Letters to the Editor


NARFE applauds hearing of GPO-WEP

Margaret L. Baptiste, president of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees’ Association (NARFE), commended Congress for holding a hearing to examine the Government Pension Offset (...

Friday, January 25, 2008 - 5:07am


Wood announces mayoral candidacy

In response to numerous questions from friends and neighbors regarding the election for Mayor of Ocean View this April, I have an answer — I will run. I will run an active and vigorous...

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:06am


Reader throws her loyalty behind Biden

We live in a time when people need a real hero to look up to, or depend upon. I am writing about, and on behalf of, my hero. I hope you can find the space to print such a story and that...

Friday, December 14, 2007 - 8:46am


Bethany resident expresses concerns
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Tony Pratt of DNREC and forwarded to the Bethany Beach Town Council and to the Coastal Point for publication.

On my recent walks on the...

Friday, December 7, 2007 - 5:33am


Brown gives examples of his argument
Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the Ocean View Town Council and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

Dear Ocean View servants:

I have read the newspaper stating...

Friday, November 30, 2007 - 7:16am


Nation needs to look at information sources

In 1998 a group of conservative Republicans wrote a document titled “The Project for a New American Century.” The authors advocated a radical change in Middle East policy, including...

Friday, November 23, 2007 - 7:59am


Reader gives opinion on elections

With less than 365 shopping days until the next election, it’s time to start thinking about electing representatives for offices other than president.

When you look around, it is clear...

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:19am

Another voice against the dune in Bethany


A riddle: What do the towns of Ocean View and Bethany Beach have in common?

Answer: You can’t see the ocean in Ocean View and you can’t see the beach in Bethany.

As a former resident of that great state, I am sure I...

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 1:46pm

Town Cats thankful for Fat Tuna owners


On the evening of Oct. 23, the Fat Tuna Grill was the scene of a benefit for Bethany Town Cats, an organization dedicated to the control of Bethany Beach feral cats through a spaying and neutering program.

We would like to...

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 1:45pm

A special thanks to our protectors


I am unfortunately better at writing critical complaining letters when I feel it’s warranted — not too good at positive letters.

After a day of shopping in Salisbury on Thursday, I was heading home on Route 50 east...

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 1:44pm

Hocker discusses high school essay contest


I have some important information for constituents in the 38th District. If you know a student who is currently a high school senior, please encourage them to enter the Legislative Essay Scholarship contest.

This is a great...

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 1:44pm

Hastings gives a historical perspective


As we approach Veterans Day (Nov. 11), I’d like to take a moment to recount its history.

Nov. 11 was originally known as Armistice Day. On that day in 1918 — in a railroad carriage near Rethondes, France — the combatants...

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 1:43pm

Lions Club says thanks for support


We are most grateful for those of you who attended and supported our annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser, held at the Fenwick Crab House, on Saturday, Nov. 3.

It was a resounding success. In the space of just five hours, we...

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 1:42pm


People need to take stance on immigration

I think you may have misunderstood Mr. Koenig’s main point. Its not a major issue if a currency called the Amero comes into being, but rather, that a North American Union comes to...

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:14am


Group wants to preserve history of Ocean View
Editor’s note:
The following letter was addressed “to people who wish to preserve the rich history of the Ocean View area” and was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.


Friday, October 26, 2007 - 7:05am


Shorter dunes would be short-sighted

It is thrilling to see the progress being made in the beach and dune construction at Bethany Beach. For the first time in many years, people will be able to enjoy beach activities and have...

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 8:43am


Reader offers option to save turtles

Regarding the recent column about turtles: Has an idea ever been put forward to make “sand dune” piles in the marsh on Bayside? This might alleviate the turtle march across the highway of...

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 10:34am


Resident wants new council to eye changes

Not everyone is particularly happy with the decision to spend millions of dollars on a beach replenishment project just to satisfy someone’s political agenda and the beachfront owners...

Friday, September 21, 2007 - 4:43am


Reader shows a great love for her town

We are lucky in Bethany Beach to have people willing to run for Town Council. I thank you all and congratulate those elected.

Now is a good time to remind everyone that council...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 5:43am


Reader decries the sellout of America

America faces the eminent threat of losing her sovereignty by 2010. And, sad to say, the threat doesn’t come from foreign soil but from within our own borders and people.

Have you...

Friday, August 31, 2007 - 7:24am


Fenwick guards excel at nationals

The United States Lifesaving Association National Championships were recently held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., featuring the best lifeguards and athletes from across the country, including Hawaii...

Friday, August 24, 2007 - 8:50am


Young already a fixture in community

Margaret Young is uniquely qualified to serve on the Bethany Beach Town Council. A life-long member of this community, she has served it uncommonly well through decades of pell-mell growth...

Friday, August 17, 2007 - 10:31am


Hocker taking steps to improve local power

In the May 18 issue, the Coastal Point printed a letter from Perry J. Mitchell of Consumers for Alternate Power. As indicated in the editor’s note, the letter was also sent to me. In...

Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 1:53pm


Councilman says chaos on council must stop
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the citizens of Ocean View and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

On July 10, the town council held its monthly meeting. It...

Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 6:13pm


Charitable foundation thankful for support

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) Golf Classic was held June 7 under sunny skies illuminated even more brightly because of the businesses and people of our communities...

