Letters to the Editor


Letter — Politician says thanks

Editor:

On behalf of Rob Arlett, the Delaware Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate, and Tina Latshaw, our Sussex County volunteer coordinator, I would like to thank our voters, supporters, and, especially, our volunteers who succeeded in...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:31pm

Letter — Dagsboro resident decries water rate increase

Editor:

The recent change in [Dagsboro] water rates was presented as a $5 decrease in the flat rate from $40 per month to $35 per month (down 12.5 percent {with a very minimal increase in the usage rate of $0.15 per 1,000 gallons from $4...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:51pm

Letter — Opening act praises audience, staff at Freeman Stage

Editor:

We performed at the Freeman Stage at Bayside on Sept. 16 as support act with the Gipsy Kings, and we want to thank everyone for making it a wonderful night!

From the moment we arrived backstage, everyone at Bayside made us...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:49pm

Letter — Reader thinks South Bethany police issue changed for the worse

Editor:

South Bethany voted out our former effective, dedicated and competent mayor, Pat Voveris, and now look at what’s happened with the police department controversy. By now, she would have resolved differences with the police chief in...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:29pm

Letter — Reader offers kudos to Phillip C. Showell Elementary School

Editor:

I recently had the opportunity to work with several members of the Lord Baltimore Women’s Club at a Scholastic Book Fair at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School. We helped younger students and teachers choose books for the students...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:27pm

Letter — Councilman weighs in on police issues

Editor:

I am writing to you in response to the article published in the Oct. 26, 2018 edition of the Coastal Point entitled, “South Bethany police concerns loom, but new hires are in the works,” and “The mailer” from the anonymous “...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 3:05pm

Letter — Reader supports Burton’s proposal on wetlands

Editor:

Our county, Sussex, is at a crossroads. Like any crossroad, a choice needs to be made and the one that faces us right now is will we provide reasonable protection to our environment, the very thing that draws people here, or will...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 3:04pm

Letter — Reader responds to previous Point letter

Editor:

This is in response to the article “Reader Chooses to vote against NRA” appearing in the Oct. 26 Costal Point. Once again the “Gun Haters” mount their assault against the one premier institution in the country that promotes gun...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 3:02pm

Letter — Reader offers prayers to shooting victims

Editor:

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, I attended the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Ann’s Catholic Church.  

Not a word of prayer,  comment or tears were offered to our slain brothers and sisters of humanity at the Tree of Life Synagogue of...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 3:01pm

Letters — Many thanks to those who supported cause

Editor:

Well, it was a rainy day to start, but it turned out to be a nice day. What made it even more wonderful was the great people that came out to support the Alzheimer’s Association at Lavender & Lace Antiques Appraisal Show. So...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 3:00pm

Reader chooses to vote against NRA

Editor:

It is time for decent and life-loving Americans to stand up for what is right. To stand up and not take any action to prevent another school children murder is unforgivable.

The election is two weeks away, and I ask every...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:16am

Connor receives support in rep race

Editor:

I am encouraging you the reader to support Mr. Brad Connor, who is the Democratic candidate for the Delaware House of Delegates from the 41st District. Mr. Connor is a longtime resident of Delaware. He and his wife, Penny, live in...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:15am

Rappa weighs in on her campaign

Editor:

John Henrik Clarke once wrote that: “History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:14am

MVFC clarifies mailer regarding fund drive

Editor:

Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s (MVFC) marketing company recently sent a reminder notice for the ambulance subscription to all citizens within the MVFC’s fire district, instead of mailing the fire fund drive.

If you have...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:12am

Reader puts support behind Arlett

Editor:

As an independent thinker with conservative values resulting in commonsense solutions, I believe it is worthy to have a conversation with you. All of you — Republicans, Democrats and Independents. Once we filter out the noise of...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:11am

Fowler speaks to community on marina

Editor:

I would like to commend the Coastal Point and reporter Kerin Magill for bringing to the attention of your readers the current situation between Delaware State Parks and Ocean View Marina.

In this day and age of...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:10am

Resident asks why action took so long

Editor:

Today I received a letter from my State District Representative, Rich Collins, advising me and my neighbors in Plantation Lakes that he was allocating funds for the placement of a radar speed sign in the vicinity of our entrance....

