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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012 capegazette.com gi Mayor Sam Cooper said the original Corps to be n work before spring project contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, which did the February beach By Ryan Mavity the project at a hastily called Dec. 3 spe- replenishment, offered a bid that was too ryanm@capegazette.com cial meeting. The U.S. Army Corps of En- high. The corps is now negotiating with gineers requested the funds from city of- New Jersey-based contractor Reilly Con- Rehoboth Beach officials have unani- ficials Nov. 29 and asked for a response struction. mously approved spending $200,000 in by the end of, the,day-De 3, The corps Problems with the outfall pipes date city funds to extend the stormwater out- plans to immediately begin negotiating a back to the beach replenishment project. fall pipe at Rehoboth Avenue. cost to extend three stormwater outfall In building a wider beach better able to re- The city commissioners voted to fund pipes, sist storms, the corps pumped so much sand on the beach that it buried existing stormwater outfalls along the shoreline at Maryland, Rehoboth, Delaware and Olive avenues and Laurel Street. The corps had anticipated the sand in the clogged outfalls to erode naturally, which happened at Maryland and Olive avenues. However, the outfalls at Re- hoboth Avenue, Laurel Street and Delaware Avenue did not erode like the Continued on page 10 CANDLE POWER LIGHTS THE HOLIDAY RON MARARTHUR PHOTO MORE THAN 150 CAROLERS gathered in Zwaanendael Park Dec. 1 to light a new Christmas tree and sing holiday songs following the annual Lewes Christmas Parade. Carolers and friends Kaitlyn Kachnovitch, left, and Morgan Greer sing by candlelight to usher in the season. See more parade photos and tree-lighting ceremony photos in the Dec, 7 edition Bullet grazes victim's head, three tied up By Melissa Steele melissasteele@capegazette.com The streets of a Milton development re- turned to a characteristic quiet Monday morning following a night of terror for one family. At 6:40 p.m. Dec. 2, police say three masked men forced their way into a home on Apollo Lane in Cave Colony; one of the men shot a handgun at a 33-year-old man grazing his head, said Cpl. G u'y Fournier of the Delaware State Police. Robbers then tied up the man, a 35-year- old woman and a 14-year-old boy before demanding cash from them. They left with an undisclosed amount of money, Fournier said. The man was taken to Beebe Medical Center where he was treated for his wound; the others were not injured. Residents along Apollo Lane remained cautious Monday morning. One neighbor who lives across from the tidy Cape Cod with Christmas decorations targeted by the robbers said she was home during what police are calling a home invasion. She said she had no idea what was hap- pening until a policeman knocked at her door. Continued on page 3 HEALTH Beebe celebrates 17th Holiday of Lights r,19 annual MORE SAND NEEDED DNREC secretary seeks federal funding for inlet beach p2 RATES TO RISE Delmarva Power customers will see increases in 20]3 bills P4 LEWES City reestablishes ethics panel, appoints five new members ps INDEX Classifieds 32 Community Calendar 18 Garden & Farm 28 Health & Fitness 19 Obituaries 13 School & Education 26 Sports & Outdoors " 30 Weather/Tides 43 "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance."