Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor — May 19, 2017

Justin’s Beach House gets a big thank-you

Editor:

Cancer. A word you don’t want to hear in the same sentence as your own name. One of life’s lemons, to be sure. And yet, between rounds of chemotherapy, I was given refreshing lemonade, in...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 8:41am

Letters to the Editor — May 5, 2017

River Soccer thanks Springtime Jamboree and community­­

Editor:

The River Soccer Club would like to thank the Hocker Family for their generous support through the Springtime Jamboree.

An evening full of music, comedy, and fun was...

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:26am

Letters to the Editor — April 28, 2017

Fenwick cleanup a hit, thanks to many

Editor:

Thank you for your help in publicizing the 2nd Annual Earth Day Cleanup in the Town of Fenwick Island.

On April 22, over 40 community members gathered in our town hall to enjoy delicious...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:26am

Letters to the Editor — April 21, 2017

Carpenter sees bright future in Frankford

Editor:

I hope this correspondence finds you well.

As always, I have enjoyed reading the latest news and events found in the most recent edition of the Coastal Point, especially the article...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:37am

Letters to the Editor — April 14, 2017

Responders getting social organization

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to active and retired emergency-services workers and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

Several members of the Fraternal Order of Police,...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:47am

Letters to the Editor — April 7, 2017

Reader urges others to give ‘gift of life’

Editor:

Organ and tissue donation are subjects that rarely enter our thoughts — that is, until you have a dog in the fight.

My journey for a lung transplant began about two years ago, when...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:26am

Letters to the Editor — March 31, 2017

Honest media needed to challenge leaders

Editor:

In July 2015, United States officials announced that it traced to the Chinese government the hacking of the personnel records of 22.1 million current and retired federal employees, including...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:10am

Letters to the Editor — March 24, 2017

LBWC seeking new members

Editor:

The Lord Baltimore Women’s Club was started by a small group of very insightful women in 1934. These women were service-minded and dedicated to their community. Today, the club has over 100 members.

...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:36pm

Letters to the Editor — March 17, 2017

Reader offers congrats for referendum

Editor:

Congratulations to the IRSD, and Mark Steele in particular, for their success with the second referendum. Superintendent Steele did indeed hustle for yes votes everywhere within the IRSD...

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 7:56am

Letters to the Editor — March 10, 2016r

Sorority thankful for support with event

Editor:

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the following community partners who supported Beta Sigma Phi-Alpha Alpha Chapter and our January Jam held at Mango’s in Bethany.

Our annual...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:35am

Letters to the Editor — March 3, 2016

Reader says Delaware should be a safe haven

Editor:

The Civil Rights Team of the Progressive Democrats of Sussex County urges Gov. Carney and our state legislators to take the necessary legislative and executive action so that Delaware is...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:37am

Letters to the Editor — February 24, 2016

Teacher argues that kids are the future

Editor:

“Mistakes have the power to turn you into something better than you were before.” — Author unknown

As we face a state budget crisis and a critical referendum for Indian River School...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:55am

Letters to the Editor — February 17, 2016

Reader supports Steele, referendum

Editor:

My thanks to Mark Steele, interim superintendent of the Indian River School District, for his letter, via email, to the IRSD community. I found his message, which included five commitments to...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 8:42am

Letters to the Editor — February 10, 2016

Reader backs Trump’s move on travel

Editor:

Tinkering is the process of adjusting or making improvements. One story tells of plumbers in the mid-1800s using bread to dam a pipe under repair to hold dripping water at bay. Once the repair...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 8:30am

Letters to the Editor — February 2, 2016

Reader argues for common sense

Editor:

A 19-year-old son took his lunch break from beach lifeguard duties at his mother’s nearby home. In this social setting, the son unburdened the workplace reality that his low seniority meant he...

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 8:45am

Letters to the Editor — January 20, 2016

IRSD sends letter to fire company

Editor’s note: At its special meeting on Jan. 18, the Indian River Board of Education voted 9-0-1 (Board Member Leolga Wright abstaining) to send the following letter to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company....

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:31am

Letters to the Editor — January 20, 2016

Reader: Faith trumps physics, for us all

Editor:

An airplane in flight is controlled by four forces of nature: lift, thrust, drag and gravity. While that may be enough for most people, I add to the mix my humble view that the “...

