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The Bethany Beach Town Council on Wednesday, July 1, during a videoconference meeting, voted to adopt a town ordinance requiring the wearing of protective masks or other face coverings 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in the town’s C-1 downtown commercial district, until further notice, in…

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Despite a July 4 event invitation circulating on social media, Bethany Beach officials this week reiterated that the Town has canceled all special events through July 15, due to concerns about crowds and their impact on social distancing required for safe use of its beach and boardwalk durin…

As the new Millville Town Park nears completion, Millville Mayor Steve Maneri might feel a bit like Charlie Brown trying to connect with a football… with years of delays and, now, a pandemic playing tag-team to keep the park’s opening just out of reach.

When Frankford’s newest town council member, John Wright, heads to a council meeting, chances are good that he’ll simply walk across the parking lot from the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company.

The parcel of land on the eastern end of Main Street in Millsboro, with a sign declaring it’s the future location of the new Millsboro Town Hall, remains vacant and cleared.

In its first in-person meeting in three months, the Millville Town Council opted overwhelmingly this week against hiring a consultant to help the Town examine options for its law-enforcement needs.

A peaceful rally in Millsboro, to take a stand against injustice, attracted about 90 people who raised signs, listened to speakers, applauded a singer’s passion, then marched around the block near the park.

Millville’s Planning & Zoning Commission voted on June 11 to recommend that the Millville Town Council approve preliminary site plans for a car repair shop and restaurant on Route 26. The vote came during a meeting held by teleconference and follows approval of conditional-use applicatio…

People are so close to getting it right. Bicycle parking across South Bethany has been revamped for summer 2020, with bike racks moved or added near the beach, on both sides of the highway.

Incumbent Millsboro Town Councilman Larry Gum defeated challenger Denise Blake by 25 votes in the annual town election on Saturday, June 13.

Millsboro’s new Farmers’ Market will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, in the Millsboro Town Center parking lot, continuing until noon that day, offering fresh fruits and vegetables, coffee, baked goods and other items.

A peaceful rally, organized by Millsboro resident Jake Taylor, is planned for noon on Saturday, June 13, at Cupola Park. The Rally for Equal Justice is being hosted by the Sussex Central Class of 1980, represented by Taylor.

One would think that during a government-mandated “stay-at-home” order, they might see less activity on the police blotter. That was not the case for the Dagsboro Police Department during the past couple of months — namely March, April, and May.

The Ocean View Town Council, at its Tuesday, June 9, meeting, conducted by Zoom video-conferencing, finalized Town Manager Carol Houck’s recommendation to keep existing street lights on Ogre Drive that some residents complain are too bright.

Randall “Randy” Bartholomew has earned a seat on South Bethany Town Council, but with town buildings closed to the public, it may be a while yet before he and the full council meet on the dais again. So, he’ll serve as the newest council member and treasurer from slightly afar.

The Frankford Town Council voted on Tuesday, June 9, to appoint John Wright as the replacement on the council for Joanne Bacon, who resigned earlier this month.

The Town of Dagsboro is taking one of its first steps to return to normalcy by conducting their first monthly meeting in several months, after the COVID-19 pandemic that canceled the previous few.

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The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing two additional fatalities related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and is providing an update on the number of positive cases and recovered individuals. All data reported through the daily updates are based on data received as …


Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan released a new video message on Friday, June 5 urging people to adhere to the town’s safety guidelines while visiting the city.

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Bethany Beach officials announced on Friday, June 5, that, effective at 4 p.m., it was loosening some of the new temporary parking restrictions it recently imposed in an effort to control crowding on the beach and boardwalk, with plans to further loosen them next week.

Frankford Town Council president Joanne Bacon has resigned from that position, and from the council, citing health issues. The announcement was made at the Monday, June 1, town council meeting, which was held by teleconference due to meeting restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Bethany Beach Town Council in a videoconference meeting on May 15 approved temporary changes to the town’s parking regulations to address concerns about crowding on the beach and boardwalk as they reopened to the public. As approved, the plan:


Lift off! Local pilots raised public spirits with a fly-over of Sussex County for Memorial Day 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The historic aircraft passed area hospitals and major roadways to honor healthcare workers and first responders.

Coastal Point staff once again received top awards this year in contests recognizing excellence in news media held by the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. (MDDC) Press Association. The Coastal Point staff took three Best of Show awards across publications of all sizes, as well as 14 division awards …

Deciding that stop signs wouldn’t be enough for a Roxana intersection, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) has opted for a new traffic signal on Route 20 (Zion Church Road). Installation has begun on the new green light and pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Bayard Road/Jo…

When Ocean View’s new mayor, John Reddington, asked outgoing Mayor Walter Curran what was involved in the position, Curran, in his unruffled manner, told him there were a couple meetings every month and a few checks to sign.

As state officials moved toward the reopening of businesses and relaxing restrictions on beaches, Fenwick Island officials discussed details of the how the town will proceed into the summer months at the Friday, May 22, Town Council meeting.

For one veterans’ organization, missing Memorial Day celebrations was not an option. As Delaware cautiously reopens the public spaces, the American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro will host a Memorial Day Service Ceremony and soft opening on Monday, June 1.


Local pastors never imagined they’d one day be installing hand sanitizer dispensers or making masks available for the faithful, but they’re dutifully following restrictions and putting the safety of their congregations first, while remaining good humored.


The Bethany Beach Town Council on Friday, May 15, unanimously approved a plan for the re-opening of the Town’s beaches and boardwalk, as well as modification to parking regulations for the C-1 commercial district downtown, leading into a re-opening of beaches statewide on May 22, per Gov. Jo…

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The Bethany Beach Town Council on Friday, May 15, unanimously approved a plan for the re-opening of the Town’s beaches and boardwalk, as well as modification to parking regulations for the C-1 commercial district downtown, leading into a re-opening of beaches statewide on May 22, per Gov. Jo…

The Town of Millsboro has received permission from Gov. John Carney’s office to have a standard town council election at the Millsboro Town Center in mid-June, and won’t be required to conduct the election strictly by mail-in vote.