Teacher argues that kids are the future
“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
Reader supports Steele, referendum
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
Reader backs Trump’s move on travel
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
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
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
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
Reader wants to see changes in IRSD
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
Readers believe Perry unfit to lead Energy
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
Readers overwhelmed with gravel
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
Dagsboro parade a hit, thanks to many
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
Reader: Government has failed us locally
“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
Reader: We are all responsible to kids
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
Electoral College has a strong supporter
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
Poll worker grateful for food donations
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
AARP thankful for help with fundraiser
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
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
Ocean View book gets a strong review
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
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
Bennett puts support behind Connor
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
Reader offers chance to offer voice
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
Reader upset that political signs taken
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
Reader sees optimism in Ocean View
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
Chocolate tasting a hit, thanks to many
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
Chamber offers thanks, respect to guards
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
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.
Rev. Cameron Swain: Is the death penalty,...
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 10:16am
Reader disagrees with previous letter
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
Reader not a fan of road project
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.
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 9:42am
Reader takes issue with previous letter
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
Reader talks bike, walking safety
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
Cottage Tour a hit, thanks to many
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
Fenwick resident looks to new faces
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
Coastal-Georgetown AAUW thankful for bill
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
Reader agrees with previous letter
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
Elling responds to previous letter
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
Chamber grateful for support with event
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
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
Reader responds to previous letter
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
Elling: ‘Will the Indian River School District apologize for slavery?’
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
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.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 10:10am
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
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
Beebe auxiliary offers thanks for assistance
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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