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It was standing room only at the Easton Board of Appeals yesterday as the public weighed in over a proposal to exempt a bed and breakfast on Goldsborough Street for a homeless shelter.

Opponents of the Talbot Interfaith Shelter’s proposed site were worried about the impact on their properties.

But its executive director Julie Lowe told the board that despite opposition from some neighbors and businesses Easton’s Promise is the best location to help people to get back on their feet.


            A local church in Sussex County will be asking local officials to approve an expansion of its homeless shelter for women to now house men.

            The Philadelphia Pentecostal Holiness Church near Ellendale is asking the Board of Adjustment for a special-use exception.

            Bishop Major Foster is the church leader who worked with Brandywine Counseling & Community Services to start the shelter.

Foster wants to provide help to men…who have been released from prison or are on probation but have nowhere to stay.