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Fenwick mayor: Wind farm deal ‘rushing to outcome’

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

Fenwick Island Mayor Natalie Magdeburger has a lot of questions about the state embracing a plan to bring an offshore wind power cables ashore in a Delaware State Park near her town: US Wind is an Italian company and could be sold, she pointed out. Could that give an unfriendly company access to the United States’ power grid? What exactly …

A bill to change Seaford's charter has been pulled from the Legislature's agenda. (Wikimedia photo by Nyttend)

Seaford charter change in jeopardy after backlash

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Seaford officials were planning on making what they thought was a simple change to the city charter, something that several other Delaware municipalities had already done. That change would allow someone who lives outside the city — but owns a business in Seaford that is registered through an LLC —  to vote in municipal elections. The change needed to be …

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Hopefuls start tryouts for State Parks lifeguard jobs

Rachel Swick MavityCulture, Headlines

Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol Capt. Bailey Noel wants to have all four park-managed beaches open this summer. But he needs to recruit 20 to 30 new beach patrol lifeguards to do that. Last year, the Tower Road beach had to be closed most weekends outside of holidays because he didn’t have the staff to guard the beach.  Noel estimates …

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Delaware Memorial Day dune crossing closures

Charlie MegginsonCulture, Headlines

Multiple vehicle and pedestrian beach access points will be closed during Memorial Day weekend, DNREC announced Thursday. The drive-on and walk-on crossings sustained damage during a May 8 nor’easter. Unsafe drop-offs along the dunes where the crossings meet the beach necessitated the closures. Very little beach is available for drive-on surf fishing, even during low tide at the closed locations, …

Film screening part of Rehoboth museum’s storm of ’62 exhibit

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Rehoboth Beach boardwalk was destroyed as the sand was eaten away during a three-day nor’easter in 1962. Photo from the Delaware Public Archives.   On April 22, 1962, more than 2,500 people flocked to Rehoboth Beach to flaunt their Easter finery before judges — and each other. Although it was 80 degrees, the ladies vying for the best-dressed woman award …

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Ørsted’s Skipjack 2 offshore wind project given the green light

Charlie MegginsonBusiness, Government, Headlines, Health

Photo courtesy of Ørsted. The Maryland Public Service Commission has selected Danish multinational power company Ørsted’s Skipjack Wind 2 for a 20-year Offshore Renewable Energy Credit. Skipjack Wind 2 is an 846-megawatt offshore turbine project that aims to power approximately 250,000 homes in the Delmarva region with clean energy. Though the energy produced will mostly go to other states, Delaware …