Letters to the Editor


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

Letters to the Editor — May 27, 2016

BBFM votes to not allow alcohol sales

Editor:

The Board of Directors of the Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market would like to inform the Town of Bethany and all of our market patrons of our position on the pending legislation of House...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:00am

Letters to the Editor – May 13, 2016

Hattier asks residents to be informed

Editor:

I did indeed have a most pleasant lunch with Mr. [Lloyd] Elling, sharing various ideas and information about the IRSD. Much information is available on the website and through our very...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:12am

Letters to the Editor – May 6, 2016

Beebe auxiliary offers thanks for assistance

Editor:

The Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary extends its appreciation to those individuals and organizations that supported this year’s Annual Plant Sale and Family Fun Fair held at East Coast...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 8:45am

Letters to the Editor — April 29, 2016

Chamber thankful for help with event

Editor:

On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Chamber team, I would like to thank everyone who helped make the 27th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour an...

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 8:43am

Letters to the Editor — April 22, 2016

Reader thanks Coastal Point and readers for support

Editor:

Thank you Coastal Point readers and staff for your continued support of our troops. The response by the community and the Coastal Point staff to our semi-annual collection...

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:57am

Letters to the Editor — April 8, 2016

Sons of Italy thanks Delaware merchants

Editor:

The Sixth Annual St. Joseph’s Day Italian Festival on March 19, sponsored by the Ocean City Lodge of the Sons of Italy and St. Luke’s/St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, was another big...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 11:00am

Letters to the Editor — April 1, 2016

Reader grateful for EMT response

Editor:

I recently had a bad fall down my cellar steps. I now have a steel ball and rod in my arm. Of course this happened when I was alone and with no cellphone on me. My neighbor (Don) heard my...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 9:16am

Letters to the Editor — March 25, 2016

IR Band Boosters thankful for support

Editor:

The Indian River High School Band Boosters would like to publicly thank those who supported our two recent events:

• Bingo fundraiser (March 4) — Thank you to all sponsors,...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:45am

Letters to the Editor — March 18, 2016

Bay Forest thankful for help with event

Editor:

We would like to extend a sincere thank you for the show of support we received during our Bay Forest Chili Cook-Off annual fundraising event, which was held at our BF Clubhouse on...

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 11:51am

Letters to the Editor — March 11, 2016

Resident wants smart growth in Fenwick

Editor:

I take exception to the mayor of Fenwick Island’s remark in the March 4 article, that “a myth exists that the council majority is pro-development.” Actions speak for themselves. The...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 5:02pm

Letters to the Editor — March 4, 2016

Elling suggests school district consolidation

Editor:

We, the property tax payers of the Indian River School District, are once again being asked to provide additional funds to accommodate the rapidly expanding population of...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:18pm

Letters to the Editor — February 26, 2016

Reader concerned with cable bills

Editor:

We have been Mediacom customers since 1989. Every winter season after I called Mediacom, we were only charged the season rate, which for us would be $79 — roughly half of our monthly “...

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 6:43am

Letters to the Editor — February 19, 2016

Reader says Dems embrace socialism

Editor:

I have found that while watching the Democrats debate that I am reminded of those during the earliest of the Russian conversion to communism led by the socialists. Those debates were between the...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 9:23am

Letters to the Editor — February 12, 2016

Fear and loathing weren’t always part of our political discourse

Editor:

On Feb. 3, 2016, President Obama visited a mosque in the U.S. for the first time in his seven-year presidency. He began his address by saying “thank you” to...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:16am

Letters to the Editor — February 5, 2016

Elling voices opposition to death penalty

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to state Rep. Ronald Gray and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

I have noted that you, once again, have voted No to the...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:18pm

Letters to the Editor — January 29, 2016

Frankford resident offers endorsements

Editor:

Frankford has their annual election on Saturday, Feb. 6, to elect three town council members. This is a very important election that I encourage all residents to be a part of by having...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 7:42am

Letters to the Editor — January 22, 2016

Elling responds to Hattier letter

Editor’s note: The following letter is a response to a letter-to-the-editor from Donald Hattier that appeared in the Jan. 8 edition of the Coastal Point.

Donald, do you really believe that the...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 7:56am

Letters to the Editor — January 15, 2016

Proposed ambulance fee causes concern

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Ocean View Mayor Walter Curran regarding the proposed ambulance subscription fee from the Millville Volunteer Fire Company and was sent to the...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 7:51am

Letters to the Editor — January 8, 2016

Accept the new normal or act to change it

Editor:

There will be more mass shootings in this country, and there will be more children shot to death in our streets. This is now what Americans expect and what the rest of the world...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 4:27am

Letters to the Editor — December 31, 2015

Bethany residents weigh in on cottage

Editor:

I am writing this letter to share with you my concerns about the Dinker Cottage being moved to the Maryland Avenue location. My husband and I have owned a home in Bethany Beach for 15...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 12:39pm

Letters to the Editor — December 25, 2015

Rotary thankful for support over the year

Editor:

The Southern Sussex Rotary would like to say thank you to our sponsors! We had a very fun and successful Night at the Clayton. Proceeds are being donated to the Jackie Pavik RYLA...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 8:15am

Letters to the Editor — December 18, 2015

Reader asks for leadership, unity

Editor:

While I respect and appreciate the efforts of the Fenwick Island Town Council, it is my fear that they have put their own beliefs and interests above that of the best interests of the town...