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:08am

Point of No Return — Let’s try worrying less about what other people do

“The land of the free, and the home of the brave.”

That’s a beautiful notion, isn’t it? Seriously. Don’t just mouth the words while you stand up at a town meeting or sporting event. Take a moment to let that remarkable thought roll around...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:10pm

Letter — Carper earns support of Frankford resident

Editor:

I would like to recommend Democrat Sen. Tom Carper as the best choice in the general election on Nov. 6. Sen. Carper has a distinguished career in public service for the State of Delaware. He has served as state treasurer, in the U...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:06pm

Letter — Hocker gets thanks for generosity

Editor:

After the polls opened on the morning of Sept. 6 at 7 a.m. at the Bethany Beach fire house, in walked Gerald Hocker with breakfast for the eight poll workers. Gerald himself carried the coffee, breakfast treats and buns. The...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:05pm

Letters — Magee gets support for her campaign

Editor:

I am writing this letter to support Ellen Magee, the Democratic candidate for Sussex County Council in the southeast and southern part of the county. She is a resident in Selbyville. She is a native of Delaware who grew up in...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:06pm

Letter — Reader throws support behind Rieley

Editor:

It may come as a shock that that throughout most of America’s history, elected officials put the common good above their own personal interest. In our world so obsessed with oneself, sacrificing is abnormal. Our country was built...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:05pm

Letter — Rickards touts duckweed projects

Editor:

Is your community impacted by polluted ponds, rivers or streams? There is a highly ignored aquatic plant that has the ability to remove nitrogen and phosphorus from our drainage systems. This would lower the pollution entering and...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:04pm

Letter — Organizers thank many for Pumpkin Festival

Editor:

On behalf of the Town of Millville, I’d like to thank all those who assisted in making the Millville Great Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, Sept. 29, such a success. The Town was totally overjoyed by the massive crowd, seeing so many...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:03pm

Letter — LWVSC supports wider buffers

Editor:

The League of Women Voters of Sussex County strongly supports Councilman I.G. Burton’s proposed change to Sussex County’s forested/vegetated buffer ordinance. His proposal would increase buffer widths to 40 feet for subdivisions,...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:02pm

Letter — Christian Church celebrates its 20th

Editor:

Bethany Beach Christian Church (BBCC) recently celebrated its 20tth anniversary as a year-round congregation. The “open-air” church had its beginnings with only a handful of members back in 1998. The regional minister who guided...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:01pm

Letter — Reader: Use common sense to find good

Editor:

The first of the three responsibilities of the County Council as listed on Sussex County’s website is “Establishing policies for the health, safety, and welfare of County residents.” And yet, the County has no Board of Health to...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

Bucchioni gets nod from reader

Editor:

I am writing to express my support for Mr. John “Jack” Bucchioni for State Representative of District 20 ((Harbeson, Lewes, Milton and the surrounding areas). Jack has outstanding qualifications for this position.

He has...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:51am

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

Editor:

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

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:49am

LWVSC: Stand up and be counted on Nov. 6

Editor:

What can we do about nefarious attempts to undermine our democracy? How can we counter cyber-attacks intended to skew the facts, sow dissension and polarize voters? Only an unprecedented turnout at the polls on Election Day will...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:48am

Fowler gets support from reader

Editor:

In response to the Coastal Point’s Sept. 28, 2018, issue regarding the marina in Ocean View, I would love to speak my mind.

I am disappointed to see this venture being denied, not once, but twice? I can’t understand — a win-...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:48am

Reader thinks Coons hit a new low

Editor:

Congratulations, Sen. Coons. You have replaced a 48-year-old senatorial quote from Sen. Roman Hruska for the ignominy of the most idiotic comment regarding a United States Supreme Court nominee. In March 1970, G. Harold Carswell...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:47am

Letter — Reader has suggestion for vacant council seat

Editor:

At the Sept. 14 council meeting, it was announced that Councilman Schrader resigned and his replacement is being sought. The Town Charter gives Town Council authority to appoint for a vacancy.

The Council need not look...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 3:16pm

Letter — Magee gets council nod from fellow farmer

Editor:

This time, I am writing because I have a story to tell. It is a snapshot of farming in southeastern Sussex County. Please bear with me.

