Burbage discusses his love for Bethany
Life is good in Bethany Beach. We all know Bethany as one of the “Quiet Resorts.” One reason for this is the fact that a very high percentage of families visit us during the summer season.
High schools across the nation have long had programs in place that offered gifted students the opportunity to take college-level courses off-site to both challenge those students with more difficult work, and prepare them for what will be waiting for them when they move on to college.
There’s something extraordinary about sitting outside on a sunny day with a hot dog in hand while the crack of a bat hitting a baseball or softball fills the air.
An epidemic that certainly tore its way through our little oasis by the sea has been the abuse of prescription medication, along with the accompanying burglaries that followed, as those who became addicted became desperate for finding money any way they could.
We all have things that scare us, right?
According to officials from Delmarva Power, and seconded by those from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), as of June 30, there will be no more lane closures on Route 26 due to the Route 26 Mainline Project that has been somewhat strangling traffic flow along the busy road the past few months.
I love summer.
Sorority thankful for help with tournament
The sisters of Beta Sigma Phi XI Upsioln Chapter would like to thank our community for their support of our 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament held on June 8, 2013.
Two Maryland men were killed just outside Fenwick Island this week. Another man was killed while walking his dogs near Dewey Beach last week. Yet another man was struck while straddling the shoulder and traffic lane just a few weeks ago.
CIB director thankful for help with cleanup
Once again, a concerned group of Ocean View residents took their complaints with the town to the Town Council this week. We have seen this show before — ranging from complaints about the police chief to complaints that the chief is not getting enough respect, and from concerns about flooded streets to questions regarding purchases made by town officials.
There have been moments in my life when I have been accused of talking a bit ... vociferously.
Frankford resident objects to police patrol
I’m wondering what the fine people of Ocean View are thinking while their community goes less protected so a police officer can sit in his/her vehicle on the Assawoman Canal bridge at Double Bridges Road, miles from Ocean View proper, to give speeding tickets.
Without a doubt, this is the busy time of year for us.
There is no doubt we live in turbulent times.
Safety at our schools has been a growing concern in this nation ever since the horrors at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999.
It would seem that my hard drive is in need of an upgrade. Or, at the very least, someone to get in there and clean it up to get me more memory.
Burbage thanks all for opinions
Anyone who reads a local Bethany Beach-area newspaper is probably aware that there is proposal in place to build a new oceanfront hotel in the Quiet Resorts.
Sussex County officials presented their proposed $117.7 million budget for the 2014 fiscal year on Tuesday. The proposed budget is down approximately 3 percent from this current year’s because of some reductions in sewer assessment rates.
And ... they’re off!
You might have heard something about a zoning issue in Bethany Beach that could get voted on Friday afternoon. While that has gotten a lot of attention locally, there is something else happening this weekend that might be of interest to you.
There are several things that inspire me again and again in this community.
Reader calls for rent justification bill
Rent justification, HB 33, is the only way to level the playing field between owners of manufactured home parks and the people who own their own home and rent the land under it.
There are things in life I’ve always been able to count on, no matter what might have been happening in the world.
It’s rarely quiet in our little world of small-town politics here at the Delaware shore. If it’s not election rhetoric or budget debates, it’s controversy over taxes, utility service, the internal power struggles of municipal or county government, debates between the merits of growth and an existing way of life... The list goes on and on.
Reader questions merits of beach replenishment
Last week’s front-page article announcing the federal allocation of monies for the 2013 beach replenishment in Delaware marginalized some of the larger economic and environmental issues inherent in a project of this magnitude.
We have seen signs of an improving economy as of late. Real estate is starting to see some good trends, the summer rentals appear to be strong this summer and some businesses have reported that things are looking up so far. However, what is needed is jobs.
And they might be coming.
Longtime property owner speaks out
The Ocean View Town Council held its reorganizational meeting on Tuesday night, and swore in Geoff Christ and Bill Olsen as councilmen.
Christ will resume his council duties representing District 2 after running unopposed. He was also sworn in as the mayor pro tem of the town.