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School district to ramp up security next year

Safety at our schools has been a growing concern in this nation ever since the horrors at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999.

Coming to realization that hard drive is full

It would seem that my hard drive is in need of an upgrade. Or, at the very least, someone to get in there and clean it up to get me more memory.

Letters to the Editor: May 31, 2013

Burbage thanks all for opinions
Editor:

Anyone who reads a local Bethany Beach-area newspaper is probably aware that there is proposal in place to build a new oceanfront hotel in the Quiet Resorts.

County officials report property taxes unchanged

Sussex County officials presented their proposed $117.7 million budget for the 2014 fiscal year on Tuesday. The proposed budget is down approximately 3 percent from this current year’s because of some reductions in sewer assessment rates.

Paddles galore this weekend, for a great cause

You might have heard something about a zoning issue in Bethany Beach that could get voted on Friday afternoon. While that has gotten a lot of attention locally, there is something else happening this weekend that might be of interest to you.

Some seniors inspire, while others deflate

There are several things that inspire me again and again in this community.

Letters to the Editor: May 17, 2013

Reader calls for rent justification bill
Editor:

Rent justification, HB 33, is the only way to level the playing field between owners of manufactured home parks and the people who own their own home and rent the land under it.

No matter what, I could always depend on Mom

There are things in life I’ve always been able to count on, no matter what might have been happening in the world.

Respect, compromise, and cooperation are key

It’s rarely quiet in our little world of small-town politics here at the Delaware shore. If it’s not election rhetoric or budget debates, it’s controversy over taxes, utility service, the internal power struggles of municipal or county government, debates between the merits of growth and an existing way of life... The list goes on and on.

Letters to the Editor -- May 10, 2013

Reader questions merits of beach replenishment
Editor:

Last week’s front-page article announcing the federal allocation of monies for the 2013 beach replenishment in Delaware marginalized some of the larger economic and environmental issues inherent in a project of this magnitude.

County makes strong push for jobs with grants

We have seen signs of an improving economy as of late. Real estate is starting to see some good trends, the summer rentals appear to be strong this summer and some businesses have reported that things are looking up so far. However, what is needed is jobs.

And they might be coming.

Ocean View council gets a new face on board

The Ocean View Town Council held its reorganizational meeting on Tuesday night, and swore in Geoff Christ and Bill Olsen as councilmen.

Christ will resume his council duties representing District 2 after running unopposed. He was also sworn in as the mayor pro tem of the town.

Letters to the Editor -- April 19, 2013

Reader: The little man has an uphill battle
Editor:

The worldwide housing recession began at the end of 2008 when the citizens were ordered by the government to bail out the big banks.

Letters to the Editor -- April 12, 2013

Reader offers food for thought on Bethany

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Bethany Beach Landowners Association and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

I would like to submit the following questions for the April 13 forum about the rezoning proposals related to the Burbage/Hotel project:

Odyssey of the Mind teams make us all proud

Perhaps we have gotten to the point of taking the Indian River School District’s Odyssey of the Mind teams for granted.

This year, the district sent five teams to the state finals on March 23 at Smyrna High School. Two of those teams, the high school squad and one formed of elementary school students, qualified for the world championships May 22 to 25 at Michigan State University.

From winter straight to summer. Is something missing?

Once again, another shoulder season appears to have been skipped.
Who is the guy who voted for that team?

Both major parties reaching out to the citizens

We notice that the attention on politics tends to wane, especially around here, as the weather begins to change and we move a little further away from last November’s elections. And that’s fine, as the rhetoric meter hit exceedingly high in those elections, and it is nice to see people turn to other interests.

Letters to the Editor — March 29, 2013

BBLA to host meeting on zoning changesEditor:

Questions and concerns have been raised recently about a number of proposed changes in residential and commercial zoning provisions in the Bethany Beach Town Code. The changes, which were recommended by the Town Planning Commission, are pending before the Town Council for decision, which may occur as early as April 19.

Keep downtown Bethany Beach in mind this spring

For those of you who haven’t been to downtown Bethany Beach recently, you might be surprised if you find yourself there because of all the construction. The town’s long-awaited beautification effort is now under way, and the long-term prospects for downtown appear positive.

However, the present is a little iffy.

Delle Donne, teammates, lift Delaware to prominence

It hasn’t been an easy couple years on the national stage for the state of Delaware.

Sheriff loses another court battle--time to move on

Delaware Superior Court Judge T. Henley Graves issued a ruling on Tuesday that sided with Sussex County government in their ongoing battle with Sussex County Sheriff Jeffrey Christopher regarding Christopher’s office having constitutional authority to make arrests.

Spring brings out the brackets, and the frustration

Ah, spring. This is the season that can tantalize one’s senses more than any other.

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