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SPV: AT&T continues to operate in violation of county law

There is perhaps nothing more unjust than a deep-pocketed actor engaging in illegal activity for profit to the harm of innocent people simply because “it’s profitable and they can.”

Western allies should stand up to Russia in Ukraine

We all know about Crimea because Alford, Lord Tennyson, wrote a famous poem about the Crimean War and the Charge of the Light Brigade. Crimea has always been a controversial issue in international relations because of its strategic location on the Black Sea.

Justin’s Beach House looking for MOM help

This is truly the week we celebrate community efforts on this page.

The real show at the Clayton was the Clayton, itself

When historians look back at this period in time they will credit us with being the “Age of Technology.”

Here’s an easy way to lend a helping hand

A long, cold, relentless winter has left many of us with chattering teeth and expanding waistlines, as we burrow under our blankets, watch movies and scarf down warm comfort food.

If that describes you, consider yourself fortunate.

McClenny brings right attitude to fight

We work very hard at this paper to maintain a sense of neutrality, both in the stories we write, and with our interactions with local public officials. By maintaining a certain degree of distance between our reporters and the subjects they cover, we elevate our probability of being able to write fair and balanced articles.

Stupidity seizes the day in this look at world crime

Emergency responders were the star of the show last Friday, as the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards. This has always been my favorite event of the year, not only because I get fed, but because it’s truly inspiring to sit in that room and be told of the thankless sacrifices and heroic exploits of the people in our community who stand tall when the rest of us are looking for somebody to do exactly that.

Guest Column: Nuts aren’t just a must during Heart Month

Whether an on-the-go snack or a side dish, nuts are a great way to eat healthy and stay satisfied.

Some nut information:

• Nuts are delicious and satisfying. Aim to eat a small handful each day (about a quarter cup).

• Choosing nuts without added salt or sugar is healthiest. Try sprinkling a few on your salads!

Marketing ABCs: Facebook: Your business’ best 10-year-old friend

It’s astonishing how much Facebook has changed since 2004. From a self-declared “online directory” to a mobile-first network, the social media giant continues to grow. I wonder if the boys who started it in a Harvard dorm ever dreamed they would one day reach more than a billion users.

Local businesses investing in their future, and ours

Local businesspeople are making news this week.

The owners of the Cottage Café offered a sneak peak of their latest venture to nearby residents, who in about a year’s time may have a choice of two Poffenberger/Neville-owned restaurants on Route 1 south of Bethany Beach that they can patronize.

Chasing the sun, after stressing over the chase

I raise the white flag.

I am officially surrendering to the almighty powers of a winter that has chilled my bones and caused more than its fair share of mayhem to our deadlines. You have defeated me with your snow and arctic blasts of wind, Mr. Winter, caused my dogs to budget their relief times a bit more strictly and generally made life a little less enjoyable this year.

Letters to the Editor — February 14, 2014

Church offers help to those in need

Editor:

Judging and condemning those who are different from us is nothing new, particularly when we believe that those “different ones” are somehow inferior, or weaker than we are, or a threat to our own convictions or lifestyle.

The observations of Twain, an anniversary and a time gone by

Every once in a while, I get the urge to write a column. Actually, it happens more than you would think, but rarely do I follow through with it. There is always a good reason… not enough time, too many interruptions and let’s not forget the main one: I am not a writer and have never claimed to be one.

Libraries remain pertinent, vital today

One of the true gems we take for granted in this country is the public library.

Those we honor on Presidents Day will not expand

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.

From us to you — thank you, one and all

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.

Letters to the Editor — February 7, 2014

Reader disputes higher minimum wage impact

Editor:

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.

It’s been an emotional and rewarding decade

“Look, kids,” my father would say to a car full of weary travelers. “It’s the totem pole.”

Letters to the Editor — January 31, 2014

Reader responds to poverty situation

Editor:

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.

Dagsboro looks to get social this year

New Dagsboro Town Councilman Brian Baull is not taking long to put his stamp on the Town.

Softball should be a priority for State’s efforts

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.

Band and chorus students selected for county, state honors

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.

School controversy a very touchy subject

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.

Still room for improvement in state’s gaming

For those of us who truly love playing poker, April 15, 2011, was a very dark day.

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