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.
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.
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.
Reader responds to previous letter
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?”
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.
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.
Elling: ‘Will the Indian River School District apologize for slavery?’
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.
At the heart of life is music.
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.
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.
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.
So, this has been an interesting race for the presidency to this point, huh?
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.
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.
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.
Beebe auxiliary offers thanks for assistance
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.
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 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.
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.
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and that dark ring that exists in the armpit area of my shirts is getting regrettably darker.
As much as restaurateur and philanthropist Matt Haley left the area a legacy of great food, he also left behind him a tremendous legacy of helping people help themselves.
Once again, I find myself surprised over something that really shouldn’t be all that surprising.
Last week, Donald J. Trump, the GOP frontrunner for the presidency, cried foul in a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece that argued that the Colorado GOP had chosen their delegates without voters. Welcome to politics, Mr. Trump!
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