Don Ayotte receives Independent Party nod
Don Ayotte of Georgetown will run for the 20th Representative District seat in Delaware’s General Assembly. The Independent Party of Delaware nominated Ayotte at it’s Sussex County Convention on May 2 with a unanimous vote of the executive committee. Ayotte plans to officially file at the county department of elections at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 7.
If elected, Ayotte said, he would honor and uphold the United States and Delaware constitutions, read all bills before voting on them and oppose all unconstitutional, repressive and/or defective legislation. “It’s time for a change, and the two major parties will not provide the change the American people desire,” he said. “Americans are tired of the two-party political system and the infighting between them, while nothing gets done for the average American citizen.”
The seat is currently held by Republican Stephen Smyk of Milton. Democrat Marie Mayor of Milton has also filed to run for the seat.
Briggs King sets meet and greet
State Rep. Ruth Briggs King, R-Georgetown, will host a meet and greet session with constituents Wednesday, May 14, between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Long Neck CHEER Center in the Shoppes at Long Neck.
Shirley Price will kick off campaign May 12
Shirley Price will have two events Monday, May 12, to announce her run for the Sussex County Council District 4 seat. The first event is at 10 a.m. at Northeast Seafood Market, 29 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, with continental breakfast. The second is 3 p.m. at Mariachi Restaurant, 14 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
Sussex approves sewer work at Lewes Crossing
Work is progressing at Lewes Crossing on Route 9. Over the past few weeks, Sussex County officials have approved three wastewater agreements allowing for the connection of 58 lots to the West Rehoboth expansion of the Dewey Beach sewer district. The county will collect more than $284,000 in connection fees and almost $30,000 in inspection fees. The subdivision includes 192 single-family lots.
Vlasic site plan appeal hearing is May 13
The environmental appeals board’s public hearing on the Vlasic/Pinnacle Foods Millsboro site brownfield remediation order will take place at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s auditorium at 89 Kings Highway, Dover. The appeal was filed by Protecting Our Indian River and Inland Bays Foundation. More information can be found at www.inlandbaysfoundation.org.
Cape Henlopen school board meets May 8
The Cape Henlopen school board will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 8, in the cafeteria of Beacon Middle School. The board will hear about a three-year transportation plan and hear a project update on the new elementary school.