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 …

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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

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DNREC finalizes EV regulations. Critics are not impressed

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

DNREC has finalized state regulations about electric and other zero emission vehicles it says will help Delaware achieve lower air pollution caused by light- and medium-duty cars,. Instead of demanding that by 2035 all new car sales in Delaware must be electric, the program will end in 2032 when sales are expected to hit 82%. That will address many of …

Surf fishing Delaware Depatment of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

DNREC: Surf fishing reservation system now permanent

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Delaware has declared its drive-on surf fishing reservation system permanent after last year’s pilot try. It allowed the state to sell unlimited surf fishing permits, but required those who had them to reserve a spot on holidays and peak weekends, which are generally every weekend in the summer. The system seemed to solve an ongoing dilemma that pitted the number …

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Community composting facility starting in Brandywine Hundred

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Plastic Free Delaware, a group that formed a decade ago to get rid of environmentally unfriendly single-use bags, is now tackling something that forms a quarter of municipal waste: Food scraps. It is creating its first community composting facility in Talley Day Park, behind the Brandywine Hundred Library, and prominently located right across a parking area from the playground. The …