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Memories still vivid from 12 years ago

It’s one of those generational questions.

“Where were you when the towers were hit?”

It’s up there with asking somebody to remember what they were doing when Pearl Harbor was attacked, John F. Kennedy was assassinated or man walked on the moon. It’s a question with no wrong or right answer, and often makes the most gregarious of personalities turn somber.

Some historical info can turn your stomach

I get some slightly odd addictions from time to time.

Letters to the Editor — August 30, 2013

Healy, Dorfman, Peterson get support
Editor:

Elections in Bethany Beach Sept. 7 signal a re-examination of town council’s accomplishments, strengths and weaknesses. New candidates have come forward, and it’s always good to have new energy in small-town volunteer leadership.

Labor Day Weekend is just no longer the end

At one point, Labor Day weekend marked the end of the busy season for our little oasis by the sea.

Letters to the Editor — August 23, 2013

Peterson gets the nod from reader

Editor:

On Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, the voters of Bethany Beach will have a unique opportunity to elect an exceptionally qualified “new” council member — Chuck Peterson. I strongly endorse him.

Criminal behavior ranges from smart to insane

Years ago, when my head was a little more full of hair and my belly a little less full of belly, I was a police reporter. We called it the “cops and courts” beat, and one of the most rewarding parts of the job was following a case from the time the police were looking for a suspect all the way through to a conviction or acquital.

Attention turns to election in Bethany Beach

As the numbers came in last week on the non-binding referendum in Bethany Beach regarding a commercial lodging zone in the town, and the Bethany Beach Town Council later adopted those ordinances by a 6-1 margin, attention in Bethany is now being focused on the upcoming council election.

Some people leave their mark on you over time

When February rolls around this winter, and the coats are getting heavier and the days a little shorter, our little beach paper will be celebrating its 10th birthday.

Citizens of Bethany Beach have now spoken

When the Town of Bethany Beach decided to issue a non-binding referendum regarding a proposal to rezone the property that the Bethany Arms Motel now sits on, and an adjacent property, to Commercial Lodging (CL-1), there were some raised eyebrows from some.

Community’s water problem must be solved

“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Those are some of those “unalienable” rights promised in this nation’s Declaration of Independence. At some point in there, we argue, they should have included, “The ability to have clean drinking water.”

The forgotten danger zone -- navigating roads

We are a nation that is consistently looking around corners with craned necks to see where the next potential danger might lurk.

Facts are facts, except maybe when they are not

If the 1990s was considered the “Age of Technology” and the dawn of this century was dubbed the “Information Age,” we are officially putting our stamp on this decade being dubbed “The Age of Misinformation.”

What they put in food really bugs some folks

Those of you unfortunate enough to know me very well understand that I have a few, let’s say, “quirks.”

Letters to the Editor -- August 2, 2013

Bethany Arms neighbor prefers houses to hotel
Editor:

I urge all Bethany Beach residents to oppose changing the zoning of properties south side of Hollywood Street from currently R-1 Residential to C-1 or CL-1 Commercial.

Safe Haven must have a real solution to survive

Stop us if you have heard this one before.

Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary is set to close. Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary is staying open.

Proposed botanic gardens could be huge boost

The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing last week for a conditional-use application for Southern Delaware Botanic Gardens, a proposed project to be located in an agricultural residential district in Dagsboro.

A time to reflect on who I am — or, watch TV

So, I’ve been spending a lot of time with myself over the last month with this broken foot tying me to my couch.

Letters to the Editor -- July 19, 2013

Burbage discusses

Burbage discusses his love for Bethany
Editor:

Life is good in Bethany Beach. We all know Bethany as one of the “Quiet Resorts.” One reason for this is the fact that a very high percentage of families visit us during the summer season.

Dual enrollment offers IR students an opportunity

High schools across the nation have long had programs in place that offered gifted students the opportunity to take college-level courses off-site to both challenge those students with more difficult work, and prepare them for what will be waiting for them when they move on to college.

Poor fan behavior continues to grow all over

There’s something extraordinary about sitting outside on a sunny day with a hot dog in hand while the crack of a bat hitting a baseball or softball fills the air.

OVPD doing their part to help alleviate big problem

An epidemic that certainly tore its way through our little oasis by the sea has been the abuse of prescription medication, along with the accompanying burglaries that followed, as those who became addicted became desperate for finding money any way they could.

Is an end now in sight for Route 26 lane closures?

According to officials from Delmarva Power, and seconded by those from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), as of June 30, there will be no more lane closures on Route 26 due to the Route 26 Mainline Project that has been somewhat strangling traffic flow along the busy road the past few months.

Letters to the Editor -- June 28, 2013

Sorority thankful for help with tournament
Editor:

The sisters of Beta Sigma Phi XI Upsioln Chapter would like to thank our community for their support of our 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament held on June 8, 2013.

Pedestrian fatalities should be a wake-up call

Two Maryland men were killed just outside Fenwick Island this week. Another man was killed while walking his dogs near Dewey Beach last week. Yet another man was struck while straddling the shoulder and traffic lane just a few weeks ago.

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