The time has come to admit defeat in my attempts to change the “Indian mascots” of the Indian River School District. Racism wins. The Declaration of Independence words, “merciless...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:32am
Two recent news stories have strengthened my conviction that we must repeal capital punishment in Delaware.
In January, prosecutors opened a sealed envelope from the Office of the...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:47am
For as long as any of us can remember, the Indian River has been an integral part of our lives. It’s a beautiful body of water surrounded by numerous upscale communities, as well...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:35am
Atkins discusses repeal bill
I read an article talking about the death penalty repeal bill and how supporters are saying House leadership is holding up the bill in committee. They say that the only way to do something about it is...
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:23am
On March 13, I attended a Chamber luncheon in Rehoboth Beach featuring Gov. Markell as our guest speaker. I am a longtime resident of Bethany Beach and a business owner. The governor...
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 9:05am
Ellendale group thankful to governor
The Ellendale Civic Association would like to commend our governor on his stand to clean up the water here in Delaware. We appreciate the fact that he has recognized the need for improvement...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 9:44am
Hats off to Rehoboth Commissioner Stan Mills and the Board of Commissioners for prohibiting smoking on the boardwalk, parks, bandstand and designated areas on the beach. The board voted...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 7:16am
Is it rude to expect our senators and congressmen to be aware of the FCC plan to require newsrooms and radio stations be overseen by an FCC monitor? This intent had been in the...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:05am
Neither snow nor sleet nor rain can stop our community from holding a successful book sale. Even though the Washington/Baltimore area received some 10 inches of snow on...
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 9:37am
cell tower, chicken plant hearings
Sussex County Board of Adjustments Denies “Cell Phone Tower” but allows for a “Potentially Hazardous Use Permit” — if you haven’t read the article...
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 8:29am
Church offers help to those in need
Judging and condemning those who are different from us is nothing new, particularly when we believe that those “different ones” are somehow inferior, or weaker than we are, or a threat to our own...
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:42am
Reader disputes higher minimum wage impact
There appears to be a wide disparity of income in the U.S. today. Instead of investigating why it exists or why it is widening, our leaders want to use the “minimum wage” to correct...
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:26am
Reader responds to poverty situation
Very few people in our country become poor. Most of our poor are born into poverty. I don’t believe younger children think much about whether they are poor. Only when kids get to school...
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:25am
Elling gives take on origin of the IRSD
A Delaware law of 1881 created the Incorporated Body: The “Indian River School Districts for a Certain Class of Colored Persons.” The information is taken from the book “Delaware’s...
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 9:07am
SMS a great learning environment
It seems we hear so many negative things about schools across the country these days. I want to say some positive things I see as an employee of Selbyville Middle School.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:23pm
Reader encourages minimum wage hike
According to a recent article in the News Journal, a majority of 30 economists recently surveyed by the Associated Press asserted that the “growing gap between the richest Americans and...
Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 6:35am
Delaware’s battle with secondhand smog
If you’ve ever sat in the nonsmoking section of a restaurant, it’s clear that there are no real barriers to keep the smoke from wafting into your dining space. The same holds true, only...
Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 8:30am
Reader responds to previous letter
Joanne Cabry, Progressive Democrats of Sussex County chair, called out the Republican legislators in Sussex County for requesting a moratorium on stormwater management regulations. She...
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 7:14am
Bennett offers look at bypass proposal
I am sorry to say that the specter of the Route 113 bypass has surfaced again (it never really disappeared), as DelDOT is on record to issue corridor preservation notices to all...
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:02am
Baull tells voters what he is all about
My name is Brian Baull, and I am a candidate for one of three open seats on the Dagsboro Town Council. I wanted to take a moment to tell the people of Dagsboro about me.
I am a...
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 7:39am
Hocker thanks panel, residents for event
Rep. Ron Gray (38th District) and I would like to thank the 168 residents that came out to our Storm Preparedness/Evacuation Meeting held last night, Nov. 19, at the Roxana Fire...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 7:23am
IRHS soccer team worthy of praise
Congratulations to the IRHS soccer team DIAA State Champions!
What a run to score 16 goals in three playoff matches... 8-5-3 and allow zero goals! What a team effort! What superb...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:47am
Reader an admirer of photographer’s work
I have been meaning to write this letter to the editor since I met your wonderful photographer, R. Chris Clark, this past summer at the Boardwalk Craft Fair.
He takes the most...
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 10:06am
Selbyville Friends thankful for support
On behalf of the Friends of the Selbyville Public Library, we would like to thank those who attended and supported our first Author Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 24. The evening was a great...
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 9:39am
Reader not a major fan of Bike Week
Tom Geibs’ letter “Visitor wants area to be more user-friendly” on Oct. 4 evokes my response:
I inquired about Delaware’s restriction on noise (as specific to motorcycles) and, lo,...