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 8:35am

Letters to the Editor — January 13, 2016

Reader wants to see changes in IRSD

Editor:

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated a new Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos. What does she know about the public education system? The question has been raised “if she has ever stepped...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 8:40am

Letters to the Editor — January 6, 2016

Readers believe Perry unfit to lead Energy

Editor:

President-elect Donald Trump wants former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to be America’s next Secretary of Energy. If confirmed, he will oversee our nation’s nuclear arsenal. Those duties include...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 10:04am

Letters to the Editor — December 30, 2016

Readers overwhelmed with gravel

Editor:

My husband and I live on Blackwater Road in Frankford. We have lived here since 2007. We enjoy our home, our neighborhood and the beauty of Sussex County. Life is good. We believe in being positive...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 9:01am

Letters to the Editor — December 23, 2016

Dagsboro parade a hit, thanks to many

Editor:

On behalf of the Dagsboro Christmas Parade Committee, I would like to take a few moments to thank the following people and businesses for their support of the third annual Town of Dagsboro...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 8:45am

Letters to the Editor — December 16, 2016

Reader: Government has failed us locally

Editor:

“We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.”

If Alan Turing lived in Sussex County, he would be a “lock” candidate for the Board of...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 9:11am

Letters to the Editor — December 9, 2016

Reader: We are all responsible to kids

Editor:

I feel compelled once again to speak to an issue that this school district is wrestling with and that is the recent referendum on education.

I have heard people complain about the...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:01am

Letters to the Editor — December 2, 2016

Electoral College has a strong supporter

Editor:

Hillary appears to have won the national popular vote, assuming we have trustworthy numbers, while Donald won the Electoral College’s vote count. This discrepancy has happened only a few...

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:44am

Letters to the Editor — November 25, 2016

Poll worker grateful for food donations

Editor:

On behalf of my 12 co-workers and myself who worked at the polls, I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Hocker’s G&E and DiFebo’s restaurant for the delicious food...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 7:13am

Letters to the Editor — November 18, 2016

AARP thankful for help with fundraiser

Editor:

The South Coastal DE AARP Scholarship Committee would like to thank everyone who made our Oct. 27 fundraiser a success.

We are grateful to Hooked Up in Millville for hosting the event...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 8:21am

Letters to the Editor — November 11, 2016

Reader talks emergency services

Editor’s Note: The following letter was addressed to Ocean View Mayor Walter Curran, and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

I own a home in Foxwoods and I write to raise some questions about the...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 9:27am

Letters to the Editor — November, 2016

Ocean View book gets a strong review

Editor:

Congratulations on the Coastal Point’s amazing booklet on the history and culture of Ocean View.

It was very well-researched, well-written and held our interest from page one. It covered...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:58am

Reminder regarding Letters to the Editor

Per our policy, we will not run any letters to the editor the week before the Nov. 8 election. Therefore, our Oct. 28 issue will be the last time readers can promote any candidates for this year’s general election.

Also, and this is...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 9:17am

Letters to the Editor — October 21, 2016

Bennett puts support behind Connor

Editor:

I want to address the citizens of the 41st District during this critical election year.

We face a choice between two candidates. I am supporting Brad Connor for the following reasons: Brad...

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 9:06am

Letters to the Editor — October 14, 2016

Reader offers chance to offer voice

Editor:

Between now and Oct. 21, residents of Sussex County have a very convenient online opportunity to express their 2 cents on the planning that will determine quality of life in this region.

...

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:33am

Letters to the Editor — October 7, 2016

Reader upset that political signs taken

Editor:

This letter is addressed to the person or persons who removed the five candidates’ signs that I posted on Cedar Neck Road on the west side of the former Harris Teeter property near Fred...

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:31am

Letters to the Editor — September 30, 2016

Reader sees optimism in Ocean View

Editor:

I read with interest the article in the Sept. 23 issue of the Coastal Point encouraging residents to become informed and prepared in case of emergencies. Sussex County Emergency Operations...

