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DSP offers safety, security tips for holiday Police

Details: In addition, throughout the state, Delaware State Police will be focusing on safety and enforcement, which includes enforcement of laws against distracted driving, motorists not wearing seatbelts, unrestrained children in vehicles, aggressive driving and especially driving under the influence.

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Unfair business practices bill passes Senate, ready for

Details: Federal law has prohibited unfair business practices since 1938, and the laws of 44 states and the District of Columbia prohibit unfair or unconscionable practices. Because of Delaware’s weaker Consumer Fraud Act, consumers — and businesses acting as consumers — are vulnerable to unethical or injurious actions that they would be shielded

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Reader opposes changes to state’s voting laws Letters to

Details: Anyone who wants to vote is able to do so. In Delaware, there is Voting Day. On this day, neighbors help those who find it difficult to get to the polls. In fact, Delaware, like many other states, had record turnout for both in-person and absentee voting in the last election with the same laws in place that they are looking to get rid of.

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Selbyville restaurant ordered to pay $305K in back wages

Details: The U.S. Department of Labor's Wages & Hours Division enforces compliance with federal labor laws, including ensuring restaurant employees are paid for all hours worked. Selbyville's Taqueria La Sierra was recently ordered to pay employees back wages after allegedly paying them a fixed salary, even when they worked more than 40 hours per week.

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Millsboro senior center to host Christmas Craft Bazaar

Details: They will have a table,” Laws said, adding that Nimble Fingers members provide for local children and the homeless in the Millsboro area. Located behind Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue in Millsboro, the senior center has been the site of bazaars for several years, and the event is returning after being canceled last year due to the

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Delawareans can once again stand up for what is right

Details: In the 20th century, the filibuster was embraced by those supporting Jim Crow, the white-supremacy laws. In 1963, the civil rights movement and two assassinations — Medgar Evers and President John F. Kennedy — resulted in new President Lyndon Johnson making passage of a strong civil-rights bill his mission. It passed the House.

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Cruisin’ Ocean City event brings special event highway

Details: Officers will enforce all laws for spectators who incite drivers and enforce the violations with the driver. Further, with high pedestrian traffic expected, pedestrians are urged to "Walk Smart!" and always use crosswalks when crossing roadways. Wait for the signal to change, and be sure that drivers see you while crossing.

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Delmarva Power: ‘It’s the law so make the call’ to 811

Details: Despite damage prevention laws that have been in place for decades, recent statistics indicate that one out of every three incidents are caused by someone who did not contact 811 before digging. A recent survey also states 45 percent of homeowners who are planning digging projects do not plan to call 811 beforehand, putting themselves and their

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Reader offers some traffic-safety reminders Letters to

Details: The last thing I’d like to address are the bicyclers. Although they have every right to navigate the roads as the cars, they too should follow the laws. Our tax money paid for the bicycle lanes. When two bicyclers are riding side-by-side, one is usually in the car lane. Please be safe and ride in single file and stay in the bicycle lane.

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South Bethany considers election rules to change or keep

Details: The South Bethany Town Council is doing an in-depth review of municipal election rules, picking up a discussion that began last winter. The potential charter change could occur this winter. Some updates come from changes to Delaware’s municipal election laws. Other suggestions were “just talking points, while the charter is open, that we

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DOJ, FTC shut down massive charity fraud tele-funding

Details: The complaint alleges the defendants violated the Delaware Consumer Fraud Act, the Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act, the Delaware Charitable/Fraternal Solicitation Act, the FTC Act, the TSR and numerous other state laws. The terms of the settlements with the Associated Community Services defendants include:

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Well water tests available for free in December State

Details: “Environmental justice, it’s the golden rule … it actually underlies the foundation on which our laws are created,” to keep air and water clean. Besides testing every six to 12 months, private well owners should also test if there is a change in color, taste, odor or clarity; a baby or pregnant woman are consuming water; if neighbors

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AG announces $86.3 million multistate settlement with

Details: The consent judgment resolves allegations that Nationstar, which does business as “Mr. Cooper,” violated consumer protection laws during its servicing of mortgage loans. The settlement provides restitution for a variety of harms that were identified in the investigation.

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Millsboro council set to decide golf-cart issue

Details: Coastal Point • Laura Walter. After several weeks of hearing arguments for and against allowing golf carts on public streets in Millsboro, the town council is expected to make a decision next week. The matter is on the agenda for the 7 p.m., May 3, town council meeting. Mayor Michelle Truitt told the Coastal Point she is committed to treating

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Reader thanks Vincent and Rieley for votes Letters to

Details: The general perception is these governing bodies are approving nearly every request submitted by developers on a seemingly assembly-line basis. I have submitted past letters offering my perspectives of the flawed rationale that if the request comports to local laws and ordinances, the request must be approved.

