Still good fishing if you know where to find it

Winter, the time of year we spend more time thinking about fishing than actually doing it — unless you are out daily hunting for white perch or running north to Jersey to try for migratory striped bass. Some pond pickerel action is always fun and there are the big cats. Many are hunting this time […]

Scenic Delaware: On the Point

Ron Beloff of Dover took this photo at The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park on Nov. 4.

Scenic Delaware: Cape Henlopen

William Thigpen of Milford took this photo at Cape Henlopen Sept. 30.

Cleanup from Delmarva oil spill is ‘largely complete’

SLAUGHTER BEACH — The cleanup of oil and debris from beaches resulting from a spill late last month is likely “largely complete,” Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn Garvin said Monday. The unified command of DNREC and the U.S. Coast Guard was evaluating cleanup progress in parts of the Delaware and […]

Oil spill culprit still sought, will pay for cleanup if found

SLAUGHTER BEACH — If identified, the source of a significant oil spill affecting Delaware’s shoreline will face a cleanup bill from the federal government that continues to grow. That’s according to the U.S. Coast Guard, which is utilizing the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to pay for costs that continued to rise as operations progressed […]

More than 55 tons of oiled debris cleared on Delaware beaches

SLAUGHTER BEACH — As cleanup to a widespread oil spill continued Monday, officials urged the public not to handle any affected material or try to assist wildlife along the Delaware coastline. The Delaware Department of Environmental Control said about 55 tons of oiled debris had been removed from beaches as of Sunday afternoon in a […]

Carney surveys oil spill’s impact at Slaugher Beach

SLAUGHTER BEACH — Gov. John Carney walked up and down Slaughter Beach Friday with a little container of oil collected from the Delaware Bay. “It’s a jar of these little tar balls that float up on the beach here from the spill,” he said. “You can see just how ugly and grimy and gritty it […]

COVID crisis takes bite out of business in Sussex

If 2020 were a movie, an appropriate title might be “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” Since COVID-19’s arrival in mid-March, business in Delaware has ridden a roller-coaster of sorts, punctuated by ups and downs of virus transmission and unemployment, a weeks-long shutdown for some industries, phases of reopening and quarantine demands of neighboring […]

Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle rescued at Cape Henlopen

LEWES – Responders from the Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation Institute (MERR) rescued an adult female Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle Wednesday morning. The sea turtle was one of many strandings on Wednesday due to the effects of the tropical storm. The turtle had been flailing in the rough surf near the Navy Jetty in Cape […]

Bar service to resume at Delaware beaches this weekend

WILMINGTON — Bars in Delaware’s beach communities can resume service this weekend with restrictions, the Delaware Division of Public Health announced on Tuesday. Patrons are now permitted to sit at bars in the beach communities but they must have a reservation and must order food. Seats must also be socially distanced between each household. “We’re […]