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Five candidates have filed for three open seats on Fenwick Island’s town council in the upcoming election in August. The candidates were announced and certified by the Board of Elections and a special meeting of the town council immediately after the passing of the filing deadline on Wednesd…

A state Superior Court judge has denied a request by a Fenwick Island hotel owner to overturn the decision of the Alcohol Beverage Control Appeals Commission regarding a proposed cocktail bar by the hotel’s rooftop outdoor pool.

The Fenwick Island Town Council, at its Friday, May 27, meeting moved forward new and revised regulations dealing with topics ranging from dumpsters to shuttles.

Fenwick Island Police Department Cpl. Christopher Story was backing into his driveway in Seaford after working the midnight shift when he heard the call from the emergency services dispatcher: “Officer down.”

Having recently completed beach nourishment projects in five Delaware Bay beach communities, DNREC this week began the next phase of restoring parts of Delaware’s coastline, including the beaches that experienced widespread erosion and damage from a May nor’easter.

In a move meant to encourage the preservation of what remains of its original “cottage” homes, Fenwick Island’s Town Council approved two amendments to its zoning code last week.

Fenwick Island might not have “a long and winding road” within its one-mile-long town limits, but the Beatles’ song aptly describes the efforts to bring sidewalks to its main thoroughfare, Coastal Highway.

The Fenwick Island Town Council has approved the purchase of new sound equipment for the town meeting room to help make meetings more accessible by those attending the meetings remotely.

The Fenwick Island Town Council on Friday, March 4, approved a resolution requesting that a federal agency that issues licenses for offshore wind farms require that wind turbines be placed at least 30 miles from the shoreline.

During a four-hour meeting on Friday, March 4, the Fenwick Island Town Council approved four amendments to the town code, including one that prohibits the use of “low-speed vehicles” (LSVs) within town limits.

Fenwick Island’s Comprehensive Planning Commission met last week to lay the groundwork for its review of the town’s 2017 Comprehensive Plan, which is the blueprint for development and quality of life issues in the town.

The Fenwick Island Police Department has begun to give its seven-vehicle fleet a new, more visible design. Police Chief John Devlin, pictured with the department’s recently decaled 2022 Ford Explorer, said the new look is a result of input from town residents who felt the vehicles needed mor…

Is New Year’s Eve a holiday? That is the question plaguing Fenwick Island in the first days of 2022, following an accusation by a former Fenwick Island town council member that a Town official improperly ordered construction workers to pack up and go home on Dec. 31, 2021.

Another Fenwick tradition returning this year is the Fenwick Freeze — the Jan. 1 event in which participants begin the new year with a dunk in the frigid ocean water. Fenwick Islanders will take to the water around 10:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Day-of registration will be from 9 to 10 a.m.

In 2005, a young couple, Ronni and Matt, working in the Bethany area, met and started finding common ground. They lived in Maryland, but played on the Fenwick Beaches, where Ronni’s parents lived — life was good.

Pat Schuchman’s husband described her first week on the job as a “baptism by fire” and he wasn’t far off. There was no fire, but there was a pandemic. Then came the flood.

Fenwick Island’s Business Development Committee met for the first time in nearly two years on Friday, Nov. 19, with an agenda meant to rekindle a mutually beneficial relationship between town officials and the business community.

A longtime member of Fenwick Island’s Board of Adjustment confronted the town council at a recent meeting, about the manner in which he and other board members were replaced following a council election in August that resulted in four of five council positions changing hands.

The members of Fenwick Island’s new Residential Viewpoint Committee met for the first time this week and laid out its mission statement, which echoes the emphasis on quality of life and a “quiet resort” atmosphere that was the rallying cry of a group of challengers who swept the Town Council…

Fenwick Island’s two new town council members were sworn in on Friday, Sept. 24, bringing the council back to full strength after a month marked by the resignations of two council members, the town manager, the town solicitor and dozens of committee members.

The Fenwick Island Town Council took steps last week to purchase a computer for the Town’s public works department, hire a police department clerk, solve the town’s flooding problems and move its dredging plans forward.

After deliberating less than 30 minutes, a state appeals board voted on Wednesday, Aug. 25, to affirm the denial of a variance sought by a Fenwick Island hotel owner for an outdoor pool bar.

Two weeks after a town council election that was swept by four candidates seeking to oust incumbents over a number of ongoing issues in the town, the Fenwick Island Town Council has a new slate of leaders. And now the town manager and town solicitor have both resigned.

Fenwick Island’s new town council members will be sworn in during a special meeting set for Friday, Aug. 20. The council will also select the Town’s new slate of council officers, including mayor, vice mayor, secretary and treasurer.

The Coastal Point asked the eight candidates in the upcoming Fenwick Island Town Council election to answer four questions regarding local issues and concerns.Fenwick Island’s municipal election will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Town Hall, 800 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Is…

At a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Fenwick Island Society of Homeowners (FISH) on Saturday, July 24, questions ranged from whether one candidate would be able to respectfully disagree with another council member who happens to be her mother, to how the town should address its flooding issues.

Four candidates running for seats on the Fenwick Island Town Council have filed a seven-point complaint with the Town’s Board of Elections. The charges listed in the complaint, filed July 23, include improper handling of absentee ballots, incomplete explanations of voting regulations and wha…

The owner of the Fenwick Shores hotel in Fenwick Island has appealed the May decision of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner to deny a request for a variance for a pool bar atop the hotel.

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will host a “Meet the Candidates” event on Saturday, July 17, at 9 a.m. Due to the closure of Fenwick Island Town Hall to the public, the forum will be hosted in the Chamber parking lot, with a rain date to be determined.

With Gov. John Carney’s announcement that COVID-19 restrictions will largely be lifted on July 13, Fenwick Island Town Manager Teresa Tieman told the Fenwick Island Town Council this week that the office staff has been getting “a lot of questions” about whether the Town will continue with sp…

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At the request of the Fenwick Island Police Department, the Delaware State Police Criminal Investigations Unit on Friday, June 25, was investigating an early-morning shooting incident inside town limits that damaged a home and left a vehicle on fire, with two Maryland men in the custody of O…

Nearly seven months after a seven-hour public hearing, the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has ruled against a Fenwick Island hotel’s request for a variance for an outdoor bar.

Fenwick Island homeowners are voicing opposition to allowing shuttle services to operate in the town, following a request from an area business to provide such a service.