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People taking their concerns to county council is a good

Details: People taking their concerns to county council is a good thing. Responding to a flurry of development in Sussex County over the last several years, a group of residents are planning to stage a protest outside Sussex County administrative offices in Georgetown on Tuesday, Sept. 21. “This rally provides an opportunity for Sussex residents to

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ACLU of Delaware calls for repeal of panhandling statute

Details: The ACLU of Delaware, National Homelessness Law Center and other advocates are encouraging the state legislature to consider repealing laws that criminalize panhandling, instead of passing House Bill 58, which keeps penalties in place but uses the legal process to connect homeless people facing panhandling charges with social services.

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Reader says moratorium against growth isn’t the solution

Details: And who has control over amending the local laws, codes and ordinances? I believe it is the County Council. The County Council, in concert with Planning & Zoning, who reports to the County Council, needs to think more strategically on how to address the needs (and rights) of all county constituents in a more balanced and fair way.

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County asked to address concerns about farm animals on

Details: A Georgetown woman and her husband, concerned about a next-door neighbor whose goats, chickens and other farm animals are emitting odors and attracting flies and whose dogs bark and whine for hours, they assert, is hoping to raise awareness about what is permitted under Sussex County Code and what issues the Sussex County Council should re-examine.

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School district shouldn’t be a target in mask mandate

Details: Like police officers who enforce the laws enacted by others (whether they agree with them or not), the District carries out the will of the elected governor. The administrators, teachers and employees of the Indian River School District are focused on educating our children, and only on educating our children.

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Attorney General reminds voters of rights and

Details: • Electioneering laws specifically pertain to advocacy for candidates, partisan topics, and “issues on the ballot”; voters are free to enter voting rooms while wearing t-shirts or slogans relating to non-partisan issues (e.g., “Black Lives Matter” or “Blue Lives Matter”). • All polling places should be physically accessible.

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Legalization advocates aim to bust myths about marijuana

Details: Legalization advocates aim to bust myths about marijuana. Advocates of legalizing marijuana use for adults in Delaware are aiming to set the record straight on some myths and facts behind the issue. A virtual panel discussion about marijuana, “Myths vs. Facts,” was held recently, seeking to address some of the concerns about the impact that

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Reader laments failure of absentee ballot bill Letters

Details: “The General Assembly shall enact general laws providing the circumstances, rules and procedures by which registered voters may vote by absentee ballot.” The synopsis is this act is the final leg of a constitutional amendment that would eliminate from the Delaware Constitution the limitations as when an individual may vote by absentee ballot.

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Medical marijuana patients boycotting dispensaries over

Details: The bill defines social equity applicants as those who live in an area disproportionately affected by marijuana laws, have been convicted of a marijuana-related offense or who have a parent convicted of a violation of marijuana laws. John Pratt, manager of the Columbia Care Rehoboth Beach dispensary, brought bottled water to the protestors

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SDARJ supports expansion of voting rights Letters to the

Details: According to the Brennan Center for Justice, between Jan. 1 and May 14, 2021, at least 14 states enacted 22 new laws that restrict access to the vote. At least 61 bills with restrictive provisions are in front of 18 state legislatures.

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OVPD recognized for excellence in policy and training

Details: Upon hearing the news, Mayor John Reddington praised the chief and department for their dedication to the community, and noted that “participation and commitment with Lexipol by our fine police department allows the Town to align our policies with state and federal laws, and in …

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Police Accountability NOW campaign launches News

Details: Other laws that allow excessive use of force and body-worn camera footage to remain held from the public are additional tools that actively fuel further incidents of police misconduct — and grow the deep divide of trust between communities in Delaware and the officers who are sworn to serve and protect them.”

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SDARJ urges passage of Freedom to Vote Act Guest Columns

Details: According to the Brennan Center for Justice, 19 states have enacted 33 laws limiting, not expanding, voting rights. This is the actual problem. This state legislation reduces the number and hours of in person polling places, limits or eliminates the option to vote by mail or severely limits the number and locations of boxes to return vote-by

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Former governor Ruth Ann Minner passes away at 86 State

Details: Former Delaware governor Ruth Ann Minner has passed away at the age of 86. Numerous Delaware officials on Nov. 4 issued statements marking the passing of the state’s 72 nd governor — and its only female governor. Minner served Delaware in elected office from 1975 to 2009.

