I was asked last weekend if I was going to write my obligatory “I hate Valentine’s Day” column this week. Naturally, that got the rusty wheels turning in my head.
This issue marks the 10-year anniversary of the first edition of the Coastal Point, and nostalgia has been all the rage around our office for the past few weeks.
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 this disparity.
“Look, kids,” my father would say to a car full of weary travelers. “It’s the totem pole.”
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 do they realize their situation may not be as good as their fellow students.
New Dagsboro Town Councilman Brian Baull is not taking long to put his stamp on the Town.
I’ve come to the stark realization that there are two things that find me, no matter where I happen to be in life, or what I happen to be doing at any given moment.
The month of January was a busy one for the Indian River High School music program, as auditions for both County Band and All-State Band were held.
Congratulations to the following students on their selection to All State Band: B.J. Baull, Michaiah Hook, Ryan Staib and Jewel Tomlinson.
When news broke last week that the principal and assistant principal at Lord Baltimore Elementary School had been put on administrative leave, one could safely say that people in our community were paying attention.
For those of us who truly love playing poker, April 15, 2011, was a very dark day.
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 Forgotten Folk, the Story of the Moors and Nanticoke,” by C.A Weslanger.
If there’s one not-so-secret secret that’s a bit of a negative for life in Fenwick Island, it is parking.
Or, to be more precise, a lack of parking.
Have you ever really wanted something bad for somebody else, even if, on the surface, it doesn’t look like that big of a deal in the first place?
Robert Gates has criticized Vice President Joe Biden in his recent book, “Duty,” saying that Biden has been “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades” and that he “has poisoned the well” against the military leadership.
At the top of most everyone’s resolution list is eating healthier in the new year. Part of being healthy is understanding sugar.
The average American eats about 150 pounds of sugar each year, which equals 30 5-pound bags of sugar.
There are 15 calories in one teaspoon of sugar (or one packet).
On average, we consume 22 teaspoons of sugar per day, which equals 330 calories.
We have an ongoing conversation in our office that one of the benefits of our line of work is that we get to see a finished product each and every week. Unlike many jobs, we have something tangible to look at — to see how we did, and what we need to work on to do better for our readers and advertisers.
Welcome, everybody, to 2014!
And put on a hat. And some gloves. And a scarf. And maybe drape a woolly mammoth or something over your shoulders.
It’s the time of year when you discover that the high-tech gadget you got for Christmas doesn’t work as advertised. So, like millions of other frustrated consumers, you call the ailing product’s customer service department.
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.
Looking back at 2013 for a second, one of the most difficult stories we covered was what was happening at the Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary.
Take a look around you. See how everybody is smiling or looking particularly enthusiastic about the day? See how people’s shoulders look a little higher, and how they don’t quite look like they’ve been beaten about the head by a cement-mixer with a grudge?
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 everyone else isn’t just bad for individuals — it’s hurting the economy.”
It’s hard to believe that our little paper will turn 10 years old in about a month.
Delaware’s battle with secondhand smog
With all due apologies to Clement Clarke Moore ...
’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a computer was stirring, not even Bob’s mouse;
The papers were sent to the printer with care, in hopes that our editor would lose no more hair;
The ad reps were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of revenues danced in their heads;
Like many of you out there, I broke down under the illusion of $636 million and bought my way into the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday night — knowing in my mind that winning was a near-statistical impossibility, but feeling in my heart that I was going to be the one dancing with a big check in front of television cameras.
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 cites flooding by Sandy, the worse storm to hit the mid-East Coast in years, as support for the regulations.
Bennett offers look at bypass proposal
Well, the clock is officially winding down on Christmas.