Lane closures set for Del. 1 bridge

REHOBOTH BEACH — There will be intermittent lane closures in the northbound and southbound lanes on the Del. 1 bridge over the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, between Bay Vista Road and Canal Road, starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday and lasting until 6 a.m. next Thursday, pending weather, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation. DelDOT said […]

Rehoboth Beach plans for outdoor dining, retail

REHOBOTH BEACH – After multiple discussions, the Rehoboth Beach commissioners agreed on Tuesday to permit businesses to use the city sidewalks for outdoor dining and retail business through July 31. Restaurants may apply immediately to use sidewalks for outdoor seating beginning next Monday. The application is available online at Also beginning on Monday, merchants may use […]

Speak Out: Rehoboth Beach reopening

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. “What I saw today really impressed me with respect to how folks were wearing face coverings on the boardwalk as required and some […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Best Bets: Clear Space Theatre Company makes most of unclear picture

On the website for the Clear Space Theatre Company, it says “the term “clear space” refers to a focus on the process, knowledge and humanity of arts performance: the idea that we find ourselves in what appears on the stage.” Since the coronavirus crisis forced Delaware to basically shut down in mid-March, there hasn’t been […]

Drugs, weapon found in parked vehicle in Rehoboth Beach

REHOBOTH BEACH — Drugs and a weapon were found in a vehicle parked in a handicapped spot at a Royal Farms late Sunday, authorities said. The incident occurred at approximately 11:29 p.m. when Jack F. Kelleher, 21, of Rehoboth Beach, was contacted in a vehicle without a visible placard or handicapped parking permits on file […]

Reopen Delaware rallies in Rehoboth Beach

REHOBOTH BEACH — More than a hundred people attended a peaceful “Storm the Beach” rally on Saturday at the Rehoboth Bandstand to protest state restrictions on beaches, schools, and businesses related to COVID-19. Protesters gathered at the bandstand at noon, many touting hand-made signs and waving American flags. Most protesters in attendance did not wear […]