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…

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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.

The Fenwick Island Town Council has opted to cancel the town’s annual beach bonfire for the second year in a row, citing concerns about social-distancing enforcement and other concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The developer of the Skipjack wind farm, proposed for construction 19.5 miles off the coast Delaware, has announced that it now plans to have the wind farm up and running by the end of 2026.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.