Letters to the Editor

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

Letters - November 17, 2006

Reader: Better buffers needed now

In May 2005 DNREC proposed buffer regulations for new residential developments to help protect and improve the long-term quality of Delaware’s Inland Bays. This proposal was the result of...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - November 10, 2006

Benefits and earnings changing for NARFE

This year, the fall is an important time for federal retirees. The was an announcement that the Cost Of Living Adjustment, COLA, for Civil Service Retirement System and Social Security...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters: October 27, 2006

Democrats need to vote their party in election

Voters have an important decision to make on Nov. 7. That decision is whether they want Democrats to gain control of the U.S. House of Representatives. This year, voting for...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letter: October 20, 2006

Hocker responds to previous letter-writer

A letter to the editor recently appeared in your paper which contained so many misleading statements and inaccuracies and regarding my action in the State House of Representatives...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: October 13, 2006

Religion not the issue — singling one out is

Rational discourse about the role of religion in our society cannot take place when the words of George Washington to a Jewish synagogue about the nation’s commitment to religious...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: October 6, 2006

Reader thinks letter-writer doesn’t get it

Last week’s letter from Thomas M. Keeley III serves to prove what many of the minority religious population of this area have known for a while: Some people just don’t get it.


Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: September 29, 2006

Letter-writer responds to other letter

I am responding to Mary K. Ryan’s letter under “Not opposed to religion, it’s to favoring one” in the September 22 Coastal Point.

Mary K. grossly misinterpreted my letter if she...

Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: September 22, 2006

Not opposed to religion, it’s to favoring one

Thomas M. Keeley III is energetic in his support for Christian prayer in schools. Contrary to what he claims, it is not that I, along with others, are arguing for the removal of...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: September 15, 2006

Trodden resigns over Olmstead mayorship

Three weeks ago, my former fellow Planning Commissioner, Dave Evans, wrote to you announcing his resignation in protest of the process used to enact new architectural guidelines for...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: September 8, 2006

Representative takes issues with comments

In the Aug. 25 edition of [another local paper], there was an article on the front page announcing that Kirk Pope, a Sussex County deputy sheriff, had announced his intention to run...

Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters to the Editor - Sept. 1, 2006

Fenwick guards are ‘golden’ in nation

The United States Lifesaving Association National Championships were recently held in Huntington Beach, Calif., featuring the best lifeguards and athletes from across the country. Los...

Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - August 25, 2006

Communities to be applauded for voices

This August, Townsend Acres and the Town of South Bethany honorably spoke out against the sprawling growth that degrades our quality of life.

Residents of Townsend Acres came...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - August 18, 2006

Current Bethany council is doing a fine job

This is a message to Bethany Beach property owners. Please vote Sept. 9 to continue good government in the town by retaining the four council members who are up for reelection. The...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - August 11, 2006

Beach replenishment: Bethany’s top priority
• Where are we today?

The Corps of Engineers estimates that $14.4 million (federal share) is needed in FY07 to begin construction of the Bethany-South Bethany project. These...

Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - August 4, 2006

Magill responds to letter in Point

I’m writing in response to the Letters to the Editor in last week’s edition of The Coastal Point regarding the censure of Ocean View Councilman Bill Wichmann.

First, Karen Scarangella...

Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - July 21, 2006

Reader questions ‘agenda’ in Fenwick

Editor’s note: The following letter, titled as “Agenda to consider for the benefit of Fenwick Island,” was addressed to Fenwick Island Town Council candidates and forwarded to the Coastal Point for...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - July 14, 2006

State already helping CHEER, county must now

I was recently taken to task for my quoted remarks in an article about funding for the Sussex County CHEER program which appeared in a recent issue of a local paper.

As most...

Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - July 07, 2007

Cancer society gets a boost from community

The 9th East Sussex Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society was held recently at Holly Lake Campsites. With the help of the East Sussex County Community, we were able...

Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: June, 30 2006

Reader: Thanks for nothing, Sen. Adams

With only a few more days left in this year’s legislative session, it now does appear Thurman Adams will let HB 170 die in his Executive Committee rather than bring it to the senate...

Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - June 16, 2006

DelDOT offers bike safety information

As the summer season approaches, many people are taking advantage of the beautiful weather by riding their bicycles. As the pedestrian/bicycle coordinator for the Delaware Department of...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - June 9, 2006

Chamber thankful for help with event

On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank the many restaurants, businesses, volunteers and “tasters” who turned out for the Bay Forest Taste of...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - June 2, 2006

Businesses chip in to help baseball boosters

On behalf of the Indian River Baseball Boosters, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the local business for their generosity towards our 11th annual Penny Party....

