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Bethany Beach will retain its existing town council leadership team for another year, after the council held its reorganizational meeting on Sept. 20 and the current mayor, vice-mayor and council secretary-treasurer all received unanimous support from among their peers.

Scott Edmonston, a member of the Town’s Planning & Zoning Commission, and a local architect, will become the newest member of the Bethany Beach Town Council during a reorganizational meeting set for Sept. 20.

At their meeting on Friday, Aug. 20, members of the Bethany Beach Town Council will select someone to fill a seat on the council vacated by longtime councilman Joe Healy, who did not file for re-election this year.

The annual Bethany Beach Town Council election scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, has been canceled, as only two of the three incumbents filed to run, with no challengers having filed. Incumbents Jerry Morris and Patrick Sheplee filed for re-election, while longtime council member Joseph Heal…

Bethany Beach is looking to create a more pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly — and nature-friendly — option for traveling along the north side of town: a pedestrian and bicycle pathway connecting Central Boulevard and 2nd Street north of Route 26, with a focus on nature, bird-watching and cont…

Bethany Beach will add eight electric vehicle charging stations to parking spots downtown, under a contract with the Electric Vehicle Institute (EVI) that will install the charging stations at no cost to the Town, outside the cost of connecting electrical supply to the stations.

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Effective immediately after a first reading on town council vote on Friday, July 16, the Town of Bethany Beach has pushed up its existing summer curfew for those 17 or younger by two hours, from 1 a.m. to 11 p.m., in all public areas, with town officials citing an increasing number of confro…

With the advent of its new Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Committee, the Town of Bethany Beach is beginning to investigate and request new projects designed to improve road safety for cyclists and pedestrians. The projects range from encouraging cyclists to have and use bicycle safety light…

Staffing shortages are hitting the Town of Bethany Beach hard, Town Manager Cliff Graviet told the town council at their June meeting.

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It’s been 324 days since the Town of Bethany Beach adopted its own town-level mask mandate to require people to wear protective masks in the often-crowded downtown area, including the boardwalk, to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. And on Friday, May 21, the Bethany Beach Town Co…

After initially canceling all special events and entertainment offerings through mid-June, with plans to reevaluate on June 1, Bethany Beach officials announced this week that — while some early-season favorites, such as the Poseidon Festival and Seaside Craft Show, have been postponed until…

Bethany Beach is tentatively moving forward with plans for a Fourth of July fireworks display but acknowledging that it may need to cancel the event again this year.

Bethany Beach Mayor Rosemary Hardiman recently expressed her approval of the early work of the Town’s new committees: Telecommunications, Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety and Stormwater & Flooding.

Bethany Beach Town Council members met in person on Feb. 19, though the council members each sat at separate small tables spread around the council meeting room, with Councilman Bruce Frye participating remotely via a large TV screen sitting behind the table with his nameplate. The public wa…

With the approval of an $88,000 contract at the Feb. 19 town council meeting, the Town of Bethany Beach is taking another step forward in a proposed plan to help control flooding in the town through the installation and use of a bladder dam and a tidal gate to reduce the flow of water into t…

After many years of trying to encourage other cable television and internet providers to start providing service to the town, Bethany Beach Town Council members will finally get the chance to formally hear from citizens about a proposed newcomer to the town’s service providers: Comcast.

Comcast is signing papers left and right with local towns, to prepare for a new option for local cable television customers. The Bethany Beach Town Council is preparing to host a public hearing and vote on franchise agreements, while South Bethany just held a public hearing, and Selbyville h…

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An oil spill that began in Delaware Bay last week has begun to wash ashore in the area and has forced the Town of Bethany Beach to close its beach, officials announced early this week. The Town will be working in concert with the Delaware Department Natural Resources to clean the beach as so…

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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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 …

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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…

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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.

Beginning Sept. 1, all current Bethany Beach parking and pay-to-park regulations, including residential permit parking only in oceanfront lots and street ends, will be in in effect from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. After 4 p.m., all pay-to-park spaces and permit spaces are open and free. All pay-to-…

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Beginning Sept. 1, all current parking and pay-to-park regulations, including residential permit parking only in oceanfront lots and street ends, will be in in effect from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. After 4 p.m., all pay-to-park spaces and permit spaces are open and free. All pay-to-park and permi…

Coastal Point Executive Editor Darin McCann will again host the annual Candidates’ Night in Bethany Beach this year, ahead of the Sept. 12 election for four seats on the seven-member town council. There are five candidates — four incumbents, who are all full-time residents, and one challenge…

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Bethany Beach have been working together to find a solution that will mutually benefit the downtown Bethany Beach businesses and those looking to support local business, according to those organizations.

Five candidates will vie for four seats on the Bethany Beach Town Council this year, in elections set for Saturday, Sept. 12, from noon to 6 p.m. at town hall. Among the candidates are the four incumbents up for re-election this year and one challenger.

Enforcement was the key point in the discussions of the Bethany Beach Town Council on Wednesday, July 1, during a videoconference meeting aimed at addressing pandemic-related safety measures in the town — particularly in its downtown commercial district and on the beach.

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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…

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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.

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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:

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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…

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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…

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Citing the three-phase time table to re-open the state after COVID-19-related closures, the Bethany Beach Town Council on Thursday, April 30, voted unanimously (with one exception) to cancel all special events through July 15, including its Fourth of July parade and fireworks, and to keep it…

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The Bethany Beach Town Council has voted unanimously to cancel all special events in the town through July 15, including the Fourth of July Parade and fireworks. The council vote also includes continuing the full closure of the town’s beach and boardwalk until May 31, with the status of rela…

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The Bethany Beach Town Council will meet on Thursday, April 30, at 1 p.m. via videoconference, for discussion and a possible vote on establishing a municipal plan of action for the summer of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the governor’s emergency declarations.

Positive change can start with a frank conversation. Delaware is one of the lowest-lying states in the U.S., which means people in Delaware are more likely to see the common flooding, the saltwater inundation and the seemingly worse storms.