Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor — May 2, 2014

Elling ends effort to quash Indian mascots


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

Letters to the Editor — April 25, 2014

Justice for all — who can afford it


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

Letters to the Editor — April 18, 2014

Atkins: Dredging Inland Bay waterways vital


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

Letters to the Editor — April 11, 2014

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

Letters to the Editor — April 4, 2014

Writer contemplates needs in the state


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

Letters to the Editor — March 28, 2014

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

Letters to the Editor — March 21, 2014

ALA gives kudos to Rehoboth Board


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

Letters to the Editor — March 7, 2014

Is it rude to care about the First Amendment?


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

Letters to the Editor — February 28, 2014

South Coastal Library’s book sale another hit


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

Letters to the Editor — February 21, 2014

Reader questions equal treatment in
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

Letters to the Editor — February 14, 2014

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

Letters to the Editor — February 7, 2014

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

Letters to the Editor — January 31, 2014

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

Letters to the Editor — January 24, 2014

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

Letters to the Editor — January 10, 2014

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.

I see...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:23pm

Letters to the Editor — January 14, 2014

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

Letters to the Editor — December 27, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor — December 20, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor — December 13, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor — December 6, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor — November 29, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor — November 22, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor — November 8, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor — November 1, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor — October 18, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor — October 11, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor — October 4, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor — September 27, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor — September 20, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor — September 13, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor — August 30, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor — August 23, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor -- August 16, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor -- August 2, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor -- July 19, 2013

Burbage discusses

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

Letters to the Editor -- June 28, 2013

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.

Through the...

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 8:28am

Letters to the Editor-- June 21, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor -- June 14, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor: May 17, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor -- May 10, 2013

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

Letter to the Editor -- May 3, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor -- April 26, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor -- April 19, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor -- April 12, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor — April 5, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor — March 29, 2013

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

Letters to the editor -- March 22, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor -- March 15, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor -- February 22, 2013

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

Letters to the Editor -- February 15, 2013

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