DiFebo’s thankful for support with event
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
SPCA volunteer responds to critic
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
Reader upset by idea of Inlet casino
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
Swim team thankful for support of many
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
Resident has issues with town event
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
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
A job well done in Bethany Beach
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
Reader opposes gambling on religious basis
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
Reader wants Senate structure examined
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
Magill responds to previous guest column
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.
Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 6:43am
Bellistri offers his opinion on dune
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
Bethany resident grateful for dunes
Thank goodness we had the dunes to protect us.
Reader weighs in on renewable energy
I read with great interest the speech...
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 1:03pm
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
Reader throws support behind O’Donnell
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
Reader: Health care reform, Ms. Ryan?
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
Ryan goes deep into health care debate
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
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.
Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:31am
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
Phone punishment policy is unfair
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
Coast Day a hit, thanks to efforts of many
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
Thanks to Carper and Kaufman for efforts
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
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
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
Residents ask council not to pursue change
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
Reader ponders voting in Ocean View
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
Writer believes Mervine is not the choice
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
Writer defends his beliefs, organization
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
Legion looking for support with donations
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
Nantais family grateful for support
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
Muddy Neck zoning change denied
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
Wind supporter stands up to criticism
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
Reader: Atkins proving to be a real liberal
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
Enough is enough for the citizens of town
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
Is sportsbetting the answer? Don’t bet on it
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
Keeley gives his side on annexation issue
A headline on the front page of the April 24 Coastal Point suggests that Ocean View looks to “annexation” to fix financial issues. After reading the article, I raise the following...
Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 5:59am
Birkmeyers take exception to column
This is in response to the guest column by Ocean View Councilman Roy Thomas in the March 27 issue, reviewing his three years of service on the council.
We’ll be the first to commend...
Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 8:30am
Reader: County Council not above critique
Sussex County Council’s recent decree that county officials, employees and sub-contractors will not be criticized during council meetings is living proof that we, the citizens of...
Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:49am
Lawless: Protecting town’s fiscal future
In a recessed economy, reasonable minds find ways to conserve finances to preserve the future. A reasonable mind, such as Bob Lawless, who is running for Ocean View Town Council...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 5:31pm
Vengazo writes in to clarify previous letter
Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted as a clarification/refutation regarding letter from Nan Colella in our March 6 issue.
In her letter, Ms. Colella...
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:52pm
Lawless gets more support in election bid
No one has more at stake in the safety of their community than the people who live there. In a time of shrinking resources and growing crime, Ocean View residents came out to lend...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 4:14pm
Hey, big spenders in Ocean View
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
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
Projects possible because of many
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
Pet show organizers thankful for support
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
I love living in Ocean View
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
Jennings foundation grateful for area support
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
QRCF offers thanks for Caribbean efforts
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
Reader asks town to open bid process
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
Fenwick Island Lions Club says ‘thank you’
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
Lawless puts support behind Hocker
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