Letters to the Editor


Letter: Reader wants officials held accountable

Editor:

The ardent on both sides of the windfarm debate routinely cite asymmetrical precedent to advance half-truths as absolute. The assertions of Joy Weber, Ørsted’s development manager of the Skipjack wind project, are no different....

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:51pm

Letter: Route 113 project in Millsboro a success

Editor:

Transportation projects are often sources of frustration for motorists and normally only get noticed if something goes wrong, but a recently completed bridge project in Millsboro deserves acknowledgement for its success.

On...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:50pm

Letter: Reader wants mass effort of kindness

Editor:

I can no longer sit back and be horrified at the behaviors and words of some of our leaders and fellow citizens. I have to do something! What can I do as a 61-year-old retired teacher and grandmother? After reading the NYT article...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:49pm

Letter: Rosner: No public trust is root of problem

Editor:

The first axiom of ecosystem stability is simple: organisms that cooperate with each other will survive, even thrive, in an evolutionary arc.

The recent proposal to combine an offshore industrial wind complex, nature center...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:48pm

Letter: Reader believes DNREC is selling out

Editor:

The Ørsted Skipjack Wind Farm deal at Fenwick Island State Park is financially shortsighted. For placement of 10 wind turbines off our coast, Delaware will get $18 million in questionable improvements to Fenwick Island State Park...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:48pm

Letter: Steele responds to previous letter

Editor:

Mr. Wolfe responds to my letter saying that I was “demonstrably wrong” on a few points. Apparently, there were a lot, because he said he would “discuss the worst of them.”

I stated that we are in the second lowest decade,...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:47pm

Letter: Swann Cove HOA concerned with project

Editor:

I attended the recent Planning & Zoning hearing in Georgetown regarding the proposed Old Mill Landing development as part of the Friends of the Dirickson Creek group.

When it was finally time (I had been sitting quiet...

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:46pm

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Reader wants to see charity at home

Editor:

Over a hundred years ago, the world gave rise to individuals who amassed unfathomable wealth. The names of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Ford and others came to personify philanthropy intended...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 1:47pm

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Reader offers thoughts on wind farm, solar

Editor:

I would like to respond to the letters of support for the wind farm and solar panel supporters. I do not support the wind farm — not for the reasons others have stated. It has to do...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 9:59am

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Reader upset with previous letter in Point

Editor:

I was a bit surprised and maybe even a somewhat disappointed that a Letter to the Editor printed this week was a total political bashing of the president of the U.S.A. and...

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:20pm

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Readers weigh in on proposed wind farm

Editor:

We had to write after seeing the letter about saving the world for our grandchildren. We believe many have lost sight of the main issue. The list on negatives for the project is very...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 9:23am

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Readers want police coverage near home

Editor:

When my wife and I purchased our home two years ago in a new Ryan Homes community of 43 home sites on Ogre Drive (between Muddy Neck Road and Velta Drive) in Ocean View, we thought we...

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 7:25am

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Reader says plans increase risks

Editor:

As currently proposed, the Old Mill Landing development will directly worsen the risks for pollution and flooding of the Dirickson Creek.

Dirickson Creek is already listed as “impaired...

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:28am

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Reader speaks out on proposed development

Editor:

We’re used to this old news: “New Development planned; stand by for lost forests, wildlife displacement, increased pollution, burying of historic treasures, increased flooding risks...

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 1:21pm

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Reader: Plea to my fellow sportsmen

Editor:

Since September I have had the privilege to hunt some awesome public lands locally. The State of Delaware owns and maintains thousands of acres of land open to the public for hunting and...

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:21am

Letter: Reader offers offshore wind farms solution

Editor:

Several offshore wind farm projects that will stretch from Rehoboth Beach to Ocean City, Md., will soon be a reality unless citizens and legislators take action now.

Orsted Wind Power (Denmark) has been granted one of...

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:11am

Letter: Paris agreement on mind of reader

Editor:

Remember that first picture — “Earth Rise” of our beautiful world? Breathtaking and glorious! And now, with an estimated 30 years left to make worldwide adjustments, time is running out to save this special and wonderful planet. Do...

