Lewes http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Lewes Beach http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/small-plane-makes-emergency-landing-lewes-beach <p>A small plane made an emergency landing on the beach in Lewes last night near Herring Point and Gordon’s Point.</p><p>Sussex County EMS officials say that the plane apparently lost power and was forced to make the emergency landing.</p><p>Only the pilot and the female passenger were on board and no one was injured.</p><p>Officials say there was no damage to the plane.</p><p>WBOC reports that witnesses say that pilot told them he was going to land on Route 1 but wound up on the beach instead.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:34:03 +0000 Don Rush 57120 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Lewes Beach Ted Becker Wins Lewes Mayorship Unopposed http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/ted-becker-wins-lewes-mayorship-unopposed <p>LEWES, Del. (AP) - Ted Becker has won an uncontested race for mayor in Lewes, and voters elected two others to the City Council this weekend.</p><p>The <a href="http://delmarvane.ws/RzQAei">Salisbury Daily Times</a> reports three candidates were vying for two seats on the council in the election Saturday. Rob Morgan and incumbent Bonnie Osler beat Mike Mahaffie for the two open seats.</p><p>Becker, the current deputy mayor in Lewes, was the only person to file for mayor. He was declared the winner and will be sworn in with the other winners May 19 unless there is an appeal.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 11:39:14 +0000 Don Rush 54073 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Ted Becker Wins Lewes Mayorship Unopposed Mayor of Lewes Retiring http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/mayor-lewes-retiring <p>Mayor James Ford III says he will not seek re-election in May after leading the city of Lewes for a decade.</p><p>Ford said he was not seeking another term because of business and family reasons.</p><p>Ford has been a resident of the resort since 1976 and owns a building contracting business that specializes in historic restoration.</p><p>Ford became Mayor in 2004.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:43:02 +0000 Don Rush 49428 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Mayor of Lewes Retiring No More Free Handicapped Parking at Meters in Lewes http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/no-more-free-handicapped-parking-meters-lewes <p>The Lewes City Council voted unanimously to no longer provide free handicap spots at parking meters.</p><p>Beginning in May handicap drivers will have to pay the same as regular drivers.</p><p>Before last night’s vote Lewes was the only city in Delaware that provided the free parking spots.</p><p>But Lewes resident Tammi Morris who is handicapped told WBOC that she believes it was unfair to make handicap drivers pay.</p><p>She said that for many people who are in wheel chairs this will impose an additional burden on them.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:56:54 +0000 Don Rush 47650 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net No More Free Handicapped Parking at Meters in Lewes Swordfish Weighing Nearly 360 Pounds Caught Off Delmarva Coast http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/swordfish-weighing-nearly-360-pounds-caught-delmarva-coast <p>Officials have confirmed it.</p><p>A 358-pound swordfish measuring 90 inches long was caught on September 7<sup>th</sup> by recreational angler Kurt Lorenz, who was fishing from the vessel known Candy&rsquo;s Reel Choice out of Lewes.</p><p>It was caught off of Poor Man&rsquo;s Canyon around 70 miles from the Virginia-Maryland coast.</p><p>But it&rsquo;s still considered a Delaware catch because the boat originated out of port from the First State.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:31:01 +0000 Don Rush 41955 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Swordfish Weighing Nearly 360 Pounds Caught Off Delmarva Coast Lewes Officials Ponder Fate of Earl Bradley Home http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/lewes-officials-ponder-fate-earl-bradley-home <p>Officials in Lewes are trying to decide the fate of the home of former pediatrician and convicted pedophile Earl Bradley who was found to have violated over a hundred children.</p><p>For a while the home had a for-sale sign but was never purchased.</p><p>So, Mayor Jim Ford said that the city was exploring alternative uses for the property other than a single home.</p><p>He told the Salisbury Daily Times that the town is currently discussing the future of the property with the bank.</p><p>One possibility, he said, was to create a 40-by-175-foot mini public park.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:09:05 +0000 Don Rush 39341 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Lewes Officials Ponder Fate of Earl Bradley Home Cape May-Lewes Ferry Upgrade to Attract More Tourists http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/cape-may-lewes-ferry-upgrade-attract-more-tourists <p>LEWES, Del. (AP) - Delaware River and Bay Authority officials hope upgrades to the Cape May-Lewes ferry will help boost ticket sales.</p><p>The Cape Henlopen was rechristened on Monday. Director of Ferry Operations Heath Gehrke says renovations to three of the four vessels in the fleet include improved seating for customers, Wi-Fi access, flat-panel televisions, new floors and an improved concession stand. The renovations cost about $800,000.</p><p>Ferries carried 779,000 passengers between Cape May and Lewes in 2011, a third less than its ridership of 1.16 million 10 years earlier.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:27:48 +0000 Don Rush 36627 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Cape May-Lewes Ferry Upgrade to Attract More Tourists Sea Level Rise Proposals Offered in Lewes http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/sea-level-rise-proposals-offered-lewes <p></p><p>Delaware residents gathered in Lewes to hear what will be done to mitigate the impact of sea level rise along the coastline.</p><p>The during the three hour meeting last night Delaware state officials outlined proposals to meet the accelerating coastal erosion as well as the expected storm and flooding threats as global warming takes hold.</p><p>The options range from financing buyouts and coastal defenses to drafting a better land-use plans and development policies.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:27:46 +0000 Don Rush 29169 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Sea Level Rise Proposals Offered in Lewes Delaware to Unveil Plans to Mitigate Impact of Sea Level Rise http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delaware-unveil-plans-mitigate-impact-sea-level-rise <P>Today Delawareans will get a series of proposals to fend off the impact of sea-level rise on the coastline.</P> <P>The plans developed by Delaware Bay Beach Work group come with a price tag ranging from 1.6 million to $200 million over the next thirty years.</P> <P>The group plans to meet this morning at 10 am in Legislative Hall in Dover to review the costs and benefits.</P> <P>The report found that 8-to-11 percent of the state’s land area could be flooded by the end of the century.</P> <P>That would affect 3-thousand to 17-thousand homes as well as inundate as much as nearly 500 miles Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:54:02 +0000 Don Rush 21037 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delaware to Unveil Plans to Mitigate Impact of Sea Level Rise Get Ready to Pay for Summer Parking at the Beach http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/get-ready-pay-summer-parking-beach <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Summer time is just around the corner and the parking will no longer be free in some beach towns.&nbsp;</p><p>On May 15&nbsp;those visiting Bethany Beach will have to pony up some cash to park in <a href="http://www.townofbethanybeach.com/index.aspx?NID=219" target="_blank">beach lots</a> and designated areas on Atlantic and Pennsylvania Avenues from First Street to Hollywood Street.</p><p>In addition, there will be paid parking on Garfield Parkway and the lots by PNC Bank and the fire department.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 13:26:38 +0000 Don Rush 12357 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Get Ready to Pay for Summer Parking at the Beach Earl Bradley Home Up for Auction in Lewes http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/earl-bradley-home-auction-lewes <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The Earl Bradley&rsquo;s former home is expected to be sold off during an auction this May 15<sup>th </sup>with neighbors hoping to put behind them the former pediatrician who is serving life sentences for sexually assaulting more than 80 young children.</p><p>The house sits on the main road leading into downtown Lewes and is in foreclosure with a debt of $560-thousand owed to US Bank.</p><p>The Wilmington News Journal reports that one neighbor exclaimed, &ldquo;Sell it. Get rid of it.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 13:02:57 +0000 Don Rush 12214 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net