Letters to the Editor

Letter — Hocker gets thanks for generosity


After the polls opened on the morning of Sept. 6 at 7 a.m. at the Bethany Beach fire house, in walked Gerald Hocker with breakfast for the eight poll workers. Gerald himself carried the coffee, breakfast treats and buns. The...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 12:05pm

Letters — Magee gets support for her campaign


I am writing this letter to support Ellen Magee, the Democratic candidate for Sussex County Council in the southeast and southern part of the county. She is a resident in Selbyville. She is a native of Delaware who grew up in...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:06pm

Letter — Reader throws support behind Rieley


It may come as a shock that that throughout most of America’s history, elected officials put the common good above their own personal interest. In our world so obsessed with oneself, sacrificing is abnormal. Our country was built...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:05pm

Letter — Rickards touts duckweed projects


Is your community impacted by polluted ponds, rivers or streams? There is a highly ignored aquatic plant that has the ability to remove nitrogen and phosphorus from our drainage systems. This would lower the pollution entering and...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:04pm

Letter — Organizers thank many for Pumpkin Festival


On behalf of the Town of Millville, I’d like to thank all those who assisted in making the Millville Great Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, Sept. 29, such a success. The Town was totally overjoyed by the massive crowd, seeing so many...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:03pm

Letter — LWVSC supports wider buffers


The League of Women Voters of Sussex County strongly supports Councilman I.G. Burton’s proposed change to Sussex County’s forested/vegetated buffer ordinance. His proposal would increase buffer widths to 40 feet for subdivisions,...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:02pm

Letter — Christian Church celebrates its 20th


Bethany Beach Christian Church (BBCC) recently celebrated its 20tth anniversary as a year-round congregation. The “open-air” church had its beginnings with only a handful of members back in 1998. The regional minister who guided...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:01pm

Letter — Reader: Use common sense to find good


The first of the three responsibilities of the County Council as listed on Sussex County’s website is “Establishing policies for the health, safety, and welfare of County residents.” And yet, the County has no Board of Health to...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

Bucchioni gets nod from reader


I am writing to express my support for Mr. John “Jack” Bucchioni for State Representative of District 20 ((Harbeson, Lewes, Milton and the surrounding areas). Jack has outstanding qualifications for this position.

He has...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:51am

St. Ann’s Men’s Club golf outing a success


The St. Ann’s Men’s Club would like to thank all the participants, and the following lunch and sign sponsors and donors, for their very generous contributions to our recent very successful charity golf outing at the Salt Pond Golf...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:49am

LWVSC: Stand up and be counted on Nov. 6


What can we do about nefarious attempts to undermine our democracy? How can we counter cyber-attacks intended to skew the facts, sow dissension and polarize voters? Only an unprecedented turnout at the polls on Election Day will...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:48am

Fowler gets support from reader


In response to the Coastal Point’s Sept. 28, 2018, issue regarding the marina in Ocean View, I would love to speak my mind.

I am disappointed to see this venture being denied, not once, but twice? I can’t understand — a win-...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:48am

Reader thinks Coons hit a new low


Congratulations, Sen. Coons. You have replaced a 48-year-old senatorial quote from Sen. Roman Hruska for the ignominy of the most idiotic comment regarding a United States Supreme Court nominee. In March 1970, G. Harold Carswell...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:47am

Letter — Reader has suggestion for vacant council seat


At the Sept. 14 council meeting, it was announced that Councilman Schrader resigned and his replacement is being sought. The Town Charter gives Town Council authority to appoint for a vacancy.

The Council need not look...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 3:16pm

Letter — Magee gets council nod from fellow farmer


This time, I am writing because I have a story to tell. It is a snapshot of farming in southeastern Sussex County. Please bear with me.

Three years ago, we experienced a painful crop loss at Bennett Orchards due to a late...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 3:15pm

Letter — Weistling responds to Sept. 7 letter


I am one of the five persons targeted in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Complaint that was received by the Delaware Attorney General’s Office on Aug. 3, 2018. The Complaint was filed by Councilperson Carmean “…on behalf of...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:07pm

Letters — Volunteers find joy in Botanic Gardens


Just a word of thanks for your enjoyable and informative story on the Delaware Botanic Gardens. As a husband-and-wife team who volunteer regularly at the garden and also attended the Annual Dinner last week, it was so gratifying to...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:05pm

Letters — Rae gives info on Vote411, elections


Do you know about VOTE411.com?

