Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor -- February 27, 2009

Hey, big spenders in Ocean View
Editor:

I’ve seen the infrastructure proposal and nearly fell off my stool.

It seems to me, and I’m not alone, that several town councilmen are hell-bent on spending our money. That’s right – “...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:18pm

Letters to the Editor -- February 13, 2009

Birkmeyer takes aim at town council
Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted for publication after the Feb. 10 meeting of the Ocean View Town Council and represents the writer’s remarks at that meeting.

I speak this evening...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 4:06pm

Letters to the Editor -- January 23, 2009

Projects possible because of many
Editor:

Saying thanks does not adequately express our gratitude to Chick and Rose Mary Sali, owners of Etched in Time, formerly located in the Rehoboth Mall, for their monetary donations for lunch to...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:34am

Letters to the Editor -- January 16, 2009

Pet show organizers thankful for support
Editor:

Thanks to all who made the 8th Annual Hometown Pet Show such a success, especially: the pets and their owners for making it all possible with their enthusiasm, cooperation, entry fees...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:51am

Letters to the Editor -- January 2, 2009

I love living in Ocean View
Editor:

Since so much acrimony has been documented in the letters to the editor about Ocean View, I thought it was time that someone spoke up for our wonderful town. I am sure there are others in Ocean...

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 11:25am

Letters to the Editor -- December 26, 2008

Jennings foundation grateful for area support
Editor:

Naturally, at year end there is a reflection on the past and the future. In 2008, there was change in so many ways. The world economies, politics and environments, both...

Friday, December 26, 2008 - 3:39am

Letters to the Editor -- December 19, 2008

QRCF offers thanks for Caribbean efforts
Editor:

The Board of Directors of The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) wants to thank everyone who supported Caribbean Christmas 2008 on Dec. 6 at Mango’s. The music of Plenty...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 6:25am

Letters to the Editor -- November 21, 2008

Reader asks town to open bid process
Editor:

I am a teacher at Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin, Md. My wife and I also own and operate some beach concessions in the summer, renting beach equipment to beachgoers in Ocean City,...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 4:14pm

Letter to the Editor -- November 7, 2008

Fenwick Island Lions Club says ‘thank you’
Editor:

The Lions Club Selbyville 2008 “Spooktacular” Parade was held Wednesday evening, Oct. 29, and, by all measures, it was a huge success. The children’s costumes were fantastic and the...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 3:54pm

Letters to the Editor -- October 17, 2008

Lawless puts support behind Hocker
Editor:

Gerald Hocker has been a consistent, effective and positive voice for the 38th Representative District. As a lifelong resident, a successful businessman and a pillar of this community, he...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 9:10am

Letters to the Editor -- October 10, 2008

UD extends Coast Day thanks to many
Editor:
On Oct. 5, thousands of people converged on the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp campus in Lewes for our 32nd annual Coast Day celebration.

I wish to thank everyone who came out...

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 9:50am

Letters to the Editor -- September 26, 2008

Ocean View made a mistake with chief
Editor:

It is a sad day in Ocean View, thanks to the decision made by the town council on Sept. 16 to break the contract of the police chief and force him to report to the town manager instead of...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:40am

Letters to the Editor -- September 19, 2008

Thanks to the wonderful community!
Editor:

My family and I wish to express our thanks for all the cards, calls, food and other expressions of sympathy during the illness and passing of Ed Lowe.

The support and concern shown by...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:24am

Letters to the Editor -- September 12, 2008

Resident has issues with council member
Editor:

It has come to my attention that Councilman Roy Thomas has sent a letter to Mayor Wood berating his behavior at the Aug. 12 town hall meeting.

This is stupefying hubris and...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 8:07am

Letters to the Editor -- September 5, 2008

Bonville puts his support behind Carney
Editor:

One of the most important ideas John Carney has been stressing as he goes around Delaware in his campaign for governor is the need for more affordable housing. This sounds like a no-...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 9:06am

Letters to the Editor -- August 22, 2008

Doyle gives his thoughts on Bethany election
Editor:

For the past 17 years, I’ve had the pleasure of living in Bethany Beach, a town that has been blessed with the finest administration that can be found along the Delaware coastline...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:50am

Letters to the Editor - August 15, 2008

Resident throws support behind McClenny
Editor:
This letter is to urge the voters of Bethany Beach to re-elect Tony McClenny to the town council on Sept. 6. There are many good reasons for doing so.

