Following ex-chief’s misconduct, Fenwick Island promises more oversight

FENWICK ISLAND — The day after its former police chief’s guilty plea to official misconduct was made public, town of Fenwick Island officials pledged to prevent future offenses through greater oversight mechanisms. The town’s news release today followed the Delaware Department of Justice’s announcement that ex-chief William Boyden pleaded guilty to misconduct and falsifying business […]

Ex-Fenwick Island chief pleads to official misconduct

FENWICK ISLAND – The former chief of the Fenwick Island Police Department has pleaded guilty to official misconduct and falsifying business records, the Delaware Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The DOJ said William Boyden was indicted in August after knowingly submitting, between February 2014 and March 2020, false reports to the Delaware Council on Police […]

Ex-Fenwick police chief charged with falsifying records

FENWICK ISLAND (AP) — A former police chief in Fenwick Island has been indicted on charges that he falsified firearm certification records that qualified him to be a law enforcement officer. William Boyden, who resigned this year after 13 years as the chief of Fenwick Island police, was indicted last week on charges of official […]

Plans for wind farm interconnect at Fenwick Island State Park withdrawn

FENWICK ISLAND – A Danish-based clean energy company has removed its pitch for a beach-based interconnect at Fenwick Island State Park for its Skipjack Wind Farm, citing concern for existing wetlands and ecosystems. Following the completion of more thorough evaluations of the area proposed for the interconnect facility, Ørsted announced Friday it has determined that […]

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 […]

Ocean City reopening puts pressure on Delaware beach towns

Ocean City, Maryland plans to reopen its beach and boardwalk Saturday with some COVID-19 social distancing limitations still in place. Late May appears to be Delaware Gov. John Carney’s target for broader reopening of Delaware’s beaches during the coronavirus crisis. Gov. Carney addressed Delaware’s beach issue Tuesday during a press conference, noting a letter he […]

Letter to the Editor: U.S. must face its environmental issues

On Nov. 19 my husband and I attended the hearing at Indian River High School to learn more about the proposed wind farm and the transmission station that might be located in Fenwick State Park. The crowd expressed disapproval for the project, and due to little leadership, the meeting lacked organization. The over-60 crowd was […]

Letter to the Editor: Orsted Wind Energy proposal presents problems

This past Tuesday’s (11/19/19) public meeting with Delaware legislators, DNREC, State Parks, and Orsted Wind Energy representatives was held at the Indian River High School. The entire school auditorium was filled and 99% of those in attendance voiced total opposition to all the proposed improvements for the Fenwick Island State Park, and that the natural […]