Construction has begun to eliminate the last traffic light on Route 1 between Dover and Nassau. (Ken Mammarella photo)

Last light on key Route 1 section going away

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

An overpass now under construction near Milton will eliminate the last traffic light on Route 1 between Dover and Nassau. When the interchange with Route 16 (also called Broadkill Road) is expected to be completed in late 2025, Route 1 should be able to more safely handle more traffic. The work is part of the Corridor Capacity Preservation Program, piloted …

Fireworks over Rehoboth Beach. (Butch Comedy's photo courtesy of Rehoboth Beach)

Where you can have a blast at fireworks across Delaware

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Most Delaware places known for Fourth of July fireworks and other Independence Day activities have announced their plans. Organizers consistently ask for people to arrive early and leave late, and the Delaware Department of Transportation warns that many events close roads, too. In other words, traffic could be bad. Dusk is about 9:05 p.m. on the Tuesday, the Fourth, but …

A rendering of the new lobby of the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn by Marriott.

Bethany Beach Marriott makeover includes new restaurant

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

A hotel on the Bethany Beach boardwalk is getting a multimillion-dollar makeover that includes a new indoor-outdoor pool and a new restaurant, replacing 99 Sea Level, which has closed. The saltwater pool at the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn by Marriott will also be refreshed with a retractable roof. The new restaurant is called Via Sophia by the Sea. …

Delaware's July Fourth is sure to include firework displays, beachgoers, live music, and more.

Your guide to the July Fourth weekend in Delaware

Jarek RutzDelaware Live, Culture, Headlines

July Fourth – a day filled with BBQs, backyard cornhole, and beach trips – is just around the corner. With travel agencies expecting around 12% of the state’s population to pack up and head out on vacation, here’s what to know about Independence Day in the First State: Travel AAA Mid-Atlantic expects 116,000 Delawareans to travel at least 50 miles …