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:10am

Letter: Read Aloud grateful for support with event

Editor:

We would like to express our thanks to everyone who made the Wine and Dine event to benefit Read Aloud Delaware held at Victoria’s restaurant on Nov. 7 a success.

The management and staff at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel and...

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:09am

Letter: Fenwick residents against project

Editor:

As physicians and concerned residents of Fenwick Island, we are opposed to allowing the onshore transmission facility for the Skipjack wind farm to be located in Fenwick Island State Park. There are numerous concerns regarding the...

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:08am

Letter: Reader: This ain’t onebody’s tell

Editor:

Our public psyche needs simplicity to render a verdict reflecting justice and fairness. Everything, and I mean everything, is capable of reduction to eloquent truism. Consider the variety of snippets that have come to define issues...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:26pm

Letter: Reader: Time for some profiles in courage

Editor:

Shortly our three Delaware Congressional representatives will be participating in the most serious deliberation in their tenure, the impeachment of the 45th president of the United States.

It will be no surprise to anyone...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:26pm

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Bethany offers thanks to those who visited Dinker-Irvin Cottage

Editor:

The Dinker-Irvin Cottage in Bethany Beach was open to the public on Saturdays from Sept. 21 through Oct. 26. We want to thank all who visited the recently...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 10:35am

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Bunting thankful for Wall, honor

Editor’s note: The following letter was originally sent to Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234, and was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

I want to thank you for bringing the “Healing Wall” to...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:41pm

Letter: St. Ann’s Men’s Club golf outing a success

Editor:

The St. Ann’s Men’s Club Golf Committee would like to thank all the participants and the following lunch and hole sponsors and donors for their very generous contributions to our very successful charity golf outing at Salt Pond...

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:56pm

Reader urges State to take action on vaping

Editor:

Vaping is killing people.

As of this writing, federal officials have said that 12 people in the USA have died and more than 800 have become ill due to vaping. These numbers are sure to rise in the coming weeks.

The...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:34pm

Reader feels political climate is dangerous

Editor:

I would like to address the current political climate in this country.

First let me state that I am an “unaffiliated” voter, I listen to Fox News and CNN to get different perspectives, I listen to the various “news” medias...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:33pm

Beach icon gets ETA recognition

Editor:

Jesse Garron, Delaware’s own Elvis Presley, was inducted into the International ETA (Elvis Tribute Artists) Hall of Fame, which honors members for their dedication to fans and to their art while keeping the memory of Elvis Presley...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:32pm

Cobb family grateful for support, care

Editor:

The family of Shirley Cobb would like to thank everyone for the wonderful flowers, food and general acts of kindness during her illness and after her passing. We would like to thank Ronnie Gray and Jo Ann Marvel for the many rides...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:31pm

Family grateful forresponders, support

Editor:

My husband, Bob Barber, passed away suddenly on Aug. 22, after a long battle with kidney and heart disease.

I want to thank everyone in the community for their support in this difficult time.

My family and I wish to...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:30pm

We are missing our conscience these days

Editor:

“Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio, our nation turns its lonely eyes to you?” — “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon and Garfunkel.

What could be a truer depiction of our current national disgrace, agonizing over a phone call between...

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:29pm

BLM supporter thankful for work of police

Editor:

I look forward to celebrating “Thank a Police Officer Day” as an advocate and supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Our police departments deserve acknowledgement, as well as criticism, given they have duty to pledge...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:55am

Healy wants to set record straight on vote

Editor:

Thanks again for all the coverage that you and Coastal Point gave to our recent Bethany Beach Town Council election. The Candidates Night, the Q&A and all the articles are a public service and helpful to citizens in choosing...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:54am

Reader offers thoughts on gun-control argument

Editor:

My husband Larry and I almost lost our grandson in the Sandy Hook massacre. It was his music teacher who saved him and his class by hiding them in instrument cabinets. That experience taught us what it is to be a victim and a...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:52am

Reader chimes in on bicycle safety concerns

Editor:

I am so very sorry for Alfred Yeargey’s death here in Ocean View. It is a fear that many of us have. Alfred and I shared a common age and a love of riding our bicycles. How I wish we had met out on our bike rides.