Three years ago, we experienced a painful crop loss at Bennett Orchards due to a late...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 3:15pm

Letter — Weistling responds to Sept. 7 letter

Editor:

I am one of the five persons targeted in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Complaint that was received by the Delaware Attorney General’s Office on Aug. 3, 2018. The Complaint was filed by Councilperson Carmean “…on behalf of...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:07pm

Letters — Volunteers find joy in Botanic Gardens

Editor:

Just a word of thanks for your enjoyable and informative story on the Delaware Botanic Gardens. As a husband-and-wife team who volunteer regularly at the garden and also attended the Annual Dinner last week, it was so gratifying to...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:05pm

Letters — Rae gives info on Vote411, elections

Editor:

Do you know about VOTE411.com?

This is an excellent, non-partisan, politically neutral, website to inform the public of the candidates running for election with a side-by-side comparison of their positions. It has been...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:04pm

Letter — Ferry gets thanks for years of service

Editor:

On behalf of the Beach Committee of the Town of Fenwick Island, we would like to thank Capt. Tim Ferry for his many years as the leader of our Beach Patrol and congratulate him on his retirement. We will miss seeing him up and down...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:03pm

Letter — Bethany thanks many for support with events

Editor:

Another summer in Bethany Beach has come and gone. I am honored to plan the free entertainment so generously offered by the Town, but the concerts, bonfires, movies and special events take more than one person to make them...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:02pm

Letter — Reader asks for more support for police

Editor:

First and foremost I want to thank the organizer of this [Thank a Police Officer Day in Ocean View] event, Heidi Lentowski, and all of you who were there on Friday, Sept. 14, in support of our police officers.

My concern is...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:00pm

Letter — Readers compliment Corrections crew

Editor:

Our heartiest thanks to the Sussex County Corrections officer and crew who spent Friday morning, Aug. 24, removing litter from the Iron Branch Bridge and both sides of Iron Branch Road in Millsboro. This is the cleanest this...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:45pm

Letter — DiFebo’s gets thanks for generosity

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the people at DiFebo’s restaurant, and a copy was provided to the Coastal Point for publication.

Although a letter is not near enough, we would like to thank you all for your incredible gifts...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:44pm

Letter — Steele grateful for generosity of many

Editor:

This year, like last year, I had “free” books if you made a donation to Operation SEAs the Day, in front of my house.

I cannot thank enough all those that contributed either with books or with very generous contributions....

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:43pm

Letter — McGuinness thanks voters, opponents

Editor:

Thank you to all primary voters who came out to vote Sept. 6. Your support, encouragement and feedback has been very important to my campaign. I want to thank each and every one of you who supported my campaign, volunteered to...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:42pm

Letter — Hardiman thankful for support, voters

Editor:

Thanks to all those who took the time to vote in the Bethany Beach Town Council election this year, especially those who braved the chill wind and rain to vote in person on Sept. 8; as well as the dedicated Town staff and...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:41pm

Letter — Reader wants senators to support Kavanaugh

Editor:

Delaware needs Justice Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court before the battle to diminish the Constitution’s promise of two senators per state begins. For when it begins, in whatever form, it will be too late to look for “strict...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:40pm

Letter — Akhter: Council must get plan right

Editor:

It’s time for Sussex County Council to act to create a “win-win” for all, and use the new Comprehensive Plan to protect our environment and support the local economy.

The Sussex County Council, as well as the Planning &...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:23pm

Letter — Officials: Committee did violate FOIA

Editor:

“Attorney General’s Office Finds No FOIA Violation” (August 31, 2018 — page 4): Wow! What a misleading headline for the article on Fenwick’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) complaint that was filed by three council members on...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:22pm

Letter — Reader feels McCain given too much honor

Editor:

Like so many Americans, I was saddened to learn of John Mc Cain’s passing. I respect him greatly for his military service and particularly his time as a POW. He obviously was an honorable man, a good soldier and exemplary citizen...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:20pm

Letter — Christopher president sets record straight

Editor:

It was brought to my attention last evening (Aug. 30) that an article written and published by Coastal Point in online as well as in newsprint form contains inaccurate information which is damaging to my company’s reputation as...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:18pm