Donovan Smith MHP Hit With 2nd Notice of Violation; Plans Confirmed To Connect With Lewes Wastewater System

A section of the Donovan Smith Mobile Home Park off Savannah Road (photo provided by Sussex County Councilman Mark Schaeffer)
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A mobile home community off Savannah Road will connect with the Lewes Board of Public Works sewer system, according to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources. The Donovan Smith community has been chosen as a pilot project in Delaware’s Clean Water Initiative for Underserved Communities. The community owner’s lender had to sign off on financing…

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DelDOT Hopes To Keep Traffic Moving Through Labor Day Weekend

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Delaware motorists and visitors during Labor Day weekend get a break from construction-related lane closures. Ongoing traffic pattern shifts may remain in place, but active construction resumes after Monday. “While we do have construction zones on Route 24 and other places, currently, we won’t be out doing any temporary lane restrictions and things of that…

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DSP Looking to Identify Lewes Burglary Suspect

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Your help is needed to identify a suspect wanted in connection to a burglary on Thursday, August 19 just after midnight at the Uncle Willies BP Gas Station in Lewes. Delaware State Police say the suspect entered the business and stole merchandise before leaving. The suspect is black, wearing camo shorts, yellow hoodie and black…

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DEMEC Issues Power Savers Alert Wed, August 25

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Power Savers Alert: Due to expected high temperatures and high energy demand, we are asking municipal electric customers to VOLUNTARILY reduce electric use today, Wednesday, August 25th.  Power Saver Hours are from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.  Customers are encouraged to lower their electric use during these hours to save money both now and later. Participation will…

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Car Fire Spreads, Heavily Damages Lewes Home

photo courtesy of Indian River Vol. Fire Co. - fire in Hawk's Eye, Lewes Aug. 18 2021
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A fire in Lewes caused no injuries but left a home heavily damaged Wednesday night. According to the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office, the fire broke out Wednesday shortly before 7:00 p.m. in the 35,000 block of Peregrine Road. Flames were shooting from the garage when firefighters arrived. Investigators said a car that was running…

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Lewes ‘Living Shoreline’ Completed

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A living shoreline project has been completed at the Lewes Canal. The 180-foot feature adds to an already existing living shoreline that was built behind the Lewes Little League field seven years ago. The living shoreline helps to manage stormwater runoff, reduces the possibility of erosion issues and filters out pollutants. They are made of…

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Lewes Man Charged with Assault after Argument becomes Violent

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A Lewes man has been charged with felony assault after an argument about money escalated to violence when 39 year old Michael Fitzgerald of Lewes struck a 48 year old Lewes man in the face multiple times. The victim was treated at Beebe Medical Center for serious physical injuries. Fitzgerald was identified as the attacker…

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Downstate Mosquito Spraying this Evening

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Weather permitting; the Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans the following insecticide application(s) during the evening hours on Tuesday, July 20, 2021: Application of Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin/PBO) with a truck-mounted sprayer to control adult mosquitoes in the following areas: In and near Harrington, Milford, Millsboro, and Selbyville. And near Dagsboro, Felton, Frankford, Greenwood, Lewes, Lincoln, and Milton. For notification purposes,…

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Councilman To DNREC: Pick Up The Pace At Lewes MHP

A section of the Donovan Smith Mobile Home Park off Savannah Road (photo provided by Sussex County Councilman Mark Schaeffer)
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12 days after the Delaware Department of Natural Resources issued a Notice of Violation against the Donovan Smith Mobile Home Park off Savannah Road, a pre-dawn visit Tuesday did nothing to impress Sussex County Councilman Mark Schaeffer. Schaeffer told WGMD News that as of early Tuesday, areas of the community where sewage had bubbled to…

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Lewes Mobile Home Park Hit With Notice-of-Violation

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The Donovan Smith Mobile Home Park LLC of Lewes received a Notice of Violation from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Thursday for continuing violations of state laws that govern wastewater treatment and disposal systems. According to DNREC, the community’s onsite wastewater treatment system was found to be out of compliance, posing…

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Backing the Blue, One Stripe At a Time

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An informal group of volunteers, known as the Blue Line Bandits, started showing its appreciation to Delaware police last month. The group’s mission, says John “Plunger” Peterson, one of its four founding members, is to “hit” every law enforcement agency in the state with some sort of blue lines in visual support of the police. Police…

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St. Peter’s Art Show Returns to Lewes for the 55th Year!

