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New Complaints Filed Against Dewey Beach Town Manager

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DEWEY BEACH, Del.- There is possibly more trouble for Dewey Beach Town Manager Marc Applebaum, with new complaints filed against him.

The Dewey Beach police chief and several other town employees are asking that Applebaum be removed from his position. And now two more people have joined in: Martha Sweeney, who is the comptroller for Highway One Properties, which ones and operates several businesses in Dewey Beach; and Barbara Kyewski, a former employee of the town of Dewey Beach for 17 years. 

The new complaints accuse Applebaum of alleged discrimination against employees, sexual harassment against women, swearing in the office, interfering with law enforcment agencies and misuse of the town vehicle with incidents that occurred out of state lines. 

The attorney representing the original complaints made on June 16 filed a formal 55-page complaint with the Delaware Public Integrity Commission on Thursday. 

In response to the complaints, Dewey Beach's town solicitor on Friday afternoon made the following announcement: 

"Connelly Gallagher LLP has been retained to conduct an independent investigation of the personnel complaint submitted on June 16.  Max B. Walton, Esq. will lead Connolly Gallagher’s effort as he and his firm are experienced in the various aspects of performing independent investigations for both public and private sector employers. 

"Mr. Walton has begun clearing his schedule to allow him to devote prompt attention to this important task.  Because the investigation requires a thorough inquiry, no timetable for its completion is currently available."

WBOC reached out to Applebaum for comment but he has not responded yet.  

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Read Martha Sweeney's complaint here.

Read Barbara Kyewski's complaint here.

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