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'Tis the season -- to enjoy family, friends and poverty

If you close your eyes and listen very carefully, it is possible to hear nearly-inaudible cries all around you.

Letters to the Editor -- November 30, 2012

Connor announces candidacy for council
Editor:

This is to announce my candidacy for a seat on the Dagsboro Town Council in the local election to be held between 1 and 5 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2012.

If elected I will:

Shop local this season, for so many reasons

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means Black Friday and the subsequent “mad dash to Christmas” is also beginning this week.

It's rough out there, but still reasons to give thanks

As families gather across these fruited plains to rip each other apart for how they choose to live their lives, eat far too much food and fall asleep on the living room floor with a football game in the background before hurrying off to a department store to engage in fisticuffs with strangers covered in gravy and giblets, it’s probably a good idea to actually take a second and offer thanks.

Letters to the Editor -- November 23, 2012

Family grateful for support after storm
Editor:

We would like to express our gratitude to all those who helped and supported our family after the recent storm damage to our home and the loss of our wonderful, precious dog.

Police fighting the good fight in tough battle

Sometimes, criminal cases are solved by investigators chasing down leads or forensics teams finding that microscopic piece of evidence that can link a crime with a suspect. Well, at least, that’s what they tell us on television and in the movies.

Buckle up, folks. Steelers-Ravens Sunday night

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what sports is all about.
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Pets should be taken under consideration

Now that we’ve had a little time to register exactly what happened to the area last week during Hurricane Sandy, we can make a little bit more of an informed opinion.

Close election should wake up both sides a bit

I write this column with the sincere hope that I don’t have to look at Karl Rove or James Carville again for another four years.

Have your voice heard by casting a ballot

There’s little doubt that Tuesday, Nov. 6, will be a day of note across this nation. Emotions have been high on the Presidential race, obviously, as well as all the other national seats up for grabs. In Delaware, there is a struggle between the parties for political control, and locally, well, we all know how contested the races have been locally.

Are you that guy? Aggressive drivers need a timeout

We’ve all seen someone who does it. Many of us know someone who does it. And at least some of us are the people who do it. Aggressive driving. It’s a term that hasn’t been in the common vernacular that long, even if the behaviors it encompasses have been around as long as automobiles, and maybe longer.

Castaways project generating public input

Are you one of those people who just love to get into arguments with your friends and neighbors? Want to know how to get one started in this area pretty quickly?

Mention the proposed Castaways Bethany project. That should do it for you.

Letters to the Editor -- October 19, 2012

Hocker is the man

Hocker is the man for the job
Editor:

Recently, I have been reading many letters to the editor about Senate District 20 Candidate Rick Eakle. I know Rick Eakle. He is a neighbor of mine and has many talents, but Rick Eakle is no Gerald Hocker.

The Way Home offers help, savings for the State

Those who pay attention to prison numbers know that recidivism rates are high — the state’s Department of Correction, in fact, has a recidivism rate of 21 percent.

What we do now dictates the future's success

As I was watching the first presidential debate last week, there were more thoughts running through my muddled mind than I could ever document.

Junior firefighter's death a blow to the community

The Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company lost one of its own last week, when 17-year-old junior firefighter Justin Townsend was killed in a single-car accident while responding to a brush fire.

THe Orioles are back, hon. No, really. They are back.

As I sat down to write this column Wednesday morning, the Baltimore Orioles had already clinched a playoff spot, and were one game behind the New York Yankees in the American League East with one game to play.

Letters to the Editor -- October 5, 2012

Reader offers praise

Readers offer praise for for Clear Space
Editor:

I am one of the many people who have left the Big City to enjoy beach life (“bloom where you are planted!”). I frequented theater in D.C. and NYC with my husband, Ray, and we miss this stimulation. Luckily, there is an excellent substitute right here at the beach!

Can you have too much fun?

This is one of my favorite weekends of the year. And, despite the passing of the summer season, it’s also one of the most hectic I have every year, though in a good way.

Election season nears and a local needs a hand

There are two points we have consistently hit on in this space over the years — voting in local and national elections is important if you care about how things are being run, and this community consistently rises to the top to help out a neighbor. We’re going to touch on both of those thoughts this week.

Letters to the Editor -- September 28, 2012

Atkins offers his side on prison story
Editor:

I have to admit, I’m a little surprised over the uproar over a visit my then 10-year-old son and I took to Sussex Correctional Institution last year. But, at the same time, I now have to explain what happened so the full story is out there.

Triathalon Dualthlon could be a major boon to area

This weekend will see the unveiling of the first Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon-Duathlan, and its presence in the community should not be ignored.

Letters to the Editor -- September 21, 2012

Reader encourages even more public input
Editor:

We were in Delaware this weekend, and I heard from several people that the Planning & Zoning public hearing this past Thursday was overwhelming in support of the residents.

Democracy is alive and well in Sussex Couny

For those who love celebrating the freedoms of democracy in this nation, there were plenty examples of it in action over the past week.

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