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Dewey Beach adding new security cameras for town

Saturday - 11/30/2013, 6:03pm  ET

DEWEY BEACH, Del. -- The Delaware shore town of Dewey Beach plans to install eight new security cameras as early as Christmas.

Len Read, co-chair of the town's public safety task force, says the cameras are a "preventative measure more than anything."

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports ( ) that the town council recently made a motion to spend nearly $100,000 for a camera system. Police Chief Sam Mackert says a state law enforcement grant, a donation from Springbank Foundation and surplus revenue from the Winter Gala are also helping cover the cost.

A lawyer for a real estate partnership that owns a local seafood restaurant expressed concern the cameras could be used to monitor his client's activity. But the town solicitor says the cameras are intended to help only in prosecuting a crime.


Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md.,

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