Editorial


Chamber offers perfect gift

When the bidding process for work on the expansion of the South Coastal Library was re-opened last month after some administrative issues with the winning bid, many in the community equated the problems with the library project to the bidding...

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:17am

Chamber offers perfect gift

Getting an early start on the holiday season, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce is already getting into the spirit of giving. And its hope is that the rest of us are ready to get on board.

The Chamber will be organizing “...

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 1:38pm

Medical help is on the way

For all the talk about over-development and inadequate roads for the area’s population, this community has very few problems that actually impact the quality of life. Sure, housing is expensive here and salaries are low, but those are problems...

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:12am

Town in good shape with chief

For years, William Dudley’s name was synonymous with law enforcement in Dagsboro. When Dudley announced his resignation as chief of the town’s police department, there was a valid reason to be concerned regarding the direction of the department...

Friday, October 26, 2007 - 7:03am

Start the bidding ... well, soon

There certainly seems to be a problem around us regarding governmental bidding processes.

As state officials prepare to begin anew the bidding process for the construction of a new Indian River Inlet Bridge, county officials are now...

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 8:42am

Keep decisions final and fair

This happens from time to time.

Something gets approved by one governmental body or another, and complaints arise after the fact. Sometimes, people just missed the approval process the first time, and never got an opportunity to voice...

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 10:33am

County right with ‘clean hands’

Sussex County Council got it right on Tuesday went they went with an ordinance that requires people be completely paid up and in good standing to the county before they can have any permits approved.

We know there are those who argue that...

Friday, September 21, 2007 - 4:41am

Fenwick makes the right move

We get on a lot of leaders in this community for not using vision in their planning because, well, they rarely use vision on their planning. However, one would have to be impressed by the plans that Beebe Medical Center has for its new...

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 5:39am

Fenwick makes the right move

Making a move that is both environmentally responsible and resident-friendly, the Fenwick Island Town Council voted unanimously to accept a two-year, town-wide recycling contract with the Delaware Solid Waste Authority. The cost of the program...

Friday, August 31, 2007 - 7:21am

A fresh start needed at school

Labor Day is fast approaching, and the sight of school buses making their way down local roads and children carrying books will be filling the eye.

It’s an exciting time for children and parents alike. Likewise, many of our local...

Friday, August 24, 2007 - 8:46am

Time to turn back on the light

We’re a society that treasures its landmarks.

From a giant needle in Seattle, to an arch to nowhere in St. Louis to a totem pole in Bethany Beach, people are proud of the landmarks in their communities, and others are anxious to come see...

Friday, August 17, 2007 - 10:29am

Letters

King Farm, industrial park issues clarified
Editor:

There has been some confused discussion on the proposal to integrate what is known as the King Farm into the Sussex County Industrial Airpark.

Having served as both a...

Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 12:51pm

We must keep the Series here

If you haven’t had the opportunity yet to go watch a game or two at the Senior League Softball World Series, trust us, you’ll want to do so soon.

The atmosphere is absolutely electric — fully loaded with exuberant fans, excited players and...

Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 12:49pm

Leaders must focus on leading

We really try to avoid the trap of getting involved in personality skirmishes around here. There is a general feel around the office that we attempt to avoid the infamous “he said-she said” debates between residents, and our reporters try to look...

Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 1:51pm

Beebe is using the right logic

Rumors have been running rampant that Beebe Medical Center had changed its mind about using a 10-acre lot along Route 26 for a medical center in our community. Well, the rumors were a little bit off — thankfully.

Instead, Beebe picked up...

Friday, July 27, 2007 - 10:11am

Dictionary offers all new options

English is a language of adaptation. The language itself is a conglomeration of already-established dialects, and has continued to grow as it assimilates itself to jargon, new technology and conversational fads. It’s a beautiful thing, in that...

Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 6:10pm

We can all help with the World Series

In what’s becoming an annual tradition in the community, organizers are preparing for the Senior League Softball World Series in Roxana. Adding some spice to the mix is the arrival of ESPN to broadcast the action to the rest of the world.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 6:16pm

EDITORIAL: The season is now in full swing

There are times when it might appear like our justice system is more geared toward the rights of the accused than the rights of the victim. Chalk up one major victory for victims in the state of Delaware.

Earlier this week, Gov. Ruth Ann...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 8:00pm

Fenwick makes the right move

It’s been a widely-held belief that the beaches get a little bigger every year after Labor Day — the theory being that vacationers and summer residents return home, and there is a little more elbow room on the beaches.

This year, that...

Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 6:18am

EDITORIAL: The season is now in full swing

Oh, the sun has been shining, the roads have been a little more congested and the children are out of school. But, make no mistake, the summer season doesn’t officially take hold around here until the Fourth of July hits.

It’s summer....

Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: Fenwick gets it right with Boyden

Sometimes, the best choices are right in front of our faces. This time, it was recognized quickly and acted upon in the right manner.

The Town of Fenwick Island, apparently surprised recently by the decision of Fenwick Island Police Chief...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: June 22, 2007

Fire company offers peace of mind

It’s been said that big things come in small packages. Perhaps one of those “big things” could be the protection of your home.

The Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company (BBVFC) is now trying to do...

Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: This tax thing is really worth considering

Make no mistake — we aren’t big fans of new taxes here in Coastal Point land.

However, there are certain times that require big measures, and the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company’s district would appear to be in one of those times...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: Now is the time for voices to be heard

The controversial ordinance proposal before Sussex County Council in recent months over allowing county officials to trade land density for cash is soon coming to a head — and the public will thankfully have their opportunities to voice their...

Thursday, June 7, 2007 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: This is the weekend of all weekends

The season is now upon us, and there are few better ways to enjoy it than the weekend ahead.

The Third Annual Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show will take control of Bethany’s boardwalk on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artisans will be...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 8:00pm

Too late this time ... not the next time

Although it might seem a little insignificant to some, the events that led to the death of a great blue heron earlier this week were profound.

The bird, entangled in some landscape netting in Millville, had suffered for several days, and...

Friday, May 25, 2007 - 6:54am

When in doubt, look to the sewer.

Maybe that’s a bit oversimplistic, but there seems to be a harmonious partnership between various entities when it comes to paying for sewer expansion that’s just not seen in every area of services throughout our community.

On Tuesday,...

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 3:52pm

Support for troops, their families vital

Word came this last week that 150 soldiers from the Delaware National Guard are being called up as part of President George W. Bush’s “surge” of troops in Iraq. Among them is Jason Bergman, who likely has been best known in this community as one...

Friday, May 11, 2007 - 12:13pm

Are two more county seats coming?

Rep. Gerald Hocker’s vision of two at-large Sussex County Council members might be getting a little more clear.

House Bill 42, which would add two more positions to the county council, would call for those two new positions to be voted on...

Friday, May 4, 2007 - 7:45am

Nippes could be town's olive branch

Simply judging from the letters that have run in this paper over the past year or so, one could easily determine that there are some officials in Ocean View who do not get along. Read some of the coverage on various town council meetings and it’s...

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 9:39am

State needs to make assurances

Well, we should have probably seen this one coming.

In another fine example of the state’s horrible timing, a bill introduced in Dover last week would restrict county and town governments from collecting transfer taxes on some rural...

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:25am

Real Estate is on its way back Current times demand sacrifice

There is no secret that one giant draw for attracting people to move their permanent residences to this community is the low tax rates. Oh, housing costs have become expensive, particularly in the coastal towns, but the cost of living stays...

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 9:26am

Real Estate is on its way back

For a little over a year now, it’s been that elephant in the room. We’ve all been made aware that the real estate market — both locally and nationally — has slowed down quite a bit. It has even been speculated that the “bubble has burst.”

