You can fight town hall, if you do try
How many times do we read an article in the paper and become so infuriated we toss the paper across the room in disgust? “How can those idiots do that?” we say to no one in particular....
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 9:49am
Local news scene a wild ride
My wife and I have been part-time Ocean View residents for the past couple of years, and we truly love it here, along with the surrounding towns of Bethany and Millville. I’m trying to convince my...
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 5:43am
Christmas Seals keep on giving
Every year, millions of Americans donate to the Christmas Seals campaign, the largest campaign of the American Lung Association. In each donation, we are able to fund life-saving research,...
Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 3:25am
Hudson thankful for support
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their generosity. When an illness like Leukemia strikes we don’t know what our future will bring.
We have to live each day...
Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 4:56am
Spirit of Christmas gets ringing endorsement
Christmas is upon us once again. We need to take the time to remind ourselves that Christmas is about love. It is a time of charity and giving, not of materialism and receiving. A...
Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 2:44am
Local doctor will be missed
After reading the news article recently published regarding Dr. Brent Fox, pain-management physician, of Salisbury, Md., I felt compelled to write this letter.
The Lower Delaware area is...
Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 7:33am
Reader offers opinion on canal trail
The Town of Bethany Beach recently mailed a questionnaire to all property owners regarding the proposed Assawoman Canal Trail. Since I do not have the luxury of mass-mailing my fellow...
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 7:21am
Reader examines school districts
Welcome to the real competition between the school districts of Sussex County. It is the competition for Indian River High School and Sussex Central High School students....
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 3:40am
I enjoyed reading a letter from Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf regarding the Oct. 26 incident involving Sheriff Jeff Christopher and Councilman Vance Philips. Certainly, my tongue-in-cheek idea to settle the incident by giving the sheriff...
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 3:32am
Benefit organizers thankful for support
We, the committee of Dear Prudence Benefit, greatly appreciated all of those involved with the benefit, which took place on Oct. 9, 2011, at the Frankford fire hall, to raise money for...
Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 9:53am
Reader responds to Steele’s letter
Harry Steele’s letter in last week’s Coastal Point exposed the Americans for Democratic Action as a liberal group that supports Obamacare, the concept of the wealthiest Americans paying...
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 8:21am
Fundraising effort a hit, thanks to many
On behave of Prudence Sanders, Mickey Downes and all of our committee members, we would like to thank each and every one of you for everything that was generously offered to us in...
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 10:08am
Food Pantry ready to start new season
We are so blessed. The Community Food Pantry housed at Salem United Methodist Church will begin its 19th year in November. During the 2010/2011 seasons, we served 987 families, which set...
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 4:19pm
Booth feels energy bill was rushed
Recently, on Aug. 24, there was an article on Bloom Energy’s project and the Public Service Commission’s consideration of a rate hike for Delmarva Power’s customers. Legislation (SB 124) was...
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 4:25am
ALA offers tips for cleaning up after storm
As many of us begin to return to school, work and the busyness of our lives in the wake of Hurricane Irene, it’s important that we maintain the health of our lungs, which can be at...
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 6:05am
Dorfman gets support in campaign
Even before Jerry Dorfman had an official presence serving on the Bethany town council, he acted unofficially as a supporter and promoter of Bethany Beach. His interest in the town always...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 2:49pm
PETA gets out its message on animals
Right now, all over the world, millions of cats and dogs are staring out from behind bars in animal shelters, longing for a friend, or scrounging for food, dodging traffic and struggling...
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 5:46am
Cottage Tour a hit, thanks to many
As co-chairs of the 20th Annual Beach and Bay Cottage Tour that is held in support of the South Coastal Library, Karen and I would like to offer our most sincere appreciation and gratitude...
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 3:20pm
Smell the coffee to reach American dream
Thomas Hartmann, radio and TV host, recently wrote a timely book called, “Rebooting the American Dream.” He proposed 11 ways to rebuild our economy and middle-class prosperity. His...
Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 10:48am
Parade committee says thanks
I am writing this letter on behalf of all committee members to express a special thanks to all those who devoted their time to make the Bethany Beach 28th Independence Day Parade a special event...
Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:31am
Writer wants facts; then a decision
Every now and then, even the Bethany town council gets something right. A case in point is the council’s approach to the NRG/Bluewater proposal to bury power lines under Wellington Parkway...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 4:08pm
Retirees ask for support with state bill
The State of Delaware will soon have a grand opportunity to recognize and show appreciation to military retirees living in Delaware who spent a career in the defense of the USA, and to...
Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 4:58am
Mitchell pens letter to commissioner
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart. It was also sent to President Barack Obama, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen...
Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 7:10am
CROP walk a hit, thanks to many
The 2011 Southeast Sussex CROP walk took place on a beautiful Saturday morning. We had over 150 walkers, great entertainment, baked goods for sale and delicious hot dogs. I want to thank all...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:23am
LBLC grateful to Hocker’s for Jamboree
The Lord Baltimore Lions Club would like to thank the Gerald Hocker Family for choosing them as the benefactors of their 29th Springtime Jamboree.
