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Editor's note: With the mandated closure to the public of all restaurants and bars in the state, except for carry-out, drive-through and delivery services, we are compiling a listing of which restaurants are remaining open to provide those services and the details involved. Restaurants that …

On Friday, May 15 — today, if you follow that little folio at the top of our printed page — Americans will wrap up National Police Week with National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

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While Coastal Point is considered an essential business under Delaware’s stay-at-home order, we have taken steps since late March to minimize potential COVID-19 exposure for our staff, clients and readers by reducing our in-office staff presence. During this public health emergency, we conti…


During a pandemic that is taking life, causing illness and fracturing a global economy, we have to take note of the good things around us. And one consistent element we have seen from folks is good-old-fashioned ingenuity.


This Sunday, April 12, marks the celebration of Easter for Christians around the world, as well as being in the midst of Passover for those who practice Judaism. It is one of, if not the, holiest times of the year for billions of people.


We would like to point out that if the attention paid to COVID-19 is part of a mass media conspiracy, we were not invited to the meetings. Heck, we never even got a memo.

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The coronavirus pandemic is the most-discussed topic in the world right now, and we are seeing its impact here in our community, in terms of event cancelations, school schedules and other disruptions to our collective way of life.

There aren’t a lot of topics that can get universal agreement from just about everybody these days, but one thing that seems to fill that bill is the subject of traffic — nobody appears to be a big fan.

On the heels of a succesful referendum (in the eyes of those with the District), the Indian River School District’s Board of Education has four seats up for election this May.

As we exit one year and prepare to begin another, it’s a good time for all of us to assess where we are — as individuals, businesses, organizations and as a community in general.

On Tuesday, more than 9,000 voters turned out to have their voices heard in the Indian River School District’s second try at a referendum to fund construction of a sorely needed new Sussex Central High School and additional classrooms at other district schools. It all came down to several do…

South Bethany has been celebrating Earth Day since about 2013, through various programs and efforts. This year, Town officials cut the ceremonial ribbons on more outdoor exercise equipment and a third outdoor Little Free Library.

Easter is a day to celebrate, literally, a resurrection. When you couple the meaning of the day with the fact that it annually takes place in spring, Easter naturally invites feelings of “coming back to life” and a re-birth.

The annual Springtime Jamboree, presented by the Hocker family to both entertain the community and raise money for a specific local cause, will be presented for the 37th time May 3-4.

It appears as if the rumors might be true, after all. There will, in fact, be a spring season this year. Schizophrenic weather aside, there has been a bit of a warming of the air recently, and the spring sports season is now upon us, from the fields at our local schools to Lower Sussex Littl…

The topic of homelessness in Sussex County has generated more and more attention over recent years, and, though it hasn’t reached the “epidemic” levels of some areas in the country, it is a serious issue in the county that isn’t going away anytime soon.

When discussing what makes our community such an attractive place to live, the answers one might hear most frequently center on the beach, inland bays, low taxes, good schools and public safety.

Toward the end of February 2019, Pope Francis met in Rome with about 124 church leaders, focusing on the sex-abuse crisis in the Roman Catholic Church. The purpose of this long-awaited summit was to provide a teaching moment to the hierarchy that addressed the scarring pain of the victims, t…

The Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards, presented by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, took place at the Cove at Bayside last week, and, once again, it served as a clear reminder that this entire community owes a debt to the first-responders who protect us from danger, and rush to sa…

South Bethany Town Manager Maureen Harman was incorrectly identified as “Maureen Hart” in the Feb. 15, 2019, article “South Bethany approves new police ranks and hires.” We apologize for the error, especially since we hate when people flub our names.

Millsboro officials are discussing an idea that would result in moving the Town's administrative offices into the location where the current police department sits, while moving the Millsboro Police Department to the site of the current Millsboro Town Center.

Indian River School District voters turned out by the thousands on Tuesday to voice their wishes on a proposed tax increase to fund desperately needed construction of a new high school and new classrooms at others. By a margin of around 600 voters, both the capital improvements and expenses …

The common refrain in regards to living in our little slice of Heaven in the winter is that there isn't a lot to do, but at least you don't have to deal with traffic. While we can't offer sure-fire predictions on traffic patterns this weekend, we can tell you that there are some entertainmen…

We're all kind of watching what, if anything, will happen with potential snow in the area this weekend, but, all things considered, it has been a mild winter to this point.

Next Saturday, Jan. 12, the Millville Volunteer Fire Co. will host its first Outdoorsman Marketplace — an event they hope will be succesful enough that it will become an annual fundraiser for the department.