Fenwick Island Appoints New Town Manager

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The Town of Fenwick Island has appointed a new Town Manager. Lori Dabbondanza will assume her role as Town Manager on April 8th following Pat Schuchman’s retirement. According to the Town, Lori has 27 years of invaluable experience supporting local government. Prior to joining Fenwick Island in December 2023, Lori served as the Senior Executive…

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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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UPDATED: Flooding in Some Areas of Sussex County

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Greenwood – the area of Greenwood and Route 16 between Route 13 and Hickman Road, also West Minor Street and North First Street. Multiple agencies on the scene due to flooding. Parts of Greenwood remain under water from today’s rain. The town has posted pictures on the Town of Greenwood Facebook page. UPDATED: Fenwick Island…

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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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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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UPDATED: Beach Replenishment Underway in Fenwick Island

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UPDATED – 5/16/23 – Beach replenishment work is now progressing at both ends of the project area – in Rehoboth Beach and Fenwick Island. Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Steve Rochette, tells the Talk of Delmarva that the contractor anticipates completing work in Rehoboth on May 22 and starting Dewey…

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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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MERR Dolphin Count Scheduled For Sat. July 16th

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If you are interested in spending two hours counting dolphins, you may want to mark Saturday, July 16th on your calendar. That is the date of the annual MERR Institute (Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute) dolphin count. Volunteers will be stationed at designated observation points between Fenwick Island and Woodland Beach. For more information,…

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Fenwick Island Takes On Low-Speed Vehicles, Confusion Over Construction Holidays

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Fenwick Island officials have plenty on the plate Friday Council members have been considering a ban on low-speed vehicles, with the goal of keeping shuttles off Bunting Avenue in particular. According to Councilwoman Natalie Magdeberger, Bunting Avenue becomes Fenwick Island’s de facto boardwalk during summer months. “We’ve basically allowed that stretch of roadway to remain…

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Fenwick Voters Opt for Change

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Fenwick Island voters have spoken – and sent all four incumbent council members home.  The unofficial results place the top vote-getter as Natalie Magdeburger with 377.  Janice Bortner received 360 votes, Jaqueline Kay Napolitano 349 and Paul Breger 340.  The election results will be certified Monday morning at 9am. 

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Fenwick Island Town Council Election Saturday

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Voters in Fenwick Island go to the polls Saturday to elect 4 people to the town council – from a field of eight candidates! All 4 incumbents – Gene Langan, Richard Mais, Mitch Houser and Bill Weistling are running and are challenged by Janice Bortner, Paul Breger, Natalie Magdeberger and Jacqueline Kay Napolitano. Each seat…

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Meet The Candidates: Rehoboth, Fenwick Forums Sat.

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Residents have tne opportunity to meet the candidates in two upcoming elections Saturday The Rehoboth Beach candidates’ forum will take place before a live audience at 10 a.m., at CAMP Rehoboth. The forum will be live-streamed and recorded. The link will appear on the CAMP Rehoboth Facebook page and the video will be posted on the CAMP Rehoboth YouTube channel.…

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Selbyville Man Seriously Hurt In Scooter Accident

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A 70-year-old Selbyville man is hospitalized in critical condition after being thrown from the scooter he was riding when it was struck by another vehicle. Delaware State Police said the driver of a van who made a left turn on Lighthouse Road into Fenwick Hardware Thursday afternoon apparently did not see the oncoming scooter, which…

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Skipjack Wind Farm Interconnection Facility On Hold

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On hold!  Orsted announced Friday that it will no longer pursue plans to build an interconnection facility at Fenwick Island State Park.  The company entered into a non-binding MOU with DNREC a year ago to construct the Skipjack Wind Farm’s interconnection facility within the park – however a thorough evaluation of the area shows that…

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UPDATED: Route 54 Crash Near Keenwick Under Investigation

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UPDATED 5/3 9:30am – A Selbyville area woman is hospitalized with serious injuries after she was struck by a pickup truck on Route 54 near Salty Way near Keenwick.  Delaware State Police say the 69 year old woman was riding a bicycle in the bicycle lane when she suddenly crossed the roadway in front of…

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Fenwick Mutual Assistance Agreement Workshop Postponed to Friday

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This morning’s Mutual Assistance Agreement Workshop at Fenwick Town Hall has been postponed until Friday at 11am.  The agreement is between Fenwick Island, Ocean View and South Bethany to provide police service assistance to South Bethany while the town recruits certified officers for the South Bethany police department.

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