5 Delaware beaches set for replenishing in January

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

This DNREC file photo shows beaches being replenished. DNREC will begin replenishing Pickering Beach, Kitts Hummock, Bowers, South Bowers, and Slaughter Beach communities in early January 2022, largely because of recent storm damage. The sand will come from inland sources, including reusing dredged material. The nourishment, as the Shoreline and Waterway Management Section calls it,  introduce sand into the shoreline …

Delaware Senate publishes final proposed redistricting maps

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Slaughter Beach was returned to District 18 in Sussex County rather than being grouped into a largely Kent County district.   Democratic leaders in the State Senate have published their final proposed Senate maps in advance of a Nov. 1 special session to consider a redistricting bill.  The special session comes just six days before the deadline for both parties …

Slaughter Beach mayor asks Dems to rethink moving town to new Senate district

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Slaughter Beach’s mayor said she’s fearful the town will lose progress it’s made on climate and infrastructure issues if it’s moved into a district that’s mostly Kent County.   If Senate Democrats have their way, the town of Slaughter Beach could become part of the 16th Senate District — and the mayor is not happy about it.  Democratic leaders in …

Mispillion, Cedar Creek watersheds worth millions for nature alone, study says

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  The Pew Charitable Trusts study included photos of wildlife in wetlands, such as this snowy egret.   Delaware’s Mispillion River and Cedar Creek watersheds — two of Delaware’s last biggest undeveloped tracts of undisturbed land — are worth millions in terms of leisure, recreation and wildlife viewing alone, a Pew Charitable Trusts study says. But they are also under …