Kathy McGuiness Announces Run to be Democratic Nominee for 14th District Representative Seat

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Former State Auditor Kathy McGuiness is running to be the Democratic nominee for State Representative of the 14th District in the primary election on September 10th. The Talk of Delmarva’s Joe Ciccanti was in Dewey Beach yesterday for her announcement… McGuiness (Kathy McGuiness for DE State House District 14 (mcguinessfordelaware.com) is in a three-person race…

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It’s Parking Season at Delmarva Beaches

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Parking season is underway in some beach towns – and coming soon to the rest! Ocean City started the season off on April 1st where parking is free Monday through Thursday through May 23rd at the Inlet parking lot and on the street and municipal lots. But you must pay $3/hour at the inlet lot…

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Dewey Beach Discusses Marijuana Ordinance, but No Vote

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When it comes to personal use marijuana the laws in the Town of Dewey Beach do not match the recent changes in state law that have been passed by the General Assembly. There was no action Friday by the Commissioners as an updated ordinance is not ready for a vote. However, Town Manager Bill Zolper…

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DelDOT Traffic Alert: Upcoming Road Closure in Dewey Beach

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Read Avenue between Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) and Buena Street in Dewey Beach will be closed starting on Tuesday, February 27th and continuing through Tuesday, March 12th (weather permitting), according to DelDOT. The planned closure is due to the installation of a new water and sewer line. Detours will be posted. Motorist are reminded to slow…

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Updates to be Given This Week on Projects in Dewey Beach

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The Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) and DelDOT will be attending the Commissioner’s meeting later this week–on Friday, February 16th at 3pm to provide an update on their projects. CIB is working on a “Living Shoreline” project from Dagsworthy Ave bayside to McKinley Ave bayside. This project hopes to mitigateerosion along the bay shoreline,…

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Parking Regulations, Dogs on Beach up for Discussion and Possible Vote at This Month’s Dewey Beach Town Hall Meeting

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Parking regulations will be up for discussion and a possible vote at the last Dewey Beach Town Council meeting of the year–on December 15th at 3:30 p.m. According to the Town’s monthly newsletter, the discussion will include a variety of potential scenarios, including but not limited to a cost increase of the parking permits and/or…

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Dewey Beach Aims to Reduce Cigarette Butt Litter

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In the hope of reducing the number of cigarette butts around town, Cigarette Butt Receptacles (CBRs) have been distributed to several businesses in Dewey Beach, according to the town’s monthly newsletter. For businesses that do not have a receptacle but would like one, call Town Hall at 302-227-6363.

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Crivella to Retire from Beach Sweeping

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Beach-sweeping legend Tony Crivella says this will be his final season cleaning the sands with his tractor and sweeper. Crivella got his start working for Catts in 1981 running one of the beach shacks in Dewey. In 1997, he became Dewey’s first beach cleaning service. Prior to that, Dewey contracted once with Rehoboth Beach, but it was…

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Lifeguard Injured in Dewey Beach Competition; Flown to Trauma Center

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A North Shores lifeguard was seriously injured Monday night during the lifeguard competition in Dewey Beach. The accident occurred as he was making an entry for the surf-dash event around 6:35 p.m. The 21-year-old struck his head and suffered a suspected spinal injury. He was taken by ambulance from Dagsworthy Street to the Rehoboth Elementary…

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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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Additional Police Officers in Dewey Beach on Weekends

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Dewey Beach Police Chief Constance Speake is bringing in extra police officers on the weekends, a move which is necessary given the increase in the town population (sometimes over 20,000) on the weekends and the active nightlife in Dewey, according to a statement by Town Mayor Bill Zolper in the Town’s monthly newsletter. Mayor Zolper…

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New No-Loitering Signs – A Success So Far in Dewey

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In past seasons, Dewey Beach police have had chronic problems with people hanging out in this lot engaged in suspicious activity during the early morning hours. It’s on the corner of Coastal Highway and Dagsworthy Street. This summer, Lt. Clifford Dempsey, police spokesman, says the town has been working closely with the management of the…

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Girl Struck on Coastal Highway in Dewey

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A 17-year-old girl was struck on Coastal Highway at Van Dyke Avenue around 6:40 p.m. this past Saturday. Lt. Clifford Dempsey, DBPD spokesman, says the driver of the blue Hyundai had stopped for the girl who was in the crosswalk. But that car was rear-ended by the SUV that pushed the Hyundai into the teen.…

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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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First Dewey Beach Mayor, J. Bruce Vavala, Dies

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He was elected the first mayor of Dewey Beach – on Wednesday, May 3, J. Bruce Vavala passed away at his home. He was 70. Vavala was a teacher and a realtor and the owner of “Vavala’s Beach Things” in Dewey Beach. In 1981, he was elected the first mayor of Dewey Beach. Funeral services…

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Dewey Beach Replenishment to Begin Next Month

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With spring underway and many looking forward to getting back to the beach, visitors will need to avoid certain work areas. Beach replenishment should begin on or about April 20th in Dewey Beach depending on the weather and how quickly work is completed in Rehoboth. Work will take approximately 12 days. According to the Town’s…

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State Fire Marshal Investigating House Fire in Dewey Beach

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The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that happened yesterday (Wednesday) in Dewey Beach. The incident occurred at around 2:30 p.m. on Carolina Street. The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company arrived on the scene and found smoke and flames coming from the structure. The Lewes Fire Department, Bethany Beach Fire…

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Dewey Beach Actively Working to Improve Parking System

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Dewey Beach is attempting to simplify parking in the town. Currently, they have a variety of numbered parking “zones” with different hourly requirements and different payment methods: ParkMobile, kiosk, coin meters, hang tags– all with different costs. They are actively working on improving this system. As mentioned in Town Manager Bill Zolper’s message in this…

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Details Released Pertaining to Police Use of Deadly Force Investigation

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The Delaware Department of Justice has posted information on a police use of force investigation in connection with incidents that occurred on March 19,2022 in the area of the Starboard Restaurant in Dewey Beach. The report pertains to the fatal use of force by Dewey Peach Police Department against Rodney K. Robinson. The DOJ’s report concludes…

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