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Town manager, town solicitor, two council members resign

Details: An executive session is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 27; it will be closed to the public. The agenda for that meeting lists “personnel matters and pending contract,” which are both permitted items for closed meetings according to state meeting laws.

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Susan Denise Charter, 68 Obituaries coastalpoint.com

Details: Susan Denise Charter, 68. Susan Denise Charter, 68, of Ocean View, Del., and formerly of Fairfax, Va., passed away suddenly on Oct. 21, 2021. She was born in Wilmington, Del., on June 14, 1953, to Joseph L. Lawton Jr. and Martha D. (Freeman) Lawton of Newark, Del. Charter spent her youth in Newark and at the Delaware beaches with family and

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Businesses may be eligible for Employee Retention Credit

Details: The laws have changed quickly in the past year and they may not have kept up. Application for PPP loan forgiveness rejected — Many small businesses received PPP loans, but may have been rejected when applying for forgiveness. If they have not studied the changes carefully, they may not be aware they can still claim the ERC.

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Reader objects to profanity on political flag Letters to

Details: I ask if there are no laws against public profanity, libel and slander? I am all for a person’s right to their belief and freedom to say so. But I wonder how our towns that advertise family, community, beauty, can honestly welcome those who would come to support its growth and continued prosperity with messages of hate literally waving in

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M. ‘Dean’ Peoples, 51 Obituaries coastalpoint.com

Details: M. ‘Dean’ Peoples, 51. M. “Dean” Peoples, 51, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was born in Henderson, N.C., on March 10, 1970, son of Norwood Eugene Peoples and Pamela Jean Bullis. Peoples was a truck driver, working for Reed Trucking and Multi Koastal Septic

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Fenwick to consider mandatory freeboard for discount

Details: Fenwick Island homes are required to have flood insurance, but people can save money when the town government takes extra precautions.

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Keeley finds fault with Afghanistan, border policies

Details: Now, concerning our national leaders with the actual responsibility for planning the Afghanistan evacuation: Specifically, the CIA, the Department of Defense, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and most of our military service leaders and the State Department all have seemed to me to be more concerned with implementing “woke” concerns, such as language, race, color, disability, ethnicity

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Reader says development process hinders resiliency

Details: Resilience is the ability of healthy ecosystems to “absorb threats, to recover and adapt during persistent stress.” But resilience doesn’t work in an environment of disparate laws and regulations and conflicting stakeholders with land-use decisions spread over city, county, state and federal agencies.

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LWV calls for more public process with redistricting

Details: The 2020 Census would impact Delaware’s General Assembly’s 21 senators and 41 representatives. Delaware’s current district map was passed in summer of 2011, with tweaks in winter of 2012. There are federal and state laws to follow. But there is a real art to map drawing to fairly grouping together people and regions.

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Carney appoints Ellen Magee as Sussex County Register of

Details: Gov. John Carney on Saturday, Jan. 2, announced that he had appointed small-business owner and farmer Ellen Magee to serve as Sussex County Register of Wills. Magee will replace Cynthia Green, who won the election in November to represent District 2 on the Sussex County Council. Under the Delaware Constitution, the governor must appoint a

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Net neutrality law needs to also protect rural broadband

Details: While a Democratic net neutrality bill passed the house last year on a strictly party-line vote, critics warned that particular approach — which was based on telephone utility laws dating back 86 years, to the Great Depression — was a bad fit for the internet and would discourage the massive investments in broadband infrastructure needed to close the digital divide.

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Harold J. ‘Hal’ Dietrich, 75 Obituaries coastalpoint.com

Details: Dietrich is survived by his wife of 53 years, Susan (Boyle) Dietrich; and two daughters, Diane M. DelGrosso and her husband, Christopher DelGrosso, and Jenna L Dietrich; a sister, Donna Dohm; a brother, Peter Lake; his cousin Hal Fiore; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Always one to give of himself, Dietrich was a Gift of Life donor.

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Kaylee Nicole Carey, 20 Obituaries coastalpoint.com

Details: Email. Print. Save. Kaylee Nicole Carey, 20, of Wilmington, Del., and formerly of Lewes, Del., passed away suddenly on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at Christiana Care Hospital in Newark, Del. She was born in Milford, Del., on April 27, 2001, and lived the majority of her life in the Lewes area. She attended Cape Henlopen High School, where she played

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