Letters to the Editor

Letter: Reader offers offshore wind farms solution


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


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


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


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


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


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

Letters to the Editor

Bethany offers thanks to those who visited Dinker-Irvin Cottage


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

Letters to the Editor

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


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


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.


Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:34pm

Reader feels political climate is dangerous


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


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


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


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


“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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Dorfman puts support behind incumbents


As a former Bethany Beach councilman for 12 years and treasurer of the Town, I am very pleased with the current council.

Each member has put in the time and effort to help make Bethany Beach the best town on the Delaware...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:03pm

Bethany-Fenwick Chamber gives thanks


The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce was honored to host the 2019 Lifeguard Awards on Aug. 15 and recognize the many men and women who guarded our beaches this summer season.

The compassion, professionalism and work...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:02pm

Reader endorses incumbent Sheplee


I am writing this letter of endorsement for Bethany Beach Town Council incumbent Patrick Sheplee. I have known Patrick for over 55 years, and I believe I have a unique perspective on his credentials.

In addition to his many...

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 2:02pm

Reader responds to previous letter on bike parking


In the Aug. 9, 2019, issue of your newspaper, there was a letter to the editor relating to the bike parking issues in South Bethany (SB). The issues are somewhat complicated and have a long history; for that reason, the mayor and...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:12am

Chair of S. Bethany Planning Commission on bicycle issues


I am the current chair of the South Bethany Planning Commission and am the point-person to receive public comments and suggestions on our bike parking initiative.

First, I want to thank the residents who have forwarded...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:12am

Thanks for support of summer fundraisers


The Friends of the Millsboro Library wants to thank the community for making two fundraisers so successful.

In mid-July, the Friends held its annual Book Sale. Volunteers sold thousands of books the community had generously...

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:11am

Cabry: Gun legislation is up to Delaware’s Democratic leaders


On May 8, 2019, Sens. David McBride and Nicole Poore blocked the release of two bills from committee — bills that would ban the sale of assault weapons (Senate Bill 68) and magazine clips of more than 15 rounds (Senate Bill 70)....

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:10am

Biking to the beach in South Bethany


For much of its 50-year history, South Bethany residents and guests have biked to the beach. It has become part of the charm of living and vacationing in a small town where automobile use is minimal. It also provides a safe and...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:32am

Family grateful for support, kindness


On July 27, our neighbor’s grandsons were competing in a cornhole tournament in Fenwick.

They were wearing hats with the leukemia cancer symbol and the wording, “Maddie’s Fight.” One of the other participants asked about the...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:31am

PIT count does not tell the whole story


In the next few days (Wednesday and Thursday), the Delaware Housing Alliance will be conducting a PIT count when they attempt to count the homeless in Sussex County. This is the first time they are doing a summertime count. But...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:31am

Reader cites hate as cause of shootings


So far in 2019 there have been 259 mass shootings; that’s more days than have passed in the year.

Contrary to what Trump says, these mass shootings are not the result of violent video games (as disgusting as they apparently...

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 10:30am

FOSCL thankful for volunteers, support


Two perfect July days helped our loyal tour attendees enjoy the 28th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour! As chair of the tour, it is my pleasure to offer my most sincere appreciation and gratitude to everyone responsible for...

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 10:39am

Resident offers election endorsements


The Fenwick Island town elections are upon us and this year there are some important considerations regarding choosing the next town council.

Like all beach communities, Fenwick is faced with maintaining the quiet, friendly...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:09am

Juneteenth thanks


Thank you for your support! We couldn’t have done it without you. Estimated participants in this year’s Juneteenth Celebration exceeded 350.

On behalf of the Richard Allen Coalition, we would like to take this opportunity to...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:08am

Reader feels let down by S. Bethany Town Council


It was disheartening to read that the South Bethany Town Council has agreed to move forward with removing existing beach bike parking at Sandpiper Village without first securing alternative spots at that location. The mayor and...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:07am