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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.

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?”

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