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After a hearing Tuesday, Oct. 20, that lasted nearly seven hours, the Fenwick Shores hotel in Fenwick Island was granted a liquor license for the bar inside the hotel, while Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission Chairman John Cordrey deferred a decision on the hotel’s pool bar.

As South Bethany looks at the first round of FEMA floodplain updates, town residents are being invited to telephone into a virtual public meeting with FEMA representatives on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 3 to 4 p.m.

Members of the Cats Around Town Society (CATS) held a peaceful rally opposing the Town of Ocean View's new ordinance that increases the fine for feeding or harboring feral cats, and the group agreed to collect signatures on a petition they will present to the town council.

Millville’s Planning & Zoning Commission on Thursday, Oct. 15, gave the green light to preliminary plans for a subdivision within Millville By the Sea, three years after it was originally sent to the town council with a recommendation for approval.

DelDOT officials announced this week that contractor Mumford & Miller Concrete Inc. will be removing asphalt overlay and constructing a new concrete slab on top of the existing bridge over Polly Branch on Route 113 southbound in Selbyville.

In response to an ordinance passed by the Ocean View Town Council last month, the non-profit group Cats Around Town Society (CATS) will host a peaceful march at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, in front of the Town’s administrative offices on Central Avenue.

To better ensure police coverage, the South Bethany Police Department was recently approved to increase one part-time officer’s position into a full-time position. The town will now have six full-time officers, plus the chief.

Tentative holiday events, including a tree-lighting at John West Park and bell choir performance projected on an inflatable screen, were approved by the Ocean View Town Council at their Tuesday, Oct. 13, meeting.

After a brief delay at the beginning of their Oct. 8 meeting, over confusion as to whether members not physically present in the town hall could vote, and one member having technical difficulties joining by phone, the Millville Planning & Zoning Commission voted to recommend a zoning cha…

While most of the coastal cities and even many of the inland communities across Delmarva have already decided to cancel their “holiday happenings” for 2020, the Town of Millsboro, describing by officials as family-friendly, “recognizing the importance of continuing to return to ‘life’ as nor…

The Millsboro Town Council, at a special meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29, unanimously agreed to spend no more than $5 million for upgrades to town hall and the police department, and to make the police department its priority.

After consistently meeting state and federal regulations, Selbyville’s town water system recently violated a drinking water standard for total trihalomethane (TTHM), a disinfectant byproduct, Town Council Member Rick Duncan Sr. announced on Oct. 4.

Bethany Beach officials announced this week that the United States Army Corps of Engineer’s beachfill operation will begin in mid- to late November in Bethany Beach. It is estimated that once the project begins in Bethany Beach it will take 30 days to complete. The project is scheduled to be…

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As local towns and organizations have begun planning — or canceling — Halloween events for 2020, the Division of Public Health (DPH) released guidance Friday, Oct. 2, for Delawareans to safely participate in autumn festivities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Selbyville Town Council recently heard about several business ventures opening up around town: gasoline, fried chicken, landscaping and tattoo artistry.

When the Delmarva Central Railroad, in conjunction with the Delaware Department of Transportation, replaces the railroad crossing at Main and Washington streets in Millsboro starting this week, there will also be some temporary public transportation changes.

People might feel bogged down by the jargon and graphics related to floodplain maps, but it all comes down to one thing: the cost of flood insurance and the risk associated with living in a flood zone.

Following a letter from Ocean View officials regarding cooperation between the two towns in a number of areas, including investment in “public safety,” the Millville Town Council, at a Tuesday, Sept. 22, workshop meeting, said they need more data before responding.

Ocean View was named the safest town in Delaware again this year, prompting Mayor John Reddington to respond to Police Chief Kenneth McLaughlin’s e-mail announcing the honor by replying, “Congratulations, Chief! Another great year for you and your team of officers. Keep up the good work. We …

The Dagsboro Town Council on Monday, Sept. 21, gave its approval to preliminary site plans for Snead Property’s proposal for retail space consisting of what was described as an “upscale” wine-and-spirits store on vacant land at 29471 Vines Creek Road. The town’s Planning & Zoning Commiss…


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced on Sept. 21 that it had awarded a contract to Weeks Marine Inc. for $11.1 million to conduct the periodic nourishment of the Bethany & South Bethany Coastal Storm Risk Management project in Delaware. Work is the result of …


The incumbents ruled the day in voting for Bethany Beach Town Council on Saturday, Sept. 12, with Rosemary Hardiman, Faith Denault, Lew Killmer and Bruce Frye all winning election to new two-year terms on the council. There were five candidates for the four seats up for election in 2020, wit…

Frankford Town Council President Greg Welch told the town council at its Wednesday, Sept. 9, meeting that he had attended a meeting with state officials on Aug. 26 regarding the Town’s updated comprehensive plan.

Despite a pandemic that has made it a bit harder to connect with potential volunteers, an organizer of Thank a Police Officer Week on Delmarva says there are plenty of ways anyone can show appreciation for local law enforcement officers this week.

The Millville Planning & Zoning Commission gave its blessing to two proposed projects at its Thursday, Sept. 10, meeting: a rebuild for the Dickens Parlour Theatre and a small new retail complex at the intersection of Route 26 and Railway Avenue.

The Delmarva Central Railroad, in conjunction with the Delaware Department of Transportation, will replace the railroad crossing at Main and Washington streets in Millsboro next month and complete other upgrades during an 11-day project that will detour traffic on the often-congested streets.

When asked about waiving a few water fees for individual property owners, the Millsboro Town Council decided to look at the bigger picture. Rather than risk setting a precedent of picking and choosing who gets a break, they will offer broader relief to water customers.

Peace Week Delaware has planned a week filled with peace-promoting activities, free and open to all. Members of the public can gather virtually with peace-loving people Oct. 3-11, then bring signs promoting peace and justice to the March and Rally on Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. in Georgetown.


The incumbents ruled the day in voting for Bethany Beach Town Council on Saturday, Sept. 12, with Rosemary Hardiman, Faith Denault, Lew Killmer and Bruce Frye all winning election to new two-year terms on the council.

The 2020 Bethany Beach Town Council election is set for Saturday, Sept. 12, from noon to 6 p.m., with four council members to be elected this year to two-year terms and five candidates — four incumbents and one challenger.

Several people have asked the Town of Millsboro about the possibility of absentee voting in future town council elections. But the council members didn’t show much interest in that suggestion at their monthly meeting on Sept. 8.

To enliven the holiday spirit, the Town of Ocean View will get a new, 24-foot, decorative tree.

The Ocean View Town Council, by unanimous vote at their Tuesday, Sept. 8, meeting, renewed the Town’s franchise agreement with Mediacom — a move that will, within the next couple of months, give residents a government-access channel. The channel number has not yet been announced.

Warren’s Mill, a historic, gambrel-roof, water-powered gristmill near Betts Pond in Millsboro, was once a thriving mill, but is now dilapidated and will be demolished. Millsboro town officials are hoping to salvage wood from the interior and incorporate it into the design of the new town hall.

Surrounded by family members, as well as police officers from across the state, town employees and town officials, Fenwick Island’s new police chief, John Devlin, took the oath of office in the gazebo at the Fenwick Town Park on Tuesday, Sept. 1.