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Old 02-24-2013, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Ocean View, DE
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I'm familiar with Peppers Creek--nice area. No crime issues or problems I'm aware of. Dagsboro is a pretty sleepy town except when there's a chain of traffic on route 26 heading to the beach during the summer. There are some degenerates living on the outskirts of Dagsboro, but that's the case anywhere anymore. The area around Peppers Creek is peaceful and quiet. As for flooding....it's doubtful, but then again I haven't been there after a storm. However, I have not heard of any flooding issues there as of yet.

Property development is still coming along quite well in my area, maybe a bit slower inland.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:48 AM
 
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I second the concern about sex offenders comment. I grew up here and just moved back with young kids and was appalled at the number of sex offenders, especially as a % of the population. I compared the stats here to the 2 much larger cities I lived in prior and couldn't believe the difference as a % of the population and also proximity. I don't let my 8 year old walk to the bus by herself since there are two sex offenders who live within walking distance and it's easy to see the bus as it comes and goes. I've noticed that other parents in our neighborhood do the same even though their kids are older and well passed the age when I was walking a 1/2 mile to the bus with my younger siblings.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Ocean View, DE
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Yes, we do have quite a few sex offenders in Delaware. One lives two street behind me--an elderly man. I don't really worry about him, but my son is almost 18 and the perv keeps to himself. I don't blame anyone for being very cautious though, particularly if you have young children.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Philly to Lewes
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Yes, we do have quite a few sex offenders in Delaware. One lives two street behind me--an elderly man. I don't really worry about him, but my son is almost 18 and the perv keeps to himself. I don't blame anyone for being very cautious though, particularly if you have young children.
This was a concern to me as well when I did research on the area. However, for every "registered" sex offender in ANY area, there are also those sex offenders who have yet to be exposed. As you said BeachLiz, CAUTION with children is key!!!

Even when my son decided he wanted to walk to school by himself in elementary school (he was in 5th grade I think), I followed him every day either by car or foot without him knowing. Low and behold, one day I followed him and there was this white van in the school parking lot with a guy sitting with the side door open smoking a cigarette, I'm far enough in the distance that my son nor the guy could see me and he strikes up a conversation with my son...needless to say, I made my presence KNOWN as fast as I could run to him...the guy jumped up, closed his van door, and got in the driver's seat to drive off...I asked my son what did he say and he asked my son if he had seen a dog. From that day on, my son was driven to school until he became high school age. Maybe extreme, but there are a lot of predators out there...ALL over the place!
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Battle Creek, MI
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Thank Harry I appreciate you letting us know about the Section 8 housing. I know you are really aware of our conditions as you post from Battle Creek , Michigan.
Try again. I still have alot of friends ( some who owned establishments on longneck got out of there because of the problems ) and relatives in the area. Just because i am no longer there doesn't mean i don't know what is going on. Heck i watched the decline begin shortly before i moved from the area in the early 2000s.

And believe me i do not say that with joy. I HATE seeing what is happening to what was once a very beautiful area that was situated away from the drama. I loved the years i lived there and will always look back fondly on them.

People like you ( i tell this to others as well ) should be asking the local leaders etc why is trouble being imported into the area? It is also a well known fact that places like Philly would send ex cons etc down to the shore ( the area ) with promises of work and housing and would even give them some money. I met a few of them. The state of Delaware was doing basically the same thing with people from the Wilmington area because of how bad it had gotten there. Unsure if they still do that but it wouldn't surprise me if they still do. There is REASONS WHY people move away from the bigger city's etc to places like Longneck to retire or whatever and thus to get away from the problems aka crime and that sort of thing. When i lived in the area there was no shortage of workers or housing so why the need for section 8? Ask yourself that.. What it is is the bigger city's up north trying to push their problems down south.

And yeah not all who live in section 8 are problem people. All knows though that trouble always comes with section 8 housing though. The growing crime problem on Longneck speaks for itself. Ask the business owners about robberies before and now after section 8 came to the neck. Place i worked for i know got hit 3 times AFTER.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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Try again. I still have alot of friends ( some who owned establishments on longneck got out of there because of the problems ) and relatives in the area. Just because i am no longer there doesn't mean i don't know what is going on. Heck i watched the decline begin shortly before i moved from the area in the early 2000s.

And believe me i do not say that with joy. I HATE seeing what is happening to what was once a very beautiful area that was situated away from the drama. I loved the years i lived there and will always look back fondly on them.

People like you ( i tell this to others as well ) should be asking the local leaders etc why is trouble being imported into the area? It is also a well known fact that places like Philly would send ex cons etc down to the shore ( the area ) with promises of work and housing and would even give them some money. I met a few of them. The state of Delaware was doing basically the same thing with people from the Wilmington area because of how bad it had gotten there. Unsure if they still do that but it wouldn't surprise me if they still do. There is REASONS WHY people move away from the bigger city's etc to places like Longneck to retire or whatever and thus to get away from the problems aka crime and that sort of thing. When i lived in the area there was no shortage of workers or housing so why the need for section 8? Ask yourself that.. What it is is the bigger city's up north trying to push their problems down south.

And yeah not all who live in section 8 are problem people. All knows though that trouble always comes with section 8 housing though. The growing crime problem on Longneck speaks for itself. Ask the business owners about robberies before and now after section 8 came to the neck. Place i worked for i know got hit 3 times AFTER.
Harry I do hope you are happy in Michigan. I am quite happy and feel safe here on Long Neck. Although I believe it was 9 years ago a guy did murder his wife and mother in law within walking distance of my house. Sorry I would love to talk more but I must run and buy and armored vest!!
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Battle Creek, MI
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Harry I do hope you are happy in Michigan. I am quite happy and feel safe here on Long Neck. Although I believe it was 9 years ago a guy did murder his wife and mother in law within walking distance of my house. Sorry I would love to talk more but I must run and buy and armored vest!!
Nice scapegoat there. I wasn't trying to imply that it is a war zone.


Sorry that i burst your bubble.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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Nice scapegoat there. I wasn't trying to imply that it is a war zone.


Sorry that i burst your bubble.
Harry I live here you can't bust my bubble talking about my neighborhood from Michigan. How are things in Detroit??
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Battle Creek, MI
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Harry I live here you can't bust my bubble talking about my neighborhood from Michigan. How are things in Detroit??
I can see i struck a nerve. I don't live in or near Detroit.

As for my city i currently reside in it is doing great as it is making a great turn around. YES it was a crap hole ( still is in some ways but being worked on ) with high unemployment etc. You see unlike you i have no ego to bruise. ALL places go through good and bad times and yes that includes there. But you keep trying to feel better about yourself via making assumptions about where i live. More power to you. I have lived in far worse and was fine but you see i try to make the best of all situations. Don't dwell on the negative.

Now i'll be sure to tell my relatives and friends in Longneck etc that some guy said they are all lying.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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I can see i struck a nerve. I don't live in or near Detroit.

As for my city i currently reside in it is doing great as it is making a great turn around. YES it was a crap hole ( still is in some ways but being worked on ) with high unemployment etc. You see unlike you i have no ego to bruise. ALL places go through good and bad times and yes that includes there. But you keep trying to feel better about yourself via making assumptions about where i live. More power to you. I have lived in far worse and was fine but you see i try to make the best of all situations. Don't dwell on the negative.

Now i'll be sure to tell my relatives and friends in Longneck etc that some guy said they are all lying.
Harry the Delaware form here is basically a friendly form where we try to supply information and help each other. Since you and I don't seem to be going that way I will not be responding to any future post from you.
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