This is an excellent, non-partisan, politically neutral, website to inform the public of the candidates running for election with a side-by-side comparison of their positions. It has been...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:04pm

Letter — Ferry gets thanks for years of service


On behalf of the Beach Committee of the Town of Fenwick Island, we would like to thank Capt. Tim Ferry for his many years as the leader of our Beach Patrol and congratulate him on his retirement. We will miss seeing him up and down...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:03pm

Letter — Bethany thanks many for support with events


Another summer in Bethany Beach has come and gone. I am honored to plan the free entertainment so generously offered by the Town, but the concerts, bonfires, movies and special events take more than one person to make them...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:02pm

Letter — Reader asks for more support for police


First and foremost I want to thank the organizer of this [Thank a Police Officer Day in Ocean View] event, Heidi Lentowski, and all of you who were there on Friday, Sept. 14, in support of our police officers.

My concern is...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:00pm

Letter — Readers compliment Corrections crew


Our heartiest thanks to the Sussex County Corrections officer and crew who spent Friday morning, Aug. 24, removing litter from the Iron Branch Bridge and both sides of Iron Branch Road in Millsboro. This is the cleanest this...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:45pm

Letter — DiFebo’s gets thanks for generosity

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the people at DiFebo’s restaurant, and a copy was provided to the Coastal Point for publication.

Although a letter is not near enough, we would like to thank you all for your incredible gifts...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:44pm

Letter — Steele grateful for generosity of many


This year, like last year, I had “free” books if you made a donation to Operation SEAs the Day, in front of my house.

I cannot thank enough all those that contributed either with books or with very generous contributions....

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:43pm

Letter — McGuinness thanks voters, opponents


Thank you to all primary voters who came out to vote Sept. 6. Your support, encouragement and feedback has been very important to my campaign. I want to thank each and every one of you who supported my campaign, volunteered to...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:42pm

Letter — Hardiman thankful for support, voters


Thanks to all those who took the time to vote in the Bethany Beach Town Council election this year, especially those who braved the chill wind and rain to vote in person on Sept. 8; as well as the dedicated Town staff and...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:41pm

Letter — Reader wants senators to support Kavanaugh


Delaware needs Justice Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court before the battle to diminish the Constitution’s promise of two senators per state begins. For when it begins, in whatever form, it will be too late to look for “strict...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:40pm

Letter — Akhter: Council must get plan right


It’s time for Sussex County Council to act to create a “win-win” for all, and use the new Comprehensive Plan to protect our environment and support the local economy.

The Sussex County Council, as well as the Planning &...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:23pm

Letter — Officials: Committee did violate FOIA


“Attorney General’s Office Finds No FOIA Violation” (August 31, 2018 — page 4): Wow! What a misleading headline for the article on Fenwick’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) complaint that was filed by three council members on...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:22pm

Letter — Reader feels McCain given too much honor


Like so many Americans, I was saddened to learn of John Mc Cain’s passing. I respect him greatly for his military service and particularly his time as a POW. He obviously was an honorable man, a good soldier and exemplary citizen...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:20pm

Letter — Christopher president sets record straight


It was brought to my attention last evening (Aug. 30) that an article written and published by Coastal Point in online as well as in newsprint form contains inaccurate information which is damaging to my company’s reputation as...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:18pm

Letter — LWVSC requests more Sussex bus service

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan, regarding the need for increased bus service with basic amenities, and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

In Chapter 13, “The Mobility...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:16pm

Letter — DDSC picnic a hit, thanks to many


This year’s 32nd annual Labor Day picnic at the John West Park in Ocean View hosted by Delaware Deaf Senior Citizens (DDSC) drew a new record of 125 attendees from all of Delmarva and beyond.

On behalf of the members of the...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:11pm

Letter — Denault gains support in election


We, the voters of Bethany Beach, have an opportunity to add to our Town Council a new and outstanding councilwoman, Faith Denault.