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 4:08am

Letters to the Editor — December 11, 2015

Reader: Not off our coast

Editor:

I attended the Rehoboth Commissioners workshop meeting on Dec. 7 where Matt Heim, outreach coordinator for Assateague Coastal Trust, gave a presentation on the Interior Department’s proposal to...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 5:19am

Letters to the Editor — December 4, 2015

Shore Dems take issue with offshore drilling

Editor:

There are phrases that sound, for most of us, not only boring, but like they should be “someone else’s” concern: “off-shore drilling” and “seismic blasting.” But for those of us...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 5:37am

Letters to the Editor — November 27, 2015

Fenwick resident weighs in on motel

Editor:

A letter to your paper last week supported the idea of a new motel in Fenwick Island. Almost no one opposes a new motel on the existing Sands Motel site. What many, if not most, are...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 8:52am

Letters to the Editor — November 20, 2015

Health, fun key parts of pickleball

Editor:

I am writing this letter on behalf of the members of the First State Pickleball Club, as well as hundreds of other pickleballers around Sussex County.

Pickleball is the fastest-...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 8:26am

Letters to the Editor — November 13, 2015

Garden club gets thanks, appreciation

Editor:

As a member of the board of the Ocean View Historical Society, I wish to acknowledge the Gardeners by the Sea for all of their efforts in helping to create an attractive setting at the...

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:45pm

Letters to the Editor — November 6, 2015

Vigilance on display at local school

Editor:

On Tuesdays, I mentor a young man at the John Clayton Elementary School. On a recent visit, I was rather early and decided to sit in my car in the school parking lot and read a book...

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 5:20am

Letters to the Editor — October 30, 2015

CATS grateful for support with event

Editor:

Cats Around Town Society of Ocean View held their annual National Feral Cat Day cat food and monetary donation drive on Saturday, Oct. 17. We wish to thank the businesses that allowed us...

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 8:52am

Letters to the Editor — October 23, 2015

Resident reinforces position on road

Editor:

Thank you for reporting my testimony in support of our petition dealing with heavy truck traffic on Woodland Avenue.

Our petition was endorsed by residents of Briarcliffe and The...

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:34am

Letters to the Editor — October 16, 2015

Resident pleased with Fenwick council

Editor:

The Town Council of Fenwick Island is moving in the right direction to revise the zoning ordinance to permit the new owners of the Sands Motel to do the necessary renovation and...

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 9:07am

Letters to the Editor — October 9, 2015

CIB team applauds Magee’s efforts

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Magee family and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

We residents of the Dirickson Creek watershed volunteer with the Center for...

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 6:00am

Letters to the Editor — October 2, 2015

Responders respond with pride at event

Editor:

On Sunday, Sept. 20, the very recipients of the funds generated by the 4th Annual Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon-Duathlon-Aquabike, presented by Meris Properties, our first...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:21pm

Letters to the Editor — September 25, 2014

Resident calls issues into question

Editor:

It has been reported that, at the September meeting of the Fenwick Island Town Council, there will be a first reading of a proposed zoning change relating to the density of hotel rooms. I...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 8:41am

Letters to the Editor — September 18, 2014

Legion Auxiliary shares their efforts

Editor:

The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 24, would like to share a summary of the donations and support given to the community in 2014.

We have proudly donated to the Home of the...

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 5:38am

Letters to the Editor — September 4, 2014

BBFM thanks BBLA for their support

Editor:

The Board of the Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market Inc. would like to express its appreciation to the BBLA (Bethany Beach Landowners Association) for their support of the market since its...

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 5:26am

Letters to the Editor — August 28, 2015

Reader offers opinion on aquaculture project

Editor:

I have been reading, with much interest, the feedback from the community, regarding the implementation of the aquaculture farming project being planned for several sites along...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 10:56am

Letters to the Editor — August 21, 2015

Reader questions public comments Reader encourages people to take survery

Editor:

Residents of the Dirickson Creek area in Sussex County are being invited right now to take an online opinion survey being conducted by the Delaware...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:03am

Letters to the Editor — August 14, 2015

Reader questions public comments

Editor:

I understand that Don Hattier is a respected community leader and offers his wisdom and skills both as a practicing chiropractor, a proud member of the IRSD Board, an active volunteer at the...

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 4:25am

Letters to the Editor — August 7, 2015

AARP pushing for bank loophole to close

Editor:

Delaware is home to a growing influx of people age 50-plus who want to enjoy their next chapter of life. They seek out the state’s beaches, great restaurants and access to major...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 5:05am

Letters to the Editor — July 31, 2015

Bethany parade a hit, thanks to many
Editor:
Praise has rolled in for the 2015 edition of our Bethany Beach July 4th parade.
The parade committee wants to thank the many involved, including Julie Malewski (events director/media...

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 10:52am

Letters to the Editor — July 17, 2015

Flags don’t kill people; people kill people

Editor:

One person committed a crime with a confederate flag in the background and all h___ breaks loose. So the PC Police come out in full force.

I have news for them. Digging up...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 9:52am

Letters to the Editor — July 10, 2015

Reader: Beach Cove aquaculture a bad idea

Editor:

As a retired marine biologist from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, I would like to add a couple of points to the oyster aquaculture debate. Oyster aquaculture has been...

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 7:51am

Letters to the Editor — July 3, 2015

Chamber thankful for support with event

Editor:

On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff, I would like to thank everyone who helped make the 58th Annual Old Timer’s Day an absolute...

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 9:13am