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Friday, March 30, 2007 - 10:29am

EDITORIAL: Next generation taking their turn?

The appointment of Kami Banks to the Millville Town Council Tuesday night was not like most of the seats that get filled on various municipal boards — particularly in this area. See, Banks is 24, and she is raring with enthusiasm for the tasks...

Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: Efforts of police help whole area

A three-month joint police investigation in the Selbyville area netted eight local drug-related arrests on March 1, and our entire community benefits greatly from the work done on that night.

No, the movement and sales of drugs throughout...

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

EDITORIAL: County made the right decision

There is no arguing that the Sports at the Beach complex in Georgetown is a great facility to promote youth sports, provides an outlet for young people to get recreation and is a wonderful face to represent our community to people who come down...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Sussex County Council

Well, the public has had their initial say regarding the comprehensive land-use plans for Sussex County, and now the consulting firm the county has hired will get to work implementing a plan that will protect environmentally-sensitive areas,...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Now is the time for voices to be heard

The controversial ordinance proposal before Sussex County Council in recent months over allowing county officials to trade land density for cash is soon coming to a head — and the public will thankfully have their opportunities to voice their...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Legislators face a busy year

It’s January and state legislators are back in the business of the state’s ... well, business.

While state officials have a busy slate of items on their agendas each year, this is a particularly interesting legislative session for this...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:07am

This tradition has to stop now

The recent accidental shooting of a young woman in the community brings to light a disturbing and insipid tradition in the area — people shooting off firearms to mark the new year.

The gist of this, apparently, is to fire live rounds into...

Friday, January 5, 2007 - 9:10am

EDITORIAL: Selbyville becomes fan-friendly

We live in an age where information is of the utmost importance. With that need for information at the tip of our fingers, technology has led a revolution through the Internet, multi-tasking cell phones and PDAs and various other means of...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

EDITORIAL: A legacy that won’t ever go away

It’s been said that a person’s legacy should not be the life he lived, as much as the lives he touched. Using that formula, it’s a no-brainer to call Josh Freeman’s abbreviated life an unmitigated success.

We’ve all read and heard about...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

EDITORIAL: Replenishment should be priority

The joint contract between the towns of South Bethany and Bethany Beach and the beach replenishment lobbying firm Marlowe & Co. is due to expire on Dec. 31, and questions are arising as to whether or not the towns should extend the...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

EDITORIAL: Council needs to stop madness

Have we finally reached the point of absurdity?

Rezoning of a 265-unit development proposed for just south of Millville — called The Lakelyns — was shot down by Sussex County Planning & Zoning (P&Z) in October because of the need...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

EDITORIAL — The weekend of all weekends

Feel like getting into the spirit of the holidays? Well, this is the weekend for you.

The community has seemingly come to a collective decision to spread the joys of the holiday over the next three days, and the ambitious reveler could...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Steen a fixture in community

We are a community on the move. Growth has brought in new faces, and seen a few others leave in its wake. We have watched new buildings go up, and others come down to make room for the new. It has brought prosperity and services, and has created...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

This idea should be explored

School district referendum.

Those three simple words can stir up quite a bit of conversation these days. Here in the Indian River School District, residents have consistently been supportive of whatever the district feels is imperative for...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

EDITORIAL: Take time out for veterans

If the Coastal Point had a collective hero, it would probably be Leo Brady.

Yes, the man whose name is attached to the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual event when man meets icy ocean on New Year’s Day (and raises money...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

EDITORIAL: Election a time for all voices

Here we go — the time for posturing, campaigning and political support is coming to a head with Tuesday’s election. The ultimate symbol of democracy at work is fully upon us, as we step into the voting booths and cast our ballots for those we...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters: June 3, 2006

An open letter to our local state officials
Editor:

Our group is writing to request legislative attention, and legislative changes, to the current uncompetitive electricity rate structure in Delaware.

Please let me make it...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm