Mayor of Dewey Beach dies after battle with cancer

John “TJ” Redefer, mayor of Dewey Beach, has died, town officials said Wednesday. After a short battle with cancer, Mr. Redefer passed away on Tuesday, with his wife Bobbie by his side, according to information released by the town.   Mr. Redefer served as mayor since September 2017, where he provided positive and effective leadership in […]

Delaware restaurants struggle with virus effects

DOVER — Social distancing isn’t something restaurant owners want to put on their menus. But it’s a challenge the industry is embracing to fight the spread of coronavirus and counter a decrease in customers. Kristin Garramone, who co-owns Roma Italian Ristorante in Dover along with her husband Joe, said their business has done everything it […]

Dewey Beach officer placed on leave after alleged August assault

DEWEY BEACH — A 39-year-old police officer was placed on administrative leave after an alleged assault in August eventually led to an indictment, Dewey Beach authorities said Thursday. Officer Gregory W. Lynch Jr.’s leave followed an alleged incident on Aug. 10 during a response regarding an injured 26-year-old man. The man was diagnosed with a […]

Replenishment projects set for Rehoboth, Dewey beaches

REHOBOTH BEACH — The nor’easter that churned off the East Coast last week showed just how vulnerable Delaware’s beaches can be, as several coastal communities faced flooding conditions as ocean waters breached sand dunes. That’s why Dewey Beach Town Manager Scott Koenig said the upcoming beach replenishment projects at both Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach […]

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Rowe in Dewey Beach

Ever since the Dewey Beach parking enforcement was moved from the police to code enforcement it has been handled in an intelligent manner. That the town manager on his own or with the backing of several commissioners this year have made the decision to remove administrative responsibility for simple parking errors without providing instructions (example: […]