Tony is ending his second...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 10:27am

Letters to the Editor -- August 8, 2008

Bunting asks for support for natural gas plant
Editor’s note: The following letter, dated July 30, was addressed to Delaware Public Service Commission Chairman Arnetta McRae; Commissioners Joann Conaway, Jaymes B. Lester, J. Dallas Winslow...

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 7:19am

Letters to the Editor -- August 1, 2008

Bethany resident supports Dorfman
Editor:

I am writing to ask the residents of Bethany Beach to re-elect Jerry Dorfman to another term on the town council in the scheduled election on Sept. 6. Jerry has served on the town council for...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 2:18pm

Letters to the Editor - July 11, 2008

4th of July Parade Committee says thanks
Editor:

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 this 24th parade a special event.

We would...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 7:02am

Letters to the Editor -- July 4, 2008

IRSD sets record straight on referendum
Editor:

It has come to our attention that some of the statements made during the marketing campaign for the May 22, 2008, current-expense referendum may have been inaccurate. Specifically, it...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 3:27pm

Letters to the Editor - June 27, 2008

Resident puts his belief in Markell’s campaign
Editor:

Jack Markell’s “A Blueprint for a Better Delaware” is remarkable. For the first time, Delawareans get a hard copy of an outlined, step-by-step plan of how a candidate promises to...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 7:10am

Letters to the Editor -- June 20, 2008

Birkmeyer believes council at fault in town
Editor:

I must take umbrage with the editorial in the June 13 issue of the Coastal Point. You say the government is designed so that the people can have their say on issues. This is not...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 10:14am

Letters to the Editor -- June 13, 2008

Reader: What are our options now?
Editor:

With the primary season coming to an end, we now know who the presumptive Democratic and Republican presidential nominees will be.

I cannot recall when our two major political parties...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 7:27am

Letters to the Editor -- June 6, 2008

AARP thankful for community help
Editor:

The Artisans Fair sponsored by the South Coastal Delaware AARP Chapter was a huge success, thanks to the support of many in our community. This was a new venture for our chapter, so we were...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 10:57am

Letters to the Editor -- May 30, 2008

Baker sets the record straight on development
Editor:

This is in response to a letter sent to members of the press on May 22, 2008.

The Sussex County Council turned down a request by the developers of the Estates of Sea Chase...

Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 8:55am

Letters to the Editor -- May 16, 2008

Dukes disects impact on county governments
Editor:

Recently, I was elected president of the Delaware Association of Counties. This organization comprises the County Councils and Levy Courts from all three Delaware counties. It is a...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 8:27am

Letters to the Editor - May 2, 2008

Oil, taxes are the roots of economic woes
Editor:

As should be apparent to all our elected servants, the cost of oil is dictating the economy. As a result, where the citizenship might not have complained as vociferously as they...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:29am

Letters - April 25, 2008

Cleary responds to Steele’s letter
Editor:
I write in response to Harry Steele’s reply to an earlier letter published in the Coastal Point. Mr. Steele is often thoughtful in his reply. I will ignore the bombastic Fox News segments and...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 9:37am

Letters to the Editor - April 18, 2008

Pilot was trying to fulfill her mission
Editor:

There is no reason to doubt the NTSB findings of “pilot error” in the December 2006 crash that killed Mr. Josh Freeman as well as the pilot. (“NTSB cites pilot errors in fatal...

