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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.

Letters to the editor -- March 22, 2013

Bethany resident has questions on project

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the mayor and town council of the Town of Bethany Beach and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication. The writer owns a home on Hollywood Street, adjacent to the Bethany Arms property.

Proposed soda ban brought plenty of questions

In the interest of “public health,” a new law was supposed to go into effect in New York City on Tuesday that banned the sale of sugary drinks in containers holding more than 16 ounces. That ban, however, was squashed by New York Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling, when he blocked the restriction, calling it “arbitrary and capricious.”

Letters to the Editor -- March 15, 2013

Chamber puts support behind Bethany project

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

On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, I am writing to express the Chamber’s support for the proposed hotel project in downtown Bethany Beach.

IRSD passes independent audit with flying colors

The last Indian River School District referendum passed by about a 2-1 vote, but it was met with more vocal opposition than any we can remember in the past.

This might not be a problem -- or it could be a big one

The Town of Ocean View is taking a walk down memory lane. Their hope, we suspect, is that it goes much smoother this time around.

First responders valor is deserving of awards, and more

There’s no question that, when it’s your home, your money, your child, your life being threatened by an emergency, you appreciate the efforts put into catching a criminal, putting out a fire, restarting a heart.

Reflecting back and standing in awe of our home

We recently had the pleasure of celebrating our ninth anniversary here at the Point.

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