Letters to the Editor


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


Nippes declares Ocean View candidacy

I am taking this opportunity to announce my candidacy for councilman representing District 1 in Ocean View. [Voting in] this election for District 1 is open to all registered voters in...

Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:00pm


Bethany tax increases might be only choice

As the Bethany Beach town treasurer, and a councilman, my duties include chairing the Budget and Finance Committee. At our Feb. 23 meeting, the committee undertook the task of...

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm


Alpha Alpha thanks the community for support

The Alpha Alpha sorority would like to thank the local community and businesses for their support of our Annual Valentine Dance that was held on Feb. 2 at the Quillen’s Point VFW...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Letters - February 23, 2007

Legislators need to step up on power issues

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to “Delaware decision makers” and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

While the public has largely made up its mind that...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Letters - January 26, 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, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Project VILLAGE grateful for gifts to families


On behalf of the children and families of Project VILLAGE, Indian River School District, I wish to extend heartfelt thanks to Mary, Mother of Peace Catholic Church; the Back Bay Strummers; and Mountaire Farms of Delmarva for their...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:11am

Minimum wage hikes cause problems


Once again, the government will increase the price of hiring an employee by raising the minimum wage. For any produce, as prices go up, demand goes down. How are fewer jobs going to help the low-skilled worker?

Raising the...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:10am

Hospice volunteers a shining light for all of us


Delaware Hospice benefits year-round from hundreds of individuals throughout the state of Delaware who give of themselves and their precious time. Their service means so much to all of us, as well as to our patients and families....

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:10am

Reader: Say no to coal and yes to wind

Editor’s note: The following letter was address to public service commissioners and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

Please provide the community clean and sustainable power sources, which do not pose the serious and known...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:09am

Families Connected grateful for all the help


Families Connected would like to thank the local media for covering our Spirit of Christmas adopt family drive and holiday event. Because of your support, our agency was able to attract many sponsors to help support needy families...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:07am

Incident in Ocean City creates questions


After reading coverage of the Ocean City Police Department’s recent traffic stop involving Delaware State Representative John Atkins, I feel compelled to offer a few observations on this incident and others I have personally...

Friday, January 5, 2007 - 9:14am

Writer encourages wind power be considered

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

I am writing to you to ask that you consider the benefits of wind power and support it as our...

Friday, January 5, 2007 - 9:13am

SCOLDM takes tough stance against growth


Grrrrrreeeeen Acres is the place for me…

Faaaaarrrrrm livin’ is the…

No, wait a minute, that’s backward.

Goodbye Green Acres, just gim’me that city life.

Coming to a town near you! (Laurel, Del.). Now...

Friday, January 5, 2007 - 9:13am

Fire company is doing terrific things


Most of us, most of the time, live in blissful ignorance of what a small, well-trained effective and dedicated group of neighbors and friends are doing for us — night and day, good weather and bad. As we go about our daily lives,...

Friday, January 5, 2007 - 9:12am

Letters: December 29, 2006

Say no to Bridlewood, please, planners

It is no secret that developers have been “pushing the envelope” in Sussex County when it comes to seeing how many residences they could get approval for on any given piece of property,...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - December 22, 2007

New power plans still a danger

In response to the ads by NRG promoting a coal-gasification plant, I would like to present the other side.

What they fail to point out is that we would still be extracting coal, causing...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters: December 15, 2006

Wind farm is actually a boondoggle

This is in response to the article entitled “State May See Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm” in the Dec. 1, 2006, edition of Coastal Point and two letters in the Nov. 29, 2006, edition of...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - December 8, 2006

Growth is causing slate of problems for reader

I would like to express my concern for the unmanaged growth which is coming to Piney Neck Road in Dagsboro.

The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission met last night...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters — Dec. 1, 2006

Clash in Delmarva continues over singer

Georgetown’s Community Thanksgiving Worship on Nov. 22 was boycotted by half of the eight churches which had planned to participate. Their grievance was that the rector of the host...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - November 24, 2006

Hearn and Truitt can lead Dagsboro

Citizens of Dagsboro, it’s that time again, to cast our vote for two new candidates for Town Council. The date is Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dagsboro Fire Hall.


Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm