About The Author: Bethany Hooper

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Bethany Hooper has been with The Dispatch since 2016. She currently covers various general stories. Hooper graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 2012 and the University of Maryland in 2016, where she completed double majors in journalism and economics.

Committee Reviews Resort’s Annual Transportation Requests

OCEAN CITY – A construction project at the public works campus, vehicle replacements and a development study highlighted a review this week of the resort’s draft Annual Transportation Plan for fiscal year 2021.On Tuesday, Public Works Director Hal Adkins presented the Ocean City Transportation Committee with the proposed fiscal year 2021 Annual Transportation Plan, a… Read more »

Fenwick Selects Engineering Firm For Sidewalk Work

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials in Fenwick Island last week voted to approve a contract with Century Engineering for the first phase of a sidewalk construction project.Last Friday, the Fenwick Island Town Council voted unanimously to approve a contract with Century Engineering for the first phase of a sidewalk construction project along Coastal Highway.The firm’s proposal… Read more »

Fenwick Approves Funds For Inland Bays Requests

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials in Fenwick Island voted last week to support two funding requests from the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays.Last Friday, the Fenwick Island Town Council voted 6-0, with Councilman Richard Mais abstaining, to contribute $3,000 toward two initiatives from the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays.Executive Director Chris Bason told the… Read more »

Intersection Work Eyed At Routes 54, 1

FENWICK ISLAND – A permanent easement will allow Delaware’s transportation agency to complete a drainage project at a busy resort intersection.Last week, the Fenwick Island Town Council voted unanimously to grant a permanent easement near Island Street and West Maryland Avenue to the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) for a drainage project at the intersection… Read more »

OC Looks To Join Senior Program

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City is looking to be included in a membership program that offers support services to senior citizens in northern Worcester County.On Tuesday, the Ocean City Transportation Committee voted unanimously to write a letter to the county asking for the town to be included in the Community for Life program, which provides… Read more »

Ocean City Eyes More Surveillance Cameras; Chief: Program Has ‘Worked Very, Very Well’

Ocean City Eyes More Surveillance Cameras; Chief: Program Has ‘Worked Very, Very Well’

OCEAN CITY – A proposal to expand the City Watch surveillance camera system received a favorable recommendation from the town’s police commission this week.In the interest of public safety, the Ocean City Police Commission voted unanimously this week to forward a request from Police Chief Ross Buzzuro to expand the City Watch program to the… Read more »

Fenwick Council Officially Opposes State Park Partnership With Wind Farm Developer

FENWICK ISLAND – In another public stance last week, officials in Fenwick Island approved a resolution opposing plans for improvements at Fenwick Island State Park in exchange for the construction of an onshore power transmission station.Last Friday, the Fenwick Island Town Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution outlining the town’s objections to a proposed… Read more »