Senator Tom Carper Tours Bethany Beach Area Businesses

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U.S. Senator Tom Carper joined Bethany Beach Mayor Rosemary Hardiman, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Delaware officials, and Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce officials this week to visit small businesses on Garfield Parkway. WGMD’s Joe Ciccanti has more… Senator Tom Carper discussed with area business owners the success they have had and asked them about…

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Town of Bethany Beach Grateful for Completion of Replenishment Project

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The beach replenishment project in Bethany Beach has been completed, the dune fencing has been installed and the Mobi-mats are back in place. In the Bethany Beach Town Newsletter for September, a statement from the mayor’s office also expresses gratitude to “…Senators Tom Carper, Chris Coons and Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester for securing the 65%…

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UPDATED: Water Quality Advisory LIFTED for Bethany Beach

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UPDATED – 08/11/23 – 6pm – Swimming Advisory for Bethany Beach is cancelled as of 4:30 p.m. on 8/11/2023 ====================================================== A water quality advisory has been issued for Bethany Beach following indicator bacterial results which were above the recreational water quality standard. These bacteria most likely originate from wildlife sources. Increased rainfall, waves or wildlife feeding…

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Beach Replenishment Continues in Bethany Beach & South Bethany

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The 2023 beach replenishment work continues in Delaware with work still going on in Bethany Beach and South Bethany. In Bethany Beach the dune crossovers at Garfield Parkway, Hollywood Street and Parkwood Street are closed. The US Army Corps of Engineers says replenishment work is ongoing with sand placement operations expected to be completed late…

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UPDATE: Bethany Beach Crossovers Closed Due to Replenishment

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UPDATE 6/29/23–10:30 AM: Beach crossovers in Bethany Beach that are currently closed due to replenishment work include: Central BoulevardCampbell Place UPDATE 6/22/23- 12 PM: Beach crossovers in Bethany Beach that are currently closed due to replenishment work includes: • First Street Posted 6/21/23 at 10:40 AM Beach crossovers in Bethany Beach that are currently closed…

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Beach Replenishment Project to Begin Tomorrow in Bethany Beach

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin a project tomorrow that will replenish the beach and dune in Bethany Beach between Third Street and Wellington Parkway. It is estimated, depending on weather, replenishment will take between 15 to 25 days to complete and will place an additional 320,000 cubic yards of sand on the…

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Man Flees Police, Gets Stolen Car Stuck on Beach!

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A Fenwick Island police officer attempted to stop this red Ford Mustang for speeding around 8:25 a.m. this past Sunday. The driver refused to stop and continued on Coastal Highway to Bethany Beach where he drove out onto the beach here at Ashwood Street, got stuck and was captured. He appeared to be under the…

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UPDATED: Early Morning Crash in Bethany Beach Damages Utility Pole

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A crash just after 4 Sunday morning left a utility pole down near Route 1 and Jefferson Bridge Road and some Bethany Beach area residents without power. Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire personnel found a Jeep Wrangler with wires and the pole down on the vehicle – and one person trapped inside the vehicle. Delmarva Power…

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Beach Replenishment Update

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Dredging has moved from Rehoboth Beach to Dewey Beach. Some beach crossovers are closed during the replenishment work, however heavy seas and strong winds are slowing the progress and the south end may not be completed by Thursday when the crews halt for the holiday weekend. If not completed – work will resume Monday evening.…

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UPDATE On Delaware Beach Replenishment Project

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The beach replenishment project in Rehoboth Beach will be completed today and crews will move on to Dewey Beach tonight. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had a progress meeting this morning and Public Affairs Officer, Steve Rochette, tells the Talk of Delmarva that Weeks Marine is looking at a late May or early June…

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Pay to Park Now in Effect at the Beaches

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If you’re heading to the beaches on Delmarva – get ready to pay to park. Meters or other pay to park options have been in effect in Lewes and Ocean City for several weeks. However on Monday, May 15th – Fenwick Island, South Bethany, Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach all went into summer-mode…

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Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach & Ocean City, MD Nominated for Best Beach in the Northeast

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Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City, Maryland have been nominated in the USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for best beach in the Northeast! The contest gives voters four weeks to vote starting today through noon on May 22nd. CLICK HERE TO VOTE: https://www.10best.com/…/best-beach-in-the-northeast-2023/ The winning beach will be announced on Friday,…

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Five Mariners Medevacked from Motor Vessel Near Bethany Beach

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The Coast Guard medevacked five individuals from a motor vessel about 11 miles east of the Indian River Bay. Officials say that on Christmas afternoon, Sector Delaware Bay Command Center watchstanders received notification that five mariners aboard the motor vessel Reggeborg had experienced possible carbon monoxide poisoning and required medical assistance. A Station Indian River 47-foot…

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DNREC Issues Recreational Water Advisory for Bethany Beach

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A recreational water advisory has been issued for Bethany Beach,According to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources, elevated levels of bacteria were found in water samples that were taken Wednesday at Garfield Parkway. The beach is open, but swimmers are advised to use caution and / or avoid prolonged periods in the water.Onshore ocean flows…

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Fire Causes $500,000 Damage to Bethany Lakes Home

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A fire Tuesday morning heavily damaged a home in the 31,000-block of May Drive in Bethany Lakes. According to the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office, members of the Millville Volunteer Fire Department encountered flames and smoke coming from the single-family home at about 9:30 a.m. The home was occupied at the time, and everyone got…

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As More Visitors Arrives, Beach Communities Continue Response To Early May Nor’easter

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As Memorial Day approaches, finding solitude along some Delaware Beaches may be a bit more challenging.An early May nor’easter caused significant erosion in some communities. Crews have been working during the past few weeks to restore access ramps and pathways.According to Rehoboth Beach officials:By tomorrow (Friday) morning, three of the five closed dune crossings in…

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