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:02am
Beebe thankful for support with event
The 2012 Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary Children’s Fun Fest, held at Winswept Stables, was a fantastic and special event for everyone who attended this enjoyable “day at the farm.”...
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 9:55am
Reader chimes in on ACA and shutdown
I recently received correspondence from one of our state’s Representatives, apologizing for the coming shutdown and blaming others for what I call this seemingly impending doom. I’m...
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 9:09am
Bennett shares his letter on Blue Route
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Delaware Department of Transportation, copied to Gov. Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara, Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee, state Sen...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 3:27pm
VFW Ladies Auxiliary thankful for help
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #7234 would like to thank the following businesses for their support in our cancer aid and research fundraiser: Salt Pond; Curves; Clayton; Sea Level;...
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 5:41am
Bennett urges public to fight Route 113 bypass
Following an in-depth, thoroughly researched chronology of the Route 113 bypass issue by Laura Walter, many of you are asking, “What do we do next?” You need to take the...
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 10:06am
Healy, Dorfman, Peterson get support
Elections in Bethany Beach Sept. 7 signal a re-examination of town council’s accomplishments, strengths and weaknesses. New candidates have come forward, and it’s always good to have new...
Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:21am
Peterson gets the nod from reader
On Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, the voters of Bethany Beach will have a unique opportunity to elect an exceptionally qualified “new” council member — Chuck Peterson. I strongly endorse him....
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 9:03am
Cottage Tour a hit, thanks to many
As chair of the 22nd 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...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 2:11pm
Bethany Arms neighbor prefers houses to hotel
I urge all Bethany Beach residents to oppose changing the zoning of properties south side of Hollywood Street from currently R-1 Residential to C-1 or CL-1 Commercial.
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 7:04am
Burbage discusses his love for Bethany
Life is good in Bethany Beach. We all know Bethany as one of the “Quiet Resorts.” One reason for this is the fact that a very high percentage of families visit...
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 6:59am
Sorority thankful for help with tournament
The sisters of Beta Sigma Phi XI Upsioln Chapter would like to thank our community for their support of our 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament held on June 8, 2013.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 8:28am
CIB director thankful for help with cleanup
The Inland Bays are once again much cleaner, thanks to the efforts of some very dedicated volunteers. On June 8, over 40 stalwart stewards of the water braved the rain to collect...
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 6:06am
Frankford resident objects to police patrol
I’m wondering what the fine people of Ocean View are thinking while their community goes less protected so a police officer can sit in his/her vehicle on the Assawoman Canal bridge...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 3:19pm
Reader calls for rent justification bill
Rent justification, HB 33, is the only way to level the playing field between owners of manufactured home parks and the people who own their own home and rent the land under it....
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:55am
Reader questions merits of beach replenishment
Last week’s front-page article announcing the federal allocation of monies for the 2013 beach replenishment in Delaware marginalized some of the larger economic and environmental...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 6:30am
Longtime property owner speaks out
As a 60-year property owner in Bethany Beach, former Bethany Town Council member and chairman of the Bethany Planning Commission, and former President of the Bethany Beach Landowners...
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:26am
IRHSAA thankful for support with event
The Indian River High School Alumni Association would like to thank all who contributed in some way to make our 1st Annual Beef & Brew Fundraiser such a successful event. Not only...
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 6:50am
Reader: The little man has an uphill battle
The worldwide housing recession began at the end of 2008 when the citizens were ordered by the government to bail out the big banks.
These banks swindled prospective...
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:22am
Reader offers food for thought on Bethany
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Bethany Beach Landowners Association and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.
I would like to submit the following...
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 6:59am
Reader discusses proposed campground
I am a resident of the Retreat at Love Creek in Lewes and am writing to express my strong opposition to the proposed Love Creek RV Resort & Campground. There are numerous flaws with...
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 8:38am
BBLA to host meeting on zoning changesEditor:
Questions and concerns have been raised recently about a number of proposed changes in residential and commercial zoning provisions in the Bethany Beach Town Code. The changes, which were...
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 9:57am
Bethany resident has questions on project
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the mayor and town council of the Town of Bethany Beach and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication. The writer owns a home on Hollywood...
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 4:10am
Chamber puts support behind Bethany project
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Bethany Beach Town Council and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.
On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of...
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 9:56am
Reader thinks state needs to ‘keep it real’
Just like a cartoon, a bulb lit up over my head today. Inside the circle appeared these words: “Stop thinking Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, Left or Right.”...
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:12pm
Costello discusses Bethany Arms project
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Bethany Beach Town Council and was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.
Regarding your Feb. 15, 2013, agenda items IV- D and...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:46pm