Letters to the Editor

Letter: White thanks Ocean View voters


I want to thank the Ocean View residents who came out to vote last Saturday. I appreciate the support I received and look forward to serving as the District 1 council member to the best of my ability.

I also want to thank Mr...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:31pm

Letter: Reader says it’s time to let gun-control issue go


I now know how the lead character in the movie “Ground Hog Day” must have felt. It seems every year [state] Sen. [Bryan] Townsend is going to introduce the same gun control bill and I am going to have to write a letter explaining...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:30pm

Littering solutions


In response to the recent letters by Mr. Moeller and Mr. Rine on this subject [littering], all the ideas are excellent.

Practical approaches need to be taken, such as meeting with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:09am

St. Joseph’s Day thanks


The Ninth Annual St. Joseph’s Day Italian Festival on March 30, sponsored by the Ocean City Lodge of the Sons & Daughters of Italy and St. Luke’s/St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, was another big success and our best-attended to...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:09am

To Sussex County officials

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Sussex County officials and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

My name is Jim Martin, and your own county comp plan and every expert I talk to are saying we desperately need...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:08am

A lenten season reflection


As we move through the Lenten season towards the celebration of Easter, a most poignant inwardly reflective time for Christians, we should as Americans also take a moment to reflect upon the soul of our nation. Yes, soul.


Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:06am

Candidate thankful for Ocean View Candidates’ Night


I thank the Town of Ocean View and its Board of Elections for making the Candidates’ Night on March 27 at Town Hall a successful event. Thanks also to the residents who took the time to attend and ask thoughtful questions.


Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:07pm

Sorority thankful for dine-and-donate support


The Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority would like to extend our heartfelt, grateful thanks to the owners, management and staff of Fins Ale House & Raw Bar in Bethany Beach for supporting our community service...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:06pm

Reader stands up for Old Hickory on the $20


Maryland’s Elijah Cummings recently reintroduced a bill to replace President Andrew Jackson’s portrait on the $20 bill with the face of another icon of freedom, Harriet Tubman. Unfortunately, in this period of political correctness...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:05pm

Pop Warner shows appreciation


As the current president of Lower Sussex Indians Football & Cheer, I would like to say how grateful we are for all the work that previous board members and volunteers have done in the past and for bringing the organization back...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:05pm

A response to March 21 editorial on Dagsboro


Yes, things are moving forward in Dagsboro! I think I can speak for the members of the Dagsboro Business Alliance (DBA) when I say, thank you for the positive response to Dagsboro’s ever-growing community.

What else is new...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:04pm

Retired teacher supports referendum


I am writing to extend my support for the Indian River School District referendum. As a retired special-education teacher and special-education coordinator from another state, I have an awareness of the impact on all students when...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:03pm

Readers on the anti-litter bandwagon


We were very pleased by the letter from Dave Moeller (in the March 22, 2019, Coastal Point) regarding the litter problem in Delaware. He nailed it!

When we were traveling to Ocean View from our previous home in Maryland in...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:02pm

A reader calls for clarity


Now more than ever, newspaper editors and their staff must check their facts prior to publishing articles.

In the most recent issue of the Coastal Point, it was reported that at a recent Town Council meeting a resident of...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:02pm

A town council candidate weighs in


I am a candidate for the Ocean View Town Council and want to highlight briefly the topics of budgeting, land use and Town identity.

At its April 9 meeting, the Town Council is scheduled to approve Draft 3 of the FY2020...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:53am

As Blockbuster goes, so goes the nation?


Thank you for your [column] “Blockbuster fading away.” This inspired a reverie of lost days of Jiffy Pop stovetop and talking to the people you were with instead of texting others while offering only cursory acknowledgement of...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:53am

Responding to Lorraine Gloede’s letter


I am writing in response to Lorraine Gloede’s letter on Senate Bill 22, the National Popular Vote Bill. I attended the League of Women Voters’ event in Georgetown where a panel of three discussed the bill then pending in the...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:52am

A response to Mr. Moeller’s letter


Mr. Moeller’s letter regarding a serious problem in Delaware with litter hit home with this resident. Words cannot adequately express my feelings on this issue. It is disgusting, frustrating, disturbing and irresponsible to see...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:51am

Reader urges: Vote yes for the referendum


Fans of “Games of Thrones” will know that “Winter is Coming” was a key phrase in the series up until last season. Well, now “Winter is Here”! The key concern in the Indian River School District is “Overcrowding is Coming.”  Well,...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:50am

Need to allow early voting


As a Delawarean attending college in D.C. for the last 3.5 years, voting has not always been easy. Unfortunately, the same can be said for the thousands of Delawareans in colleges across the state and country. That’s because...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:49am

Reader thinks it’s time to share the care


I am writing in support of S.B. 27, the “Share the Care Act,” now under consideration by Delaware’s legislators.

My 94-year-old father was an active, robust family man. When various health conditions got the best of him,...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:48am

A real talk about the word ‘fake’


Are we living in a “fake” world?

President Donald Trump’s leadership in the life of the U.S.A. has been defined by one word in nearly every avenue of our lives... “fake.” Daily news sources are fake news reports? Our local...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:47am

Candidate ready for Ocean View election


At the latest Ocean View council meeting, it was announced that there will be a town-wide election (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on Saturday, April 13, for the next District 1 member. There will also be a candidates’ night on Wednesday, March...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:39pm

Appreciation of a guest column


We applaud your decision to publish [the guest column written by Jeannie Bennett Fleming of Concerned Parishioners]. As concerned Catholics, we know that this issue desperately needs all the light and action that can be devoted to...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:38pm

A letter on litter levels


This letter is in regards to a plague which affects virtually the entire state of Delaware. Almost no area or roadway escapes the ongoing severe litter problem we have in this state. Our roadways and parks look like we are mired in...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:37pm

Examining the referendum


The IRSD has scheduled another capital expense funding referendum for May 7. Please allow me to share some of my thoughts about our school district.