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 6:37am

Letters to the Editor - April 11, 2008

White offers rebuttal to councilman’s letter

Editor’s Note: It is our policy to prohibit letters regarding elections from running the week of voting. The purpose behind that policy is to allow candidates one last opportunity to dispute any...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 9:10am

Letters - April 4, 2008

Esposito gets support for mayoral seat
Editor:
We would like to endorse and throw our whole-hearted support behind the candidacy of Vinnie Esposito for mayor of Ocean View. Vinnie has years of experience as a legislator in New Jersey...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 10:00am

Letters - March 21, 2008

Readers: Regulate propane dealers
Editor:

We have subscribed to propane services from Suburban Propane over the past 10 years that we have lived in this area. Over the years, the cost of propane has escalated disproportionately with...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 3:02am

Letters to the Editor - March 15, 2008

Nippes endorses Wood, Mitchell for town
Editor:

Before announcing my endorsements, let me commend the individuals who have offered to run for public office. Having a choice between candidates stirs enthusiasm among the electorate....

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:46am

Letters to Editor - March 7, 2008

Ocean View councilman sets the record straight
Editor:

As the Councilman from District 2, I feel compelled to address some of the issues that have been emphasized in the campaign literature of some candidates.

Two candidates...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 3:27am

Letters - February 29, 2008

Cathcart responds to Schwartzkopf’s column
Editor:
The State News recently ran an opinion column by state Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf on manufactured housing issues that, through errors and omissions, unfairly characterized the efforts of...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:08am

Letters to Editor

Esposito makes his case for mayoral seat
Editor:

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Vinnie Esposito. A native of Pennsylvania and resident of New Jersey for 47 years, my wife Maureen and I currently reside in Savannahs Landing...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 2:57am

Letters

Town invites residents to create seal and motto
Editor:

The Town of Ocean View is very excited about its search for a town seal and motto, and wants to invite participation from all present and former Ocean View property owners, and...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 1:23pm

Letters

Atkins thankful for support of many
Editor:

I wish to thank the many supporters and friends in Sussex County who have expressed their support and friendship over the last five years. I am proud of what we accomplished together over...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 5:24am

Letters

Councilman says chaos on council must stop
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the citizens of Ocean View and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

On July 10, the town council held its monthly meeting. It...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 4:11pm

Letters

Fenwick guards excel at nationals
Editor:

The United States Lifesaving Association National Championships were recently held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., featuring the best lifeguards and athletes from across the country, including Hawaii...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 6:50am

Letters to Editor

Gregory — one year on the job
Editor:

On Feb. 12, the Ocean View Town Manager, Conway Gregory, will have completed his first year on the job. As with my theme of always keeping the citizens informed, it is important to review his job...

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 4:00am

Letters

Lions Club says thanks for support
Editor:

We are most grateful for those of you who attended and supported our annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser, held at the Fenwick Crab House, on Saturday, Nov. 3.

It was a resounding...

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 1:50am

Letters

Dog owner asks to just be left alone
Editor:

I am writing this to address a growing concern that I have as a resident of the area. I am an avid walker and a great day for me is heading out to Assawoman, Holts Landing or James Farm...

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:07am

Letters

NARFE applauds hearing of GPO-WEP
Editor:

Margaret L. Baptiste, president of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees’ Association (NARFE), commended Congress for holding a hearing to examine the Government Pension Offset (...

Friday, January 25, 2008 - 5:07am

Letters

Wood announces mayoral candidacy
Editor:

In response to numerous questions from friends and neighbors regarding the election for Mayor of Ocean View this April, I have an answer — I will run. I will run an active and vigorous...

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:06am

Letters

Reader throws her loyalty behind Biden
Editor:

We live in a time when people need a real hero to look up to, or depend upon. I am writing about, and on behalf of, my hero. I hope you can find the space to print such a story and that...

Friday, December 14, 2007 - 8:46am

Letters

Bethany resident expresses concerns
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Tony Pratt of DNREC and forwarded to the Bethany Beach Town Council and to the Coastal Point for publication.

On my recent walks on the...

Friday, December 7, 2007 - 5:33am

Letters

Brown gives examples of his argument
Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the Ocean View Town Council and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

Dear Ocean View servants:

I have read the newspaper stating...

Friday, November 30, 2007 - 7:16am

Letters

Nation needs to look at information sources
Editor:

In 1998 a group of conservative Republicans wrote a document titled “The Project for a New American Century.” The authors advocated a radical change in Middle East policy, including...

Friday, November 23, 2007 - 7:59am