Breaking news: Billboard request denied

The Sussex County Board of Adjustments on Feb. 5 unanimously denied the application by Anthony Crivella for a special-use exception to allow a billboard on his property adjacent to Route 54 and the Little Assawoman Bay. Crivella withdrew his request for 5 feet of additional height at the opening of the hearing Monday, but board members said they felt he had failed to make a strong enough case that the billboard would not adversely affect neighboring properties. More than three dozen opponents of the billboard showed up at the hearing.