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 10:55am

Letters to the Editor — September 23, 2016

Chocolate tasting a hit, thanks to many

Editor:

Thank you to everyone who attended the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park’s recent Chocolate Tasting on Sept. 10, 2016. All of the proceeds from the Chocolate Tasting support the Thatcher...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 8:45am

Letters to the Editor — September 16, 2016

Chamber offers thanks, respect to guards

Editor:

Thank you to the all the men and women who protect our beaches all summer and in the shoulder seasons. Year after year, our residents and visitors have the confidence to visit the beach and...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 9:38am

Letters to the Editor — September 9, 2016

Reader takes issue with previous letter

Editor’s note: The following letter is a response to a recent letter to the editor by the Rev. Cameron Swain in support of the death penalty.

Editor:

Rev. Cameron Swain: Is the death penalty,...

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 10:16am

Letters to the Editor — September 2, 2016

Reader disagrees with previous letter

Editor:

In response to Rev. [Cameron] Swain’s letter supporting capital punishment [Pastor supports capital punishment, Aug. 26 issue], I must say I’m shocked. What kind of interpretation is that? Who...

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 8:40am

Letters to the Editor — August 26, 2016

Reader not a fan of road project

Editor:

In a recent article published in the Coastal Point regarding the Route 26 widening project, it was stated that it is a “model” for future construction. This is a very scary thought.

If...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 9:42am

Letters to the Editor — August 19, 2016

Reader takes issue with previous letter

Editor:

According to his letter named “Working families under attack,” printed Aug. 5, it appears that Bill McCauly has a problem with American diversity, starting with the statement that, “Diversity...

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 9:07am

Letters to the Editor — August 12, 2016

Reader talks bike, walking safety

Editor:

We are continually asked to watch out for bikers and pedestrians, but we never see anything about them being careful. By careful I mean obeying the rules. I often see bikers ride through a red...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:40am

Letters to the Editor — August 5, 2016

Cottage Tour a hit, thanks to many

Editor:

As chair of the 25th 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 4, 2016 - 9:49am

Letters to the Editor — July 29, 2016

Fenwick resident looks to new faces

Editor:

I feel I must respond to the letter “Reader discusses Fenwick issues.” It is a shame that this reader decided to make baseless claims against an unnamed candidate. All of us in Fenwick Island...

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 6:53am

Letters to the Editor — July 22, 2016

Coastal-Georgetown AAUW thankful for bill

Editor:

On June 30, Gov. Markell signed into law House Bill 314, titled “An Act to Amend Title 19 of the Delaware Code relating to Unlawful Employment Practices.” This new law, better known as the...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:31am

Letters to the Editor — July 15, 2016

Reader agrees with previous letter

Editor:

I am writing in response to the July 8 article and letter to the editor about the safety and traffic issues in the Cat Hill section of South Bethany. In the past year alone, there have been no...

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 6:44am

Letters to the Editor – July 8, 2016

Elling responds to previous letter

Editor:

Greetings, Sherry Brannon of West Fenwick: I liked your response to my letter regarding the IRSD ending their use of “Indian cartoon mascots.” I am not sure about the teacher from “Peanuts,” as I...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:30am

Letters to the Editor – July 1, 2016

Chamber grateful 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 59th Annual Old Timer’s...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:37am

Letters to the Editor – June 24, 2016

Fenwick resident goes after council

Editor’s note: The following letter from 2015 Fenwick Island Town Council candidate Lisa Benn was addressed to town council members and sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

You were elected to be...

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 9:46am

Letters to the Editor – June 17, 2016

Reader responds to previous letter

Editor:

Regarding Mr. Elling’s letter in last week’s Coastal Point, “Will the Indian River School District apologize for slavery?” I must respond by saying, “Will the Coastal Point’s editor apologize for...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 1:10pm

Letters to the Editor – June 3, 2016

Elling: ‘Will the Indian River School District apologize for slavery?’

Editor:

A few weeks ago, the State of Delaware House of Representatives apologized for the State’s role in slavery. The sponsor of the bill, Stephanie T. Bolden,...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:53am

Letters to the Editor – June 3, 2016

Justin’s Beach House thankful for support

Editor:

On Saturday, May 28, Justin’s Beach House held its annual run/walk. The sun was shining as over 1,000 participated, raising funds to operate Justin’s Beach House.

Justin’s...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:10am