In the weeks since the Fenwick Island Town Council voted unanimously to not renew the contract of the town’s police chief, John Devlin, the relationship between the chief and town officials has caused considerable tension in the town, with both the chief and some residents attacking the mayo…
In the wake of the Fenwick Island Town Council declining to renew Police Chief John Devlin’s contract, the chief has asked state officials to investigate his claims that Mayor Natalie Magdeburger gained unauthorized access to the police department while he was out of town.
An iconic Fenwick Island building, which has been in a state of partial demolition for about a year, has been torn down this week in preparation for a new building on the property.
Fenwick Island’s future holds some weighty challenges, and the Town’s Planning Commission is working hard to give the town a blueprint for dealing with them.
Fenwick Island Police Chief John Devlin was informed earlier this month that his contract with the Town will not be renewed.
Fenwick Island officials are preparing to take possible action against owners of the former Dairy Queen property, which is currently in a state of partial demolition.
Visitors to Fenwick Island’s beaches this summer will be greeted by some new, friendly helpers — and no, it’s not the new crop of lifeguards (although they are certainly friendly).
The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays — in partnership with Keep Delaware Beautiful, Waste Management and the Surfrider Foundation of Delaware — will host the Delaware Coastal Community Clean-up to celebrate Earth Day. For the event taking p…
Last week, a Delaware Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Town of Fenwick Island by the owner of the former Dairy Queen property.
A Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Town of Fenwick Island by the owner of the former Dairy Queen property.
The Fenwick Island Town Council voted unanimously this week to curb commercial parking and reduce the load on parking lots and surface streets by 20 percent — setting off a battle between the commercial property owners and residential property owners in the town.
Five blocks of concrete sidewalk will be embedded along Coastal Highway in Fenwick, and the slabs are being added by the town to create more walkable streets in downtown Fenwick Island through public works. The walkway is near the shops and restaurants locals love to frequent.
Fenwick Island’s proposed revisions to its parking requirements for businesses have been bouncing back and forth between committees and the Fenwick Island Town Council for months, and they have now been sent back to the town council for approval.
After discussing yet another version of proposed changes to parking regulations for the town’s businesses, the Fenwick Island Town Council has sent the issue back to the Charter & Ordinance Committee for review.
Fenwick Island business owners kept up their objections to proposed changes in commercial parking regulations during a one-hour public hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Fenwick Island officials have set Wednesday, Jan. 18, for the next public hearing on proposed changes to the Town’s commercial parking regulations.
After two postponements of its regular December, Fenwick Island’s Town Council continues to tackle issues the town’s leaders see as key to maintaining the town’s quality of life.
Fenwick Island’s annual communal dip in the frigid waters of the Atlantic is set, once again, for New Year’s Day morning.
The Fenwick Island Town Council has advanced yet another version of a commercial parking ordinance that has brought opposition from town business owners in recent months.
A proposed ordinance change in Fenwick Island, which would require businesses to provide more parking spaces, has a number of town businesses uniting in their opposition to the change.
A Fenwick Island resident has dismissed her lawsuit against the Town over an ordinance passed earlier this year that banned low-speed vehicles.
Businesses owners in Fenwick Island are voicing opposition to an effort by the Fenwick Island Town Council to change parking requirements for commercial properties in the resort town.
Businesses in Fenwick Island are voicing opposition to an effort by the Fenwick Island Town Council to change parking requirements for commercial properties in the resort town.
A state Chancery Court ruling has overturned an earlier court recommendation that Fenwick Island’s ban on low-speed vehicles is in conflict with state law.
Fenwick Island’s long-awaited channel-dredging project is inching closer to reality, with timing of the next “window” during which the project can be completed less than a year away.
Parking and traffic, in all its forms, continue to be a topic of discussion in Fenwick Island, taking up much of the town council’s recent meeting.
Cyclists and pedestrians on Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island are taking their lives in their hands, and it’s time to take a look at how to make them safer.
The Fenwick Island Planning & Zoning Commission will host a “mini-symposium” on pedestrian and bicycle safety on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
The Fenwick Island Town Council has voted to wait until December to attempt a second reading on an ordinance that would double the number of parking spaces required for some businesses.
Proposed changes to Fenwick Island’s off-street parking regulations will come before the town council again on Friday, Sept. 23, following a second public hearing and a committee meeting last month during which business owners expressed concerns about the changes.
The owner of the site of the former Dairy Queen restaurant in Fenwick Island has filed a lawsuit against the Town, seeking action by the Town on a site plan for improvements to the property that would include enlarging the existing second floor.
Fenwick Island’s new mayor may not be a Sussex County native, but she knows a “biddy” when she sees one.
Fenwick Island property owners will get another chance to weigh in on proposed changes to parking requirements for businesses that would be in place under certain circumstances.
The Fenwick Island Town Council is set to hold a second reading and possible vote this week on several proposed ordinances, including a proposed hotel moratorium, a ban on the use of shuttles in the town and an ordinance that business owners say will have a severe impact on them because it w…
Fenwick Island’s outgoing mayor, Vicki Carmean, passed the figurative torch to her own daughter on Monday, Aug. 15, as Natalie Magdeburger accepted the nomination to the Town’s top leadership position.
Two incumbents and one newcomer received top vote totals in Fenwick Island’s town council election on Saturday, Aug. 6, according to final results certified by the Town’s Board of Elections on Monday, Aug. 8.
Fenwick Island officials recently approved two measures designed help improve the safety of the town’s residents and visitors.
Five candidates are vying for three positions on the Fenwick Island Town Council in this year’s election, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Fenwick Island Town Hall, 800 Coastal Highway.
The Fenwick Island Town Council has sent a proposed ordinance regarding parking regulations back to the Charter & Ordinance Committee for further discussion following a public hearing during which business owners voiced their opposition to the proposed changes.
Some 20 years after she was first elected to the Fenwick Island Town Council and one year after becoming mayor, Vicki Carmean is stepping down.
The disappearance of campaign signs for three Fenwick Island Town Council candidates from a residential property last week brought conflicting accounts as to what happened and had Fenwick Police Chief John Devlin declaring, “We need this to stop.”
A Chancery Court judge has recommended a temporary restraining order be issued regarding the Town of Fenwick Island’s recently passed ban on low-speed vehicles on town streets.
Fenwick Island residents had a chance last week to hear from the five candidates vying for three seats on the town council, on topics ranging from wind farms to sidewalks, during a forum sponsored by the Fenwick Island Society of Homeowners (FISH).
The Fenwick Island Society of Homeowner (FISH) is hosting a candidates’ forum on Saturday, July 9, for the five candidates seeking election to the town council, battling for three seats.
Lack of sufficient parking for Fenwick Island businesses has become a priority issue in the town, and the town council is considering asking the Charter and Ordinance Committee to draft a change in town regulations that would allow businesses to share their parking lots with each other.
Fenwick Island’s Town Council has reinstated a moratorium on new hotel construction, extending the ban that first took effect in 2016.
A Fenwick Island resident has filed a lawsuit against the Town regarding its recent passage of an ordinance banning low-speed vehicles.
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.