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Point of No Return — Sports’ fantasies-come-true make for compelling reality TV

It has been said by people much brighter than me — which is a list more prolific than I’m comfortable admitting — that sports is the original reality-television programming.

Letters to the Editor — May 5, 2017

River Soccer thanks Springtime Jamboree and community­­

Editor:

The River Soccer Club would like to thank the Hocker Family for their generous support through the Springtime Jamboree.

An evening full of music, comedy, and fun was performed on April 28 and 29 at Indian River High School.

This year, the River Soccer Club was the beneficiary.

Point of No Return — Desire and commitment foster great inspiration

A capitalist society, such as ours, only truly blossoms when people find inspiration, set goals and put in the blood, sweat and tears to meet those goals.

Letters to the Editor — April 28, 2017

Fenwick cleanup a hit, thanks to many

Editor:

Thank you for your help in publicizing the 2nd Annual Earth Day Cleanup in the Town of Fenwick Island.

Guest Column — The most talked-about and least understood phenomenon

In the 1960s, civil rights protests were growing, with the focal point being the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on May 4, 1968. Once again, as in the Civil War, Americans fought with Americans, supposedly over a moral issue, the “unfairness” of racial inequality, a seemingly easy-to-understand principle.

Guest Column — Why did I March for Science in D.C.? A belief in truth, facts

April 22 was a cool and wet Earth Day in Washington, D.C., and it would have been easy to stay away, but certain truths are no longer self-evident to some in government. Therefore, I heard the call to stand up and march for science.

Editorial — Presentation illustrates Freeman Stage’s growth

Sussex County Council received its annual presentation from the powers that be at The Freeman Stage at Bayside last week — and, once again, we are reminded of just how far this effort has come over the years.

Point of No Return — Article reminds us of a time best left behind

Between the mountains of mashed potatoes and sneaky chowing down of my daughter’s Easter candy last weekend, I was shown an old magazine article by a family member that dominated much of our conversation for the next several minutes.

Letters to the Editor — April 21, 2017

Carpenter sees bright future in Frankford

Editor:

I hope this correspondence finds you well.

Editorial — Burton penalty is not appropriate for his crime

Nicole Bennett was a 35-year-old Millsboro woman who worked at Bay Shore Babies and SPLASH in Gumboro during the summer of 2012. She had a husband and three daughters, their ages ranging from 11 years to 15 months old. She was living a life that many in this community happily live — work, family, church.

Point of No Return — Spring has indeed sprung, and it is awesome

It was like the beginning of a zombie movie — only with a lot more smiles and dramtically less body decay.

Letters to the Editor — April 14, 2017

Responders getting social organization

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to active and retired emergency-services workers and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

Editorial — Water grants can’t be cut without replacement

The president’s proposed 2018 federal budget, as it stands today, would eliminate all USDA water and wastewater loan and grant programs — slashing $498 million from federal spending. And that sounds great on the surface. We all would like to see the government become a little more thrifty with its spending.

Point of No Return — If you really want to screw up, call a human

Chemical attack in Syria. Suicide bombing in Russia. North Korea fires off another missile.

A recent tour of news around the world can make a person want to crawl back into bed, pull the covers over his or her eyes and just hope this is all a bad dream. It’s a helpless feeling to watch people suffer, mourn and die due to the selfish and cruel actions of others without having any ability to aid them, and, even if one did have the power or resources to assist... how?

Letters to the Editor — April 7, 2017

Reader urges others to give ‘gift of life’

Editor:

Organ and tissue donation are subjects that rarely enter our thoughts — that is, until you have a dog in the fight.

Editorial — School board taps Steele for tough challenge

The Indian River Board of Education appointed Mark Steele as the District’s full-time superintendent at their regular board meeting on Monday, March 27.

Point of No Return — Team’s move to Vegas brings back memories

I was 14 years old when I caught images of the Mayflower moving van on the news.

Curious as to why they would be showing a moving van driving in the snow as their lead story, I plopped myself down and turned up the volume on the television. No, this was most definitely not a cute story about a moving company helping people deal with the snow, or a sad story about a company that was facing tough economic times and would have to lay people off or shutter their doors for good. No, this was something worse.

Point of No Return —Youth sports should be about, well, the youth

The flowers are fighting through some random cold snaps to find their blooms, numerous seasonal businesses are beginning to open up their doors and Darin’s sinuses are more blocked than Central Avenue after a giant sinkhole appears underneath the asphalt, causing me to forget that the road is closed at that intersection about a million times over the...

Letters to the Editor — March 24, 2017

LBWC seeking new members

Editor:

The Lord Baltimore Women’s Club was started by a small group of very insightful women in 1934. These women were service-minded and dedicated to their community. Today, the club has over 100 members.

Mitchell: Presidential lies have a deep history in the U.S.

Two weeks ago, President Trump tweeted on a Saturday morning that former President Obama had ordered a wiretap of his phones in Trump Tower during the campaign. Congressional leaders — both Republicans and Democrats — have said there is no proof of Trump’s charge.

Editorial — Crime in area forces us to take extra care

It’s not a difficult leap to equate a rise in home and car burglaries with the massive uptick in opioid use and abuse in the community over recent years. People become addicted, they want more drugs after they have exhausted their own resources and they move on to taking things from other people to satisfy their addictions.

Letters to the Editor — March 17, 2017

Reader offers congrats for referendum

Editor:

Congratulations to the IRSD, and Mark Steele in particular, for their success with the second referendum. Superintendent Steele did indeed hustle for yes votes everywhere within the IRSD boundaries. He was indeed working 13-plus hours daily.

Hard workers get their special day in the sun

There are numerous reasons I love my job.

It’s an outlet for me to pursue my love of grassroots community journalism, in a community that I adore and plan on raising my daughter in until she’s prepared to set her own course. I get the chance to work alongside the best newspaper publisher I have known in my 25 years in the business, and there have honestly never been two days in this job that are exactly alike.

Letters to the Editor — March 10, 2016r

Sorority thankful for support with event

Editor:

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the following community partners who supported Beta Sigma Phi-Alpha Alpha Chapter and our January Jam held at Mango’s in Bethany.

Editorial — St. Ann’s, USO working to help our troops

The Parish of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach is on a month-long mission to stock USO Delaware with items for our brave men and women serving overseas .

Point of No Return — A lot of stuff going on in a Land Down Under

So, I’m watching a poker tournament on television the other night — because that’s about as much excitement as I can handle these days after 9 p.m. — and I see a guy shove all his chips into the pot, holding A-9.

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