The Maggie S. Myers, out of the water -- at last. (courtesy of Ada Puzo)

Maggie S. Myers re-floated; historic boat needs your help

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

“It’s a sad day in Bowers,” Bowers Beach mayor Ada Puzzo wrote in an email the other day. “Our Maggie sunk last night. She’s sitting on the bottom of the creek right now. I cried like a baby when I saw her there.” She was referring to the Maggie S. Myers, the world’s oldest surviving oyster schooner. “It’s hard to …

Turkey, of course, stars in the Bowers Beach Thanksgiving meal. (Claudio Schwarz photo from Unsplash)

Bowers Beach unites to offer watermen’s Thanksgiving dinner

Ken Mammarella Headlines, Culture

  Bowers Beach is uniting this year to ensure the continuation of a decades-long tradition of home-cooked holiday meals for the watermen who work out of the Kent County town of 250. “Miss Jean’s spirit is willing, but her body just isn’t up to it this Thanksgiving,” Mayor Ada Puzzo wrote in an email seeking culinary assistance for Jean Friend …

SD 16 Candidates

Bonini faces 2 GOP challengers for seat he’s held 27 years

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

There’s a race to the right in central Delaware’s 16th Senate District, and incumbent Republican Sen. Colin Bonini’s 27 years of experience have become a focal point of the bitter challenge.  Bonini has long been regarded as one of the most conservative members of the Delaware General Assembly, but that may not be enough to stave off primary challengers Kim …

Murderkill River Dredging to begin August 1

Murderkill River emergency dredging project to begin Aug. 1

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware’s environmental control agency will begin a $2.3 million emergency dredging project on the Murderkill River with the aim of restoring navigability, officials announced Tuesday. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control plans to remove some 52,000 cubic yards of sediment from the river’s navigation channel. With the project expected to start on or about Aug. 1, the U.S. …

Fishermen, scientist praise increased dredging in Sussex waters

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

$16 million has been allotted to help DNREC dredge inland Sussex County waters. Archival photo courtesy of DNREC   Delaware’s inland bays, canals, and waterways are about to become easier to navigate after the General Assembly last month authorized a record $16 million for dredging projects. The hope is that boaters will be able to enjoy more consistently navigable channels …