The recent Jamboree has helped...
Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:28am
Resident upset with council over religion
I am appalled that the Ocean View Town Council at its meeting last week voted unanimously, without any floor discussion, to allow representatives of the Community Lutheran Church (not...
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 6:23am
After more than a decade of consideration for various plans to redesign downtown Bethany Beach, town council members this week voted unanimously to approve a final design concept for the project, with its construction to potentially begin in the...
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 6:15am
Local resident upset with cell tower
It is very unfortunate that it was solely up to the residents of Sea Pines Village and the residents of the town of Bethany Beach, Del., to work with such passion and pay the expenses to...
Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 4:47am
Writer has respect for state teachers
Have you heard about the next planned “Survivor” show? Three businessmen and three businesswomen will be dropped in a public school classroom for one year. Each businessperson will be...
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 4:40pm
Resident puts support behind Sheeran
I find it quite ironic that, in running for re-election to the Ocean View town council this year, Perry Mitchell is quick to propose all kinds of ways to reduce spending and cut taxes but...
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:33pm
Thanks from the magician to Minyon
We are writing to convey to Don Minyon our profound gratitude and best wishes as he steps down as mayor of Millville. During his tenure, Don was a vigorous and caring champion on behalf of...
Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:44am
Reader offers insight into Sams situation
On Feb. 16, 2011, the Sussex County Republican Executive Committee passed a resolution asking Sussex County Republican Chairman Ron Sams to resign, yet he is still hanging on. Why...
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 5:47am
CBRB thankful for help with drive
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank everyone who contributed to the needy. Through your overwhelming generosity, Coldwell Banker at 120th Street, Ocean City, was...
Monday, March 7, 2011 - 4:12am
Reader gives different side to argument
I am writing in response to the flurry of letters and articles relating to the mute swans of White’s Creek. I also reside on the banks of White’s Creek, but have a different view of the...
Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 5:01am
Sorority dance a hit, thanks to many
It is with heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our local community, families and charitable cause foundations here in Sussex County that we give today, in celebration of our Alpha Alpha...
Friday, February 18, 2011 - 7:25am
Reader appreciated bypass stories
During the recent controversy involving DelDOT’s Route 113 Eastern Bypass, the citizens of southeastern Sussex made their voices heard by contacting all three of their local legislators: Sen...
Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 9:02am
The hospice volunteer – My gift is myself
In July 2009, when my manager asked me to help the volunteer coordinator at Compassionate Care Hospice, I jumped at the opportunity! For me this was the chance to change course in my...
Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:51am
Past NARFE president thanks Hocker
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rep. Gerald Hocker for his continued support of federal civil service retirees. Since his election to the General Assembly, he has constantly...
Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 3:17am
Readers respond to previous Point letter
Editor’s note: The following letter is in reply to a letter opposing gay adoption that was published in the Dec. 17 issue of the Coastal Point.
How ironic is it that I read Mr...
Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 5:45am
Gregory reflects on tenure in town
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Ocean View Town Council and was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication:
For personal and professional reasons, I am not interested in...
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 1:46pm
Ending exemption from property taxation
The following is from the State of Delaware Code on Revenue and Taxation and the reference to the counties and incorporated municipalities’ power to “exempt” properties from taxation....
Friday, December 17, 2010 - 3:29am
Reader supports proposed bypass
I am responding to the letter written by Jim Bennett regarding the Eastern Bypass. First, let me say he has a right to voice his concerns, but I feel it is one-sided.
In his writing, Mr...
Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 3:44am
Reader offers insight into planned bypass
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Gov. Jack Markell, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), the Delaware Department of Agriculture, state...
Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:40am
Youngs explains his situation on council
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the voters of South Bethany and was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.
I wish to apologize to the voters of South Bethany –...
Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 2:42am
Ross speaks out on S.B. playground
There was “high drama” performed at the last South Bethany Town Council workshop last week. The pro-playground-pavilion group brought “staging” for their “production” that included over 20...
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 2:26pm
Cripple Creek efforts very succesful
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The White House “turned” pink for one night to bring attention to the search for a cure. NFL teams and college football players wore pink this...
Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 4:06am
Reader believes Hastings is the choice
My fellow Sussex Countians of the 41st Representative District are in great need – in need of lower taxes, in need of more jobs and in need of a balanced state budget that will not leave...
Friday, October 22, 2010 - 5:19am
Frankford resident gives take on council
Regarding Frankford’s Oct. 4, meeting:
It was a cold night at 50 degrees, one of the coldest nights this fall.
New people were there to attend this monthly meeting. I...
Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 4:02am
A playground obsession in South Bethany
A few years ago, a small group of property owners – some of whom were also officials of the SBPOA (South Bethany Property Owners Association) – decided to propose a playground/pavilion/...
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 2:45pm
Bethany mayor gives his opinion on rally
Bethany Beach has a public plaza, which abuts our bandstand that routinely hosts Town-sponsored entertainment throughout the summer months, as well as other community-related events...
Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 4:35am