Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor -- August 13, 2010

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Couple grateful for thoughtful youths

Editor:

This Friday past, my wife and I decided to have a late lunch and go to the Bethany Boardwalk after for some shopping. Upon exiting the car, my wallet fell to the ground...

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:59am

Letters to the Editor -- August 6, 2010

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It takes a village to have a Cottage Tour

Editor:

As the saying goes, “It takes a village”! As co-chairs of the 19th Annual Beach and Bay Cottage Tour, Karen and I would like to offer our most sincere...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:51am

Letters to the Editor -- July 30, 2010

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Hocker family thankful for help with events

Editor:

The Hocker family would like to send a special thank you to the G&E/Hocker employees and community members (Scott and Carol Evans, Gail and Brooke Zuppo)...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 8:14am

Letters to the Editor -- July 23, 2010

Do we every truly learn from history?
Editor:

What can federal employees and retirees learn from history? Today, it appears that we just sit back and expect everything to be given to us. Uncle Sam won’t let us down.

Think back...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:06am

Letters to the Editor -- July 16, 2010

It’s not Economics 101 we’re talking about
Editor:

That most basic law of economics – supply and demand – that when something is plentiful, the price goes down and when that something is scare, the price goes up, is either not...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 4:10pm

Letters to the Editor -- July 2, 2010

Thank you from Friends of the Canalfront Park
Editor:

The Friends of the Lewes Canalfront Park would like to thank everyone for their support, participation, donations, hard work, assistance and guidance to make “Flip Flop Fun,” the...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 5:42pm

Letters to the Editor -- June 25, 2010

Bodenweiser shares his platform for election
Editor:

My name is Eric Bodenweiser and I am a candidate in the Republican primary for the 19th State Senate District, which includes Georgetown, Bridgeville, Greenwood, Lincoln,...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 4:45am

Letters to the Editor: June 18, 2010

Farmers raise funds, with local help
Editor:

The annual Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market fundraiser at the Cottage Café on June 9 was another huge success, with a strong showing of support for the local agricultural community. Owners...

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 8:41am

Letters to the Editor -- June 11, 2010

Clear Space ready to move forward
Editor:

Clear Space Productions began in 2004 with a press release in the Cape Gazette asking for community input. Thirty people gathered at the Rehoboth Beach Library to share their ideas about what...

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 6:26am

Letters to the Editor -- May 28, 2010

Safe Haven offers update on progress
Editor:

Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary of Sussex County Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing a no-kill environment for abandoned and abused cats and dogs in Sussex...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 6:27am

Letters to the Editor -- May 21, 2010

Reader puts support behind Carney’s efforts
Editor:

On March 31, 2010, the current administration announced plans to end the moratorium on oil exploration along the East Coast from the northern tip of Delaware to the central coast of...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 5:06pm

Letters to the Editor -- May 14, 2010

Organizations should work together
Editor:

This letter is in response to one published in Coastal Point on April 9, 2010. Kate Hungerford, who is a volunteer with the Delaware SPCA (Sussex) wrote the letter to which I offer reply....

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:43am

Letters to the Editor -- May 7, 2010

Mitchell announces candidacy for state senate
Editor:

I am a Senate candidate for the 20th District. I am challenging Sen. George Bunting to a primary in September. One of the reasons I am running is to prevent a proposed inlet...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 5:14pm

Letters to the Editor -- April 30, 2010

Chamber thankful for support with event
Editor:

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 21st Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour a huge...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 2:09pm

Letters to the Editor: April 23, 2010

Ocean View resident offers a proposal

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the writer’s neighbors and was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

As you by now know, a drainage ditch has been dug allowing the...

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 6:04am

Letters to the Editor -- April 9, 2010

DiFebo’s thankful for support with event

Editor:

I wanted to take a minute before the holiday rush to reach out and thank this wonderful community of ours.

Several weeks after the Haiti disaster, I was in church,...

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 9:48am

Letters to the Editor -- April 9, 2010

DiFebo’s thankful for support with event

Editor:

I wanted to take a minute before the holiday rush to reach out and thank this wonderful community of ours.

Several weeks after the Haiti disaster, I was in church,...

