns. Resi- dents were warned to look for un- usual situations such "as mosqmto or crop dusting in the middle of winter, but some of the most telling advice was to simply live your life. "You know what we have to do? Live in a bubble." said one member of the audience. Preston look great exception to that, saying "I am not going to live in a bubble...I am going to live my life. Osama or no one else is going to tell me how to live." Livable Delaware summit set Nov. 17 in Dover A Livable Delaware Summit will be at 8:30 a.m_ Saturday, Nov. 17, at the newly renovated Schwartz Center in Dover. The goal of the Livable Delaware Summit is to achieve understand- ing and support from civic associ- ations, legislators, environmental groups, farmers, homebuilders, and other land use stakeholders for a Transfer of Development Rights Program. Such a program would allow landowners to keep some land undeveloped, but to move the development allowed on that land to another site, essen- tially transferring the ability to de- velop from one property to anoth- er site. CVS Pharmacy wins approval The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission has giv- en approval to a site plan for a curred shortly after 1:30 a.m., Nov. 3, at a Sussex 337 home near Miilsboro. According to Cpl. Walter Newton, the 40-year-old male resident in the home saw a car's headlights coming from an access road and directed toward his home. "When the car passed, he did not recognize it and walked out- side," said Newton. "The suspi- cious car made a U-turn and came back toward the victim. The car stopped in front of the victim's mailbox, and the victim asked if he could help the two occupants in the car. The victim and the two suspects became involved in a verbal argument. The argument escalated into a physical con- frontation with the passenger in the car. Sometime during the con- frontation, the driver exited the car and the victim was shot in the back by one of the suspects." Newton said police believe the suspects were traveling in a 1990 CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 9 - Nov. 15, 2001 - 3 Jim Cresson photo Vehicle careens into Lewes shop The Sweet Shop gift and collectible center at 108 W. Third St. in Lewes took a direct hit by a vehicle, at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, and Suffered extensive damage from the impact. Shop owner Joan Economos, who was in an adjoining room when the incident occurred, said she thought she had been hit by terrorists. "It sounded like an explosion,  she said. "I screamed and screamed." Lewes Police Chief Beau Gooch said the 1999 Lincoln Navigator that entered the shop was driven by Martha Coco, 45, of Rehoboth Beach. Gooch said the vehicle suffered an easy $10,000 in damage. Coco, who may have experienced a seizure and lost control of the vehi- cle, suffered facial injuries and back pain, Gooch said. "- CVS Pharmacy to be located on Route 1, just north of Rehoboth Beach and near the Ames Shop- ping Center. Preliminary approval for the pharmacy, was granted by the Planning and Zoning Commission Oct. 25. Sussex Council OKs Cape middle school Sussex County Council has ap- proved a new middle school for the Cape Henlopen School Dis- trict, one of two new middle schools planned for the district. The council approved the school east of Route I on Route 24 by a unanimous vote at it Nov. 6 meeting. Route 1 committee meets Nov. 14 The Sussex County, Delaware Department of Transportation II Route I committee will hold its next public session at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the Cape Henlopen Park Officer's Club building. The public is invited to attend. Sussex County offices closed Nov. 12 Sussex County government of- rices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, to allow employees to observe Veterans Day. County offices-will remain at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13. A county council meet- ing will be scheduled on that date at l0 a.m. Cape Park doing repair work Beginning Nov. 5 and lasting for at least a month, construction will take place at Cape Henlopen Continued on page 4 Nissan Sentra, which fled down the access road toward Sussex 337 following the shooting. The victim was treated at Beebe Med- ical Center for a superficial gun- shot wound on his back. Police said the two suspects had scarves wrapped around their heads. Newton asked anyone who may have information about the crime to call Troop 4 at 856- 5850, Ext. 3, or Crimestoppers at 800-TIP-3333. Troopers arrest woman for false burglary report An officer from Delaware State Police Troop 7 arrested Ronny B. Cornwell, 28, of Milton, for felony theft, second-degree con- spiracy and faiselj reporting an incident to a law enforcement agency. The trooper arrested Cornwell, Nov. 3, after she told police she was robbed behind the Shore Stop on Route l, where she works as a clerk. Cpl. Bruce Harris, state police spokesman, said Cornwell told an officer she was taking money from the store to make a bank de- posit, when a black male grabbed the money from her and ran. The investigation revealed she al- legedly gave the money to the man who was waiting behind the store and had plans to meet him later at the Broadkill River'store, where the two would then split the money. The name of the man is unknown, but police believe he may be known as Cowboy. Troopers are asking anyone with information about the case or the man to contact Troop 7 at 644- 5020. Cornwell was released on $2,500 unsecured bond, pending her appearance, Nov. 8, in the Court of Common Pleas. )