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WEEKEND #2, 2010
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
NO REHOBOTH BEACH ELECTION THIS YEAR!
Imagine a summer in Rehoboth Beach with no campaign signs, no meet-the-candidates' forum and no campaign rallies? It has not happened for more than a decade.
Donna Moore, one of the city's election officials, waited in city hall Saturday until noon -- that was the deadline for filing to run for commissioner. She said only the incumbents, Commissioners Pat Coluzzi and Stan Mills, filed for the two seats which they currently occupy.
There were no challengers. Moore says there will be no election this year; something which has not happened since she started handling candidate petitions in 1999.
Commissioners Richard Sargent and Patti Shreeve were the last candidates to run unopposed in the late 1990's.
SHARK SIGHTING ON SATURDAY -- DEAD SHARK FOUND SUNDAY
A Rehoboth Beach lifeguard on the stand just north of the Henlopen jetty reported spotting a three to four foot "marine animal" swimming along the beach on Saturday. Around 2:25 p.m., the guard said "We just cleared the water for everyone's safety," while asking his section supervisor for advice.
One observer noted that the shark appeared to be ill and was perhaps trying to beach itself.
Beach goers were not kept from the water for long, and the sighting hardly got any notice.
On Sunday, this shark washed ashore off Prospect Street. It is more than three-feet long and was dead when a guard placed the remains in a public trash can.
A fisherman on the Salt Water Fishing Yahoo Group says it looks like a Dogfish Shark or Mudshark.
SEVERAL POLICE AGENCIES ASSIST DEWEY WITH SUNDAY NIGHT RAP CONCERT
After a series of problems with similar hip-hop and rap groups who performed at area venues, police did not take any chances Sunday evening with a Lil' Kim performance at Dewey's Bottle & Cork.
Various municipal and state police, including these Alcohol & Tobacco agents, were on stand by in case things got out of control.
According to the Cork's Website, tickets for the Lil' Kim performance cost $20. Just who is Lil' Kim? Click here to read her bio. As of midnight Sunday, there were no reported problems.
REHOBOTH BEACH BOARDWALK ONE YEAR LATER
Commissioner Stan Mills says the official ribbon cutting for the new boardwalk is Friday at 2 p.m. at Rehoboth Avenue.
Here is the new boardwalk this year:
And what it looked like last year:
REINO DAMAGED IN HIT & RUN
The Rehoboth Beach parking division called for police Thursday to report a meter that had been vandalized. It looked as if it had gotten sideswiped and almost dislodged from its base.
After the meter tech repaired the Reino, a police officer took a report around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. It is across from city hall on Rehoboth Avenue.
MAPLE TREE SPLITS, FALLS ON LAUREL ST
Wind gusts which preceded the storms approaching Delmarva may have been responsible for bringing down half of this maple tree in Rehoboth Beach. It fell around 3:15 p.m. on Sunday and completely blocked Laurel Street just east of Bayard Avenue. Two vehicles near the tree were not struck. Police called a public works crew to remove it from the roadway.
SAND BATH ON REHOBOTH AVENUE
MAN STRUCK, KILLED ON COASTAL HIGHWAY IN O.C.--- A 22-year-old man was struck and later died after he was hit at high-speed on Coastal Highway near 36th Street around 1:35 a.m. Saturday. Police say he was not in a crosswalk or at an intersection when struck. Read more on the WGMD Website.
WATER RESCUE, NO BIG DEAL--- Three men were reported out too far with a raft around 4:25 p.m. Saturday off 3 R's beach in the Delaware Seashore State Park. DNREC marine police boat "Mike" was the first on the scene. None of the five men were in distress, but they were taken back to shore along with a raft.
EARLY MORNING FIRE ALARMS--- Ocean City had three early morning fire alarms since Friday, and Dewey Beach had one. Firefighters responded to Ocean City's Plim Plaza Hotel on 1st Street around 2:40 a.m. Friday. An audible alarm sounded for about 30 minutes. Firefighters suspected a tripped detector in the elevator or elevator shaft caused the problem.
A faulty smoke detector may be to blame for the fire alarm activation at the Belmont Towers Condos on Dorchester Street around 2:35 a.m. Saturday. Ocean City firefighters said it was on the fourth floor outside the sauna. That alarm sounded for more than 30 minutes.
Around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Ocean City firefighters responded to the Breakwater II Condo on 133rd Street after kids maliciously activated the condo's fire alarm. There was no fire.
Prior to that, Rehoboth Beach firefighters were called to the Atlantic View Motel on Clayton Street in Dewey Beach. An audible fire alarm sounded and an occupant reported a smoke odor. They speculated it was caused perhaps by somebody smoking on the fourth floor.
NEWS RELEASES / NEWS REPORTS:
POLICE ATTEMPT TO TASER INTOXICATED, DISORDERLY WOMAN (Rehoboth, Thursday night)
3 PIPING PLOVER NESTS HATCH ON THE POINT (Cape Henlopen)
MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TEEN (Milton area, Saturday)
3-VEHICLE CRASH CLOSES WESTBOUND ROUTE 50 (Easton area, Friday)
COASTAL HWY SPEEDING TICKET TOTALS BY POLICE DEPT
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