First, the district has no control over whether they provide an education...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:37pm

Reader says the people have spoken on referendum


On Feb. 8 the Indian River School District held a referendum to raise property taxes, and the people voted and the results (no tax increase) — the people have spoken.

The response from IRSD: We did not hear you, so let’s...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:30pm

Reader asks Collins: Why are you bringing back the ‘Blue Route’?

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to state Rep. Rich Collins and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

I was deeply concerned to hear of your planned resolution to the House of Representatives to study the...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:28pm

On Senate Bill 22


Senate Bill 22, the National Popular Vote Bill, is back! It will be heard in committee on Wednesday, March 6, at 1:30 p.m. in the Senate Caucus Room. The public is encouraged to write their state senators and/or make their opinions...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:39am

Thanks from the IRB Boosters


The Indian River Band Boosters and band members would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our local community for supporting our 11th annual bingo event, held at the Millville Volunteer Fire Hall on Saturday, March 2.


Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:33am

Letter: Legion dinner a hit, thanks to many


The chicken-and-dumpling dinner at the American Legion Post 24 in Dagsboro was a huge success, thanks to the dedicated volunteers who worked very hard. We are truly grateful to the community who supported us in this effort.


Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:59am

Reader favors legalization


Last night I attended Gov. Carney’s State of the State Town Hall meeting in Milford. I listened to the governor speak and take questions from constituents. His message focused on creating jobs, increasing state revenue, and...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:39pm

A reader shares thanks


Thank you for your editorial, “We are our biggest enemy these days.” It is not the faint of heart who will dare wade into the fetid swamp of identity politics and societal herd non-think fostered by big media and our narcissistic...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:38pm

A response to a guest column


I read the [guest column] in the Coastal Point of Feb. 1, 2019, page 16, titled “Proposed state bills designed to shame and intimidate women.”

If a woman truly believes, and it is the law, that ending the life of her unborn...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:35pm

Referendum aftermath


I was deeply disappointed and saddened to read the results of the IRSD referendum vote. I understand the personal financial situations many face; many of our friends and neighbors are retired and live on fixed incomes. None of us...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:32pm

DMHOA is here to help


If you live in manufactured housing on leased land, the Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association (DMHOA) is here to help you.

Land/community owners have been increasing the land rent for homeowners that, in many cases,...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:30pm

OVPD applauds event, announces others


Last Friday evening, the Ocean View Church of Christ once again hosted the Night to Shine. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older. The police department proudly...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:11pm

Giving MLK Day thanks


On behalf of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Organization, Sussex County, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all media, churches, banks, community organizations, corporations, local businesses...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:10pm

Responding to Simmons’ letter


I am a proud American with more than 20 Revolutionary War patriots, two Mayflower ancestors and two Jamestowne ancestors in my lineage. My family has played an important role in the creation of this great nation through their blood...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:08pm

IRSD will still move on


Our Indian River School District Referendum failed by just a few votes. The school district will bring a new vote to the taxpayers of this district very soon. It is becoming a pattern.

I encourage Superintendent Steele to...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:04pm

A Referendum response


I was upset and angry when I read in this week’s Coastal Point that the IRSD referendum failed (and failed by quite a large margin). We are talking about children and their learning environment here. I can’t believe that anyone...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:03pm

SEDAC takes a grateful look back at 2018

Before I report to the people of Sussex County on SEDAC’s activities in 2018, I would like to take a moment to thank all those who emailed and/or phoned me supporting the last editorial on affordable housing and economic development. Your...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:16am

A response to Simmons


The letter sent by Diane Simmons confused me — especially the last paragraph about socialism.

Has she been to one of the many capitalist countries that have democratic socialist governments? Many of them have economies that...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:14am

Warming up to firepits


Thank you for the informative piece on Ocean View’s budget workshop discussion. The town council’s effort to engender community spirit with a series of Town-sponsored events is a good initiative.

Chief McLaughlin’s...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:14am

Voveris congratulates SBPD chief


Congratulations are in order for Chief Troy Crowson, who has been selected by the Office of Highway Safety to represent the state of Delaware at its upcoming Lifesavers Conference to be held in March.

Only one officer is...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:13am

League urges running for school board


Are you concerned about the quality of our local public schools? Would you like to take part in shaping educational policy and in making decisions that assure all children in your community have the educational opportunities that...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:09am

A call-out of calls

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt-Rochester, and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.


I am writing to request that Congress enact...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:08am

Lions Club looks back


2018 is behind us! 2019 has arrived! Fenwick Island Lions Club wishes to thank everyone who supported our 2018 fundraisers and look forward to 2019!

FILC fundraisers:

• FILC Pancake Breakfast, at Harpoon Hanna’s in...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:05am

A response to Dobson


A little late to react, but that letter from George Dobson has in it the silliest, let alone most shortsighted comments I have seen in a good long time.

Tax parents with children in school and drop the tax when the child...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 9:34am

Reader: ‘Illegals’ are a threat to America


So Los Angeles teachers are complaining about overcrowded classrooms in a district where 85 percent of the children are considered “at risk.” Too bad, L.A.! What do you expect, when you’re in a sanctuary state?

When you keep...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 9:32am