With four seats to be filled, the three incumbents (Bruce Frye, Rosemary Hardiman and Lew...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:36pm

Letter — Sirkis gets support of Bethany resident


I have known Jim Sirkis for more than six years as neighbor and friend. During that time, he has always been absolutely honest, helpful, friendly, responsible, humorous and exceedingly intelligent.

Jim is a retired...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:17pm

Letter — Reader pushes for cleaner Sussex County


The poor condition of Delaware’s waters has been known for decades. The facts are simple to understand, however difficult to accept. We cannot eat the fish and crabs from our waters. We get sick from swimming in our waters. Ninety...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:15pm

Letter — Reader endorses Parish for council


I have owned property in Sussex County for over 40 years and have maintained a close interest in County politics and government. It’s my opinion that District 4 has been very well represented on County Council by Councilman George...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:11pm

Letter — Farrar endorses Denault in Bethany


Having held the position of Bethany Beach entertainment director for 13 years, I have a special inside perspective on how our Town operates. With that experience in mind, I’m excited to endorse Faith Denault for Bethany Beach Town...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:10pm

Letter — Denault gets support from tour chair


It is my honor to support Faith Denault for a seat on the Bethany Beach Town Council. I believe that Faith has a deep love and respect for the town of Bethany Beach, and she has been an active volunteer in Bethany for 18 years....

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:05pm

Letter — Resident supports Hardiman in election


I am endorsing Rosemary Hardiman in the upcoming Bethany Beach Town Council election. Two years ago, I wrote to the Coastal Point in support of first-run candidate Rosemary Hardiman for Bethany town council. Today, I write again in...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:02pm

Letter — Reader talks Old Mill Bridge Landing parcel


Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to DNREC Secretary Garvin, regarding the Old Mill Bridge Landing parcel, and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

I am a full-time resident of Southeastern Sussex County...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 4:59pm

Letter — Reader has concerns with candidate


[Sussex County] Councilman Rob Arlett is a candidate in the Sept. 6 primary seeking the Republican nomination for United States Senate. Mr. Arlett is indeed a good man, as is his honorable opponent Gene Truono.

But goodness...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:28pm

Letter — Reader has concerns over new road


This is in objection to making a new road accessing West Avenue to accommodate 38 new homes being built, called Canal Ridge.

The trees have been planted in our community and have provided immeasurable benefits. Trees provide...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:22pm

Letter — Cabry endorses Davies for State Auditor


Kathleen Davies is the only candidate with the professional training and experience to be Delaware’s next state auditor. As a Certified Government Auditor with 25 years of experience in government auditing, no one is better...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:14pm

Letter — Dorfmans offer choices for council seats


The coming election in Bethany Beach is, as always, an important one. The Town Council has been an effective and resourceful one for quite a few years. There have been years when there were no elections. That reflected the fact...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:12pm

Letter — Reader puts support behind Arlett


Sens. Tom Carper of Delaware and Benjamin Cardin of Maryland have both been in the senate for 20 years or more.

Tom Carper says he is standing up to President Trump. We don’t need anyone in office that will stand against the...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:07pm

Letter — Resident weighs in on motel issue


Imagine you had a motel in your beautiful beach town that was as old as the town itself, but had become an outdated, in-need-of-work, embarrassment. Now, imagine that an investor came in with a plan to replace that motel with a...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:05pm

Connor praises event in Dagsboro


The inaugural National Night Out event in Dagsboro on Aug. 7 was an outstanding display of how a small town can come together for the benefit of the community. It not only achieved the main goal of highlighting what each of the...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:57pm

Reader clarifies: Not American money


Repeating a lie does not make it true.

Contrary to what the writer of a [letter-to-the-editor] published in Delaware Online (Aug. 6, 2018) states, the money released to Iran after it signed the Iran Nuclear Deal was not...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:55pm

Lee weighs in on hotel height discussion


All property owners in Fenwick Island should be aware that the Town is allowing the owners of the Sands Motel to place mechanical equipment on the roof of the planned new hotel up to 6 feet above the 32-foot height limit. Hence,...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:51pm