It is my...

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:51am

Steele weighs in on Democratic debate/environment

Editor:

Recently, the Democratic candidates were on CNN to discuss their views on climate change.

Surprise — I did not watch it, but I saw a show the next day that had Michael Shellenberger, president and founder of Environmental...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:45am

Reader asks that we never forget 9/11

Editor:

Thank you for your Point of View “Remembering a day as important as the Fourth.” Your affirmation of ‘‘9/11” as a day of remembrance and equivalent to the Fourth of July resonates, particularly as this past week the area warmly...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:43am

Comments on civility in Bethany Beach election

Editor:

At some ball games (think Orioles-Yankees or any Phillies game) you’ll hear some fan yelling insults at the opposing team or a player. The individual (it’s always a guy) probably thinks he’s clever, but really only embarrasses his...

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:42am

Sheplee thankful for support, votes

Editor:

I would like to thank the Coastal Point for once again supporting the citizens of Bethany Beach in our just concluded Town Council election. Your sponsorship of the Candidates Night and the opportunity for all the candidates to...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:42pm

Church fundraiser a hit, thanks to many

Editor:

Thank you to everyone who supported Prospect African Methodist Episcopal Church fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Modern Maturity Center, Dover. For those of you who were not able to attend, you really missed a treat. It was a...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:42pm

Morris grateful for support in election

Editor:

Thanks to all those who took the time to vote in the Bethany Beach Town Council election this year and the dedicated Town staff and volunteers who helped in the election process.

Thank you to all the other candidates who ran...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:41pm

Historical society speaks out for Lewes

Editor:

I would like to bring awareness to a wonderful treasure that is ours to enjoy: Lewes, Del. I am grateful to be able to call Lewes my home since 2006, following my great-grandparents who became residents of this charming, historic...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:41pm

Healy thankful for support in election

Editor:

I want to thank all of the folks in Bethany Beach who considered and supported my candidacy, as well as that of Jerry Morris and Pat Sheplee, which resulted in our reelection to Town Council this past Saturday. I also want to...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:40pm

Bethany gets love for aesthetics, leadership

Editor:

On Labor Day, the traditional end of the summer season, I was thinking about all that the Bethany Beach employees did once again this summer to make the season a safe and enjoyable experience every day for residents and our...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:40pm

Denault concerned with forum interaction

Editor:

As one of your elected Bethany Beach Town Council members, I would like to say how refreshing it was to see so many folks come out for the Meet the Candidates night on Friday, Aug. 30.

There was good dialog, and I know that...

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:39pm

Stephan: Ellian didn’t get much right

Editor:

Lev Ellian posted a nonsense letter on Aug. 30, smearing South Bethany and its government. He claimed to have worked here as a cop 15 years ago and now lives in Maryland. He seems to know as much about South Bethany today as I know...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:47am

Reader asks Carper to speak to residents

Editor:

Letters were sent many, many times to all our government representatives.

As follows, Sen. Carper, when will some of the main channel of Indian River be dredged? Please don’t tell us boaters about Massey’s Landing getting...

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:46am

Reader endorses Sheplee for Bethany Beach Town Council

Editor:

I support Patrick Sheplee in the Sept. 7 election for Bethany Beach Town Council and urge all Bethany Beach citizens to do the same.

Patrick is a dedicated council member who cares deeply about Bethany Beach and its citizens...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:07pm

Walsh supports town council incumbents

Editor:

As a former town councilman and mayor of Bethany Beach, I am pleased to offer my endorsement to Jerry Morris, Joseph T. Healy and Patrick E. Sheplee for re-election to the town council.

I very am impressed with the interest...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:06pm

Reader: residency isn’t a qualification

Editor:

I’m writing another letter about the upcoming election of Bethany Beach Town Council members because I heard some troublesome reports of how some folks decide to vote.

Reportedly, without apparent regard for comparative...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:05pm

Former South Bethany officer critiques treatment of police

Editor:

Can anyone rationalize anything that has happened within the South Bethany local government in the last couple of years? I think that I can…

One word: Transplants.

The resort area has been taken over by transplants...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:05pm