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 9:48am

Letters to the Editor -- April 9, 2010

SPCA volunteer responds to critic

Editor:

A recently released report states the Delaware SPCA delivered on its promise to reduce euthanasia rates-doing so by more than 70 percent from 2008-2010. The SPCA’s live release rate...

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 6:50am

Letters to the Editor -- April 2, 2010

Reader upset by idea of Inlet casino
Editor:

Concerning the proposed Casino at Indian River Inlet: To help advance the objectives of eliminating state parks in Delaware, it is important to establish a set of rules. These would be...

Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 3:00am

Letters to the Editor -- March 26, 2010

Swim team thankful for support of many
Editor:

The Indian River High School Swimming Team is wrapping up its first season, a season that wouldn’t have been possible without the help of many in our community. Your Coastal Point staff...

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 7:33am

Letters to the Editor: March 13, 2010

Resident has issues with town event
Editor:

The Coastal Point “Ocean View Homecoming nears” headline caught my attention. Unfortunately, it is a fundraiser disguised as a family celebration time.

It is a homecoming of the...

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 4:57am

Letters to the Editor -- February 26, 2010

Nippes announces election decision
Editor’s note: The following letter was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

Residents and non-residents of Ocean View, you deserve a decision about my running for re-election. I have...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 4:12pm

Letters to the Editor: February 19, 2010

A job well done in Bethany Beach
Editor:

A very special thanks to the town manager, Cliff Graviet, and his staff for their outstanding job in dealing with two storms back to back! They did a great job in clearing our streets of snow...

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 6:34am

Letters to the Editor

Reader opposes gambling on religious basis
Editor:

Recently, Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf was a guest on the Bill Colley Show on WGMD. Pete was doing his best to sell his pet project, the Del Pointe Gambling Hall.

Bill allowed me to...

Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 3:38am

Letters to the Editor -- January 29, 2010

Reader wants Senate structure examined
Editor:

Recently, Richard Spencer of Frankford wrote another letter to this publication opposing the healthcare improvements passed in two separate bills in the House and the Senate. These are...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 5:20pm

Letters to the Editor -- January 22, 2010

Magill responds to previous guest column
Editor:

I intended to offer another local’s opinion to counter Bob Herrington’s rant against newcomers in the Jan. 15 Coastal Point, but I’m not sure I’m qualified to do so.

My family...

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 6:43am

Letters to the Editor -- January 15, 2010

Bellistri offers his opinion on dune
Editor:

It seems there is a lack of understanding about beach replenishment. The latest letter written by Harry Steele, an ex-Bethany town councilperson, states, “If this dune were not of the...

Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 6:00am

Letters to the Editor--January 1, 2010

Bethany resident grateful for dunes
Editor:

Thank goodness we had the dunes to protect us.

Martha Fair
Bethany Beach

Reader weighs in on renewable energy
Editor:

I read with great interest the speech...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 1:03pm

Letters to the Editor December 25, 2009

Bethany resident responds to newsletter

Editor’s note: The following correspondence was addressed to U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

Thank you for your new e-mail newsletter. Great idea....

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 10:50am

Letters to the Editor -- December 4,2009

Reader throws support behind O’Donnell
Editor:

Christine O’Donnell, candidate for U.S. Senate, spoke to both the Kent and Sussex chapters of the 9-12 Delaware Patriots on Nov. 18 and 19. She gave an impassioned 20-minute speech,...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 12:33pm

Letters to the Editor -- November 27, 2009

Reader: Health care reform, Ms. Ryan?
Editor:

To say that the health care reform debate started with President Theodore Roosevelt, a Progressive Party candidate in 1912, because it was the 11th issue of one of the items on the...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 8:07am

Letters to the Editor — November 20, 2009

Ryan goes deep into health care debate
Editor:

President Theodore Roosevelt at the turn of the 20th century argued for universal health care. Subsequent efforts by Presidents Truman, Nixon and Clinton to reform health care were...

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 8:22am

Letters

Reader responds
to previous Point letter
Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to a letter to the editor regarding health care reform from Mary K. Ryan that appeared in a recent issue of the Coastal Point.
Editor:...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:31am

Letters to the Editor -- November 6, 2009

FOSCL not interested in taking over library

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the five members of the Sussex County Council, was copied to County Administrator David Baker; Sussex County Libraries Director Carol...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 3:30am

Letters to the Editor -- October 16, 2009

Phone punishment policy is unfair
Editor:

I am the parent of a student at Indian River High School and am in need of your support. Over the summer, the School Board passed the new policy regarding cell phones in school. The policy is...

