The Coastal Point covers news and events in Bethany Beach, South Bethany, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millville, Frankford, Selbyville and Dagsboro, Del., as well as the larger area of southeastern Sussex County, from the Delaware state line north to the Indian River Inlet and from the coast inland to Millsboro.
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In the past month, Ocean View has been hit with a string of thefts by what police said they believe are suspects looking for cash, and Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin held a Neighborhood Watch meeting earlier this week to urge residents to contact their local authorities anytime they find something to be suspicious, or if a crime has occurred.
When I recently highlighted recipes from members of VFW Post #7234 at Quillens Point in Ocean View, I met Chef Tom Bowen, who prepares meals Tuesdays through Saturdays all year ’round. I asked him to share some of his recipes with us.
The Ocean View Planning & Zoning Commission met recently to unanimously recommend that an ordinance amending the Land Use and Development Code of the town by restricting the use of outdoor seating areas and providing for “waiting-area bars” in restaurants. The bars would not be permitted to offer live entertainment and music, and service would end at 11 p.m.
Beebe Medical Center representatives on Monday afternoon notified the public that visitor IDs were being checked after a former patient allegedly threatened two physicians affiliated with the hospital through a telephone message that was left sometime during the weekend and received on Monday morning.
No decision has been made yet on the proposed rezoning for the Castaways Bethany project, as the county council deferred action this week while waiting for a recommendation from Sussex County Planning & Zoning commissioners.
The Ocean View Board of Adjustment voted 3-2 this week to reject an application for a variance submitted by Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc. on behalf of Windansea LLC, the developer of the proposed Ocean View Beach Club community. The variance would have permitted construction of a paved roadway with curb and gutter measuring 30 feet from back of curb to back of curb.
On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., local law-enforcement agencies will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
The Ocean View Historical Society has been working to preserve the area’s history and educate the community through various outlets, including their preservation of the Tunnell-West House and their history lecture series.
Charles Hendricks of Hendricks and Associates Inc. this week presented the Ocean View Town Council with his firm’s completed classification and compensation study for town employees.
The National Drug Take Back Day event is on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with 28 collection sites located throughout Delaware. The event gives the public an opportunity to safely dispose of expired, unused and unwanted medications.