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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced on Sept. 21 that it had awarded a contract to Weeks Marine Inc. for $11.1 million to conduct the periodic nourishment of the Bethany & South Bethany Coastal Storm Risk Management project in Delaware. Work is the result of …

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Mediacom representatives spoke directly to residents of South Bethany as the town continues renegotiating a new cable TV franchise agreement with the company. On Aug. 13, 10 property owners were invited to directly discuss service issues with Mediacom representatives, including Chris Lord, g…

People are so close to getting it right. Bicycle parking across South Bethany has been revamped for summer 2020, with bike racks moved or added near the beach, on both sides of the highway.

Randall “Randy” Bartholomew has earned a seat on South Bethany Town Council, but with town buildings closed to the public, it may be a while yet before he and the full council meet on the dais again. So, he’ll serve as the newest council member and treasurer from slightly afar.

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South Bethany was one of the first coastal municipalities in the state to re-open its public beaches, once again matching Gov. John Carney’s existing restrictions for state-controlled beaches to allow only exercise and dog-walking, rather than the total ban on beach use that municipalities h…

The ink has finally dried on a police partnership between the Towns of South Bethany and Ocean View. Both town councils have approved a mutual-aid memorandum-of-understanding that will allow police officers to provide rapid assistance to each other without having to be dispatched by SUSCOM 9…

With just enough candidates to fill the town council seats up for election in 2020, the Town of South Bethany will no longer be hosting a town council election on May 23.

The South Bethany Town Council this week unanimously approved an agreement with the Fenwick Island Police Department for the FIPD to provide assistance to South Bethany while that town builds its police force back up following an exodus of all but one SBPD officer over the past year.

A candidate’s forum on Friday, May 10, ahead of the upcoming South Bethany Town Council election, was punctuated by tense exchanges between candidates, as well as between candidates and homeowners

The Fenwick Island Police Department is the third police agency that has agreed to provide paid police coverage to South Bethany. It is a temporary arrangement as their northern neighbor rebuilds its own full-time police department.

All are welcome to a free program titled “Get on Board with the Bays” by Marianne Walch of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), as the South Bethany Women’s Club hosts the talk on environmental education and science on Thursday, May 16, at 1 p.m. at South Bethany Town Hall.

People can exercise their body and brains while walking around South Bethany. For Earth Day 2019, the ribbons were cut on more outdoor exercise equipment and a third outdoor Little Free Library.

Sgt. Patrick Wiley received a standing ovation when he faced the public at the April 12 South Bethany Town Council meeting, as officials and residents honored his promotion from corporal, the only fulltime officer still on patrol.

After months of discussion, the South Bethany Town Council on April 12 quickly passed their 2020-fiscal-year budget. Treasurer Don Boteler said he was proud to announce the $2.463 million balanced budget, which begins on May 1.

The Ocean View Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Town of South Bethany to offer Ocean View officers to help supplement police coverage in the neighboring town.

Police Chief Troy Crowson has officially departed from his position at the South Bethany Police Department.

Two more officers will soon part ways with the South Bethany Police Department. As of Friday, March 1, both Sgt. Alfred “Lee” Davis and Officer (Ptlm.) Nate Hudson had given their two weeks' notice.

South Bethany is paving a solid path forward for its police department, as the town council has unanimously approved a new rank and salary scale, plus several candidates for two vacant positions.

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In order to improve cell phone coverage, major wireless companies want to add new, but smaller antennas in local towns. Leading the way in coastal Delaware, Verizon Wireless just finished helping Fenwick Island develop a permitting process for the new infrastructure, and now the corporation …

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South Bethany's canals are a public resource, just like the roads or the parks, and Town Council Member Frank Weisgerber suggested recently that the town council consider a maintenance plan (and probably a budget) to actually take care of those 5 miles of canals.

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South Bethany voters will get to choose their leadership in the town council and mayoral elections set for Saturday, May 26. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as the people choose their mayor and fill three council seats.

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Two candidates for mayor and four candidates for three town council seats gave residents at the Friday, May 11, South Bethany Town Council meeting a snapshot of their hopes for the Town during a candidates' forum.

In 2017, the Town of South Bethany paid thousands of dollars to have its police department and employment policies evaluated. The reports prompted the town council to change policies, police rankings and even the town charter.

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Four town council seats are up for election in South Bethany this year, and candidates may now register to run for the three council seats and the mayor's seat, which has a separate election in the town. The candidate registration deadline is Wednesday, April 11, at 4:30 p.m.