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.

Fenwick Adds Two Crosswalk Intersection Lights

FENWICK ISLAND – Fenwick Island has installed two new crosswalk systems in an effort to improve pedestrian safety along Coastal Highway.Late last month, two new crosswalk lights were installed at the intersections of Bayard Street and Coastal Highway and Oyster Bay Drive and Coastal Highway.“I think people need to be aware of them,” Councilwoman Vicki… Read more »

New West Ocean City Hiker-Biker Trail Completed

OCEAN CITY – West Ocean City parking concerns and plans for additional bike racks near the beach highlighted a resort committee meeting this week.On Wednesday, State Highway Administration (SHA) Assistant District Engineer Jana Potvin presented the Ocean City Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee with an update on bicycle and pedestrian projects in and around the… Read more »

For Fisher’s, Much Has Changed And Stayed The Same On Boardwalk

For Fisher’s, Much Has Changed And Stayed The Same On Boardwalk

(Editor’s Note: The following story is part of a series on long-running, family-owned Boardwalk businesses.)OCEAN CITY – While much has changed at the Boardwalk, Fisher’s Popcorn continues the time-honored tradition of serving its famed fare to visitors year after year.“If they want an Ocean City treat, if they want nostalgic Ocean City, it’s a good… Read more »

Fenwick Council Approves $2.3M Operating Budget

FENWICK ISLAND – Town leaders have adopted a $2.3 million operating budget and a $110,389 capital budget for the coming fiscal year.Last Friday, the Fenwick Island Town Council voted unanimously to approve the fiscal year 2021 operating and capital improvement budgets.The spending plan includes an operating budget of $2,369,802. Property taxes, rental tax, transfers from… Read more »

Agency Releases Fenwick Island State Park Survey Results

FENWICK ISLAND – A Delaware agency released its survey results and responses to frequently asked questions regarding proposed improvements at Fenwick Island State Park this week, but stopped short of making any formal decision allowing an offshore wind developer to build an interconnection facility in return.On Wednesday, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental… Read more »

Hearing Eyed On Proposed Pier Job

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials in Fenwick Island will request a public hearing to discuss a proposed pier and dock construction project after fielding concerns from nearby residents.Last week, the Fenwick Island Town Council voted unanimously to request a public hearing from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) regarding a proposed pier… Read more »