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 7:29am

Letters to the Editor -- October 9, 2009

Coast Day a hit, thanks to efforts of many
Editor:

I wish to thank everyone who came out to celebrate Delaware’s coastal environment. It was a delight to speak with many visitors and to see their interest in our coast and the work...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 3:40pm

Letters to the Editor -- October 2, 2009

Thanks to Carper and Kaufman for efforts
Editor:

Sometimes little-heralded, arcane votes in Congress affect people’s lives and livelihoods more than the ones that are easier to report. Just such a vote occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 24...

Friday, October 2, 2009 - 5:03am

Letters to the Editor -- September 25, 2009

Ocean View resident upset with vote
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Ocean View mayor and councilmen regarding a vote taken at the Sept. 8 town council meeting and was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication....

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 9:16am

Letters to the Editors -- September 18, 2009

Bethany boardwalk not what it was

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Anthony P. Pratt, program administrator for DNREC, copied to Bethany Beach Town Manager Cliff Graviet, and was forwarded to the Coastal Point for...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 7:48am

Letters to the Editor -- August 28, 2009

Residents ask council not to pursue change
Editor:

The following letter was sent to the Bethany Beach Town Council to urge them at the time not to pursue a town charter change to increase the council’s term in office, from a two-year...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 4:07pm

Letters to the Editor -- August 7, 2009

Reader ponders voting in Ocean View
Editor:

Ocean View held a public hearing on Tuesday night, July 28, to hear what the citizens had to say about giving non resident property owners the right to vote in Ocean View elections.

...

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 6:08am

Letters to the Editor --July 31, 2009

Writer believes Mervine is not the choice
Editor:

If you go to the “Polly Adams Mervine for Senate” Web page you can read her five stances on the issues. I will refrain from mentioning here that every other candidate has told the...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:40pm

Letters to the Editor -- July 24, 2009

Writer defends his beliefs, organization
Editor:

I am writing this letter in response to a letter written by Dixie Boucher regarding the Sussex County Community Organized Regiment (SCCOR). As a disclaimer, I am not writing this...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:24am

Letters to the Editor -- July 3, 2009

Legion looking for support with donations
Editor:

We the American Legion Post #24 are collecting donations. The donations will be used for a camping weekend hosted at Trapp Pond. The camping weekend is in support of Unit 262, which...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 9:14am

Letters to the Editor -- June 26, 2009

Nantais family grateful for support
Editor:

Mary Ellen and I would like to express our thanks and appreciation again for another successful Gala at Cripple Creek Country Club for The Justin W. Jennings Foundation. Even in these...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:45am

Letters to the Editor--June 19, 2009

Muddy Neck zoning change denied
Editor:

The Sussex County Council in a 2-2-0 vote denied C/Z #1641 for Thomas E. Frank, who was seeking a change of zoning from AR-1 to B-1. Council members Joan Deaver and Michael Vincent voted to...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 6:33am

Letters to the Editor -- June 5, 2009

Wind supporter stands up to criticism
Editor:

Mr. Dave Metzger wrote a letter to this publication referencing the Sussex County Board of Adjustments hearing to allow a residential wind turbine in the community of Quillen’s Point. His...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:30pm

May 29, 2009

Reader: Atkins proving to be a real liberal
Editor:

Rep. [John] Atkins apparently felt guilty enough that he had to try explaining his recent liberal vote in favor of expanding gambling. He points out that two generally conservative...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 10:48am

Letters to the Editor -- May 22, 2009

Enough is enough for the citizens of town
Editor:

The previous councils of Ocean View have no regard for the taxpayers of Ocean View. They think that money grows on trees in our back yards. They first built the Taj Mahal for $2.7...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 11:56am

Letters to the Editor -- May 8, 2009

Is sportsbetting the answer? Don’t bet on it
Editor:

Sportsbetting is some of our legislators and governor’s saving grace to part of the state’s budget crisis. I am totally against this idea, especially under the current economic...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 7:25am