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St. Peter’s 55th Annual Art Show is scheduled for July 3 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on St. Peter’s Square at 2nd and Market streets in downtown Lewes. Sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, it will feature more than 100 fine artists and artisans, raffles, silent auction and more. Admission is free and the event will be held…

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Missing Lewes Girl Found in Home after Massive 2-Hour+ Search

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Around 10 p.m. Wednesday, a frantic search was initiated after a four-year-old girl was reported missing from her home on Creekside Drive just outside of Lewes. “Please help,” the father of the missing girl posted on Facebook around 11 p.m. “My little girl went missing from her bed about an hour ago. Police are here.…

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Lewes Boy Looking for Bone Marrow Donor

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A bone marrow transplant needed for a 19-month old in Lewes. According to the Cape Gazette, Mylz Anderson-Finney was diagnosed in February with acute lymphoblastic leukemia – but your help is needed to find his perfect donor match. This is the most common type of cancer in children – however none of his family members…

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Lewes Healthcare Worker Appreciation Movie Night

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Saturday is movie night under the stars in Lewes! Saturday – weather permitting. The City of Lewes – will hold an appreciation event – free for all healthcare workers and their families at Stango Park. Proof of healthcare ID is required. The evening begins at 7pm with prizes, face painting, balloons and more – the…

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Lewes Hosts Environmental Listening Sessions

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The City of Lewes invites the public to take part in two additional environmental listening sessions. Lewes is working with the Resilient Community Partnership, established and administered by DNREC Delaware Coastal Programs, to identify environmental challenges that may impact the future of the coastal community. The second of three sessions is tonight (Wednesday June 9th)…

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Lewes Election For Council, BPW Is This Sat.

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It’s almost election day in Lewes. This Saturday, three candidates are competing for two seats on Lewes City Council. Incumbent Rob Morgan, Carolyn Jones and Khalil Saliba are pursuing three-year terms. Deputy Mayor Bonnie Osler is not seeking re-election. Votes may be cast Saturday at Lewes City Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. For…

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Freeman Highway Bridge Maintenance Planned This Week

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The Freeman Highway Bridge in Lewes will undergo routine maintenance this week. According to the Delaware River and Bay Authority, the bridge near the Cape May – Lewes Ferry terminal is scheduled to close Tuesday between 8:00 a.m. and noon. The bridge will be thoroughly cleaned, and storm drains will be flushed out. If weather…

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Del. Bayshore Byway Gets Federal Designation

DelDOT Secretary Nicole Majeski, Ann Gravatt, Karen Bennett with DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife, Chair of the Byway Management Team Steve Borleske, Governor John Carney and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin Unveiling National Scenic Byways Sign at the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve’s St. Jones Reserve in Dover
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The Delaware Bayshore Byway is now recognized by the Federal Highway Administration as a National Scenic Byway. A special sign to show the Byway’s significance was unveiled on Earth Day at the St. Jones Reserve in Kent County. The Bayshore Byway is a series of two-lane roads that run between Lewes and New Castle, bringing…

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Update: Lewes Controlled Burn Delayed Until Friday

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As part of the City of Lewes 5-year phragmites management plan, the City and the Delaware State Forest Service have planned a controlled burn of portions of the marsh in Lewes for Friday April 23rd. The date and time are subject to change based on weather conditions. The controlled burn originally was scheduled for Thursday…

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