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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.

It may feel like winter outside, but Bethany Beach officials are already looking toward the summer season with a number of projects targeted at improving the town in its summertime glory.

It's a project that's been percolating in the town for a few years, but Bethany Beach officials in January will formally discuss the proposal for a pedestrian pathway on Collins Street, between Kent Avenue and E. Half-Moon Drive, and possibly also in the 300 block of Wellington Parkway.

Delaware voters turned out in droves for the midterm general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, with statewide voter turnout coming in at more than 52 percent — well above the roughly 36 percent of the state's voters who cast ballots in the 2014 midterms.

While the issue of “Harry's bladder” has become a source of humor in Bethany Beach in the years since former Bethany Beach town councilman Harry Steele first championed a bladder dam to help address the town's recurrent flooding problems, as of October 2018, that vision once again could poss…

The Bethany Beach Town Council was of one voice on Monday, Sept. 17, when they held their town council reorganizational meeting, appointing the mayor, vice-mayor and council secretary-treasurer for the coming year, as well as filling a seat on the Bethany Beach Planning Commission.

Bethany Beach voters this week favored a trio of council incumbents and member of the town's Planning Commission when they went to the polls for the Bethany Beach Town Council elections on Saturday, Sept. 8.

The 2018 Bethany Beach Town Council election will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, from noon to 6 p.m. at town hall. Candidates who filed to run in 2018 include residents Faith M. Denault, R. Bruce Frye (an incumbent), Rosemary Hardiman (an incumbent), Lew Killmer (an incumbent) and James E. Sirki…

“Replenishment, for all intents and purposes, has finally wound down on the beach,” Bethany Beach Town Manager Cliff Graviet announced at the Aug. 17 town council meeting, bringing to a close the core of the much-awaited but inconveniently-timed beach renourishment project of 2018 in the town.

After roughly two months of light-handed enforcement of a new rule limiting shading devices on its beaches to “standard” umbrellas and so-called “baby tents” — banning canopies and tents of all descriptions — Bethany Beach officials have now moved to loosen that restriction… just a little.

After significant beach erosion from winter storms again this year, the shoreline in Bethany Beach could use a little TLC. And it's about to get just that, as the scheduled renourishment project for the town's beach is set to get under way this coming week.

Coastal Point • M. Patricia Titus: The historic Dinker-Irvin Cottage, following months of controversy and anticipation, recently moved to its new permanent home a few parcels away from its former location.It's not uncommon for people to “move house,” but sometimes it's the house itself that moves.

Coastal Point • M. Patricia Titus: An aerial perspective of the proposed Central Park project in Bethany Beach, as prepared by Oasis Design Group.A possible future vision for Bethany Beach's proposed “Central Park” was unveiled last week, as the Bethany Beach Town Council heard from Oasis De…

Coastal Point • M. Patricia Titus: From left, DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan, Bethany Beach Mayor Jack Gordon and U.S. Sen. Tom Carper cut the ribbon on Bethany Beach's Streetscape project.It was a day more than a decade in the making, as Bethany Beach town council members were joined by st…

Coastal Point • M. Patricia Titus: From left, Joe Healy, Jerry Dorfman and Chuck Peterson celebrate their election victories.Bethany Beach voters this week again decided to add just a dash of the new to the status quo, re-electing Councilmen Joseph T. “Joe” Healy Jr. and Jerry Dorfman to new…

Bethany Beach Town Councial members this week approved expending $55,000 in town funds to pay for the town's portion of a study on the ways – if any – that the persistent flooding problems in the areas around Route 1 on the north side of the Route 26 intersection could be addressed.

On Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m., the Town of Bethany Beach and its Cultural and Historic Affairs Committee will present “An Evening Focusing on the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and Delaware's Role in the War.”

Once again, the Bethany Beach Communications Committee has completed the bulk of its action items. Mayor and committee Chairman Jack Walsh checked off the completed work for committee members at their Nov. 22 meeting:

While most area residents were taking great pains to stay inside last weekend — well away from temperatures in the teens, wind chills near 0, and side streets that resembled ice-skating rinks more than byways — more than two dozen firefighters, paramedics and fire police spent hours in the f…