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Letters to the Editor — September 30, 2016

Reader sees optimism in Ocean View

Editor:

I read with interest the article in the Sept. 23 issue of the Coastal Point encouraging residents to become informed and prepared in case of emergencies. Sussex County Emergency Operations Director Joe Thomas also recommended that members of the public get involved with organizations such as Citizens Corps.

Editorial – Latest IRSD referendum born from area growth

Latest IRSD referendum born from area growth

This is one that comes at no surprise, whatsoever.

It’s early, but masks are already all around us

If you’ve entered a grocery or drug store since, oh, July, you have noticed that Halloween items are filling the aisles.

Letters to the Editor — September 23, 2016

Chocolate tasting a hit, thanks to many

Editor:

Thank you to everyone who attended the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park’s recent Chocolate Tasting on Sept. 10, 2016. All of the proceeds from the Chocolate Tasting support the Thatcher Education Fund, which provides travel expenses to schools that need help to bring their students to the park.

Let’s thank our wounded veterans this week

Get out on the next clear night and enjoy one of our amazing sunsets. Or, on the flip side, wake up early and head to the beach to catch a sunrise that is guaranteed to steal your breath.

These things can make us feel extremely fortunate to live here, or spend significant time here visiting.

Point of No Return – My record is certainly spotty on telling the future

There comes a time when we must all stand up and take accountability for our actions or words. I find myself in this position quite a bit, actually.

Letters to the Editor — September 9, 2016

Reader takes issue with previous letter

Editor’s note: The following letter is a response to a recent letter to the editor by the Rev. Cameron Swain in support of the death penalty.

Editor:

Rev. Cameron Swain: Is the death penalty, as a fragment of historical practice, a Christian duty?

Stand or don’t stand. Just do something real, too

Dear Colin Kaepernick,

You don’t know me. And, to be honest with you, it’s not like you are someone I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about over the past few years, anyway.

Letters to the Editor — September 2, 2016

Reader disagrees with previous letter

Editor:

In response to Rev. [Cameron] Swain’s letter supporting capital punishment [Pastor supports capital punishment, Aug. 26 issue], I must say I’m shocked. What kind of interpretation is that? Who are we humans to decide another man’s fate? We imperfect humans.

Editorial – Safety, safety, safety with school buses

Schools around the area will be opening over the next few weeks, and the Delaware State Police (DSP) recently shared some advice for students, parents and bus drivers on how to take precautions in regards to safety.

Point of No Return: Loving thy neighbor needs to be in our daily lives

“Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

Remember that one? You know, pretty big reference in the Bible. Actually, it’s mentioned several times in the Bible, prominently in Matthew and Leviticus — and is the central theme of the standard “Golden Rule” that can be found in the texts of nearly every religion or philosophy recorded through time.

Letters to the Editor — August 26, 2016

Reader not a fan of road project

Editor:

In a recent article published in the Coastal Point regarding the Route 26 widening project, it was stated that it is a “model” for future construction. This is a very scary thought.

If anything, the project has been one not-very-well-thought-out incident after another. Let’s look at the problems they left behind.

Fewer guards means more awareness

It would probably be safe to consider today part of the fabled “dog days of summer.”

It’s been hot. The season is beginning to wind down as students make their way back to school. And the grind of another busy summer has most people (particularly those fortunate enough to live here) walking around with their tongues hanging out and eyes half shut.

Some obituaries are both historical and telling

One of the sections of our paper most read and discussed by staff members is the obituaries.

Point of No Return: We’ve had the opportunity to witness greatness

Twenty-one gold medals.

As of Tuesday night, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps had received 21 gold medals in his amazing, awe-inspiring career, and still had an opportunity to add to that collection before these Games were over, as he still had three more events to swim.

Letters to the Editor — August 12, 2016

Reader talks bike, walking safety

Editor:

We are continually asked to watch out for bikers and pedestrians, but we never see anything about them being careful. By careful I mean obeying the rules. I often see bikers ride through a red light or stop sign.

Editorial: Some solid police work leads to arrest

The ancient Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca has been attributed as the source of the quote, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

Apparently, the Ocean View Police Department and Delaware State Police (DSP) were “lucky” earlier this week when they were able to combine their efforts to apprehend an alleged burglar.

Point of No Return: Those we all support are not getting support

Buckle up. This could get rocky.

According to figures supplied by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) last month, 20 veterans a day committed suicide in 2014. Let that settle in for just a moment. That is 20 human beings a day taking their own lives. That’s 20 families, each and every day, ripped apart at the seams.

Letters to the Editor — August 5, 2016

Cottage Tour a hit, thanks to many

Editor:

As chair of the 25th 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 an outstanding success. This annual tour is held in support of the South Coastal Library & Cultural Center in Bethany Beach.

Roxana is the place to be this week

Softball fans from around the area can rejoice in the action that will be taking place at the Pyle Center starting this Sunday.

Too much information for one topic this week

There are weeks when I sit down at my computer to start putting together this column and I come to the unnerving reality that I don’t have any idea what it is I’m going to write about this week.

Letters to the Editor — July 29, 2016

Fenwick resident looks to new faces

Editor:

I feel I must respond to the letter “Reader discusses Fenwick issues.” It is a shame that this reader decided to make baseless claims against an unnamed candidate. All of us in Fenwick Island should be happy that we have a choice of candidates this year.

Editorial: Beebe to stay put, but build for the future

The population of Sussex County continues to grow. Stop us if you’ve heard this before.

And, yes, we have heard this for years, but the reason for this is clear — the population in Sussex County continues to rise, and there is no reason to believe that will really stop anytime soon.

Point of No Return: Smartphone sensation grabs a lot of attention

Four score and seven years ago...

Sorry, I was working on an original speech and it just spilled into the beginning of my column here.

The little things can help a lot down the road

Most of the town council meetings in this community — at least those who have an operational police department — include the police chief or another law enforcement official reading off that month’s crime statistics, or giving a general update.

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