Hocker is the man
Hocker is the man for the job
Recently, I have been reading many letters to the editor about Senate District 20 Candidate Rick Eakle. I know Rick Eakle. He is a neighbor of mine and has many talents...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 2:54pm
Reader offers praise
Readers offer praise for for Clear Space
I am one of the many people who have left the Big City to enjoy beach life (“bloom where you are planted!”). I frequented theater in D.C. and NYC with my...
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 7:15am
Atkins offers his side on prison story
I have to admit, I’m a little surprised over the uproar over a visit my then 10-year-old son and I took to Sussex Correctional Institution last year. But, at the same time, I now have to...
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 7:46am
Reader encourages even more public input
We were in Delaware this weekend, and I heard from several people that the Planning & Zoning public hearing this past Thursday was overwhelming in support of the residents....
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:51pm
Kiwanis leadership programs start new year
School is back in session, with high hopes and great expectations for our students to reach high academic goals, a winning sports season, fun in music and drama — great things for...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 2:26pm
Barefoot Gardeners thankful for support
The Barefoot Gardeners Club of the Fenwick Island Communities had their first Small Standard Flower Show on Aug. 17. Its huge success was mainly due to the garden club members devoting...
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 4:24pm
BBLA Board urges vote for new water tower
The Board of Directors of the Bethany Beach Landowners Association has followed the proposal to construct a new water tower for the Town of Bethany Beach and the borrowing of up to $2...
Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 5:48am
Reader believes Pires has right experience
In reference to a previous letter in a local paper (“Alex Pires not ready for senate seat”), the writer from Milton commented that candidate Pires questioned Sen. Carper’s character...
Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 5:15am
Bethany resident offers suggestion to town
Bethany citizens are raising questions about what manner of park is being planned and developed for the Church-Neff property and how recent activities on the property fit into that...
Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 4:37am
Banks family grateful for support
The Banks family would like to thank the entire Sussex County community for their immense support and outreach over the past couple of weeks after the passing of Russell Banks. We were amazed...
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 3:20pm
Bodenweiser gets support from Beatty
I am writing to explain why I support Republican primary candidate Eric “Bodie” Bodenweiser for the state senate in the 19th District, (Bridgeville, Georgetown and Long Neck).
Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:07am
Sorority fundraiser a hit, thanks to many
The members of Alpha Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority would like to publicly thank our sponsors for their generous donations to our annual fundraiser. It was held at the...
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 3:10am
ALA grateful to Carper and Coons for vote
The American Lung Association in Delaware extends our gratitude to U. S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons for defending healthful air by voting against a dirty air resolution that...
Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 10:40am
State officials thank residents for input
We would like to say “thank you” to all the residents who attended the Monday-evening discussion at the Millville Fire Hall on June 11, 2012, concerning the Beebe Medical Center...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 4:15pm
Artisans Fair a hit, thanks to many
On May 26, 2012, the South Coastal DE AARP sponsored its Fifth Annual Artisans Fair in support of our Scholarship Fund. We are grateful to many both in our chapter and throughout the...
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:31am
High school’s show a big hit
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the recent Broadway show presentation at Indian River High School. We most certainly appreciate the work that Messrs. Marvel and Ables put into the musical...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 7:43am
It is National Asthma Awareness Month
While we enjoy the springtime air, it’s important to remember asthma triggers also are in the air. May is National Asthma Awareness Month. Did you know that asthma is the third leading...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:44am
Reader takes issue with previous letter
Unfortunately the letter to the editor, this past week, re: President Obama, starts out with a false statement—“it’s not true I believe everything I read on the Internet.” He has shown...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 4:23pm
Chamber offers thanks for support of bike tour
On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s staff and Board of Directors, I would like to thank everyone who helped make the 23rd Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour an...
Friday, May 11, 2012 - 6:01am
Reader responds to previous letter
Your April 27 editorial stating positions of Sussex Council members and John Rine’s letter on the Obama presidency are related.
How? First, the County Sheriffs in this country are...
Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 7:54am
Reader offers opinion on Obama presidency
For those who support Obama, you may reconsider after reading the following. Mr. Hope & Change wants to create a nation humbled, humiliated, casting-aside capitalism and...
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 8:29am
Rotary president thankful for support
I want to thank the Cottage Café for hosting the Dine and Donate for the Southern Sussex Rotary Club this past Wednesday, April 11. Brent and Tom have always been such great supporters of...
Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 4:46am
Reader: Facts support president’s policies
In response to Mr. Keely’s critique of my Feb. 3 letter, “Grateful for hope and change,” he erroneously believes that Halliburton was rewarded with no-bid multi-billion-dollar...
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 8:11am
Reader grateful for responders to fire
It is with profound humbleness that I find myself writing this thank you note. As most of you are aware, I had a house fire on the first floor of my home on Feb. 14, 2012. Even though I...
Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 11:33am
Great time held by all at St. Patrick’s Dance
I want to thank parishioners and priests of St. Ann’s Catholic Church for their support of our successful St. Patrick’s Dance on March 17. We are most grateful for the donations...
