Rehoboth Beach updates trash services

REHOBOTH BEACH — Rehoboth Beach has rescheduled the annual Spring Bulk Pickup for early June. Dates are now June 1 to 5 for the north side, including Schoolvue, and June 8 to 12 for the south side, according to a news release. Regular curbside collection of garbage will resume a two-day a week pickup schedule […]

Rehoboth parking meters, permits in effect Saturday

REHOBOTH BEACH – City of Rehoboth Beach parking meters and permits will go into effect Saturday, spokeswoman Krys Johnson said. Enforcement of parking meters and permits was scheduled to go into effect on May 22. During a meeting on May 12, the commissioners delayed enforcement in an effort to provide relief measures to reduce the […]

Commentary: Surfrider panel offers guidance for beach access

Editor’s note: Coverage surrounding COVID-19 is fluid and changing, sometimes rapidly. Gov. John Carney on Friday reopened Delaware beaches with limited access for walking and exercise and launched the “Summer Safely” public education campaign. On Tuesday he announced further loosening of restrictions brought on by COVID-19. By Angela Howe The guidance in Surfrider’s Beach Access during […]

Three beach businesses found in violation of emergency rules

REHOBOTH BEACH — While law enforcement reported a largely uneventful Memorial Day beach weekend, three area businesses were issued cease and desist orders for state of emergency violations related to COVID-19, according to authorities. On Saturday, Thelma Dale IV and Thelma Dale V Charters in Lewes and Summer Place Hotel in Rehoboth Beach received orders, […]

State lifting stay-at-home order and some other bans June 1

DOVER — Gov. John Carney on Tuesday announced the state will lift the stay-at-home order June 1, although Delawareans are still encouraged not to venture out unnecessarily. June 1 will see more than its fair share of changes: In addition to a previously announced reopening of many businesses, that day will also mark the end […]

Carney impressed by COVID precautions over holiday weekend, planning rental announcement

DOVER — Delaware’s first Memorial Day weekend in a post-COVID world went smoothly, Gov. John Carney said Monday, noting most people he saw in Rehoboth Beach were properly social distancing and following related rules. Delaware lifted its beach prohibition Friday, although anyone hoping to get some sun in the sand must still follow strict rules. […]

Memorial Day Weekend 2020: ‘Worst one anyone’s had ever’

REHOBOTH BEACH — People sunbathed on the beach and swam in the ocean as many businesses attempted to operate under COVID-19 limitations, but the Memorial Day weekend wasn’t the normal kick off to the tourism season. Local business owners despaired over the heavy restrictions, citing difficulties in generating enough money to stay afloat while following […]

More positive signs in COVID update as state prepares to open beaches

DOVER — Delaware announced seven more COVID-19 deaths and 192 new cases Wednesday. It now sits at 317 fatalities and 8,386 total positive cases. The Division of Public Health said 220 people were hospitalized, with 39 critically ill, as of 6 p.m. Wednesday. Per DPH, 4,130 Delawareans are considered recovered, meaning they’ve gone a week […]

Fishing access opening as restrictions lessen

The last few days prevented boats heading out and surf anglers had to fight wide waves and rough wash. Private boats are the only ones going out. Charters and head boats are still under restrictions not to operate. Eventually after June 1, that will change. The weather turning has dropped the water temperatures more than […]

Delaware State Park beach restrictions to be lifted Friday

DOVER – Activities such as swimming and sunbathing on Delaware State Park beaches can resume for Memorial Day weekend, with existing restrictions on beaches being lifted effective Friday at 5 p.m., the state said on Tuesday Out-of-state visitors who have maintained a 14-day quarantine since entering the state are also allowed to resume activity. Since […]