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Tragedy should serve as a somber reminder

Well, it happened. And we are all worse off for it happening.

A young lady, Anastasia Ciolpan, 20, of Moldova, was riding her bicycle southbound on Kent Avenue on June 26, when a vehicle struck her from behind and knocked her to the ground. Ciolpan died earlier this week from the injuries.

Freeman Stage made the only choice they could

There are very few discussions a group of any size can have without resulting in debate.

Letters to the Editor – July 8, 2016

Elling responds to previous letter

Editor:

Greetings, Sherry Brannon of West Fenwick: I liked your response to my letter regarding the IRSD ending their use of “Indian cartoon mascots.” I am not sure about the teacher from “Peanuts,” as I am not into another cartoon image you referred to? I try to connect to real people.

Letters to the Editor – July 1, 2016

Chamber grateful for support with event

Editor:

On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Town of Selbyville and Chamber team, I would like to thank everyone who supported the 59th Annual Old Timer’s Day to make it a memorable occasion.

Guest Column – Coastal business owner supports ocean plan

I’ll put this simply: Without a clean, safe, and healthy ocean in Delaware, we wouldn’t be in business. That’s why our customers come to the shore. Because of this fact, we are always concerned about the next threat to our tourism-dependent business, be it climate change, oil drilling, wind farms or pollution.

Monday night incident ups our fear factor

Reality hit a little too close to home again this week.

I'm turning myself over to positive thinking

My leaf has turned.

No longer will I focus my attention on mouth-breathing, simpleton dolts who fill our atmosphere with their ignorant blatherings or hate-filled dialogue. I’m not wasting any more time on knee-jerk politicians hitching their wagons to the latest trending topics on Twitter by spewing forth proposals that will never see the light of day, and you won’t read anything more from me on annoying internet trolls who take out the frustrations of their own miserable, rudderless lives on anybody who has accomplished anything of note.

Letters to the Editor – June 24, 2016

Fenwick resident goes after council

Editor’s note: The following letter from 2015 Fenwick Island Town Council candidate Lisa Benn was addressed to town council members and sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

Don’t let a mistake ruin the rest of your life

We’re now in that magical time of the year when the schools have closed their doors for the regular school years, and the families have started coming down for their magical vacations by the shore.

Unfortunately, we have also reached that time of the year where pedestrian and bicycle accidents go on a significant uptick, and many fairy-tale vacations end without a happy ending.

Life is hard. But life is also very rewarding

I had every intention of focusing my column this week on the tragic shooting in Orlando last weekend that resulted in the death of 50 human beings and more than that injured.

Letters to the Editor – June 17, 2016

Reader responds to previous letter

Editor:

Regarding Mr. Elling’s letter in last week’s Coastal Point, “Will the Indian River School District apologize for slavery?” I must respond by saying, “Will the Coastal Point’s editor apologize for printing Mr. Elling’s negative letters about our community week after week?”

Responders train for the unthinkable, for us

We like to think nothing really bad happens in our sleepy community by the shore.

Of course, we all know there are far too many bicyclist and pedestrian accidents during the summer months, and drunk driving seems to take somebody far-too-early from our grasps every year. There are also heroin problems, and organizations being hit by embezzlement.

Case proves again that justice is not blind

By now, many of you have heard about the entitled piece of garbage in California who was sentenced to six months in jail for raping an unconscious woman behind a Dumpster outside a Stanford University frat party.

Letters to the Editor – June 3, 2016

Elling: ‘Will the Indian River School District apologize for slavery?’

Editor:

One more day of remembrance this week

The flags lining various locales throughout our community and others the past few weeks have been set up to honor those men and women of our armed forces who paid the ultimate price in defense of our freedom. Obviously, that period of remembrance centered around Memorial Day, and all of our service men and women who died in conflicts around the world.

Fun, sun and safety should all be enjoyed

Game on.

This weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer season around this community, and that means plenty of sunscreen, feasting seagulls, surfing, skimboarding, camping, fishing and more. Unfortunately, it also usually means more accidents and injuries.

Another summer full of personal resolutions

The trusted Coastal Point calendar hanging on my wall tells me that we have indeed crossed into another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind.

Viewpoint: Selbyville starts planning with win-win deal – May 20, 2016

It’s all-too-rare that we see a truly win-win situation in any walk of life. In government, that may be an even rarer situation.

However, we might be seeing that very circumstance happening in Selbyville, as officials there have begun planning the 10-year update to the Town’s comprehensive plan.

Parting shots from some citizens on candidates

So, this has been an interesting race for the presidency to this point, huh?

Let’s keep some perspective with MVFC news

When the State of Delaware Office of Auditor of Accounts (AOA) released their inspection report of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s (MVFC) financials this week, the oft-whispered-about had become a horrific black-and-white reality.

Editorial: Saturday kicks off a series of busy weekends – May 13, 2016

Who’s tired of all this rain?

Yeah, sorry. We can’t do anything about the weather. However, we can tell you about a really full day of activities planned for our community this Saturday, May 14.

Guest Column: Mitchell: The Donald has a surprise coming if he wins

Donald Trump’s notions about government are drawn from his business principles and experiences. As president, he will suddenly find that his notions are antithetical to governing. He fools his voters by making unrealistic promises that he can’t keep.

Trump’s statements during his campaign for the GOP nomination belie his understanding of how government works.

Letters to the Editor – May 6, 2016

Beebe auxiliary offers thanks for assistance

Editor:

The Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary extends its appreciation to those individuals and organizations that supported this year’s Annual Plant Sale and Family Fun Fair held at East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro, Del., on Saturday, April 23.

Mother’s Day weekend is a big one for area

While Memorial Day weekend is circled in red on many area desk calendars as the start of another summer season, it’s also important to note that the unofficial kickoff each year is Mother’s Day weekend.

It’s another chapter in this crazy book we call life

It has been said that each individual’s life is its own book, and the chapters contained within tell the tales of different phases of that person’s life story.

Bail, even a high one, is a risky proposition

In 2012, members of the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force arrested Dagsboro resident Matthew Burton in connection with the murder of Millsboro’s Nicole Bennett. It was a disturbing crime, both by the nature of the death, and the fact that Bennett and Burton both worked at the Bayshore Community Church in Gumsboro, and were fairly well-known to many in the community.

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