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:03am
LWV seeks openness from leaders
March 11-17 is (was) Sunshine Week, a nationwide effort to call attention to transparency in government and freedom of information. While government transparency is its real objective, this...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 3:32pm
Reader weighs in on gas prices
Headline: Oil prices hovered above $107 a barrel on March 1, despite growth in crude supplies and weak gasoline demand.
Question: How do we explain the rising cost of gas at the pump when...
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 8:31am
Reader offers opinion on dog-chaining law
It is the most heartbreaking thing to see. That is the cruelty of dogs being chained or penned 24/7.
Dogs are social animals by nature, yet they are force to live in solitary...
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 11:05am
Media sources promote bigotry
This is in response to Mr. [Thomas M.] Keely’s critique of my Feb. 3 letter, “Grateful for hope and change.” He presents a very long litany of complaints about our president. They beg the...
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 5:53am
Farmers’ market a hit, thanks to many
The 2011 Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market had a great season. We had more visitors, more sales, more farm products, more volunteers and more space for shoppers to browse for their favorite...
Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 3:51am
You can fight town hall, if you do try
How many times do we read an article in the paper and become so infuriated we toss the paper across the room in disgust? “How can those idiots do that?” we say to no one in particular....
Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 9:49am
Local news scene a wild ride
My wife and I have been part-time Ocean View residents for the past couple of years, and we truly love it here, along with the surrounding towns of Bethany and Millville. I’m trying to convince my...
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 5:43am
Christmas Seals keep on giving
Every year, millions of Americans donate to the Christmas Seals campaign, the largest campaign of the American Lung Association. In each donation, we are able to fund life-saving research,...
Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 3:25am
Hudson thankful for support
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their generosity. When an illness like Leukemia strikes we don’t know what our future will bring.
We have to live each day...
Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 4:56am
Spirit of Christmas gets ringing endorsement
Christmas is upon us once again. We need to take the time to remind ourselves that Christmas is about love. It is a time of charity and giving, not of materialism and receiving. A...
Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 2:44am
Local doctor will be missed
After reading the news article recently published regarding Dr. Brent Fox, pain-management physician, of Salisbury, Md., I felt compelled to write this letter.
The Lower Delaware area is...
Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 7:33am
Reader offers opinion on canal trail
The Town of Bethany Beach recently mailed a questionnaire to all property owners regarding the proposed Assawoman Canal Trail. Since I do not have the luxury of mass-mailing my fellow...
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 7:21am
Reader examines school districts
Welcome to the real competition between the school districts of Sussex County. It is the competition for Indian River High School and Sussex Central High School students....
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 3:40am
I enjoyed reading a letter from Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf regarding the Oct. 26 incident involving Sheriff Jeff Christopher and Councilman Vance Philips. Certainly, my tongue-in-cheek idea to settle the incident by giving the sheriff...
Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 3:32am
Benefit organizers thankful for support
We, the committee of Dear Prudence Benefit, greatly appreciated all of those involved with the benefit, which took place on Oct. 9, 2011, at the Frankford fire hall, to raise money for...
Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 9:53am
Reader responds to Steele’s letter
Harry Steele’s letter in last week’s Coastal Point exposed the Americans for Democratic Action as a liberal group that supports Obamacare, the concept of the wealthiest Americans paying...
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 8:21am
Fundraising effort a hit, thanks to many
On behave of Prudence Sanders, Mickey Downes and all of our committee members, we would like to thank each and every one of you for everything that was generously offered to us in...
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 10:08am
Food Pantry ready to start new season
We are so blessed. The Community Food Pantry housed at Salem United Methodist Church will begin its 19th year in November. During the 2010/2011 seasons, we served 987 families, which set...
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 4:19pm
Booth feels energy bill was rushed
Recently, on Aug. 24, there was an article on Bloom Energy’s project and the Public Service Commission’s consideration of a rate hike for Delmarva Power’s customers. Legislation (SB 124) was...
Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 4:25am
ALA offers tips for cleaning up after storm
As many of us begin to return to school, work and the busyness of our lives in the wake of Hurricane Irene, it’s important that we maintain the health of our lungs, which can be at...
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 6:05am
Dorfman gets support in campaign
Even before Jerry Dorfman had an official presence serving on the Bethany town council, he acted unofficially as a supporter and promoter of Bethany Beach. His interest in the town always...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 2:49pm
PETA gets out its message on animals
Right now, all over the world, millions of cats and dogs are staring out from behind bars in animal shelters, longing for a friend, or scrounging for food, dodging traffic and struggling...
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 5:46am
Cottage Tour a hit, thanks to many
As co-chairs of the 20th Annual Beach and Bay Cottage Tour that is held in support of the South Coastal Library, Karen and I would like to offer our most sincere appreciation and gratitude...
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 3:20pm
Smell the coffee to reach American dream
Thomas Hartmann, radio and TV host, recently wrote a timely book called, “Rebooting the American Dream.” He proposed 11 ways to rebuild our economy and middle-class prosperity. His...
Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 10:48am
Parade committee says thanks
I am writing this letter on behalf of all committee members to express a special thanks to all those who devoted their time to make the Bethany Beach 28th Independence Day Parade a special event...
Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:31am