Rehoboth Beach

Don Rush

There will be a town hall meeting in Rehoboth Beach on the outfall project that will allow treated wastewater to be released into the ocean.

It’s set for September 16th at 1 p.m. at the Rehoboth Fire Company on Rehoboth Avenue.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that contractors and project engineers will be on hand with a presentation for the public.

Around $38 million has been awarded for four projects and is in response to a court order that the city stop dumping wastewater into the Lewes Rehoboth Canal near the mouth of Rehoboth Bay.

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Dewey Beach contractor Mary Dunmyer has quit in the wake of the investigation into a conflict of interest complaint against Town Manager Marc Appelbaum.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that news of her resignation came from her husband Town Commissioner Mark Dunmyer.

The paper reports that she worked as project director which was under the town manager.

The complaint filed by two Dewey Beach residents charge that there is a conflict of interest for Commissioner Dunmyer when dealing with the investigation into Appelbaum.

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Governor John Carney wants to take another look at the idea of offshore wind generation.

The Delaware Democrat signed an executive order to create a working group to study the issue.

WBOC reports that the move comes after previous efforts have failed.

Rehoboth Beach Mayor-Elect Paul Kuhns told the television station that he personally favors such projects as long as the turbines 12 to 15 miles offshore.

He adds that they might even create some new tourism.

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State officials have issued a swimming advisory for the Rehoboth Avenue beach area in Rehoboth Beach because of high bacteria levels.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says the advisory will be in effect through 3 p.m. this afternoon.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that authorities say animal sources appear to be the cause of the increased levels.

Authorities say it is unlikely that the increase came from surface water.

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - The longtime mayor of a popular Delaware beach town has been ousted after more than 25 years in office.

Rehoboth Mayor Sam Cooper, who first took office in 1990, was defeated in municipal elections Saturday by Paul Kuhns, who currently serves as one of six city commissioners.

Kuhns garnered 761 votes, while Cooper got 543 votes.

In other results, incumbent Kathy McGuiness and newcomer Lisa Schlosser were elected commissioners.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - The death of a Texas woman found buried on a Maryland beach is highlighting the potential dangers of digging holes in the sand.

The Daily Times reports that the danger is significant enough that beach patrols in Ocean City and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware enforce a rule barring beachgoers from digging holes deeper than knee-length.

A 2007 study in the New England Journal of Medicine found collapsing sand holes caused 31 deaths over a 10-year period in the 12 states examined in the report.

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - A woman has been hospitalized after falling from a ride at a boardwalk amusement park in Delaware.

WXDE reported that the 49-year-old woman suffered lacerations to her head and complained of pain on her left side. The incident occurred Monday evening at Funland in Rehoboth Beach.

Funland said its insurance company is reviewing the situation. It had no further comment.

More details about the incident were unavailable. The condition of the woman was also unavailable.

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A letter is being circulated in Rehoboth Beach demanding answers to complaints about a law that caps the amount the city can pull in from real estate taxes.

The letter charges that the resort a million dollars more than the $3 million cap allows.

But the Wilmington News Journal reports that a $4 million figure relies on a broad definition of real estate taxes.

The paper reports that the letter so far has 13 signatures but supporters say it has been sent to all the members of the state legislature.

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The tourist season is just around the corner with Delmarva resorts gearing up for the kickoff. Delmarva Public Radio's Jamir Wilson prepared this report.

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Cheryl Blackman, a well-known philanthropist in Rehoboth Beach, has died at the age of 53.

She helped raise more than $210-thousand for charities.

WBOC reports that late last month co-workers at Grotto Pizza decided to sponsor a tree in her honor for the company’s annual Parade of Trees.

Donations are made by customers as they vote on the trees and the money from Blackman’s tree will go to Delaware Hospice which took care of her daughter who had cancer.