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 6:19pm


Brain games a help for Alzheimer’s prevention

The submission by a reader, published last week, caught my eye several days ago, so I read it, slept on the information and now take up the pencil and paper, so to speak.


Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 6:20am

Letters to Editor - July 6, 2007

Town invites residents to create seal and motto

The Town of Ocean View is very excited about its search for a town seal and motto, and wants to invite participation from all present and former Ocean View property owners...

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

Letters to Editor - June 29, 2006

No money at time for family support waiver

It is with great disappointment that, as a member of the Delaware Advocacy Coalition for the Family Support Waiver, I write to tell you that, despite all of our dedicated efforts and...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Letters - June 22, 2007

Reader takes exception to past letter

I am responding to Mr. Valenti’s letter appearing in your June 8th Coastal Point.

It fills me with sadness that a man who defended our country in World War II should be so bitter...

Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 8:00pm

Letters: June 15, 2007

Why I voted no on funding issue

On June 5, the Ocean View Town Council approved $50,000 additional funding, on top of the $2.422 million already authorized, to complete the new Police Station. Note: The $2.422 million...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Letters: June 8, 2007

We must return God to our conversations

When I was a young man, the phrase “…For God and Country” was a part of our growing up lessons we learned from school and from our parents. It was the proper way to direct your life and...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

Letters: June 1, 2007

Changes resulted from opponent’s actions

Regarding Mr. (Dan) Costello’s letter (published in the May 18 issue of the Coastal Point).

I agree that citizens of Bethany should not be denied the opportunity to petition the...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm


Delaware to be the rural slum center of the east

There are many newspaper articles these days which conjecture on what is best for Delaware to control developmental sprawl. Some are downright lies.

Most of them pretend...

Friday, May 25, 2007 - 6:55am

Alternate power group reaches out to Hocker

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to state Rep. Gerald Hocker and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

We are requesting you as chair of the Natural Resources and Energy Committee, that oversight hearings be held...

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 3:55pm

Chaining dogs a major cause of dog bites


The week of May 20 through May 26 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. It’s a good occasion to reflect on the many dogs in our community who are forced to live out their entire lives at the end of a short chain.

Drive down...

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 3:55pm

Rotary Club thankful for Fat Tuna’s help


The members of the Southern Sussex Rotary Club would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the Fat Tuna Grill for hosting our Annual Awards Ceremony on April 26, 2007. We are grateful to have had such a nice atmosphere for...

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 3:53pm

Referendum changes hurt petitions


The Town Council of Bethany Beach is about to consider, perhaps as early as May 18, a proposal to make fully useless the referendum provisions of the Town Charter. The only possible explanation for this action is the success of...

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 3:53pm

Delaware Audubon comments on alternative power

Editor’s note: The following statement from the Delaware Audubon Society to the Public Service Commission regarding long-term contracts from Delmarva Power and Light was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

Delaware Audubon...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 12:28pm

SDHS Jam organizers issue thanks


A big thanks goes out to all those who attended and supported the Musicians Scholarship Award Jam held Sunday, April 27, at Seacrets. With as much talent as these high school students have, the Ocean City area can look forward to...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 12:27pm

Thanks for nurses during National Nurses Week


On the occasion of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, I’d like to take the opportunity to publicly thank and recognize our Delaware Hospice nurses, who serve our patients each day with commitment and compassion.

It takes a...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 12:24pm

State treasurer ‘disappointed’ in Delmarva Power stance

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Gary Stockbridge, president of Delmarva Power, and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

Responsible planning for Delaware’s major infrastructure decisions that will so greatly...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 12:23pm

Reader urges relief for Route 26, before Memorial Day


Please remove the telephone pole on southeast corner of intersection of Central Avenue and Route 26 in Ocean View. Once removed, open a right turns only on the east and northern route to Central, with yellow yield or right-turn-...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 12:22pm

Coastal Hospice fundraiser a success


I would like to thank all the volunteers who have helped with the Hospice Geranium Flower Sale on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Ocean City. Without them I could not have made our Ocean City...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 12:20pm

Bennett says Millville needs police now


Millville needs its own police department. A few weeks ago, one of the local newspapers printed an article entitled “In Dire Need of More Protection,” which talked about area towns with and without police departments.

As a...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 12:19pm

Hocker issues thanks for Jamboree support


I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people involved in making the 25th Annual Springtime Jamboree the success that it was. This annual event evolved from the need to raise funds to support our local...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 12:16pm


‘Lucy’ stirs up emotions for reader

On the front page of The News Journal of April 20, 2007, there was an article entitled “Lucy Travels Spark Controversy.” No wonder!

The truth about “Lucy” is one of distortion and...

Friday, May 4, 2007 - 7:46am


Abortion ban has deeper meaning

The judicial decision of the Supreme Court on the issue of partial birth abortion needs to be considered from every angle.

First of all, it is not an infringement on women’s rights. It...

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 9:42am


Thomas gives state of town’s finances

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the citizens of Ocean View and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

On April 3, the Annual Operating Budget was passed by the...

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:28am


Nippes wants an educated voting public

I have spent a great deal of time campaigning in many of the communities that make up the Town of Ocean View. It has been an enlightening experience to listen to the positive and...

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 9:27am


Reader asks for support of Del Tech program
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to “fellow Delaware Tech graduates” and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

You can often find me in the pages of your favorite...

Friday, March 30, 2007 - 10:30am