The Fenwick Island Town Council meeting on Friday, Dec. 4 — which had little on the actual agenda — erupted into a virtual verbal wrestling match between the mayor and a council member over past meeting minutes.
As of Wednesday, Oct. 28, the cleanup of tar balls and oil debris, originally centered around Broadkill Beach, was extended along the shoreline from Bowers Beach to Ocean City, Md.
Days after a marathon Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) hearing on a liquor license for the new Fenwick Shores hotel, the Fenwick Island Town Council continued to hear objections to the way the Town handled the hotel’s construction-related approvals.
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.
The Fenwick Island Town Council has voted to prohibit U-turns at the intersection of Coastal Highway and Bayard Street due to concerns about safety of pedestrians.
A Fenwick Island Town Council meeting on Friday, Sept. 25, became heated when Mayor Gene Langan addressed what he said he felt were inappropriate emails sent by Council Member Vicki Carmean.
A group of homeowners have filed a lawsuit against the Town of Fenwick Island regarding the council’s approval of a pool bar at the new hotel on the site of the old Sands Motel.
The former chief of the Fenwick Island Police Department has pleaded guilty to official misconduct and falsifying business records.
Residents of Fenwick Island, during a recent teleconferenced town council meeting, expressed dissatisfaction with a move by the Town’s Building Committee to approve a request from a restaurant for outdoor seating.
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.
Former Fenwick Island police chief William Boyden has been indicted by a grand jury on two counts relating to allegedly falsifying records of his firearms certifications while he was police chief.
The Fenwick Island Town Council at its Friday, July 24, meeting voted to reactivate a moratorium on new hotels and motels for two more years. The council also voted to grant a building permit extension to a hotel currently under construction.
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control has released the results of a survey that included questions about the possible location of an electrical interconnection facility at Fenwick Island State Park, bringing power from a proposed offshore wind farm, as well…
Fenwick Island has canceled its 2020 town council election, which had been scheduled for Aug. 1. No challengers filed to run in the election, so incumbents Gardner Bunting, Vicki Carmean and Bernie Merritt will retain their seats on the council with new two-year terms.
The Fenwick Island Town Council passed its 2021-fiscal-year budget — with no fee increases — during its regular meeting on Friday, June 26.
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.
Referring to the town’s COVID-9 policy for its employees, Fenwick Island Town Manager Terry Tieman said at a March 27 Town Council meeting “this is a policy I thought I’d never have to adopt.”
Fenwick Island homeowners brought concerns about a proposed pool bar in the new hotel being built in the town, as the Town Council held its first meeting by conference call since state-ordered restrictions on meetings went into place as safety measures in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Town of Fenwick Island buildings will be closed to the general public effective Monday, March 16. That includes Town Hall, the Public Works Building and the police station. According to the Town website, the town manager, in consultation with the mayor, will evaluate continued office closure…
With the recent struggle to get funding to relieve overcrowding at several Sussex County schools, Gov. John Carney says he understands why people downstate might be frustrated at his multi-million-dollar proposal for Wilmington schools, but he argues that it’s a situation unlike any other.
In its ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety in the town, Fenwick Island’s town council on Feb. 21 approved the installation of “rectangular rapid flashing beacon” (RRFB) systems at pedestrian crosswalks at two particularly dangerous intersections.
Nearly a month after hundreds of people filled the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Md., to comment on changes in plans for two wind-farm projects off the Delmarva coast, Maryland’s Public Service Commission has agreed to hold new hearings on the projects.
Bayside, a mixed-use coastal resort community in West Fenwick was named the Community of the Year in the 2018 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Bayside won the best mixed-use community award and then the grand award of the night for Co…
“Two seconds and it's over,” said Fenwick Island Lifeguard Emily Ruppert. “Each run. Two seconds and you can be either in or out and there's no second chances.”
After years of acting as individual advisors to the Town's building official, the Fenwick Island Building Committee is now meeting as a cohesive unit — pending a town council decision on whether to keep it around at all.
Verizon Wireless wants to improve mobile coverage across coastal Delaware. This month, Verizon engineers designed two proposals to boost signals in Fenwick Island. (They only presented concept plans, but did not submit permit requests, which Fenwick will require for wireless infrastructure.)
A town known for its beaches, Fenwick Island will celebrate its blue sapphire anniversary this year. The municipality was incorporated on July 8, 1953, so a major celebration is being planned for its 65th anniversary.
Police and government leaders throughout the area are trying to keep pedestrians from ending up on the wrong side of a car accident, and an incident this week underscored the need for the problem to be addressed.
Fenwick Island election laws will not change significantly anytime soon. The town council has decided not to extend voting rights to anyone married to individuals who own their property in trusts.
The Fenwick Island Town Council has canceled its Aug. 25 public hearing and the council's final vote on voter qualifications. In fact, the primary sponsor, Councilwoman Julie Lee, said she has decided to hit “pause” altogether on the proposed charter amendment. She said she may move to resci…
After two years of debating voter qualifications, Fenwick Island officials finally compromised on new guidelines that could restore votes to previous voters, without heavily diluting residents' votes. But the town solicitor has said the latest draft still leaves Fenwick open to potential pro…
The Town of Fenwick Island had dreams of new sidewalks to safely connect the town. Over the past decade, they added a few sidewalks, but in many places, pedestrians must still tiptoe around traffic or through parking lots.
Voting reform has passed its next hurdle in Fenwick Island: the Charter & Ordinance Committee will recommend to the town council that the Town allow two votes per trust.
It's a debate that's been working its way down the Delaware coast. And Fenwick Island is the latest town to consider limiting oversized umbrellas and tents on the beach.
Teresa 'Terry' TiemanFenwick Island's new town manager is bringing with her decades of experience. Teresa “Terry” Tieman will arrive at town hall on Jan. 23, having already won multiple awards in her five-plus years as Harrington's city manager and 23 years as a senior city administrator in Dover.
After hours of discussion, the Fenwick Island Town Council this week elected to make no changes to voter qualifications. At a special meeting on Dec. 8, they finally agreed with Town Solicitor Mary Schrider-Fox that the current system is the simplest they can manage at this time.
Handicapped parking is minimal near the Fenwick Island's Town beaches. So on Oct. 28, Town Councilmember Gardner Bunting proposed that they add one handicapped-accessible spot on each street end.
On Aug. 26, the Fenwick Island Town Council hosted its first regular meeting after Council Members Gardner Bunting, Vicki Carmean and Bernie Merritt Jr. were sworn in earlier this month, for two-year terms.
Fenwick Island Town Councilwoman Julie Lee is beginning a series of informal Town Talks, starting Friday, Sept. 23, at 5 p.m., after the next town council meeting.
After facing confusion in back-to-back elections, the Fenwick Island Town Council sat down recently to discuss their intentions for voter and candidate eligibility.