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Editorial — Thanksgiving for Thousands is a shining light

It’s not just about the beach, hunting and chicken in Sussex County.

Point of No Return — There are plenty of topics to focus on this week

Be it the rise and proliferation of social media, the “insta-cup” mentality of many news organizations or, well, whatever, there is plenty going on around this spinning globe to get your attention. Instead of tackling one item this week, let’s look at a few. Hey, the more things I discuss, the more chances I have of irritating you with a given opinion. And, really, that’s what I’m here for, right?

Guest Column — Arlett: Why we want right-to-work in Sussex County

Seaford used to be called “The Nylon Capital of the World,” with a DuPont plant that employed more than 4,600 people. Today, it often seems that we’re the capital of missed opportunities and lost jobs.

Editorial — Sentence raises more questions than answers

Former Millville Volunteer Fire Company (MVFC) Treasurer Justin Oakley was recently sentenced to six months in jail for stealing nearly $200,000 from the company. Oakley was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,181.88, which he reportedly did immediately following sentencing on Friday, Nov. 3.

Letters to the Editor — Nov. 10, 2017

USA flag and Anthem vs Constitution

Editor:

The US Constitution is the foundation, frame, windows and roof of our country. It defines the rights of all our citizens. The US Constitution is the center of the laws of our United States of America.

County, Discover combine to help whole region

Sussex County Administrator Todd Lawson dropped a little bombshell for those in attendance at the Sussex County Today & Tomorrow Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Letters to the Editor — Nov. 3, 2017

Reader says love is the answer for nation

Editor:

After reading the letter which I have retitled “I’m Still with You,” by John Dupont of Ocean View, published in the Oct. 13, 2017, edition of Coastal Point, I was forced to respond. I must, first and foremost, commend Mr. Dupont for how he was able to so eloquently pen “truth” to paper.

Editorial — Ordinance needs to be discussed thoroughly

Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett is pushing an ordinance related to right-to-work legislation for the county, and it could be put in front of council at its Oct. 31 meeting.

The ordinance would intend to “provide that no employee covered by the National Labor Relations Act be required to join or pay dues to a union, or refrain from joining a union, as a condition of employment.”

Point of No Return — Google list gives us the top 2017 costumes

It is basic human nature to fantasize about living the life of someone else, right?

Guest Column — Conaway: To regulate or not? That is the question!

The last time I reported to you about the activities of the Sussex County Economic Development Action Committee, I pointed out four areas in which Sussex County must improve if we are to sustain Sussex County as a “place to be.” Those areas included training, salary improvements, affordable housing and job opportunities.

Editorial — It will take a community to fight the heroin problem

Like nearly every corner of America, we have been hit hard by the heroin epidemic.

Young, old, wealthy, poor, male, female, black or white — heroin has come for every demographic we have, and left a trail of tears, broken hearts, crime and death in its wake. So, how do we combat it?

Editorial — Frankford makes tough call — now needs a solution

On Wednesday, the Town of Frankford announced via their Facebook page that they would not be going through with a proposal from Dagsboro Police Chief Clifford Toomey that would consolidate two separate police agencies under the supervision of Toomey.

Editorial — Opportunity at hand to recycle hard-to-recycle goods

As our calendars turn to October, and our wardrobes begin to take on a more autumnal flair, we often have to make some subtle changes around the house.

Editorial — James Farm, CIB set to put future plans into action

The James Farm Ecological Preserve is one of the community’s special treasures.

Point of No Return — It doesn't always have to be negative, does it?

There is a lot of buzz around these fruited plains focused on the concept that we are now a nation divided.

Editorial — Frankford, Dagsboro discussing creative solution

The Town of Frankford has been relying on Delaware State Police coverage since the resignation of former police chief Mark Hudson in July. Even before Hudson’s departure, there were some concerns that there simply wasn’t enough police coverage in the town, particularly with the area-wide rise in heroin-related crimes.

Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey may have found a solution.

Point of No Return — Happy Places can evolve, and that’s a good thing

There are certain things that just “feel right” in life.

Of course, these comforts are somewhat personalized. What feels natural and comfortable to one person might not be another person’s cup of tea.

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 15, 2017

Reader proud of Operation SEAs the Day

Editor:

We were minding our own business, driving east on 54 last Friday, when first we noticed all the pedestrians waving flags, and then we saw strobing police lights and heard the horns. All the cars stopped as the parade came towards us. We soon realized it had to do with SEAs the Day.

Editorial — The season is over. Now starts the best season yet

It’s here.

What has been affectionately coined as “Locals’ Summer,” kicked off Monday afternoon, and people from around the community crawled out of their coccoons, hit the beach and visited local shops and restaurants again after the unofficial end of summer that is marked by Labor Day weekend.

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