Letters to the Editor


Letter: Reader believes the wall is the answer

Editor:

It is time for the United States Senate to build the wall to keep the American people safe. Nobody knows how many illegals are here in the United States. We do know a lot of the illegals that were locked were released by President...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:20pm

Letter: Reader hopes OV keeps eye on project

Editor:

Maria Counts’ story on the water runoff and sediment discharge problems at the Archut construction site at Rte. 26 and Woodland Ave. was very informative. There was no excuse for starting construction of the retail building before...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:20pm

Letter: Reader takes issue with County decisions

Editor:

Sussex County apparently considers it to be the manifest destiny of the Swann Trust to sell its last land adjacent to Swan Cove West LLC, and the Planning & Zoning Commission and the County Council are doing their level best to...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:06pm

Letter: Davies: Auditing qualifications matter

Editor:

Qualifications and experience matter when electing Delaware’s next State Auditor. The State Auditor is responsible for state government auditing and investigating. This requires experience, skills, professional knowledge and...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:06pm

Letter: Reader offers idea to lessen strife

Editor:

I would like to share with you a “quick fix” to the problem of the political divide engulfing this country, if not the world...

Rewrite the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the addition of two words: “prohibits discrimination...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:05pm

Letter: Keeley responds to previous letters

Editor:

I am writing in response to a number of letters in the June 29 Coastal Point. 

First, Lloyd Elling’s seemingly gross misinterpretations of the Second Amendment; the NRA and President Trump’s actions are viewed as...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:04pm

Letter: Candidate discusses title companies’ issues

Editor:

My name is Meghan Kelly. I am an attorney running for the House of Representatives in the 38th District, which includes Frankford, Selbyville, Ocean View, Bethany Beach and parts of Dagsboro.

One of the reasons why I am...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:03pm

Letter: Steele weighs in on previous letters

Editor:

This letter is to answer three letters published June 29.

First, to Mr. Ewing: Your comments about President Trump and the crying little girl on the cover of Time magazine is flat-out wrong. That little girl was crying...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:02pm

Letter: Elling calls on all to stand up

Editor:

Time magazine will present a front-page photo of President Donald Trump staring down a crying immigrant child. 

A child being taken from her mother who is asking for asylum from the horrors of her native country. She wants...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:44pm

Letter: Reader believes political strife will end

Editor:

What we are seeing is history repeating itself… left vs. right… conservatives vs. liberals… yin vs. yang.

It will run its course; political power will shift, and life will go on. I strongly urge Americans to turn off the 24/...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:42pm

Letter: Reader calls for term limits on the Hill

Editor:

Term limits. Congress is broken. Sen. Tom Carper is an example of a “no vote” senator and is well trained by Schumer — 42 years in government is far too long. It’s time for action. It is a time for Republicans to take very...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:42pm

Letter: Reader asks: Has America lost its soul?

Editor:

When A.G. Sessions smiled while quoting scripture to justify President Trump’s new border policy, he should have quoted Matthew 12:35:

“A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things; and an evil...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:41pm

Letter: Reader calls for people to vote, support AARP

Editor:

As an AARP Delaware volunteer, I’m proud of its long history of non-partisan voter education. AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. They do, however, focus on issues that are...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:40pm

Letter: Reader: Fireworks can cause real damage

Editor:

If Delaware State Police follow their practice of the past several years, this week or next they will send out a press release warning citizens about the illegality of using — or even possessing — fireworks in the state of Delaware...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:07pm

Letter: Artisans’ Fair produces record scholarships

Editor:

AARP’s Chapter 5226 wants to thank all of the supporters and many volunteers who participated in this most successful event. The proceeds will help support the $9,500 in scholarships given to Indian River High School and Delaware...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:06pm

Letter: Reader argues for grace period

Editor:

Parking meters before high season are killing sales to us locals!

Last month, on Thursday, May 17, parking meters had just gone into effect in downtown Bethany. In pouring rain, mine was the only car parked in the circle on...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:06pm

Letter: Reader praises Rickards auto repair

Editor:

I just returned from picking up my car from Rickards. We recently settled in our new home in Ocean View and I had a “mishap” backing out of the garage. I asked a new friend for suggestions of where to take my new car to, and she...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:05pm

Letter: Reader questions wisdom of preserve

Editor:

I am not a resident of Ocean View, but I shop at many of the businesses along Route 26, as I prefer to shop locally at every opportunity. I have recently become aware of the proposed Barnhill Animal Preserve and have some serious...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 4:07pm

Letter: Cabry urges an end to party endorsements

Editor:

On May 5, 2010, the 14th District Democratic Committee unanimously approved the following endorsement policy: “Given that the Democratic candidates for office are typically highly committed and effective leaders, it shall be the...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:08pm

Letter: Reader: committee caved to NRA

Editor:

A sickening and callous disregard for the safety of Delaware school children and residents was on full display this week when the state Senate Judiciary Committee voted not to release an assault weapons ban to the full Senate. The...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:07pm

Letter: OVHS thankful for support with gala

Editor:

The Ocean View Historical Society would like to thank everyone who participated in and attended our first garden gala June 1 at Good Earth Market.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Beach Liquors, Good Earth Market, Dogfish...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:06pm

Letter: Callaway thanks voters in South Bethany

Editor:

Please allow me to say a very special thank-you to all South Bethany property owners who voted in the South Bethany town election on Saturday, May 26. We were thrilled by the phenomenal participation and so appreciative of the many...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:17pm

Letter: CATS thankful for help from community

Editor:

Cats Around Town Society (CATS) a 501(c) charity organization, would like to thank the following businesses for their support. We are allowed to place a donation jar at each business and receive the funding, in part, we need to...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:17pm

Letter: Lioness group thankful for show support

Editor:

Through the generosity of our guests and the donations from our supporters at the May 16 “SASSY” Fashion Show Luncheon, the Lord Baltimore Lioness Club has been able to continue its scholarship program for both an IRHS senior and a...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:16pm

Reader says the pay gap is alive and well

Editor:

Despite what my representative claims, I have no hidden agenda. I support an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) for Delaware. [State] Rep. [Rich] Collins [online, on May 21] throws out a number of “red herrings” related to potential...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:19pm

Reader calls poultry industry ‘foul business’

Editor:

Bill Satterfield, executive director of the Delmarva Poultry Industry, recently tried to paint with dollar signs a glowing picture of the benefits of big poultry for all Delawareans. But his picture can’t hide the blood, guts,...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:18pm

JBH thankful for support with event

Editor:

Thanks to all of you who came out on an absolutely gorgeous Saturday morning and either ran, walked, volunteered or supported the Justin’s Beach House annual Run/Walk in Bethany Beach. Contractors for a Cause was the presenting...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:18pm

Reader warns of potential problems

Editor:

Fuel up the medivac! Just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the summer season, a bone-crushing shorebreak caused by irresponsible beach replenishment returns to Bethany. Get ready for broken necks, backs, arms, legs, hips and...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:17pm

Reader encourages using local businesses

Editor:

Many times we make things in our lives more difficult than they have to be. For instance, after purchasing my house in Millville, Del., in 2006, I had no idea which landscaper or hardscaper to contact for my various projects. I...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:16pm

Reader takes Collins to task over HB110

Editor:

State Rep. Rich Collins was recently quoted in the Coastal Point saying the following regarding House Bill 110:

“I’m going to disappoint anyone supporting this. I am not in favor of expanding the availability of another mind...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:15pm

IR Alumni thank community for support

Editor:

The Indian River High School Alumni Association (IRHSAA) would like to thank our major sponsors and the many community members who helped make our sixth annual Beef & Brew fundraiser such a success!

Since 2013, we have...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:29pm

Reader weighs in on national issue

Editor:

I have recently really tried to keep my concerns about President Trump (and particular the Russia/Trump campaign investigation) to myself. We really need for Mr. Mueller to conclude his investigation without outside interference....

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:28pm

Reader pans Bethany Beach canopy ban

Editor:

When a criminal steals from you, they usually like to do it when you’re not home or not paying attention. Politicians are pretty much the same. When they take your rights from you, it’s usually done in the dead of night or a time...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:28pm

Letters to the Editor — May 18, 2018

Reader: ‘Get the nasty out’ of election

Editor:

It has been said that the lower the stakes, the more brutal the politics. Perhaps that’s too strong a statement for the local South Bethany election season, but it is truly sad to see...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 1:27pm

Letters to the Editor — May 11, 2018

Editor’s note: Per longstanding Coastal Point editorial policy, we do not run letters-to-the-editor regarding an election in the issue immediately prior to that election, instead publishing our traditional question-and-answer series with...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:08pm

Letters to the Editor — May 4, 2018

Bethany Beach gets thumbs-up on flowers

Editor:

I haven’t seen anyone else say it, so I’ve just gotta do it: the flowers in downtown Bethany Beach are absolutely beautiful! Congratulations and thanks to the people who do the...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:43pm

Letters to the Editor — April 20, 2018

HOA president speaks out against comments

Editor:

I am writing in regard to the last few paragraphs in the Coastal Point last week regarding Mr. Bob Thornton’s idea about “just” giving him an easement and he will let Ocean View dump...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:03pm

Letters to the Editor — Aug. 18, 2017

Food pantry thankful for support of many

Editor:

Thank you, Coastal Point, for listing our ministry in your Continuing Events column each week. This information is beneficial to those who may hit a bump in the road and for those on...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:09am

Letters to the Editor — Aug. 11, 2017

Cottage tour a hit, thanks to many

Editor:

As chair of the 26th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, it is my pleasure to offer my most sincere appreciation and gratitude to everyone responsible for helping to make this year’s tour an...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 9:12am

Letters the Editor — Aug. 4, 2017

KINfolk thankful for support from many

Editor:

On behalf of the KINfolk Board of Directors, volunteers, staff and, most importantly, the children we serve, KINfolk would like to thank the Sussex community for generously supporting our 12th...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 9:54am

Letters to the Editor — July 28, 2017

Reader responds to previous guest column

Editor:

In the July 14, 2017, guest column “Rescinding WOTUS rule is a step in the right direction,” Ms. Kitty Holtz of the Delaware Farm Bureau lauded U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:21pm

Letters to the Editor — July 21, 2017

Reader wants Planned Parenthood funded

Editor:

This bill is the worst bill for women in a generation. In addition to “defunding” Planned Parenthood and slashing Medicaid, it guts essential health benefit protections,...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:39am

Letters the Editor — July 14, 2017

Reader points out dangers of hot cars

Editor:

I had the unhappy experience of finding two golden retrievers in the back seat of a gray BMW 535i at the Harris Teeter on Lighthouse Road this morning. They were panting heavily, and one lay...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 2:01pm

Letters the Editor — July 7, 2017

Church sign gets scrutiny, explanation

(Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Rev. Dr. Kyung-Hee Sa, district superintendent of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church, regarding Providence...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 9:54am

Letters to the Editor — June 30, 2017

Chamber thankful for support with event

Editor:

On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Town of Selbyville and Chamber team, I would like to thank everyone who supported the 60th Annual Old...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:20pm

Letters to the Editor — June 23, 2017

Fireworks company calls for legalization

Editor:

Delaware has fallen even behind further in the inevitable path to legalization of consumer fireworks. This year, Iowa adopted a full-line consumer fireworks bill.

Delaware,...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:32am

Letters to the Editor — June 16, 2017

Reader pushes for bicycle safety

Editor:

I am writing to urge all bicyclists and pedestrians to follow the rules of the road when out and about this summer.

A bicycle is a vehicle, like all other vehicles on the road. You wouldn’t...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:55am

Letters to the Editor — June 9, 2017

Reader urges nation to remain world leader

Editor:

President Trump is withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement, the global commitment by nearly 200 nations to collectively combat climate change. The president has declared...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:52am

Letters to the Editor — June 2, 2017

Relay for Life thankful for community support

Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people and businesses who supported my recent “Movie Night” fundraiser on May 2 to benefit Relay for Life of Coastal...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:58am

Letters to the Editor — May 26, 2017

Reader calls for vote on HB 109

Editor:

House Bill (HB) 109 is an important piece of legislation that warrants a vote in the House. It is a progressive restructuring of Delaware’s tax rates and brackets that will generate additional...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:42am