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Sometimes, information is not really information

We have been labeled as living in the “Age of Information.” A huge component of that moniker, obviously, has been our access to the Internet. We can conduct business, send and receive messages, shop for merchandise or music, research topics of interest and watch monkeys in tiny little cowboy hats riding dogs.

The future is still right ahead of you, IR seniors

The 2012-2013 school year got off to a rough start for many local students. The first day of school was followed by a memorial service for a would-be senior girl who passed away a few days before school began, and many of them attended the service that evening.

Football is back — and so is fantasy football fun

By the time this week’s Coastal Point hits the streets, the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys will have already played the first game of the new season for the National Football League. And, by the time this week’s Coastal Point hits the streets, I will already be happy or miserable with the start of the new season.

Labor Day weekend offers unique opportunities

There are always plenty of things to do in our community, particularly in the summer season.

Goals took a beating again this summer season

“Labor Day weekend.”

Those three little words carry more weight around here than they do in most parts of this great nation.They signify the end of summer vacation for local students, the winding-down of the busy season for many local businesses and the unofficial marker of when we slide into “the second season” — the most wonderful time of all.

Letters to the Editor -- August 31, 2012

Barefoot Gardeners thankful for support
Editor:

The Barefoot Gardeners Club of the Fenwick Island Communities had their first Small Standard Flower Show on Aug. 17. Its huge success was mainly due to the garden club members devoting many volunteer hours to be sure that every part of the show was perfect.

Subity's departure from Chamber leaves a void

The community will be losing a familiar face soon, following the resignation of Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carrie Subity.

Subity submitted her letter of resignation on Monday, and cited personal reasons for her decision — most notably her desire to be able to spend more time with her young family than her responsibilities with the Chamber were allowing.

Packaging 'meth candy' might be a little much

I’ve learned quite a bit from our own Bob Bertram over the years. His many years of graphic arts design, combined with his many years of basically studying human behavior, equates to, well, many years.

Letters to the Editor -- August 17, 2012

Reader believes Pires has right experience
Editor:

In reference to a previous letter in a local paper (“Alex Pires not ready for senate seat”), the writer from Milton commented that candidate Pires questioned Sen. Carper’s character and health, then said that he wants to make the race solely about the senator’s health.

The Coastal Point mourns the loss of one of its own

If you didn’t notice already, there is a black box commemorating the death of Jeffrey Seyfert on the flag of our front page this week.

A few random observations from the Series

This is the week that we affectionately call “The Blur” around the office.

Letters to the Editor: August 10, 2012

Bethany resident offers suggestion to town
Editor:

Bethany citizens are raising questions about what manner of park is being planned and developed for the Church-Neff property and how recent activities on the property fit into that plan.

Senior League Softball World Series takes stage

We have a lot to be proud of in this community — especially in terms of having so much to showcase for visitors when they come to the beach every summer.

Yet another letdown for those who believe

There are defining moments in life that can forever change one’s outlook on the world — or, at the least, one aspect of that person’s world.

Letters to the Editor -- August 3, 2012

Banks family grateful for support
Editor:

The Banks family would like to thank the entire Sussex County community for their immense support and outreach over the past couple of weeks after the passing of Russell Banks. We were amazed at the number of people that attended Russell’s memorial services at Melson’s Funeral Home in Ocean View.

Beebe discusses new facilities, Route 17 parcel

Beebe Medical Center CEO Jeffrey Fried and Beebe Director of External Affairs Alex Sydnor spoke to Sussex County Council members this week about Beebe’s plans to expand services in Georgetown and Millsboro.

Friends come, friends go. But I will miss this one

I’ve read somewhere before that people tend to change their friends every seven years. I’m not trying to steal that little nugget and claim it as my own, I just can’t remember if it was from a scientific research study, an essay by a noted behaviorist or something offered by Eric Cartman on “South Park.” Rest assured, it came from a very reputable source.

Letters to the Editor -- July 27, 2012

Bodenweiser gets support from Beatty
Editor:

I am writing to explain why I support Republican primary candidate Eric “Bodie” Bodenweiser for the state senate in the 19th District, (Bridgeville, Georgetown and Long Neck).

Open government becoming more realistic

For those of you who desire more transparency in government, particularly locally, two seperate decisions in the past week are making that much more possible.

An old 'friend' might have popped up elsewhere

It’s been pretty quiet around the Coastal Point multiplex since the death of Leviathan last year.

The Orioles are still somehow relevant in July

As I write this column, the Baltimore Orioles have a record of 43-37. That’s 43 wins. And that’s 37 losses. That means the Orioles have won six more games than they have lost as of Wednesday morning.

Letters to the Editor -- June 29, 2012

Reader: Hearing a ‘kangaroo court’
Editor:

Enjoy the day but practice some caution

There’s really no arguing how significant a holiday Independence Day is every year for this community.

Put everything else aside for this special holiday

Rest assured, we will have a few people in town to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Two painful losses shake our community

It was a dark couple days for our picturesque community.

Two young women were murdered within a few days of each other, and though they don’t appear to be connected in an way, shape or form, it was still sobering.

These things just don’t happen around here, after all. It was a jolt to our collective psyche.

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