Southbridge

Southbridge residents await remediation of contaminated park

Jose Castaneda PerezGovernment, Headlines

This story was originally published on Spotlight Delaware.  Regular visitors of Barbara Hicks Park in Wilmington’s Southbridge neighborhood face potential health risks stemming from contaminants in the soil that were discovered nearly two years ago. Despite the discovery, city officials have not yet made a decision on remedial action or established a timeline to clean up the park. Frequent park visitors face …

The Delaware Solid Waste Authority has offered to expand its Newark recycling center to include yard waste. Courtesy of DSWA.

Changes afoot for Polly Drummond yard waste site

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

Changes are in the offing for the Polly Drummond community yard waste site, a popular site east of Newark for residents to drop off yard waste for free. Maybe it will close, with a nearby replacement. Maybe it will close, with a replacement further away. Maybe it will get dedicated funding. And for two out of those three alternatives, people …

TSD Review Mar 21

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – March 21, 2024

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include Delaware won’t have a presidential primary this year. Kent ranks 5th in country for young homeowners Alcohol delivery bill fails despite data showing support Bill raising fines for ignoring emergency vehicles moves on Three Appo High students granted patent for golf tee design Tobiason and Banks are named DSBA players of the year Click on …

TSD Review Feb 15 1

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – February 15, 2024

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include Brandywine Conservancy, Wilmington offer flood study update 10 Delaware companies win state EDGE grants Kaisy’s Delights offers European vibe in former Millsboro bank DNREC takes over operation of Deauville Beach in Rehoboth Education groups costing ⅓ of state budget face JFC Courtside View – Week 8 girls basketball top 10 Click on the image below …

Deauville

DNREC takes over operation of Deauville Beach in Rehoboth

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

Deauville Beach will be managed by the state and not the city of Rehoboth Beach after the two failed to agree on a new lease. In 2013, Rehoboth paid $1 total for a 10-year lease of the beach, which is off Surf Avenue, in addition to a one-time administration fee of $2,500. “I think all municipalities would like ocean front …

striped bass stripers

As stripers arrive earlier, commercial fishing season to shift

Katie KazimirGovernment

With striped bass coming into the Delaware River and bay earlier in the year as the weather warms up earlier, DNREC plans to adjust their commercial fishing seasons. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will accept written comments on the proposed changes through Feb. 14. Stripers, as the fish are commonly called, have been coming in earlier than …

coyotes

Sussex sees surge in sightings of coyotes

Katie KazimirCulture, Headlines

A Delmar woman was startled recently to look out her window and see five coyotes attacking a fox in the backyard of her rural cul-de-sac home. It’s a sign of increased activity during breeding season, said Jake Klaverweiden, the Delmar founder of Eastern Shore Predator Control. Lots of pets go missing during January through March, he said. “Coyotes have learned …

Fenwick wind farm US Wind

Fenwick mayor: Wind farm deal ‘rushing to outcome’

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

Fenwick Island Mayor Natalie Magdeburger has a lot of questions about the state embracing a plan to bring an offshore wind power cables ashore in a Delaware State Park near her town: US Wind is an Italian company and could be sold, she pointed out. Could that give an unfriendly company access to the United States’ power grid? What exactly …

Along with the TreeCycle event, Delaware has 24 sites to recycle this year's Christmas trees.

Turn your Christmas tree into rich soil by doing this

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

Keep the holiday cheer alive while transitioning to 2024 and help conserve and improve Delaware’s soil by recycling your Christmas tree.  The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) are asking First Staters to give their real trees to a yard waste recycling site rather than dumping them off in landfills.  The …

TSD Review Nov 30

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – November 30, 2023

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include Community composting facility starting in Brandywine Hundred Ohio chemicals settlement gives $25 million to Delaware DNREC finalizes EV regulations. Critics are not impressed Great Oaks Charter likely to get one last chance Salesianum earns trip to state championship Click on the image below to view the PDF Sonja Frey