Update: Kent Co. Limited State Of Emergency Terminated; Barge Fire Salvage Continues

Memorial Fire Company Station 89 was among local fire companies that responded to a barge fire near Delaware Bay early Monday (photo courtesy of Memorial Fire Company Station 89, Slaughter Beach)
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The limited State of Emergency issued for Kent County due to Monday’s barge fire has been terminated.Governor John Carney declared the limited state of emergency to make special resources available to support local emergency management agencies and first responders.The barge carrying scrap metal and old appliances caught fire early Monday morning near where the Delaware…

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Lewes Beaches Will Not Be Guarded This Summer

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Savannah Beach and Johnnie Walker Beach in Lewes will be ‘swim at your own risk’ this summer season.The City of Lewes announced Thursday that it had not been able to recruit enough lifeguards to safely protect the beaches.Lewes Parks and Marina Director Janet Reeves told WGMD News that the longtime captain also recently left for…

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Downstate Water Projects Move Forward Under Infrastructure Act

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Delaware will get ‘historic’ investments into water infrastructure projects, according to the state’s congressional delegation. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed by President Biden in November, directs $51.5-million to The First State in Fiscal Year 2022 through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Improvements at Indian River Inlet, dredging of the Lewes and Rehoboth…

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Ridership Rebounds On The Cape May – Lewes Ferry In 2021

The MV New Jersey (photo courtesy of Delaware River and Bay Authority / Cape May - Lewes Ferry)
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Ridership on the Cape May – Lewes Ferry reboundded during the busiest months of 2021, compared to 2020. According to a Delaware River and Bay Authority report, more than half-a-million passengers rode the ferry between May and October, and 171,600 vehicles also made the crossing. Numbers are also showing a very strong September and October.…

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Grants Available For Farmers To Plant Cover Crops

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More than $540,000 will be available for the planting of cover crops in the Delaware Bay and Inland Bays watersheds of Sussex County over the next two years. The USDA protection project focuses on improving water quality by improving the health of the soil and is locally coordinated by the Sussex Conservation District. “We are…

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Delaware Sues Monsanto Over PCB Contamination

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Delaware is suing agro-chemical giant Monsanto and two of its corporate spin-offs. Attorney General Kathy Jennings said Thursday that the lawsuit seeks to recover damages and clean-up costs associated with PCBs made by Monsanto for decades, despite knowing the dangers they posed to the environment and public health. The lawsuit filed in state Superior Court…

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Del. Bayshore Byway Gets Federal Designation

DelDOT Secretary Nicole Majeski, Ann Gravatt, Karen Bennett with DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife, Chair of the Byway Management Team Steve Borleske, Governor John Carney and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin Unveiling National Scenic Byways Sign at the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve’s St. Jones Reserve in Dover
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The Delaware Bayshore Byway is now recognized by the Federal Highway Administration as a National Scenic Byway. A special sign to show the Byway’s significance was unveiled on Earth Day at the St. Jones Reserve in Kent County. The Bayshore Byway is a series of two-lane roads that run between Lewes and New Castle, bringing…

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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Plane Off Coast of Cape May

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The United States Coast Guard has suspended their search for a missing pilot following the crash of a small, single-engine plane in the water near Cape May Point just before noon on Wednesday. In addition to the Coast Guard the New Jersey State Police, Cape May Fire Department and Cape May Police all contributed to…

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Locally Dense Fog Along DE Bay and Atlantic Waters till 7pm

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Locally dense fog near the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay through early evening… Fog has developed on the Atlantic waters and in Delaware Bay this afternoon. Some of this fog has moved inland, with visibilities reduced to a mile or less. This is expected to continue through the afternoon. Motorists should use…

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