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: May 26, 2006

MBS luau a success, according to organizers

I would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to everyone that made this year’s auction and luau fundraiser at Most Blessed Sacrament such a wonderful event. Without the...

Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: May 15, 2006

Is SB 304 really better than ‘nothing’?

A few proponents of Thurman Adams proposed SB 304 bill that would add two districts to the Sussex County Council in 2012 are suggesting the bill would be “better than nothing.”


Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - May 12, 2006

CBS leader addresses state lawmakers
Editor’s note: The following open letter was addressed to the Delaware State Senate and House of Representatives, and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

Dear Legislators,

1. We...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm


Jamboree organizer offers thanks

I would like to take this time to thank everyone involved in making the 24th Annual Springtime Jamboree the most successful ever. I hope everyone enjoyed the evening as much as I enjoyed...

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:00pm


Bank staff appreciative of police, others

Our staff at the Ocean View branch of First Shore Federal would like to take this opportunity to send out heartfelt thanks to everyone who assisted in capturing the alleged suspects...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - April 7, 2006

Chamber asks state to allocate funds for Rt. 26
Editor’s note: The following open letter was addressed to the members the state legislature’s Bond Bill Committee and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

I’m writing on...

Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - March 31, 2006

Local emergency teams do great job

I would like to thank publicly the Ocean View Police Department and the Millville Volunteer Fire Department. On Monday, March 13, the first responder to our 911 call was an Ocean View police...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - March 24, 2006

Local emergency teams do great job

I would like to thank publicly the Ocean View Police Department and the Millville Volunteer Fire Department. On Monday, March 13, the first responder to our 911 call was an Ocean View police...

Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - March 17, 2006

Finance committee supports police

In regards to the report concerning the financial committee meeting, I want to clarify my comments regarding the pay raise issue.

As mentioned in the story, I did express my concerns...

Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - March 3, 2006

Failed leadership on the IRSD School Board

The IRSD Board of Education membership has actively supported and participated in the defiance of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America with their...

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - February 24, 2006

Representative says health care needs help

There are few issues facing our state as pressing or serious as affordable health care. Fortunately, most people in our state are covered by health insurance plans provided by their...

Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - February 17, 2006

Helping our neighbors is truly a noble thing
Editor’s note: The following letter was received in response to a letter that appeared in the Feb. 10 issue of the Coastal Point.

Mr. Dennis Cleary, I can understand every one of your...

Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - February 10, 2006

Property owner hopes for vote against ordinance
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Bethany Beach Town Council and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication in advance of the scheduled Feb. 10 hearing on zoning...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - February 3, 2006

Senator defends Pratt’s motives, involvement

A few weeks ago a public hearing was held in Bethany Beach by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to discuss and take comments on proposed changes to...

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - January 27, 2006

County council violates voting principle

State Sen. Thurman Adams Jr. of Bridgeville and the Sussex County Council will not allow eastern Sussex people to have fair representation.

Sussex is one of the fastest growing...

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - January 20, 2006

Legislature should strengthen gun control

I hope the Delaware legislature will not consider making it easier for good people to do bad things by making it easier to get a permit to carry handguns.

If anything, they...

Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - January 13, 2006

Community gathered for church in need

As most of you know our church, Community Lutheran in Omar, was robbed in early December. We had collected coins in a jar for a new sign out front. We want to thank the Delaware State...

Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - December 30, 2005

One wish for the new year from reader

One wish I have for the new year is to see an end to the clear-cutting of the remaining forests in Sussex County.

One of the best ways to minimize loss of animal habitat and...

Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters: December 25, 2005

TTF shortfall is a trust misplaced

Two legislative members of the state’s Joint Bond Bill Committee apparently felt the need to offer some “insight” regarding the $211 million shortfall in the state’s Transportation Trust...

Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 7:00pm

Happy Holidays? Get lost

Thanksgiving is behind us and the biggest holiday season of them all is now in full swing. There will be family and company parties, get-togethers with friends, charitable fundraisers and town celebrations. Santa will be hosting one-on-one...

Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters: December 2, 2005

Dollar dilemma needs to be examined

We are now being told Delaware is contemplating the sale or lease Interstate 95 and State Route 1 to private investors, perhaps even foreign ones? Why?

Seems DelDOT needs an...

Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters November 25 2005

Dagsboro candidates are addressing needs

As new residents of Dagsboro, we would hate to see this beautiful, historical town go the way of just another congested area. We ran from a little town in Pennsylvania where we lived...

Thursday, November 24, 2005 - 7:00pm